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sndbbbl
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can only see partial CAD in Design Review

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07-09-2012 10:50 PM

Hi,

 

I am not an expert in AutoCad - only have to review and comment CAD's.

 

When I open a certain CAD in TrueView, I can see the entire Sheet with many CAD's in one sheet.

 

When I open the same file in DesignReview, I only see one part of the CAD...

 

How can I view the entire CAD in Design Review?

 

Thanx!

 

Jean-Philippe

I am not sure if this is of any help and if the comments have to be made in original CAD file itself, but you could try exporting the dwg to a dwf from TrueView. 

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sndbbbl
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Re: can only see partial CAD in Design Review

07-10-2012 03:40 AM in reply to: sndbbbl

Here are two Screen Shots (attached)

 

a) DesignReview (only this one portion of the entire CAD can be seen)

b) TrueView (the entire CAD sheet can be seen)

 

How can I view the entire CAD in Design Review?

 

Thank you

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pendean
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Re: can only see partial CAD in Design Review

07-10-2012 04:43 AM in reply to: sndbbbl

Design Review uses TrueView to generate a DWF file: default plot parameters wrong perhaps? You can use TrueView to create a DWF file as well for Design Review to see without the error.

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Re: can only see partial CAD in Design Review

07-10-2012 04:47 AM in reply to: pendean

Thank you for the feedback - the Plot Parameters - do I adjust them in TrueView or in DesingReview?

 

I will give it a try in both and let you know... I thought it must be some simple paramter issue...

 

Greetings,

 

Jean-Philippe

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sndbbbl
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Re: can only see partial CAD in Design Review

07-10-2012 04:54 AM in reply to: pendean

I tried to play with the Plot-Settings (Print Settings) in both, but maybe could not find the proper place to adjust it. Alas - could not make it work.

 

Another issue is that in DesignReview, the lines of the CAD tend to get really FAT when zooming in.

 

I saw that another discussion thread spoke about this - so I will try to find the solution in this forum.

 

But the ENTIRE PAGE view is still not solved. Any help is highly appreciated.

 

Regards,

--Jean-Philippe

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pendean
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Re: can only see partial CAD in Design Review

07-10-2012 05:03 AM in reply to: sndbbbl

ADR is looking at a plot, not the original DWG file: when you zoom into a static plot, you will see line weights.

It might help if you can post the actual DWG file for others to test/review.

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Re: can only see partial CAD in Design Review

07-10-2012 06:47 AM in reply to: sndbbbl

I am not sure if this is of any help and if the comments have to be made in original CAD file itself, but you could try exporting the dwg to a dwf from TrueView. 

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Re: can only see partial CAD in Design Review

07-10-2012 07:14 AM in reply to: pendean

Attached is a CAD file with which I have this problem - in fact, I have the same problem with all CAD files.

 

In this case, I can see the entire file in FreeView, but I only see a blank page in DesignReview.

 

Help is appreciated.

 

Jean-Philippe

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pendean
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Re: can only see partial CAD in Design Review

07-10-2012 02:19 PM in reply to: sndbbbl

1. When you open a DWG file in ADR, do you notice how the name of the file's extension is no longer DWG, but it says DWF? Answer yes or no, nothing else :smileyhappy:

 

2. Now do you understand that DWF is not a DWG file? yes or no, nothing else please.

 

3. DTV opens a DWG file, and the name of the file above remains DWG. Do you understand this statement? Yes or no please, nothing else.

 

4. Inside the DWG, completely outside of your control in DTV and in ADR, there is no pagesetup and there is no predefined plot setup to generate a plot showing everying in the DWG file. Do you understand this statement? Yes or no please, nothing else.

 

5. In order for you to get what you want in ADR, someone other than you needs to open the DWG file in AutoCAD (not DTV or ADR), create a plot that shows all the content in the file, then save it to the DWG file. Now, and only now, can you get what you want in ADR. Do you understand this statement? Answer anyway you want, this is the reality you need to grasp, you need AutoCAD to do what you want in ADR. Send the file back to the creator and ask them to save a pagesetup you can use to automatically generate a DWF file in ADR. OR stop ignoring what everyone else is telling you: you yourself must create a DWF file in DTV if you want to use ADR.

 

Hope this helps clear up the confusion: if you don't understand, say so, do not repeat your prvious replies for a 4th time please. You are not helping yourself understand ADR requires pre-setup in the DWG file to work automatically.

 

AUTOMATION REQUIRES PLANNING AHEAD OF TIME.

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sndbbbl
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Re: can only see partial CAD in Design Review

07-10-2012 09:17 PM in reply to: vgottipa

Thank you! That solved the issue. :smileyhappy:

 

I now can select what I want to view in ADR (even the entire sheet) and convert it to .dwf and see all.

 

I still have the issue that the lines are so thick in ADR...

 

Anyway, thanx a lot!

 

--Jean-Philippe

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