View Full Version : Import DWG/DXF??

Matt E
05-27-2003, 03:53 AM
Is it possible to import Dxf or Dwg files? I can see that there is a plugin to import eps files and that you can export Dxf and Dwg files.
Appreciate any help.

05-27-2003, 04:47 AM
Hi Matt,
DXF is possible, though it only imports certain entities, and it depends on the creation of the CAD Data.
You might prefer to go through a third party utility like polytrans or rhino.
If you can get your hands on .stl files, check out this thread: http://vbulletin.newtek.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2300


05-29-2003, 03:48 PM
In my experience you can simply open .dxf files.

Just Load Object in Modeler, and choose Show:All Documents from the Load Object browser. Navigate to the .dxf file you want, and click on it. It might need a bit of repair work; merging points and so on, and it won't have any surfaces of course. But you can generally use it with a minimum of fuss. Certainly faster than rebuilding it in most cases.

Please accept my apology if you knew all that and were after a more elegant solution.

Matt E
05-30-2003, 04:10 AM
NO , I will give it a go thanks a lot.

05-30-2003, 01:27 PM
There is a problem with certain .dxf files. Some are not save as 3D objects. Unless it was saved as such, even if you can open the file, nothing will be imported.