Geo, Kenny, Anssi, and TIG
Thank you for your help. As a newbie, it took me a while, but able to convert dwg drawings with hundreds of layers to SU-friendly import. From what I can tell, the only feature that was lost was color, which was pretty significant because the colored index matched colored lines in the drawings. However, everything else came through OK.
Ended up using Kenney’s approach because it didn’t involve purchasing CadStd Pro, as in Geo’s approach. Geo’s approach may be easier and may not lose the color, but didn’t want to spend the money to try. I wish I could have used TIG’s plugin, but I don’t know how to use Ruby Console in SU. Played around with it but couldn’t figure it out. TIG – not complaining about your contribution to the SU community, simply beyond my skill level at this point.
My primary machine is MacBook Pro running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 with secondary being Dell PC running Windows 8. For others that may be frustrated like I was, the steps are as follow:
- In Draftsight (Mac), save dwg to R2010 dwg format.
- Open in DoubleCAD (PC).
- In DoubleCAD, “save as” to 2010_2011 dwg format and press “set up” when dialog box pops up. Select:
a. Convert XRefs to AutoCad Drawing
b. Preserve Hatch Associativity
c. Explode Text
d. Explode Architectural Objects for DWG
e. Convert by World Scaled Arcs to Polylines
- Import to SU. Shows all layers.
- Either leave in layers as imported or put into Layer 0 after deleting desired layers.
Again, really appreciate the help from all.