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Cambam to DXF to Inkscape?

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:27 am
by bajaru
I exported a Cambam file to DXF and then used Inkscape to try to open it. The names of the layers came over but that seems like that's about it - no image is visible anywhere, as far as I can tell. Does anybody have any idea what I might be doing wrong?
-thanks

-Brian

Re: Cambam to DXF to Inkscape?

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:53 pm
by microUgly
The objects may not have any stroke styles to make them visible.

Go to View > Display mode > Outline to see all objects regardless of the their display properties. And go to View > Zoom > Drawing to make Inkscape display all objects within the windows--just in case they are outside the canvas area.

Re: Cambam to DXF to Inkscape?

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:41 pm
by bajaru
Thanks microUgly. I gave your suggestions a shot, but something's still awry. Here's a link to the DXF that CamBam created. Perhaps it's not a valid file?

http://www.bajaru.com/PubPix/MBP_revB.dxf

and an image link:

Image

-thanks

-Brian

Re: Cambam to DXF to Inkscape?

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:49 pm
by microUgly
I don't know anything about Inkscape's support for DXF files, but it is not correctly converting your file. When opening a file other than SVG, it's converted to an SVG so Inkscape can edit it. When opening this DXF, the resulting SVG contains no objects at all. I don't know why though.

Re: Cambam to DXF to Inkscape?

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:18 pm
by sas
bajaru wrote:Perhaps it's not a valid file?

It's more likely that Inkscape's DXF support isn't very good. (The file loads without problem in Blender, for example.)

I suggest filing a bug report. Since you can supply a sample file, and the file is very small, there's a good chance of this being fixed fairly quickly.

Re: Cambam to DXF to Inkscape?

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:23 pm
by MX4000
Hello,
does somebody found a solution for this problem with CamBam DXF Files in Inkscape?
Thanks in advance
Martin

Re: Cambam to DXF to Inkscape?

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:59 pm
by brynn
Hhmm. 9 years later, it doesn't look (from here) like a bug report was ever made. Although Inkscape's DXF support is likely improved!

Since so much time has passed since the original message was posted, it's probably better if we start this as a new problem. Please explain your problem and share whatever files you have which aren't working properly. Also please include your Inkscape version and operating system.

(There was another recent message about cambam, although I don't remember which forum it was posted on. If I have some time later, I'll try and find it.)

Edit
Found the other message, but not the same problem as this.

Re: Cambam to DXF to Inkscape?

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:37 pm
by tylerdurden
The example file is still online and still has an issue opening in Inkscape, due to AutoCad version.

The dxf can be opened in LibreCad, saved as dxf version 2007, then opened in Inkscape.