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Vectorworks 2011 Import .dwg/.dxf Problems

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Recently, I am having trouble importing .dwg/.dxf files in Vectorworks. The following message normally appears:

'This is an unrecognised file. This is not a file type that is supported for import.'

The latest .dwg file I am having problems importing is a drawing made in AutoCAD 2010. It is only 528KB.

Any ideas? Thanks.

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The file is indeed .DWG format? It isnt inside a zip or not listing an extension?

Did you create the file in ACAD 2010 or it came from another user?

Are you drag/dropping to import or are you manualyl going to File > Import > Import DXF/DWG ?

I can confirm the files formatting if you can send it to tech@vectorworks.net

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Thanks for your reply. The file is .dwg format from another user. Tried both drag/dropping and manually importing. No luck. Will email to you.

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This DWG actually fails to import in all versions of Vectorworks I have here, but i am able to view it in TrueView without issue. Nothing wrong on your end most likely, submitting the file to engineering now.

For the time being, you may need to have the creator save the DWG back a version or two and retry import.

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Rename the DWG to "test.dwg" and retry the import, let me know the results. This is an odd one, apparently the "E" character in the name is broken.

I was unaware that letters in file names could be broken... learned something new today.

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I was unaware that letters in file names could be broken... learned something new today.

:o

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