ACad 2000 Import Question

Discussion in 'AutoSketch' started by Barry Higginbottom, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. Hi all

    A colleague of mine has sent me some drawings he had done using AutoCad

    I can import the drawings OK, other than the title information which he has
    in paper space. This previews OK but doesn't come through on the import.

    Does anyone know of a way around this?
    (Other than buy a copy of LT, Ric :>o)
    Barry Higginbottom, Jan 9, 2004
  2. Barry Higginbottom

    Ric Norris Guest

    That's an easy one Barry......QuickCAD/AutoSketch does not support Paper

    AutoCAD drawings created in Paper Space will import into QC/AS only in Model
    Space......which means anything created in Paper Space, such as title
    blocks/borders will be completely ignored. A damn shame in my opinion.

    You have picked my closing summary like a nose.....!!!!

    Ric Norris.
    Ric Norris, Jan 9, 2004
  3. Barry Higginbottom

    Len Rafuse Guest

    Ric is right about not supporting papaer space. If the person can save
    the border,etc. in model space, you can merge into the rest of the
    drawing in AutoSketch.

    Buying a copy of LT or a competing programing that will allow you to
    open DWGs with paper and model space may be a worthwhile investment if
    you have lots of these kinds of files.
    Len Rafuse, Jan 9, 2004
  4. Hmmm, it seems that anything created in 'Paper Space' isn't exported in DXF
    format either, unless my colleague isn't setting up the export properly?
    Barry Higginbottom, Jan 9, 2004
  5. Yes, well I'm such a dyed in the wool Drafix/Autosketch user I don't know
    how difficult it would be to 'upgrade'?

    I bought a copy of AutoCad LT for Windows 3.1 for an extortionate amount of
    money and found it so difficult to use that its been gathering dust on my
    shelf since.

    I quickly reverted to Drafix...
    Barry Higginbottom, Jan 9, 2004
  6. Barry Higginbottom

    Len Rafuse Guest

    AutoCAD is difficult to use. However I just use it mostly as a file
    filter. And is very expensive.
    Len Rafuse, Jan 12, 2004
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