Disfigured Objects from Importing

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Disfigured Objects from Importing

Postby Adam Jenson » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:17 pm

Good Morning.

We are replacing AutoCAD IV with QCAD. The dwg files are compitable and work well with QCAD except for one issue. All objects imported successfully from AutoCAD to QCAD except one, and that is a 66" ROUND W/ 10 CHAIRS (will attach image and circle the disfigured object red). There are a little over a hundred DWG files that they constantly have worked with for years and use the same DWG files now. They all contain the same objects, so this specific Image imports incorrectly and is disfigured on all of the dwg files. Is there a fix around this and can someone explain why this object is importing incorrectly to QCAD? Thank You.
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Re: Disfigured Objects from Importing

Postby Adam Jenson » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:08 pm

Also I forgot to mention the version and OS. The QCAD Version I am using is QCAD 3.3.4. The Operating Systems this has been tested on are Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows XP. All have the same issue.
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Re: Disfigured Objects from Importing

Postby Adam Jenson » Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:48 pm

I have attached 3 of them.
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Re: Disfigured Objects from Importing

Postby Husky » Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:10 pm

clive wrote:*I guess the other thing you could do (but it would be a nuisance to do every time) would be to first explode the block in AutoCAD, save then open up in QCAD ??

Just a note:
You could just delete Block 66 (thats the "Bad boy" Block :wink: ) and insert it (unchanged!) again from your Block-list. It will work.
Funny is the Reference point for this block 66 - not like all other blocks in your drawing ... but maybe there is a reason for that.
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Re: Disfigured Objects from Importing

Postby Adam Jenson » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:29 pm

Thank you for getting back to me. I will follow your instructions on Monday for the work around and will post my results.
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Re: Disfigured Objects from Importing

Postby khad » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:39 am

Looks like a small glitch with nested mirrored blocks (x-scale = -1):
if the mirrored block insertion contains nested insertions, only their base points are mirrored, while the insertions themselves keep their scale.
Should be easy to fix, I guess...
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Re: Disfigured Objects from Importing

Postby khad » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:51 am

Hi clive,
thanks for the flowers, but this has nothing to do with cleverness, just with a lengthy experience with AutoCAD and its followers.
Your workaround instructions were completely valid, I would have done the same - this block needed rebuilding anyway (because of the ill placed basepoint and unevenly scaled sub-blocks).
I'll try to contribute to qcad where I can, but I have to admit I'm kinda struggling with some of its concepts - I'll post a comprehensive summary of my impressions sometime soon (need to find the time to do some more testing).
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