[Equest-users] Import CAD in detailed data edit
kwalkerman at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 10:33:59 PDT 2008
You could look at how the wizard generates a cad reference, and then insert
the text into your own pd2 file (I think that's where it goes). Brandon
Nichols created a document explaining how to clean up the "CAD file not
found" error, this would be a good place to start...
This way you're not loading a file with tons of errors post-cutting of all
On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 1:22 PM, Kevin Kyte <kkyte at robsonwoese.com> wrote:
> I generally only extract the polygons to a new word doc by means of cut and
> paste. Which means I still create all spaces/zones. I suppose I should
> into custom libraries to speed up the process further. Do you feel the most
> efficient way is to just deal with the glob? Or go cutty-pasty on it?
> Kevin Kyte, LEED AP
> RobsonWoese, Inc.
> (T) 716-636-1800
> (F) 716-636-1856
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Mignogna [mailto:smignogna at gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, June 09, 2008 10:28 AM
> To: Kevin Kyte
> Cc: equest-users at lists.onebuilding.org
> Subject: Re: [Equest-users] Import CAD in detailed data edit
> I would highly recommend doing all geometry in the wizard. If not you
> will need to create each space/zone by hand which will be incredibly
> tedious and unnecessary. If you are worried about the clutter of
> schedules, materials, etc... i would recommend deleting them in the
> input text file.
> Good luck.
> Steve Mignogna
> Atelier Ten
> On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 2:32 PM, Kevin Kyte <kkyte at robsonwoese.com> wrote:
> > Starting a new project in detailed data edit. The 2-D Geometry screen is
> > nice and empty with a toolbar with shape mode, 2-D floor plan mode, zoom,
> > pan, and open CAD drawing file. Every time I try to open a CAD drawing
> > nothing shows up on the screen. I cannot figure out what I am doing
> > Does it need to be a dxf or dwg file? I am trying dwg and no good.
> > out are create new floor, create new space, and create new shape. Are
> > buttons functional?
> > I currently import CAD files through the wizards. This is wonderful, but
> > changeover to DD also brings heaps of unwanted clutter, not just the
> > floors and spaces. Do CAD files need to be saved to a certain file type
> > order to import them to DD 2-D Geometry?
> > Kevin Kyte, LEED AP
> > RobsonWoese, Inc.
> > (T) 716-636-1800
> > (F) 716-636-1856
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