Shape of spline changes when importing DXF to Sketchup

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Shape of spline changes when importing DXF to Sketchup

Postby Azz131 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:32 am

I have done a drawing in Qcad i want it mirrored so they look the same both ends ... When i import it to Sketchup they look different
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Re: Qcad Importing to Sketchup

Postby Clive » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:13 pm

Azz131 wrote:I have done a drawing in Qcad i want it mirrored so they look the same both ends ...

This can be achived in QCAD by using the Mirror tool - Main Menu > Modify > Mirror ...and follow the prompts.
Azz131 wrote: When i import it to Sketchup they look different

Sketchup is a 3D 'sketch' modelling program, in Sketch-up you can change the views to what plane you need i.e. Top view, side views etc.
For the best support please state your operating system, QCAD version and add any supporting DXF/DWG files, screenshots etc...

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Re: Qcad Importing to Sketchup

Postby andrew » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:20 pm

Azz131: Thanks for the screenshots. However, the DXF file would be more helpful for testing and helping you with the problem.

If I understand the problem correctly, only the spline at the right is rendered incorrectly by Sketchup. One simple solution would be to explode the splines in QCAD (Modify > Explode), then save again. This will convert the splines into polylines which are generally better understood by applications reading DXF files.

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Re: Qcad Importing to Sketchup

Postby Azz131 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:14 pm

I haven't got the file to hand tonight but i will post it tomorrow

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Re: Qcad Importing to Sketchup

Postby Azz131 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:37 am

The dxf file is attached
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Re: Qcad Importing to Sketchup

Postby andrew » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:46 pm

Thanks. I've filed a bug report at:
http://www.qcad.org/bugtracker/index.ph ... sk_id=1014

A workaround is also available (reconstructing the mirrored spline).

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Re: Shape of spline changes when importing DXF to Sketchup

Postby Azz131 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:54 pm

Thank you >>> :lol:


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