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Exporting structural grids to .dwg AutoCAD

We're trying to export the gridlines for our architectural backgrounds, but only the text on one end of the gridline is exporting (the text in the opposing bubble doesn't export). We've tried exploding the .gsm part, but this looses it's associativit...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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PM Layout as dwg

PM Layouts do not allow one to Save as dwg, but one can Publish as dwg. However, the files I get that it creates can not be opened by PM or AC. PM says the file is empty and AC says nothing. Oddly, Adobe Illustrator can open them. AC on the other han...

MSotero by Participant
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Converting a file to dwg from ArchiCAD.

I have been trying to convert a project to a dwg file for my engineers for the past week and I keep getting an error messag - "cannot write output file". I have tried everything, please help. I am working on a Mac with version Panther and I currently...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Merging From DWG Not Working

We have had a lot of problems merging DWG geometry into ArchiCAD. Sometimes it works, but more often than not 10-50% of the geometry is missing. I thought it might be a size issue so I had one of our guys split the DWG into two files, then merge each...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Udating a library daily

I'm sure there is a program out there that could solve our problem. I think "My Briefcase" may have this option. When we load the library from our server it takes about 5 times longer to load than it would if it was on our local PC. How can we make s...

Red by Enthusiast
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Translator bug in 8.1?

I submitted a reply to another thread, but feel I need to start a new one on this topic. I am having trouble importing DXF files into AC 8.1 from Maya. I was able to do this with relatively no problems in AC 8, but after a fresh install of 8.1, SOME ...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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publishing from plotmaker 3.1

When I publish from plotmaker 3.1 using the dwg/dxf translator going to a .dwg format. My fills in wall composites create a polyline where walls intersect. So I tried it with P.M 3.0 and it's fine. Can anyone help? I have to get dwg's to my consultan...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Problems importing Autocad objects as library parts

I have a problem opening DXF objects as library parts. This problem has existed since version 8. Version 7 did not have this same problem. The problem relates to the DXF object arriving in as a library object incorrectly and slightly jumbled. I first...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Possible xref bug?

Has anyone noticed that in 8.1 you can edit and even delete elements of an xref? If you update the xref everything reverts back to the contents of the external file. Conversely, you cannot do the same with hotlinked modules. I wonder if this is a fea...

Anonymous by Not applicable
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Converting files

Can a tif file be converted to a dxf or a dwg? If so what program do I need to use.

Red by Enthusiast
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