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DXF and DWG Compatibility problem opening exported file in SketchUp


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Hi

I just sign up for Beta when  I notice there is option to export DWG & DXF, in artboard I add simple rectangle and I export it using different versions and settings but it looks like it is not 100% compatible with this format as I was not able to import it to SketchUp and few other apps. 

Some imported geometry is extremely far from the
model origin. If you experience any instability with
your SketchUp model, please delete that geometry
from your .dwg/.dxf file and import again.

 

Affinity Designer 2.4.0.2222 BETA

Windows 11 with latest drivers

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Hi @elfis,

I've just tested adding a simple rectangle to a page and exporting to DWG/DXF and it's importing into SketchUp fine.

If there's no stroke on the object then it's discarding it as a "zombie object" on import, but again i'm not getting the error you are seeing.

Can you attach the file you are exporting with the settings you are using?

Serif Europe Ltd. - www.serif.com

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We've reproduced what we think you are seeing by exporting a shape with no stroke out to DWG and importing the result into SketchUp. The same however happens when you do a similar thing from AutoCAD (Creating a file with a single hatch object and no polyline, saving as DWG and importing into SketchUp).

SketchUp doesn't seem to support hatches/shapes with no strokes so we currently believe this is by design

Serif Europe Ltd. - www.serif.com

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