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*Potter, Michael
Message 1 of 10 (142 Views)

Trouble opening a .dxf file

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01-23-2000 10:25 PM
I went to the following website and tried to open the file that have the
woodworking joints.

http://www.sky.net/~lorenh/cadsyms.htm

QuickCAD gives me an error message and can't open it up. I had downloaded
DeltaCAD to show my wife (she's the woodworker) and it opens the file fine.

Am I doing something wrong?

thanks,

Michael
*Norris, Ric
Message 2 of 10 (142 Views)

Re: Trouble opening a .dxf file

01-23-2000 11:50 PM in reply to: *Potter, Michael
Hi Michael,

There is something wrong with the DXF....I downloaded one and it would not
import into QuickCAD V6, AutoCAD LT97 or AutoCAD LT2000.

They were probably created with some cheap & nasty CAD program that produces
non-standard DXF formats.

Ric Norris.

"Michael Potter" wrote in message
news:86gr4v$gl012@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
> I went to the following website and tried to open the file that have the
> woodworking joints.
>
> http://www.sky.net/~lorenh/cadsyms.htm
>
> QuickCAD gives me an error message and can't open it up. I had downloaded
> DeltaCAD to show my wife (she's the woodworker) and it opens the file
fine.
>
> Am I doing something wrong?
>
> thanks,
>
> Michael
>
>
*Smith, Harvey
Message 3 of 10 (142 Views)

Re:

01-24-2000 04:53 AM in reply to: *Potter, Michael
Now, now. Play nice, you guys. I just dl-ed a dxf of wooden knobs in the CAD
symbol library and it loaded with no problems into AutoSketch R7 (and R6). Also
in the Tables directory, there's a loverly NightStand from Harvey Smith as a
zipped dxf. Seemed to open just fine, too. The latter was created with an
inexpensive and delightful cad program, AutoSketch R6.

What is the error message you get when you try to open it in QC?

H

Ric Norris wrote:
>
> Hi Michael,
>
> There is something wrong with the DXF....I downloaded one and it would not
> import into QuickCAD V6, AutoCAD LT97 or AutoCAD LT2000.
>
> They were probably created with some cheap & nasty CAD program that produces
> non-standard DXF formats.
>
> Ric Norris.
>
> "Michael Potter" wrote in message
> news:86gr4v$gl012@adesknews2.autodesk.com...
> > I went to the following website and tried to open the file that have the
> > woodworking joints.
> >
> > http://www.sky.net/~lorenh/cadsyms.htm
> >
> > QuickCAD gives me an error message and can't open it up. I had downloaded
> > DeltaCAD to show my wife (she's the woodworker) and it opens the file
> fine.
> >
> > Am I doing something wrong?
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > Michael
> >
> >

--
http://www.westnet.com/~harvey/
*Hutchinson, Loren
Message 4 of 10 (142 Views)

Re: Trouble opening a .dxf file

01-24-2000 10:58 AM in reply to: *Potter, Michael
Michael Potter wrote:
>
> I went to the following website and tried to open the file that have the
> woodworking joints.
>
> http://www.sky.net/~lorenh/cadsyms.htm
>
> QuickCAD gives me an error message and can't open it up. I had downloaded
> DeltaCAD to show my wife (she's the woodworker) and it opens the file fine.
>
> Am I doing something wrong?
>
> thanks,
>
> Michael

Hi Michael,

That file was created with Drafix Pro v4.0. I tried to open it with
AutoSketch v6.01 and received the following error message:

Invalid block name FINGER_JOINT_1_4"_X_3" on line 996.

Corel Draw imported it with no problem, so this may be a bug in QCAD and
AS. I know that some versions of AutoSketch had a bug dealing with font
names that contained four words with three spaces like 'Times New Roman
Italic'. Maybe there is a similar problem with some long block names.

E-mail me at lorenh@sky.net and let me know what other formats you can
import, and I'll send you the drawing as a file attachment to my reply.
Drafix Pro has three different types of .dxf formats so it may be that
I'll need to resave the file under a different type. If you find any
other files at my site that won't open properly, I'd appreciate an
e-mail letting me know. Thanks.

Loren Hutchinson
CAD Files for Woodworkers
*Norris, Ric
Message 5 of 10 (142 Views)

Re:

01-24-2000 11:40 AM in reply to: *Potter, Michael
Hi Loren,

AutoCAD will not let you name a block (symbol) using certain
characters......the " is one of them. So I guess it is a safe bet to
suggest that it will not import a file name that use those characters.

I can't shed any light on the QuickCAD issue however.

Ric Norris.

