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2004-09-21, 08:35 PM
Is it possible to view dwf files from within AutoCAD or do you need to use the Dwf Viewer?
Can you insert dwf files into AutoCAD?
2004-09-21, 08:56 PM
1. Simple answer no, you need something like DWF Composer / Viewer / etc
You can import DWF mark-ups into AutoCAD -
Quick Article on Design Document Communication with DWF (http://autodesk.blogs.com/between_the_lines/dwf_it/index.html) (about halfway down)
2. Simple answer no, below is from JTB World AutoCAD 2005 Review (http://www.jtbworld.com/autocad2005.htm)
Still missing. Wish list for the next time.
Xref attach and bind of DWF files as a background into a DWG.
There are ways of converting DWF into DWG format, below snippet is from an old ACAD Guild post I made (Oct 2002) -
Check out the following Technical Document's on the Autodesk web site under the Knowledge Base section -
ID: TS11098 (Protecting a drawing from being edited - Kelvyn this one may interest you)
http://www.intelcad.com/pages/dwfin/index.htm has a Free 14 day evaluation download ObjectARX program that convert's DWF to DWG
A method that I just tried here, worked to some extent, not perfect but got a .DWG file -
Open .DWF file in VoloView and print to file so that a HPGL plot file is created.
Open the HPGL plot file in ViewCompanion (http://www.softwarecompanions.com)
SaveAs .DXF file.
Open AutoCAD and used the command ._DXFIN
Have a good one, Mike
2004-09-21, 09:10 PM
Please note I've *moved* this thread from the Software (http://forums.augi.com/forumdisplay.php?f=117) Forum to this one as I feel this particular Forum is a more appropriate place for such a topic.
Mike is right. I think that would make a good wishlist item though.
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