|Category: SurvCE|PC / SurvCE|
|Topic ID: 351|
|Title: DXF file from SurvCE, which contains space characters in the Layer Names or have Layer Names which have a name length greater than 31 characters, not loading in AutoCAD 2000 or greater.|
SurvCE saves automatically the DXF files as R12 AutoCAD DXF for compatibility with any other non-AutoCAD products that could use it. To correct the problem, the Layer Names, which contain space characters or have a name length greater than 31 characters, must be renamed. The process of renaming the layers could be done manually following the next steps: - Isolate the layer that causes the problem using the routine under MAP/VIEW/Isolate Layer. - Create the replacement layer using the routine under MAP/VIEW/Layer. - Set the newly created layer to be the Current Layer using the routine under MAP/VIEW/Layer. - Move all the entities from the layer that contains space characters within the name into the newly create layer using the routine under MAP/DRAW/Change Layer. - Delete the layer that contains space characters within the name using the routine under MAP/VIEW/Layer. The process of renaming the layers could be done automatically following the next steps: - Download the file dxffix.exe. - Run the program dxffix.exe, select the DXF file that fails to open in AutoCAD, and using the default settings press Run DXFFix button. The routine will always create a copy of the processed file as bak for safety reasons. The fixed DXF file will have the same name as the original file.