Importing dxf, dwg files into Pro14


#1

I’m new to SU, and want to take advantage of some line styles for my models. Importing a dxf/dwg from Max2009 works fine, but the cameras do not match up. The cameras from the dxf file are noted in the scene dialogs, but clicking them does not give a view through the camera. I have 4 cameras that come in with the geometry - none of them see any part of the model. I see the horizon line, and some sky . . . . They do “move” - each view of the sky or horizon is different, but that’s not what the cameras were originally aimed at. (duh.)
Thanks.


#2

Hi jazman,

Have you tried using a different file format for your model translation? Something like COLLADA (.dae) might be a better choice. I would expect it to do a better job translating camera properties, anyway.

John
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#3

I don’t thing that cameras/scenes can be readily transferred via the DWG file format. When I import DWG files into empty SketchUp files, the importer often creates a bunch of scenes out of somewhere (I don’t do 3D modelling in AutoCad so I don’t save camera views) and I have never found any use for them. Many features of the DWG format can only be accessed by Autodesk software.

Anssi


#4

Thanks for the replies. Collada geometry imported nicely, but no camera. 3DS file imported not as clean, and no camera. I imported a 3DS file into MAX (exported from SU) and that file came in with his cameras (scenes) fine. I could look through each of his cameras, and it was what he set up. I have searched the knowledge center for this topic - no help. . . .
What am I missing?