DWF error

Discussion in 'AutoSketch' started by misteffhh, Sep 29, 2004.

  1. misteffhh

    misteffhh Guest

    I have ASv9, when i save in AS to a dwf, then try to open it in the free viewer it come up with the error "path is not a dwf file". i can open other dwfs fine. please help.

    misteffhh, Sep 29, 2004
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    Jimhu Guest

    This is a bug with V9. Here's the answer I got when posting this same problem on the DWF Viewer discussion group:

    Reply From: Jeffrey Klug \(Autodesk, Inc.\)
    Date: Sep/21/04 - 21:25 (GMT)

    Re: Viewer / Autosketch 9
    This is not a valid DWF file. If this truly came from Autosketch, you
    should report this as a bug.

    The DWF specification mandates that the first 12 bytes of any valid DWF file
    (for any version of the format) must be "(DWF Vnn.nn)", where the nn.nn
    represent the version. The file you posted contains "(W2D V06.00)", which
    declares this to be an internal 2D resource, not an actual DWF file.
    Resources of this type are found within DWF files but are not "free-standing

    I reported this bug weeks ago but have not heard of a fix
    Jimhu, Oct 1, 2004
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    BrianD Guest

    Do they have a fix for this condition or is there a work around?

    In AS9 / File / Save As / DWF produces a W2D file instead of a DWF file.

    I need to share the file with someone using the DWFViewer and they get the error message "Path is not a DWF file. Please verify the correct path was given."

    I've loaded the DWFViewer and get the same error message. I've opened the file that AS9 creates as a DWF file and the first 12 bytes of the header are "(W2D V06.00)".

    How does this get reported as a bug?
    BrianD, Feb 27, 2005
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