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Not a valid dwg file?

Hello,
I can't export a valid dwg file from my se file. I have attached both files,
any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Tom



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Re: Not a valid dwg file?

Upon further investigating, it appears if I delete all of the dimensions I
am then able to produce a good dwg file, any ideas?
"Tom Brandner" wrote in message
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> Hello,
>
> I can't export a valid dwg file from my se file. I have attached both
> files, any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Tom
>
>


Re: Not a valid dwg file?


Tom,
What export translator options have you changed. I also could not open the .dwg
file you posted. But, if I open your draft file and save as .dwg, I can open the
.dwg file I create. I am translating with all the default options set. When you
change the translator options it asks you for a filename. Can you post the file
so I can see what you have changed.
By the way, where did the draft file come from?
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Not a valid dwg file?

Hi Rick,
Thanks for the response. Attached is the INI file that I used, the default
version did not export the line colors. I was able to export to dxf without
any problems. I'm a current UG user but was looking for a quicker way to
produce a 2D mold design that I can export to a neutral format back to our
customer. I have only used the free solid edge for a couple of days and I
really like what I see. To answer your question of where the draft file came
from, some of the curves wher imported from UG using the dwg format and I
then used SE to continue detailing.
Tom
"Ricky Black" wrote in message
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>
> Tom,
> What export translator options have you changed. I also could not open the
> .dwg
> file you posted. But, if I open your draft file and save as .dwg, I can
> open the
> dwg file I create. I am translating with all the default options set. When
> you
> change the translator options it asks you for a filename. Can you post the
> file
> so I can see what you have changed.
>
> By the way, where did the draft file come from?
>
> Regards,
> Rick B.
>



Re: Not a valid dwg file?


Tom,
I was able to save the draft file out as DWG and open the file in AutoCAD with no
problem. What version of AutoCAD are you using. The translator is set up to export
AutoCAD 2000 file format by default. The file is attached. See if you can open this
one.
Rick B.

Re: Not a valid dwg file?


Tom,
Sorry, version has nothing to do with it. One thing I did notice is that the size
of the .dwg file you posted is 92KB. When I save the file it is 64 KB. This is using
your .ini file. Were you able to open the .dwg file I posted?
Rick B.

Re: Not a valid dwg file?

Hi Rick,
I was able to open your file with a free viewer called DWG True View but all
the lines came in as white. My intension is to view the dwg file with this
viewer before sending it to our customer just to have an idea of what they
will be receiving.
Tom
"Ricky Black" wrote in message
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>
> Tom,
> Sorry, version has nothing to do with it. One thing I did notice is that
> the size
> of the .dwg file you posted is 92KB. When I save the file it is 64 KB.
> This is using
> your .ini file. Were you able to open the .dwg file I posted?
>
> Rick B.


Re: Not a valid dwg file?

Tom,
I can work you through exporting colors correctly. I am more concerned with
why your exported .dwg file in not good while the one I exported is OK. Can
you creeate a simple drawing. Create a new Draft file. Go to the 2D Model
environment and draw a few lines. Then export the file to .dwg. Try to open
the file. If you do not see the 2D Model sheet tab in the tab tray at the
bottom of the 2D Drafting application, you can turn it on by clicking on
View-2D Model.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Not a valid dwg file?

Rick,
The files are attached, I was not able to open the dwg file.
Tom
"Ricky Black" wrote in message
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> Tom,
> I can work you through exporting colors correctly. I am more concerned
> with
> why your exported .dwg file in not good while the one I exported is OK.
> Can
> you creeate a simple drawing. Create a new Draft file. Go to the 2D Model
> environment and draw a few lines. Then export the file to .dwg. Try to
> open
> the file. If you do not see the 2D Model sheet tab in the tab tray at the
> bottom of the 2D Drafting application, you can turn it on by clicking on
> View-2D Model.
>
> Regards,
> Rick B.
>
>