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tim illingworth
08-25-2010, 09:12 AM
Can't seem to open DXF files on my mac version of modeler... The name of the object appears and some item appear in the surface editor but nothing in the view windows! Help please...

Has anybody had any success getting models from Autodesk inventor to lightwave??? How can it be done....

Cryonic
08-25-2010, 12:52 PM
Did you try hitting "a" to set the zoom of the display to put the whole object inside the panel?

Silkrooster
08-25-2010, 11:19 PM
Can't seem to open DXF files on my mac version of modeler... The name of the object appears and some item appear in the surface editor but nothing in the view windows! Help please...

Has anybody had any success getting models from Autodesk inventor to lightwave??? How can it be done....

Ah, the key words are "Autodesk inventor" This is a cad program and generate a different kind of dxf file than lightwave uses. You need to do a plug in search for dxf importers.

here's one...
http://www.dstorm.co.jp/dsproducts/lw9/FreePlugins/Object_IO/

lwcad can also import the correct dxf file.