Importing DXF/DWG and DWF files



Import DXF/DWG or DWF

File > Import

When you have several DXF/DWG or DWF files to import, use the Import DXF/DWG or DWF command for maximum flexibility.

To import DXF/DWG or DWF files:

1.      Create a blank file and set the drawing size, or open an empty template that already has the correct drawing size.

Import into an existing Vectorworks drawing is not recommended, because it can produce unexpected results. For the same reason, if you import more than one file with the Import DXF/DWG or DWF command, ensure that the files are very similar.

2.Select the command.

The DXF/DWG or DWF Import dialog box opens.

3.Specify the basic import information, and click OK.

4.When the DXF/DWG (or DWF) Import Options dialog box opens, specify how to import units and references, as described in DXF/DWG and DWF import options. To specify more advanced options, such as mapping for the layers being imported, click Advanced and set the options as desired. Click OK to complete the import.

5.The progress of the import is displayed for each imported file during import. The final results of the import process display in the DXF/DWG or DWF Import Results dialog box.

6.Click Details to open the results log file. The log text file, named DXF_DWG_DWF Import Log, is placed in the specified destination folder if it exists, or in the Vectorworks user folder. New log information is appended to any existing log file. The report provides a summary of the import, including the import settings that were used, and a list of which files succeeded, and which failed.


Importing a single DXF/DWG or DWF file

DXF/DWG and DWF file import

DXF/DWG and DWF import options


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