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Kaare Baekgaard

DWG with linked CAL file

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Just recieved a bunch of DWG's - for every DWQ, there is a rather large CAL file. When I open it in Illustrator, it claims, that the files are linked, but it can't read the linked file.

Importing into VW, the message I get is: 'unable to create a graphics importer for the file. Quicktime may not have an importer installed etc.' - But I have all of Quicktime installed.

I can open the the .CAL file easily in Graphic Converter - and its a bitmap blueprint, but resaving in a different format makes VW loose the link.

Any idea as to how to cheat the program into accepting the graphics files?

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Well - I solved it myself :-)

The deal is:

Batch convert the CAL files in GraphicConverter into tiff-files. Use Super Get Info or similar to change the surname from .tiff to .CAL (can't do in Finder - you will end up with xxx.cal.tiff, where the .tiff is hidden). Replace the original files - and bingo!

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Good tip.

You can change the Finder preference to not hide extensions.

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