Cannot import DXF. to DB

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sanrnatalie
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Cannot import DXF. to DB

Postby sanrnatalie » Wed May 02, 2018 3:52 pm

Hi there,

I get a trouble in importing the dxf. file to design builder. I have tried to purge the cad file, scale down the drawings, review the unit of the drawing..etc. But it still not work. I just got the message"out of range" from design builder. Could any one please help to solve this problem?

Thanks.
erikj
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Re: Cannot import DXF. to DB

Postby erikj » Fri May 04, 2018 8:11 am

Hi
I have same issue sometimes with DXF import. Maybe someone have more knowledge and better answers to this issue?

My experience:
Some times I've been sucessful after
-First Checking that there are no text/layers/lines causing any issue. (objects far away from building etc)
-Some times I've tried EXPLODE command in AutoCad to seperate blocks.

Some times when file is imported into Design Builder there seems to be extra lines or dots in the floor plan, that don't seem to exist on the DXF file and therefore can’t be deleted.
I still have not found the complete "cure" for being able to sucessfully import DXF in all situations I've experienced. (I use DXF 2013 Autocad export.)

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