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 From:  okapi
1950.1 
Michael,
could you add an importer for dxf lines, since it is quite standard as an exchange format for Cad plans?
thanks
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 From:  Michael Gibson
1950.2 In reply to 1950.1 
Hi okapi, I do want to add a DXF importer in the future.

But file importers can tend to be a rather difficult area of work so it may take a while before I can make that happen though.

In the meantime if your CAD program does not support IGES, probably your best bet would be to use Rhino to read the DXF file and save out as .3dm from there.

Or if you have all lines and no curves, you might see about exporting as a PDF and bring that into MoI.

- Michael
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 From:  jbshorty
1950.3 In reply to 1950.2 
If you do not own a license of Rhino, you can avoid wasting your 25 saves by printing to PDF instead of exporting to AI. The only difference is that printing to PDF will add lots of points to your curves. But exporting to AI will keep those curves at minimum # of points... Unnecessary points can be deleted in MoI...

jonah
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 From:  Phil (PHILBO)
1950.4 In reply to 1950.3 
I don't have Rhino, but I'm just asking this based on responses on other posts.

Couldn't you import into Rhino Demo and then copy / paste into MOI and not use a "save" in the Rhino demo?
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 From:  manz
1950.5 In reply to 1950.4 
>>Couldn't you import into Rhino Demo and then copy / paste into MOI and not use a "save" in the Rhino demo?

No, the copy/paste is disabled in Rhino trial. (thats why I wonder at times why Michael keeps mentioning it)
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 From:  BurrMan
1950.6 In reply to 1950.5 
Many Rhino Users!
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 From:  yannada
1950.7 In reply to 1950.6 
Many Rhino Users!

give as RealDwg +Dgn + OsX and then we talk again...
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 From:  Michael Gibson
1950.8 In reply to 1950.5 
Hi Steve,

> No, the copy/paste is disabled in Rhino trial. (thats why I
> wonder at times why Michael keeps mentioning it)

I try to mention it to users who have said that they are already using Rhino for other stuff, that generally means they are using the full version of Rhino, not the trial version of Rhino...

Most of them are pretty happy to find out about that, because you generally can't copy/paste between different CAD applications, but it is a useful thing for them.

- Michael
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 From:  eric (ERICCLOUGH)
1950.9 
Absolutely!
I love it!
eric
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