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Scale large imported DWG crashing VXW


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  • Vectorworks, Inc Employee

If you need to scale the imported graphics immediately after the import, then drawing has not been imported with the correct units. This might be either because the DWG file setting for units and actually used in the drawing units are different or because the file is set to unitless. You can control units conversion from DWG/DXF Import options dialog.

Import the drawing in a blank document and check the size of any object from the drawing. If it does not seem correct, then just import again with appropriately changed units. If you need to import the drawing in an already started project, then save the document before import, check the imported drawing and if you do not like the drawing size, just close the document without saving. And yes, importing in a separate document and referencing it in the main project is a good solution. One more approach is to directly reference the DWG file.


On 9/16/2022 at 12:49 PM, gstagelx said:

the entire document which has over 300,000 items in the 1 layer

You might import DWG layers as Vectorworks layers. 

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