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FS#221 - autocad dwg compatibility

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by Peter (hungerburg) - Wednesday, 31 August 2011, 14:04 GMT+2
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 12:04 GMT+2
Task Type Feature Request
Category QCAD (main)
Status Closed
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Development
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


DWG files created with QCAD display really fine now in autocad. There are only two minor issues for ACAD users:

1) ACAD complains, that they were not created with a licensed application. One may not be able to work around that one...

2) ACAD complains, that the file does not specify a codepage. For this one, there should be a way around, shouldn’t it?

I am very happy with the compatibility in the new QCAD. Thank you very much for all the efforts that went into it!


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Closed by  Andrew (andrew)
Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 12:04 GMT+2
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Comment by Peter (hungerburg) - Tuesday, 06 September 2011, 13:35 GMT+2

You may want to turn this into a feature request. (I can't.)

Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Wednesday, 07 September 2011, 17:38 GMT+2

1) Cannot be fixed (that's how Autodesk wants it)
2) Potentially fixed in current development version (setting code page explicitly to ASCII). International characters and Unicode are supported through use of escape sequences, not code pages.

Comment by Peter (hungerburg) - Thursday, 08 September 2011, 10:07 GMT+2

In current Beta QCAD saved files are latin1 encoded with dos line-endings. Autodesk provides the freely downloadable "autocad true view" that also displays said messages.

Comment by Peter (hungerburg) - Friday, 28 October 2011, 10:22 GMT+2

With dwg files saved from Beta 3 autocad true view still displays the warning about code-pages.

Comment by Peter (hungerburg) - Thursday, 03 November 2011, 10:29 GMT+2

I caputered that dialog now. "ascii" is not known either, maybe it should be "English"? http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/modify_drawing_codepage.html

Comment by Peter (hungerburg) - Thursday, 03 November 2011, 11:19 GMT+2

Actually, ASCII being a subset of ANSI_1252, a table should not be necessary at all. Maybe best to set the ansi table in file, because that is the autocad default, so it should make the message appear the least number of times.