Magnet Field Import DXF lines
I am having problems importing a DXF to a job. The file comes in and the lines are visible in MAP, but the lines are not visible as Linework. I think the lines are being imported into the background as I can liven them up in MAP individually, as if I wanted to stake them out.My dealer recons it is my version of AutoCAD but I've had another file from a consultant and same thing. I searched for a video on this importing as background, but my Magnet version 6.0 doesn't seem to have the option in the import settings the same as the video.
Do I have to get Magnet office to do this. Will Magnet Field only accept DXF or DWG from Magnet Office.
I usually import the dwg 2000 format and that seems to work well.
Haven't seen this error before. In Exchange are you selecting Lines and AutoCAD DXF as the format? Are they 3D lines?
I am SHOCKED that a dealer would "recons" that it wasn't the product that he has to support that is the issue. It HAS to be ACAD...could NEVER be my stuff.
I do only have Magnet Field. I don't have much requirements for all the features of a full survey office package. It is mainly for surface to surface volume calculations that I require it. Magnet Field should be able to cope, I run a FC-5000 tablet with a wireless keyboard and mouse and it is not painful to do stuff.
I had recognised the need to be able to add some extra breaklines which is easy in plain AutoCAD as I can view it in 3D more easily. Having exported the file in DXF, added the lines in AutoCAD when I try to bring it into a new Magnet job it appears to work but if I try to edit the linework it sees nothing even though I can see the lines in MAP.
I have tried the recommendation of using AutoCAD 2000 dwg format and that doesn't change things. I do note however that for my file it brings in Layers points and one background element which i suspect is the problem. As far as i can tell the settings are not set to put stuff in the background.
I have tried exploding the polylines in AutoCAD but doesn't improve.
If Magnet processes the file on points alone the triangulation is unsuitable.
If I was more fluent in Magnet Field I may get to a stage where I don't take it out of Magnet at all. But at the moment it looked very cluttered if I had both surfaces in one file.
I wanted to attach the file at this point but the drop area says file type not allowed, i don't know why its only 500KB as well.