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shaderjoes
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Registered: ‎07-23-2012
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importing autocad dwg files into maya

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07-23-2012 01:00 PM

We have maya 2012 and autocad 2013. Does direct connect 2011 allow you to import autocad dwg files into maya? If not, has Autodesk updated direct connect as a maya/autocad plug in so we can use dwgs between the two programs? I can't get support to answer this, they keep saying "we monitor the forums, ask there." So, here goes! Autodesk ought to take a lesson from zbrush, who imports/exports with one button now! Amazing that you can buy two programs this expensive and not be able to get a simple question answered without paying! Please help, I'm a lowly artist.

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Re: importing autocad dwg files into maya

07-24-2012 07:16 AM in reply to: shaderjoes

Hi,

 

AutoCAD 2013 has a new DWG-format, so I don't think that older applications will be able to open that files. Try to use command _SAVEAS and change the fileformat to DWG2010, then your Maya should be able to open it.

 

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greg.afflick
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Registered: ‎06-21-2013
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Re: importing autocad dwg files into maya

06-21-2013 12:28 AM in reply to: shaderjoes
Direct connect is broken in maya 2014 osx. This now means that dwg, dxf and iges will not import. I have the latest Service pack installed but still no go! This means the only work flow is to do it on a windows version of maya then open it in the Mac. Not good at all.
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peznolaj
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Registered: ‎06-24-2013
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Re: importing autocad dwg files into maya

06-24-2013 01:16 AM in reply to: shaderjoes

Does maya support DXF file? Please save the DWG file to R2000 DXF format and try it again.

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Re: importing autocad dwg files into maya

06-24-2013 01:56 AM in reply to: peznolaj

Hi,

 

welcome @forums.autodesk.com!

 

>> Does maya support DXF file?

Please ask in the Maya-forum >>>there<<<, they should know that :smileywink: Even more better when asking also tell them what you have tried yet and what problems you had in your tries.

 

At least looking to >>>this list<<<, it should read DXF.

 

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