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    When I insert a block, autocad asks me to select a shape file? Why does it do this and how can I make it stop?

    I also get a similar message when I open certain dwg.s asking to select a certain font.

    I have a feeling these are etransmit related.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Missing Shape Files / Select Shape File

    Hi

    You are missing a required Shape file(s) OR it is not in the AutoCAD Search Path.

    If you are actually missing the Shape file(s), is it possible to obtain them from the source of the original DWG file(s).

    If you have the Shape file(s), make sure they are stored somewhere within the AutoCAD Search Path.

    Have a good one, Mike

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    Default Re: Missing Shape Files / Select Shape File

    Not exactly sure how I can go about this?

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    Question Re: Missing Shape Files / Select Shape File

    Quote Originally Posted by jocques
    Not exactly sure how I can go about this?
    Hi

    What do you mean ?

    Without access to the correct Shape file(s) the DWG file(s) are incomplete.

    It is possible to remove the Shape file(s) associated with DWG file(s), but by doing so you remove information from the DWG file(s).

    Have a good one, Mike

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    Default Re: Missing Shape Files / Select Shape File

    Makes sense, but I don't know where or how to search for the required files-?

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    Question Re: Missing Shape Files / Select Shape File

    Quote Originally Posted by jocques
    Makes sense, but I don't know where or how to search for the required files-?
    Hi

    Did someone send_ you / supply_you_with the DWG file(s) ?

    If yes, try speaking with them first... they should be able to supply you with the missing Shape file(s).

    If no, where did the DWG file(s) originate from that contain the missing Shape file(s) ?

    Have you tried searching your local / network drives for the missing Shape file(s) ?

    Have a good one, Mike

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    Default Re: Missing Shape Files / Select Shape File

    Quote Originally Posted by jocques
    When I insert a block, autocad asks me to select a shape file? Why does it do this and how can I make it stop?

    I also get a similar message when I open certain dwg.s asking to select a certain font.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Take a look at: http://rkmcswain.blogspot.com/2006/0...hape-file.html

    Note that shape files and font files share the SHX extension, but they are different and cannot be used for one another. So a prompt for a SHAPE file is something different than a prompt for a FONT file.
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    Default Re: Missing Shape Files / Select Shape File

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike.Perry
    Without access to the correct Shape file(s) the DWG file(s) are incomplete.

    It is possible to remove the Shape file(s) associated with DWG file(s), but by doing so you remove information from the DWG file(s).
    Not necessarily.

    Just because a shape file is loaded in a drawing doesn't necessarily mean that shape is used in the drawing.

    A person opening such drawing would be prompted for the shape file regardless of whether there are any shapes actually in use or not.
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