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Kemper Watson

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CAD Files
« on: March 01, 2007, 04:50:11 pm »

Hi All. I've been reading about this sub and have decided to build a pair. The problem is I want to dowmload CAD files and take them to a cabinet shop for quality cuts. When I click on anything resembling CAD files all I get is that red X in a little box. Could someone here piont me in the right direction. Thanks in advance....
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Re: CAD Files
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2007, 04:56:37 pm »

Kemper,
Did you go to the prosoundweb LSP location? You have to save the files to your machine, BTW.. you can't just open them..
http://www.prosoundweb.com/lsp/
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Re: CAD Files
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2007, 05:26:56 pm »

I just tried downloading the dxf files that are on that page, and they were not recognised as a .dxf file by VectorWorks 12.5. They download as a text file, which I think needs something removed from the top to make it recognisable, but I don't know what to edit. In any case they don't appear to be standard .dxf files.

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Re: CAD Files
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2007, 05:49:45 pm »

I just looked at a dxf(text) file that VW created and edited the top of the LAB Sub file to match, and VW still wouldn't load it. If someone has newer CAD files or .dwg files I will ask Ernie to post them to the documentation page.

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Re: CAD Files
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2007, 06:43:46 pm »

Hey Mac, I just remoted into our shop and tried one of these files. If you try the "import" function in VW you should get a pretty picture, at least it worked for me....
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Re: CAD Files
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2007, 07:56:18 pm »

Cliff Fuller wrote on Thu, 01 March 2007 18:43

Hey Mac, I just remoted into our shop and tried one of these files. If you try the "import" function in VW you should get a pretty picture, at least it worked for me....
Didn't work for me. Neither the 3/4", nor the 18mm would import.

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Re: CAD Files
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2007, 08:12:07 pm »

 I saw the files on the other Lab page but nothing I have will open them. Are they the files that can be read at a cabinet shop with the computer assisted cutter?
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Re: CAD Files are .dwg - AutoCAD only
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2007, 08:12:09 pm »

Mac,
You are indeed correct.. these are .dwg files, which typically only open in AutoCAD.. don't know why they say they're .dxf files. I remember opening them.. but it was with AutoCAD.. now that I remember..  Embarassed
I guess the PDF's or having AutoCAD are the only solutions.. until someone can forward a decent .dxf copy?
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Re: CAD Files are .dwg - AutoCAD only
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2007, 08:25:42 pm »

Mike {AB} Butler wrote on Thu, 01 March 2007 20:12

Mac,
You are indeed correct.. these are .dwg files, which typically only open in AutoCAD.. don't know why they say they're .dxf files. I remember opening them.. but it was with AutoCAD.. now that I remember..  Embarassed
I guess the PDF's or having AutoCAD are the only solutions.. until someone can forward a decent .dxf copy?
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VectorWorks will open an AutoCad dwg file just fine. I do it all the time. It won't work with any of those files though.

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Re: CAD Files are .dwg - AutoCAD only
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2007, 09:36:49 pm »

I found a CAD viewer.. Thanks
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