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10.5 Dwg Import Problum.

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  • Just installed the 10.5 upgrade today and the first thing I did was import a dwg file.

    The file comes in really messy with lines all over the place and things missing. The viewport becomes really slow aswell. Not good at all.

    I have recieved dwg files from engineers who use autocad and I can open them in Archicad. No problems. When I open their files in Archicad I see exactly what the engineer designed. No slow viewport or anything.

    Cinema cant seem to handle dwg very well. :thumbdown:

    This was the main reason for jumping up to 10.5.

    Anyone else having this problum?

    Cian.

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    Hi Cian

    Do you want to send me one of the problem dwg files and I will have a look for you to see what happens here.

    Cheers

    Steve

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  • Hi Steve.

    Thanks for the reply. Below is the autocad dwg file along with two screen shots of what

    the file should look like which I opened in archicad.

    File.

    Screen shots.

    Thanks again.

    Cian.

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    That is a 3D dwg file isn't it? C4D dwg import only works with 3D models like this.

    3DKiwi

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    Yep it opens up in solidworks ok and in turbocad too, but comes through in bits and pieces in 10.5(demo) which is less than helpful. It comes up with a message this drawing contains unsupported entities or somthing like that.

    Hope you find a solution.

    Cheers

    Steve

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  • Thanks Kiwi and Steve.

    That file I have is a 2d plan so thats why it wouldn't open.

    I always thought .dwg was only 2d but i guess not.

    It would be nice if you could import a 2d .dwg plan and use it as a referance image.

    In archicad you can trace the dwg lines easily as you can snap walls and objects to these lines.

    O well.

    Thanks.

    Cian.

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    I'm sure the 2d version of dwg import would be a welcomed addition by many smile.gif

    Steve

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    hmm..well i've just managed to open a autocad(latest version) dwg and a autocad2000 dwg...both 2D dwg

    no slow viewport and everything cool-except one weird thing as the file is opened i get a warning in French...why french? i've got the english version of cinema.

    this wouldn't work before 10.5 for me

    when i open your file...yep the viewport is very slow,but you've got a load of splines in that file,quite a few instances as well.

    do you need all that info for your model?

    i would be tempted to edit the dwg file and get rid of stuff you won't need in cinema..dimensions,borders,text etc.

    i also got an error when unzipping your file,so maybe the dwg is a bit dodgy as well?

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    No problems here. I can unzip it and open it in R10.5.

    Peace,

    Rich_Art. wink.gif

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    René, what scale settings are you using in the dwg import prefs?

    Cheers, Alan.

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