I am having difficulty importing the attached file to SU. I don’t usually have any problem and this is a UK Ordnance Survey drawing that should be completely kosher. However, there is a warning immediately after import. When I dismiss it, I see the imported drawing briefly and then SU immediately falls over. Can anyone think of a workaround? I do have to get this drawing into SU somehow.
Try un-checking “preserve drawing origin” in the import options. The drawing is a long way from the origin. But, it comes in fine for me both ways. I could just pop you a SKP if it doesn’t work for you.
When I import it [not preserving the CAD origin] it works fine for me.
Here’s the SKP.
Bacton-Manor-Church-Road-Bacton-Suffolk-IP14-4LJ.skp (367.0 KB)
This is how the settings look for me but it still crashes every time. I see TIG has uploaded a file so I will try using that.
- Backsaved the DWG you shared to R12 ASCII DXF
- Imported the DXF in CadStd
- Exported a DXF with all layer attributes from CadStd
(CadStd can export text and dimensions as geometry)
- Imported the DXF into SU
(Notice nothing was simplified or ignored)
- Made all geometry on each layer a Component.
(15 Layers … 15 Components … one imported layer was empty)
The text didn’t scale with the drawing. It’s there, but tiny.
Bacton_001.skp (1.8 MB)
Empty by name?
On Mac, layers with no characters in .dwg will result in a crash upon import…
The DXF export settings in CadStd where set to: ‘Export all visible layers’
Thus, all 16 Layers came into SU, because there are only 16 layers in CadStd, including Layer0
No, it had a name, just a number actually, there is no means to ‘name’ layers in CadStd.
But there was nothing assigned to that layer.
Before posting the model I did a little renaming of the layers in SU to restore order.
The simple layer manager in CadStd