Author Topic: Dwf autocad before 2000 error message (RESOLVED)  (Read 117 times)

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Dwf autocad before 2000 error message (RESOLVED)
« on: July 13, 2017, 02:09:15 PM »
Newbie to CNC laser cutting and Bencutlaser. I have meticulously prepared some RC aircraft pdf files in Inkscape, saved as dwf files, yet when import into BCL I get message similar to Dwf autocad files format older than 2000. I have uploaded to online sites to have them convert to dwf formatthinking they would save as more recent dwf, but I still get the error. What am I doing wrong?

I running BCL on C:/ default install in Win 10 Pro Creators, BCL build is trial version (d)

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Re: Dwf autocad before 2000 error message
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 02:20:05 PM »
When you save as in Inkscape, what version are you selecting?
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Re: Dwf autocad before 2000 error message
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 03:19:44 PM »
Do you mean DXF files?

Open in QCAD and do a save as and select the latest version (release 27).

Then BCL will be able to open the file and use it.
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Re: Dwf autocad before 2000 error message
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 03:51:22 PM »
Do you mean DXF files?

Open in QCAD and do a save as and select the latest version (release 27).

Then BCL will be able to open the file and use it.
I made a mistake it's not DWF but DXF files, my copy of Inkscape saved to dxf 14 - the only one listed

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Re: Dwf autocad before 2000 error message
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 03:52:50 PM »
I made a mistake it's not DWF but DXF files, my copy of Inkscape saved to dxf 14 - the only one listed
Indeed I did mean dxf..I've dwf..dwg...dxf embedded in my brain trying to find a way to get it into BCL

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Re: Dwf autocad before 2000 error message (OPEN)
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 04:02:00 PM »
I don't think Rel 14 is new enough. You can try it but I don't think it will be post year 2000 format.

You should open it and save it in another program such as QCAD or LibreCAD or NanoCAD.
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Re: Dwf autocad before 2000 error message
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 04:13:40 PM »
I made a mistake it's not DWF but DXF files, my copy of Inkscape saved to dxf 14 - the only one listed
Thanks wasn't aware of QCad will install and try...thanks again

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