Microstation DXF does not open in Autocad 2004
Posted on 2005-04-20
To anyone who can help,
I have a current issue with a drawing originally created in Microstation by Bently. The drawing is in DXF format. When I attempt to open this in autocad 2004 or R14 the drawing does not open and I receive errors from autocad. Below are some of the error messages.
From Autocad 2004
Error in LTYPE Table
Linetype name with vertical bar is not marked dependent on line 1514.
Invalid or incomplete DXF input -- drawing discarded.
Unknown value "AC1015" encountered in drawing version.
Error 4 in drawing header on line 8.
Invalid or incomplete DXF input -- drawing discarded
I think this may be some type of blanket issue that results from how the dxf is created in Microstation. My problem is that my microstation knowledge is Novice, if that! I do have access to the microstation application V8, and have tried to fumble around. Some of the things I have already tried include Select All-->Ungroup -->unlock.
Also the reason I need to edit the dxf in autocad is so that the dxf file can be imported into a proprietary application that uses dxf files. In autocad I need to Explode blocks, regions, and a few other objects. Then I scale the drawing down and set the units and limits in Autocad 2004. This results in a clean enough file to be imported into this proprietary application. If I were to just take the dxf file as is and import it into this application text is not scaled to the drawing at all, and lines which compose furniture in the dxf is missing. Hence the need to explode regions and blocks in Autocad 2004. The explode usually solves the problem. So that is just some background info on the issue. I ultimately need to be able to open this file in Autocad 2004. Any help is appreciated. I am giving this a 500 point difficulty because there is a time factor that is important.