Problem Reading Files Created by Others

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alcpe
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Problem Reading Files Created by Others

Post by alcpe » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:53 am

I continue having problems opening and reading .dwg files created by others (no doubt created by AutoCAD or other non-QCAD software). I've attached one sample file from a set I recently received, along with the PDF version of the same file. I'm using QCAD 3.21.3 on Win 10.

Any help is much appreciated!!
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Re: Problem Reading Files Created by Others

Post by Husky » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:56 am

Hi,

the content of that "drawing" is on Paper_Space E-001 and ANDTXTE-PS stored.
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Re: Problem Reading Files Created by Others

Post by alcpe » Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:49 pm

Hi Husky,
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I see "something" on the places you noted. But I can't make the file appear "normal" as the PDF shows. What am I missing?

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Re: Problem Reading Files Created by Others

Post by Husky » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:55 pm

alcpe wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:49 pm
But I can't make the file appear "normal" as the PDF shows. What am I missing?
There is a reason why we use specialized programs for drawing or writing. I this case somebody used a CAD Program as a word processor - that is a recipe for disaster and right now I can't think of a fast fix for that. I would contact the author of that document to get something in a "common" form.
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Re: Problem Reading Files Created by Others

Post by andrew » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:02 pm

I can confirm that this type of advanced text formatting (lists, floating text) is not supported by QCAD at this point.

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