I cannot open dxf files created with QCAD

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pdubalen
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I cannot open dxf files created with QCAD

Post by pdubalen » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:09 pm

Good morning,
I just installed the QCAD new version 3.16.1 (for windows).
I cannot open dxf files I created a few months ago, as soon as the QCAD pro add-on has expired it seems.
I always used the free version.
Thank you and kind regards.

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Re: I cannot open dxf files created with QCAD

Post by Husky » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:13 pm

Good morning pdubalen - welcome to the forum.
pdubalen wrote:Good morning,
I just installed the QCAD new version 3.16.1 (for windows).
I cannot open dxf files I created a few months ago, as soon as the QCAD pro add-on has expired it seems.
I always used the free version.
Thank you and kind regards.
Could you please attache one of those drawing for testing? Thanks.
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Re: I cannot open dxf files created with QCAD

Post by pdubalen » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:57 am

Thank you for your answer.
I'm sorry, I used a wrong forum and I thought my post was lost.
Here is an example.
Regards.
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Re: I cannot open dxf files created with QCAD

Post by andrew » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:03 am

Please remove the trial add-ons if you wish to use the free version. If you cannot remove the add-ons automatically (using the remove button in the trial widget), you need to delete the indicated files manually.

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Re: I cannot open dxf files created with QCAD

Post by pdubalen » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:48 am

Thank you but I did.
I just installed the new 3.16.4 and I removed the pro version trial. I had to use "run as admin" for that.
I still have the issue: "impossible to open the file, import failed"
In french in my version I tried to translate.
Regards.

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Re: I cannot open dxf files created with QCAD

Post by andrew » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:57 am

pdubalen wrote:"impossible to open the file, import failed". In french in my version I tried to translate.
Could it be that the file is in a path that contains international characters (French accents, etc)? If so, can you move the file to the desktop or a path that does not contain any unicode characters? The QCAD Community Edition uses dxflib which cannot handle unicode paths under Windows.

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Re: I cannot open dxf files created with QCAD

Post by pdubalen » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:00 pm

Thank you, that's right.
The complete path contains indeed french accents.
I changed that and now it works.
Thank you again.

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