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#61402 by gfinn
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:25 pm
My client works in microstation and has issued a dwg file that I would like to import into datacad.

When I open it in datacad I get a title sheet and nothing else... that is, no entities at all and lots of empty layers.

Ive uploaded the file to autocad 360 and I can see in the model view that there is nothing. The drawing info is in the "Sheets" view.

I'm guessing that's behaving kind of like a symbol file that datacad ignores?

Is there any way to work this file into Datacad?

#61403 by MtnArch
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:43 pm
It sounds like there are portions of the drawing (I don't know Microstation so this is just a guess) similar to xref's or symbols that they did not bind or include. I'd ask your client to export it to DXF and try again.

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