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Importing DWG file

Benedicte Foo


I am having problems importing DWG files (I think originally Autocad) into both Vectorworks 10 and 12.5 The problem is of scale: I have been through the Custom options and selected metric and set the scale but the drawing is still coming though incorrectly. Can someone please give me step by step instrucitosn??

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Petri---Thanks for helping with this problem

The incoming drawing is labelled as 1:100 Therefore I chose mm for units and set my drawing (that I'm importiing into) at scale1:100 Once imported, the drawing always seem to fit the page (though I de-selected that option. when I then use the ruler tool to measure, the floor to ceiling height comes out at 45!

I tried setting other scales and got a drawing that scales almost right but not quite--eg door openings seem to be 650mm when I would expect them to be 900mm



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So, for the doors a scaling factor of 0.72 - very strange.

floor to ceiling height comes out at 45

in 3D?

Nevertheless, the import scale has no effect on this: it is purely a question about units.

Obviously you said "1 DXF-unit = 1 mm". Can't think of a unit that would give the factor above.

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