Shape of spline changes when importing DXF to Sketchup

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Shape of spline changes when importing DXF to Sketchup

Postby Azz131 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:32 am

I have done a drawing in Qcad i want it mirrored so they look the same both ends ... When i import it to Sketchup they look different
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Re: Qcad Importing to Sketchup

Postby Clive » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:13 pm

Azz131 wrote:I have done a drawing in Qcad i want it mirrored so they look the same both ends ...

This can be achived in QCAD by using the Mirror tool - Main Menu > Modify > Mirror ...and follow the prompts.
Azz131 wrote: When i import it to Sketchup they look different

Sketchup is a 3D 'sketch' modelling program, in Sketch-up you can change the views to what plane you need i.e. Top view, side views etc.
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Re: Qcad Importing to Sketchup

Postby andrew » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:20 pm

Azz131: Thanks for the screenshots. However, the DXF file would be more helpful for testing and helping you with the problem.

If I understand the problem correctly, only the spline at the right is rendered incorrectly by Sketchup. One simple solution would be to explode the splines in QCAD (Modify > Explode), then save again. This will convert the splines into polylines which are generally better understood by applications reading DXF files.
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Re: Qcad Importing to Sketchup

Postby Azz131 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:14 pm

I haven't got the file to hand tonight but i will post it tomorrow

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Re: Qcad Importing to Sketchup

Postby Azz131 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:37 am

The dxf file is attached
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Re: Qcad Importing to Sketchup

Postby andrew » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:46 pm

Thanks. I've filed a bug report at:
http://www.qcad.org/bugtracker/index.ph ... sk_id=1014

A workaround is also available (reconstructing the mirrored spline).
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Re: Shape of spline changes when importing DXF to Sketchup

Postby Azz131 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:54 pm

Thank you >>> :lol:
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