I am attempting to import an autocad drawing into impression. I have applied the Windows 7 hotfix so the program doesnt crash when attempting to import, it just attempts the import, gets to a certain percentage, and then gives me the error. I have tried the import on a drawing that worked before upgrading to Windows 7 and same error. I have attempted to adjust all my import settings as well. This did not work either. The only thing that seems to work is if i detach all my xrefs. any ideas?
Try saving the file as a completely different file name...ie. 1.dwg...it worked on mine...i think it gets confused if you use the same file name multiple times.
I'm having the same issue with AutoCAD Architecture 2008, Impression 3 and Windows 7.
Renaming the files doesn't solve the problem...
If I create a new file and draw lines, arcs, polylines... and import it into Impression, OK... but if I insert a single block, the import doesn't work anymore...
The only way I was able to get it to work was by importing on an xp machine. Once I had it imported, I was then able to open it up on a W7 PC. Not that this helps you, but it was the only workaround I had.
I've been battling with the same issue - "file is invalid" when trying to import it in Impression and I think I might have found at least one reason for which it comes up (at least in my case). After a lot of trial and error testing - exploding blocks, moving them on different layers, changing the layer names, merging layers - I narrowed it down to the color of one layer - it wasn't in one of the 255 classic Autocad colors, but in true color. Once I changed that to the basic Acad index color it worked like a charm.
Hope it helps someone,
I'm using W7 64bit and the export came from Acad 2010
That's It! Worked here with "Classic" colors... creating a new .std file right now to convert my drawings!
Other than the 'fix' below (which doesn't seem to work for me), has anyone found a consistent way to import drawings into Impression 3 on 64bit Windows 7?
Seems ridiculous that with a brand new top-spec machine in our office, I'm still having to turn to others to load drawings before I can access them!
I've tried resetting layer colours as suggested to no avail. Even if it did work for me, its creating a lot of un-necessary workload.
Any patch forthcoming from AutoDesk to fix this issue?
I have the same Problem with Impression 3 importing dwg files from Autocad. Neither color nor rxref trick work here.
Win 7 / 64 Bit / ACAD 2010 / Impression 3 / patch applied.
If its any use, the only advice AutoDesk could offer me via a support ticket request was to save the drawing as a DWF, then import that into Impression.
It works - not ideal - but it work.