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PLACE EXTERNAL DRAWING : BLANK SCREEN

POLAR BEAR
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Hello,

 

I have tried to place an external drawing.  It is the drawing of a house plan onto a topo site made on dwg.

 

When it gets onto the independent worksheet, it is blank.  Attached image.  This happens with few of my sites project. 

 

What am i doing wrong?


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archicad 24
macbook pro 13"
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Lingwisyer
Virtuoso

Might it be that your topo came with a Survey Point a few kilometres away?

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DGSketcher
Virtuoso

You need to know the size of the external drawing. If you are importing a PDF, set the scale which you can see in your image to match the scale of the PDF. If it is a DWG then you should be able to bring it into the worksheet without worrying about the scale, but the DWG will have units that you need to match e.g. 1 unit = 1 foot. I'm metric so we usually just have a choice of 1 unit = 1mm or 1m. 

You might get more help if you can better describe the drawing you are trying to import.

 

Apple iMac macOS Big Sur / AC24UKI (most recent builds)

Thanks

 

I am trying to import a dwg, site plan.

 

When i zoom out on autocad, i see only the topography area.  When i import on pln, it comes with a huge huge area.  i need to zoom in a tiny corner to realise the drawing is there.  Therefore, i then need to explode and flush some stuff...

 

Thanks a lot

 

archicad 24
macbook pro 13"

Good that you have identified the problem. You might also consider drawings that are a long way from the origin are prone to graphic problems. By the sounds of it you may want to drag the actual drawing closer to 0,0.

Apple iMac macOS Big Sur / AC24UKI (most recent builds)

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Lingwisyer
Virtuoso

Might it be that your topo came with a Survey Point a few kilometres away?

AC18-23 AUS 7000
Self-taught, bend it till it breaks.
Win10 | E5620 x 2 | 24GB | K2200

Win10 | R5 2600 | 16GB | GTX1660

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