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Nina Ivanova

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  1. Nina Ivanova

    Export Import DWG Problems - General questions

    Did you try REGEN command from inside AutoCAD?
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    Autocad layers import

    Thank you all for your comments! We will consider your requests. Best regards, Nina
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    Problematic negatively scaled symbols with attached records, placed inside other symbols, were not fixed. Fixed version of the document was sent via PM. Updated VectorScript can be found in my previous post.
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    Tparabia, Shrunken Ned, You can do the following in order to be able to export your documents to DWG - as a temp workaround until you get the SP3 version where the problem is fixed: Save your document as a new one, just for the export purposes. Create a new resource of type Script. Copy the script from the attached txt file inside the opened Script Editor window, compile and run it (be sure to have Language set to VectorScript). It will detach all the records from the negatively scaled symbol instances and corresponding symbol definitions. If you still see a crash even after you have run the script, then, please, send the original document to me. Best Regards, Nina DetachRecordsFromNegScaledSym-updated.txt
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    Autocad layers import

    Vectorworks does not create empty classes (or layers) anymore. Unused block definitions, line types, materials, dimension styles are also purged during the import.
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    DXF Import Issues

    @ensta, Are you trying to import all the DXF files at ones, using the Import DXF/DWG or DWF menu command? If you are batch importing all the files, then you might want to check the Destination: Current File, Symbols in Current File, New Files in Folder. If you are importing as symbols in current file, only symbol definitions will be created; if you are creating new files in folder, then you will not have anything imported into the current document and you have to open created documents to see the graphics. You could send an example DXF so I could check what happens.
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    exporting point data to AutoCADD

    Coordinate data are available after the file is exported to DWG. Points are also created during the export, but they are not visible. You have loci inside the Vectorworks document, which are always exported as invisible points. In order to make the point visible inside AutoCAD, Acad users need to change the value of the system variable PDMODE. I am attaching a picture with the possible values. Alternatively, you might want to import the initial data from the DXF file using another import option for the points - use Import Points as Symbols. After import you could edit the symdef to adjust the "point" size or graphics. Then you can export to DWG and the Acad user will not need to do anything in order to see both coordinates and point location (points will be presented as Block References). Hope this helps, Nina
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    Thank you, Wesley! Yes, this is a known problem for SP2, which is already fixed for SP3. It appeared after some restrictions done in the third party library, which we use for reading and writing DWG files. We had to adapt our code to follow the same restrictions. This problem appeared in a very special case - export of negatively scaled symbol instances with attached to the symdef record format - which usually happens when you have an imported DWG. There are 3 such symbols in your document - 01PSBB01, 01PSBD01 and 01P054. Detaching record format from mentioned symdefs fixes the problem (and there is no loss of data after export to DWG - see images). Thank you for reporting and sorry for the inconvenience. Nina Venue_1.vwx
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    Hello Wesley, Would you, please, attach an example DWG so that we can investigate? Thank you, Nina
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    Export to DWG Issue

    I would say, that it is due to the difference in the CAD packages - there are things, which you can do in Vectorworks, but there is no exact way to export them in a DWG file.
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    Export to DWG Issue

    Thank you for the images, Laura! Would you, please, attach an example Vectorworks document (.vwx file)? Thanks, Nina
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    Export to DWG Issue

    Hello Laura, Would you, please, attach an example document, which shows your problem? Thank you, Nina
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    Why the DWGfile coordinates x'y are reversed

    Pat, coordinates are reversed in the DWG file. There is nothing we can do on DWG import.
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    Why the DWGfile coordinates x'y are reversed

    And the updated DWG, which shows the reversed coordinates: LP-3.00-WCS.dwg
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    Why the DWGfile coordinates x'y are reversed

    This DWG uses a custom coordinate system. Converting the UCS back to the World Coordinate System and changing the Plan to Current shows the coordinates in the way you see them after importing in Vectorworks. Original DWG Updated DWG (LP-3.00-WCS.dwg) and coordinates there DWG file is set to Unitless, so you have to ask the originator of the file what are the exact units there. As coordinates, reported by AutoCAD are 1000 times bigger then the X and Y text (except that they are switched), then during import in Vectorworks you will need to set that 1000 DXF/DWG Units are converted to 1 VW Unit. For example, if the X and Y text in the DWG refers meters, then set your VW document units to meters, and from the DXF/DWG Import Options dialog choose the Units settings as shown on one of the images: or Then you will receive the following: Hope this helps, Nina