Im pretty new to this and what i want to do isnt that difficult im sure but i cant work it out
I have my good almost complete Dwg which is my finished product
But now ive had to go collect more data and I need to add it to my good DWG
I isolated my new information, it is in its own dwg, now i need to get that dwg info into my main dwg
I tried import but doesnt seem to be that straight formward,
Help please, anything will be appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
Tried this as mentioned
Pick dwg but it wants to know a bunch of other stuff which i dont know, rotation, insert point etc no idea..........................
>> Pick dwg but it wants to know a bunch of other stuff which i dont know, rotation, insert point etc no idea
If you don't know where your external DWG has to be inserted into your current-model (and how it has to be scaled and rotated) I fear nobody else (here) will be able to help you. You have the two drawings, you have the monitor to look at, you know the content of these two drawings, whoever from the community here should better know how to join these two drawings?
If you don't know how the _INSERT command works, you find a >>>help<<< button in the dialog.
If you have found the file (within the _INSERT-dialog) ignore the rest of the dialog, just try it. You will then have the chance to _MOVE, _ROTATE, _SCALE the inserted drawing afterwards. If that also doesn't help show your drawings or ask someone near to you with knowledge about AutoCAD.
Sorry, - alfred -
You can do what you need to do in one of two ways:
It’s your choice, but the process is essentially the same and the requirements are the same. Both drawings must be drawn in the same units. Most importantly both drawings need to be "indexed" to the same coordinate set. If not, the inserted/attached work will be at the wrong location.
A couple of example files are attached for you to play with. Open the BaseDwg.dwg and:
INSERT the InsertDwg.dwg on Layer 0. Leave all boxes unchecked (ABU). Things should look correct. Ctrl-Z (Undo)
ATTACH the BaseDwg.dwg file on Layer 0. ABU.
The real difference here is that the inserted file becomes a block, meaning it can be EXPLODEd and fully incorporated into your original work. The attached DWG will always be an external XREF. If you want to change it you have to modify that file separately.
The screenshot below should help you. If you translate this to your project you should have no further trouble.
Note that the dialogs for INSERT and ATTACH are largely the same.