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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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DGSketcher
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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.

 

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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

 

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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.

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

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