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*Rowen, Bob
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Freeze on opening .dwg with QC7

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02-29-2000 04:53 PM
I just obtained QuickCAD to work with several architects' dwg files.

The first one freezes on the "Open Shape File" dialog box.

The dwg file is about 300k, shows beautifully in the Preview window and
opens fine in NS with Vdraft.

Any suggestions appreciated.

By the way, are there sources for architecctual symbols other than the
Autodesk CD?

Robert Rowen
Library Automation Management, Inc.
101 Clark Street, 27C
Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
(718) 834-1414
Our Web Site is: libraryautomation.com
Our E-Mail Address is mail@libraryautomation.com
Fax: (718) 222-4946
*Support], Keith Sibbert [Autodesk
Message 2 of 4 (41 Views)

Re: Freeze on opening .dwg with QC7

03-02-2000 10:40 PM in reply to: *Rowen, Bob
Bob,

My guess would be that the drawing has 3D objects in it and QuickCad
doesn't do 3D. If you flatten the drawing file, you should be able to open
it with no problems. The preview displays fine because it is a small
bitmap that is attached to the drawing file.

Bob Rowen wrote:

> I just obtained QuickCAD to work with several architects' dwg files.
>
> The first one freezes on the "Open Shape File" dialog box.
>
> The dwg file is about 300k, shows beautifully in the Preview window and
> opens fine in NS with Vdraft.
>
> Any suggestions appreciated.
>
> By the way, are there sources for architecctual symbols other than the
> Autodesk CD?
>
> Robert Rowen
> Library Automation Management, Inc.
> 101 Clark Street, 27C
> Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
> (718) 834-1414
> Our Web Site is: libraryautomation.com
> Our E-Mail Address is mail@libraryautomation.com
> Fax: (718) 222-4946

--
Keith Sibbert
PSG Product Support, Americas
WW Support & Services, Autodesk
Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion
*Rowen, Bob
Message 3 of 4 (41 Views)

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03-03-2000 08:39 PM in reply to: *Rowen, Bob


Keith,

How do you flatten it before opening
it?

Actually, the name of the Open Shape File it hung up on was Archstyl.shx;
I found it and put it in QuickCAD's Properties subdirectory and then it
opened fine, with notice that it was flattening 3D objects.

"Keith Sibbert [Autodesk Support]" wrote:

Bob,

My guess would be that the drawing has 3D objects in it and QuickCad

doesn't do 3D.  If you flatten the drawing file, you should be
able to open

it with no problems.  The preview displays fine because it is
a small

bitmap that is attached to the drawing file.

Bob Rowen wrote:

> I just obtained QuickCAD to work with several architects' dwg files.

>

> The first one freezes on the "Open Shape File" dialog box.

>

> The dwg file is about 300k, shows beautifully in the Preview window
and

> opens fine in NS with Vdraft.

>

> Any suggestions appreciated.

>

> By the way, are there sources for architecctual symbols other than
the

> Autodesk CD?

>

> Robert Rowen

> Library Automation Management, Inc.

> 101 Clark Street, 27C

> Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

> (718) 834-1414

> Our Web Site is: libraryautomation.com

> Our E-Mail Address is mail@libraryautomation.com

> Fax: (718) 222-4946

--

Keith Sibbert

PSG Product Support, Americas

WW Support & Services, Autodesk

Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion


*Support], Keith Sibbert [Autodesk
Message 4 of 4 (41 Views)

Re:

03-06-2000 03:28 PM in reply to: *Rowen, Bob
Bob,

Flattening would have to be done in AutoCAD before you get the file.
Sometimes QuickCad has problems in this area but I am glad it's not for
you and that it was the font file that was the problem.

--
Keith Sibbert
PSG Product Support, Americas
WW Support & Services, Autodesk
Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion

Bob Rowen wrote:

> Keith,
>
> How do you flatten it before opening it?
>
> Actually, the name of the Open Shape File it hung up on was
> Archstyl.shx; I found it and put it in QuickCAD's Properties
> subdirectory and then it opened fine, with notice that it was
> flattening 3D objects.
>
> "Keith Sibbert [Autodesk Support]" wrote:
>
>> Bob,
>>
>> My guess would be that the drawing has 3D objects in it and QuickCad
>>
>> doesn't do 3D. If you flatten the drawing file, you should be able
>> to open
>> it with no problems. The preview displays fine because it is a
>> small
>> bitmap that is attached to the drawing file.
>>
>> Bob Rowen wrote:
>>
>> > I just obtained QuickCAD to work with several architects' dwg
>> files.
>> >
>> > The first one freezes on the "Open Shape File" dialog box.
>> >
>> > The dwg file is about 300k, shows beautifully in the Preview
>> window and
>> > opens fine in NS with Vdraft.
>> >
>> > Any suggestions appreciated.
>> >
>> > By the way, are there sources for architecctual symbols other than
>> the
>> > Autodesk CD?
>> >
>> > Robert Rowen
>> > Library Automation Management, Inc.
>> > 101 Clark Street, 27C
>> > Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
>> > (718) 834-1414
>> > Our Web Site is: libraryautomation.com
>> > Our E-Mail Address is mail@libraryautomation.com
>> > Fax: (718) 222-4946
>>
>> --
>> Keith Sibbert
>> PSG Product Support, Americas
>> WW Support & Services, Autodesk
>> Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion
>
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