"Loren Hutchinson" wrote in message
news:388CA0D2.3B2A77AA@kcbaptist.org...
> Michael Potter wrote:
> >
> > I went to the following website and tried to open the file that have the
> > woodworking joints.
> >
> > http://www.sky.net/~lorenh/cadsyms.htm
> >
> > QuickCAD gives me an error message and can't open it up. I had
downloaded
> > DeltaCAD to show my wife (she's the woodworker) and it opens the file
fine.
> >
> > Am I doing something wrong?
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > Michael
>
> Hi Michael,
>
> That file was created with Drafix Pro v4.0. I tried to open it with
> AutoSketch v6.01 and received the following error message:
>
> Invalid block name FINGER_JOINT_1_4"_X_3" on line 996.
>
> Corel Draw imported it with no problem, so this may be a bug in QCAD and
> AS. I know that some versions of AutoSketch had a bug dealing with font
> names that contained four words with three spaces like 'Times New Roman
> Italic'. Maybe there is a similar problem with some long block names.
>
> E-mail me at lorenh@sky.net and let me know what other formats you can
> import, and I'll send you the drawing as a file attachment to my reply.
> Drafix Pro has three different types of .dxf formats so it may be that
> I'll need to resave the file under a different type. If you find any
> other files at my site that won't open properly, I'd appreciate an
> e-mail letting me know. Thanks.
>
> Loren Hutchinson
> CAD Files for Woodworkers
*Smith, Harvey
Message 6 of 10 (142 Views)

Re:

01-24-2000 01:16 PM in reply to: *Potter, Michael
Loren,

I concur. Can't open the woodworking joints either with AS7. Get the same
message as you do. 4 words/spaces in the labels will do it as I remember.

H

Loren Hutchinson wrote:
>
> Michael Potter wrote:
> >
> > I went to the following website and tried to open the file that have the
> > woodworking joints.
> >
> > http://www.sky.net/~lorenh/cadsyms.htm
> >
> > QuickCAD gives me an error message and can't open it up. I had downloaded
> > DeltaCAD to show my wife (she's the woodworker) and it opens the file fine.
> >
> > Am I doing something wrong?
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > Michael
>
> Hi Michael,
>
> That file was created with Drafix Pro v4.0. I tried to open it with
> AutoSketch v6.01 and received the following error message:
>
> Invalid block name FINGER_JOINT_1_4"_X_3" on line 996.
>
> Corel Draw imported it with no problem, so this may be a bug in QCAD and
> AS. I know that some versions of AutoSketch had a bug dealing with font
> names that contained four words with three spaces like 'Times New Roman
> Italic'. Maybe there is a similar problem with some long block names.
>
> E-mail me at lorenh@sky.net and let me know what other formats you can
> import, and I'll send you the drawing as a file attachment to my reply.
> Drafix Pro has three different types of .dxf formats so it may be that
> I'll need to resave the file under a different type. If you find any
> other files at my site that won't open properly, I'd appreciate an
> e-mail letting me know. Thanks.
>
> Loren Hutchinson
> CAD Files for Woodworkers

--
http://www.westnet.com/~harvey/
*Hutchinson, Loren
Message 7 of 10 (142 Views)

Re:

01-24-2000 07:19 PM in reply to: *Potter, Michael
Thanks Ric,

I'll drop the " character in the block names and see if it helps. Should
have the corrected file up by tomorrow night (not feeling too well
tonight... bronchitis).

Loren

Ric Norris wrote:
>
> Hi Loren,
>
> AutoCAD will not let you name a block (symbol) using certain
> characters......the " is one of them. So I guess it is a safe bet to
> suggest that it will not import a file name that use those characters.
>
> I can't shed any light on the QuickCAD issue however.
>
> Ric Norris.
>
> "Loren Hutchinson" wrote in message
> news:388CA0D2.3B2A77AA@kcbaptist.org...
> > Michael Potter wrote:
> > >
> > > I went to the following website and tried to open the file that have the
> > > woodworking joints.
> > >
> > > http://www.sky.net/~lorenh/cadsyms.htm
> > >
> > > QuickCAD gives me an error message and can't open it up. I had
> downloaded
> > > DeltaCAD to show my wife (she's the woodworker) and it opens the file
> fine.
> > >
> > > Am I doing something wrong?
> > >
> > > thanks,
> > >
> > > Michael
> >
> > Hi Michael,
> >
> > That file was created with Drafix Pro v4.0. I tried to open it with
> > AutoSketch v6.01 and received the following error message:
> >
> > Invalid block name FINGER_JOINT_1_4"_X_3" on line 996.
> >
> > Corel Draw imported it with no problem, so this may be a bug in QCAD and
> > AS. I know that some versions of AutoSketch had a bug dealing with font
> > names that contained four words with three spaces like 'Times New Roman
> > Italic'. Maybe there is a similar problem with some long block names.
> >
> > E-mail me at lorenh@sky.net and let me know what other formats you can
> > import, and I'll send you the drawing as a file attachment to my reply.
> > Drafix Pro has three different types of .dxf formats so it may be that
> > I'll need to resave the file under a different type. If you find any
> > other files at my site that won't open properly, I'd appreciate an
> > e-mail letting me know. Thanks.
> >
> > Loren Hutchinson
> > CAD Files for Woodworkers
*Hutchinson, Loren
Message 8 of 10 (142 Views)

