After I posted the message, I had a lightbulb moment……
I e-mailed the DXF to myself, and opened it on my iPad using a DWG/DXF viewer App, and it worked ok. It opened no problem, complete with hatching.
So, I’m guessing it’s an issue with Bricscad, (have to say, Ive used AutoCAD since its beginning, and Bricscad for about 5 years, and I dislike both).
Anyway, attached is a couple of the DXFs, so it would be interesting to see if you can open them. If so, I can put it down to a Bricscad fault.
One more thing………. I’m really hoping that Skalp will carry on working well when Sketchup 2017 is released. I love using Skalp, and the results are always great, and predictable. It’s brilliant being able to link the hatch patterns to layers, and saves a heap of time.
Hmm, now I’m concerned PowerCADD isn’t “seeing” or translating the hatch patterns. Every DWG/DXF translator is different, and there’s always something lost in translation.
I’ve encouraged PowerCADD/Wild Tools developer, Alfred Scott, to develop his Open Clip translator to connect SketchUp and PowerCADD, but he recently indicated he’s busy with other things at the moment. It would be great to have a better alternative to DXF/DWG for translation between programs.
No problem with AutoCad 2017. Complete with hatching. @Guy I haven’t tried Skalp, but it seems quite a cool plugin if it can use vector hatches.
AutoCad says the DXF uses version 14 format. I wonder if Bricscad has a problem with that. It is a very old format (about 1995) but in old times version 12 used to be the “bog-standard”. Version 14 was the first widely spread Windows version (it probably added TrueType support).