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Issue opening DXF

When I first installed the Free2D program, if I opened a DXF file it was fine - the 'new' dialog box opened, with it's prompt for sheet etc., and I could proceed.

Subsequently having edited one of the files, and saved it both as a SolidEdge file as well as a DXF for use elsewhere, when the 'new' dialog box opens it shows nothing. Whichever of the tabs I select, the list of items shown is blank, and the button to proceed is greyed out - so that's the end of the road.

I thought something might have been corrupted, so I uninstalled the program (including all the folders etc that need to be removed manually), and on reinstalling, everything worked fine - that is until I edited and saved another DXF file! So now it doesn't work again.

The files behave perfectly fine in my other 2D program.(DoubleCAD XT)
I'm attaching a couple of them. (It won't let mne do this??):confused:

Windows Vista Home Premium, 64bit

Many thanks, Mike
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Re: Issue opening DXF

Mike,
I am confused. When I open a DXF file, I use File-Open, not File-New.
Can you send an image of the dialog dox you are seeing?
Also, I do not see the examples. You can send to me directly if you want.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Issue opening DXF

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Hi Ricky, that's what happens when I go 'open' and click on an existing DXF file.
This 'new' dialog box appears, and I can't get any further. I'm attaching a screenshot. I did try bto attach the dxf files, but the forum won't accept any in that format - looks like bitmaps are all it will handle - bit odd for a drafting forum, I would have thought....
How do I get them to you directly?
Cheers, Mike

Re: Issue opening DXF

Mike,
If you click on File-New you should see the same dialog.
Do you see anything in the 'New" dialog in this case?
Have you done any customization, such as file paths?
Rick B.

Re: Issue opening DXF

Hi Ricky - it's the same if I click 'file - new'. That's the same dialog box and it's just as empty!! And no, I haven't changed any paths or locations.
I have even been into the SolidEdge Options dialog, and made sure all the locations specified in there were reset to default (I presume that's correct?).

I does seem as if the program has either lost or swallowed something - however what concerns me is that I can deal with that once (and doing the uninstall/reinstall route), but this is now the second time...
Hope we can get to the bottom of this.
Cheers, Mike

Re: Issue opening DXF

Mike,
How much customization are you doing?
I ask this because I can give you a simple procedure to reset the UI without
uninstalling.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Issue opening DXF

None really. Apart from selecting inches as my measurement unit.
So I'd love too be able to reset simply. I was about to do the uninstall etc again!
Cheers, Mike

Mike,
How much customization are you doing?
I ask this because I can give you a simple procedure to reset the UI without
uninstalling.

Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Issue opening DXF

Mike,
Look at my response to a post titled "Wierd system behavior" on April 14.
In my response I explain what to do.
It is not difficult. Follow the directions carefully. A mistake can be
fatal.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Issue opening DXF

No go....
I did it, but still the same. Click on open an existing file, and the blank 'new' dialog box appears. Click on open a new file, same thing. The only way past that is from the opening welcome page, is to select 'create a 2D drawing' from the menu of options in the middle of the screen.

So I uninstalled yet again. Cleaned out the program folder. Deleted the registry entry. Reinstalled the program. And started it.

Selected open an existing file from the welcome screen - and guess what...the blank 'new' box again.

Any chance I have a faulty download? Perhaps I'll just try another...

Cheers, Mike

Re: Issue opening DXF

No go.
Downloaded a clean, fresh version - cleaned out the machine, installed it and Bingo! The same thing.

Driving me nuts - life's too short for this.....

Mike