Re: Trouble opening a .dxf file

01-24-2000 08:27 PM in reply to: *Potter, Michael
Hi Michael,

I believe I have the files corrected so they will load. I took Ric's tip
and removed all of the symbol names containing the " character,
converted them to base entities and copied them to a new file. The DXF
files JOINT SYMBOLS and TENON SYMBOLS will now open in my copies of
AutoSketch 5.0 and 6.01 with no problem.

Let me know if you have any more difficulties.

Loren Hutchinson
CAD Files for Woodworkers

Michael Potter wrote:
>
> I went to the following website and tried to open the file that have the
> woodworking joints.
>
> http://www.sky.net/~lorenh/cadsyms.htm
>
> QuickCAD gives me an error message and can't open it up. I had downloaded
> DeltaCAD to show my wife (she's the woodworker) and it opens the file fine.
>
> Am I doing something wrong?
>
> thanks,
>
> Michael
*Potter, Michael
Message 9 of 10 (142 Views)

Re:

01-24-2000 09:12 PM in reply to: *Potter, Michael
Opened perfectly.

I didn't know that you frequented this news group. I found the website via
a search engine.

My wife has decided to start wookworking and she isn't the best at drafting
so I bought her QuickCAD. I guess that it has a few issues opening .dxf
files. Since every other program except Autodesk-based ones seemed to work,
I guess it is an Autodesk problem.

thanks for your quick response!

Michael
"Loren Hutchinson" wrote in message
news:388D263E.5E645BB2@sky.net...
> Hi Michael,
>
> I believe I have the files corrected so they will load. I took Ric's tip
> and removed all of the symbol names containing the " character,
> converted them to base entities and copied them to a new file. The DXF
> files JOINT SYMBOLS and TENON SYMBOLS will now open in my copies of
> AutoSketch 5.0 and 6.01 with no problem.
>
> Let me know if you have any more difficulties.
>
> Loren Hutchinson
> CAD Files for Woodworkers
>
> Michael Potter wrote:
> >
> > I went to the following website and tried to open the file that have the
> > woodworking joints.
> >
> > http://www.sky.net/~lorenh/cadsyms.htm
> >
> > QuickCAD gives me an error message and can't open it up. I had
downloaded
> > DeltaCAD to show my wife (she's the woodworker) and it opens the file
fine.
> >
> > Am I doing something wrong?
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > Michael
*Hutchinson, Loren
Message 10 of 10 (142 Views)

Re:

01-24-2000 10:35 PM in reply to: *Potter, Michael
I don't stop by here often. Harvey Smith is a good friend and he let me
know you were having problems.

CU,
Loren

Michael Potter wrote:
>
> Opened perfectly.
>
> I didn't know that you frequented this news group. I found the website via
> a search engine.
>
> My wife has decided to start wookworking and she isn't the best at drafting
> so I bought her QuickCAD. I guess that it has a few issues opening .dxf
> files. Since every other program except Autodesk-based ones seemed to work,
> I guess it is an Autodesk problem.
>
> thanks for your quick response!
>
> Michael
> "Loren Hutchinson" wrote in message
> news:388D263E.5E645BB2@sky.net...
> > Hi Michael,
> >
> > I believe I have the files corrected so they will load. I took Ric's tip
> > and removed all of the symbol names containing the " character,
> > converted them to base entities and copied them to a new file. The DXF
> > files JOINT SYMBOLS and TENON SYMBOLS will now open in my copies of
> > AutoSketch 5.0 and 6.01 with no problem.
> >
> > Let me know if you have any more difficulties.
> >
> > Loren Hutchinson
> > CAD Files for Woodworkers
> >
> > Michael Potter wrote:
> > >
> > > I went to the following website and tried to open the file that have the
> > > woodworking joints.
> > >
> > > http://www.sky.net/~lorenh/cadsyms.htm
> > >
> > > QuickCAD gives me an error message and can't open it up. I had
> downloaded
> > > DeltaCAD to show my wife (she's the woodworker) and it opens the file
> fine.
> > >
> > > Am I doing something wrong?
> > >
> > > thanks,
> > >
> > > Michael
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