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Topic
SampleClass
Level
Medium user
Time to complete
15 minutes
Author
Mario52
FreeCAD version
All
Example File(s)
None


Description

This page explains step by step the margin to follow to install the package Draft-dxf-import yorikvanhavre for you to upload files in DXF format FreeCAD and import DWG files using the teighafileconverter utility. This installation was made in the Windows Vista environment, but the principle of the system is the same for linux

First step:

identify the macros folder FreeCAD

1 : open FreeCAD

If you have a version from 0.15 you can use the automatic update DXF package (expand to see)

Automatic DXF install


2 : click Menu > Macro > Macros or the click the bottom Std DlgMacroExecuteDirect.svg "Open a dialog to let you execute a macro Recorded"

open FreeCAD


3 : one dialog box open

4 : copy the address of "Macro destination" (here C:\Users\d\AppData\Roaming\FreeCAD\) In Ubuntu, this is normally /home/your_user_name/.FreeCAD


Open a dialog to let you execute a macro Recorded


5 : paste the address into your browser and confirm

paste the address into your browser


6 : leave open the explorer

Dxf Importer Install 04.png


7 : Close FreeCAD

Second step:

Download the files

8 : download files on the page https://github.com/yorikvanhavre/Draft-dxf-importer

9 : and click the icon button Download ZIP for the default version.

(or choice for your development version see down page) (expand to see)

Automatic DXF install


download files


10 : you must extract the file to a temporary directory (here c:\tmp)

extract the file


11 : the decompresser creates a new folder named "Draft-dxf-import-master"

decompresser creates a new folder


12 : the files are in this folder select all the files and "Cut"

select all the files and Cut


13 : paste the files in the folder FreeCAD macros in the explorer open (step 6) (C:\Users\d\AppData\Roaming\FreeCAD\)

In Ubuntu, this is normally /home/your_user_name/.FreeCAD

paste the files in the folder


14 : Open FreeCAD click the button Std DlgMacroExecuteDirect.svg , the necessary files in DXF format are present, close the window "Execute macro

open FreeCAD


15 : load your DXF file

load your DXF file


16 : DXF file can be used

DXF file can be used


VERSIONS

This repository contains several versions of the DXF importer. The default version, that you download when you press the "download ZIP" button above, is always the version needed by the current stable version of FreeCAD.

If you use another version of FreeCAD, for example a development version or an older version, you might also need another verison of this DXF library. You can find out which version of the DXF library is needed by your version of FreeCAD, by entering the following code in the FreeCAD python console:

import importDXF
print importDXF.CURRENTDXFLIB 

Third step:

Download Teigha converter for use DWG files

17 : teighafileconverter download on teighafileconverter page

download Teigha


18 : choose the version that suits your Qt and OS

choose the version


19 : and install it on your system

install it on your system


20 : open FreeCAD and click the button Std DlgMacroExecuteDirect.svg "Open a dialog to let you execute a macro Recorded"

21 : close the macros window

22 : and activate the Draft workbench

activate the Draft workbebch


23 : now let's get into the options page DXF / DWG click "Menu > Edit > Preferences"

Menu > Preferences


24 : select "Draft > DXF / DWG options" tab

25 : In the DWG format option section, click the 3 points ...

Draft > DXF / DWG options


26 : to give way Teigha converter that FreeCAD will use to convert DWG to DXF

27 : enter in the directory here in Window here "C:/Program Files/ODA/Teigha File Converter 4.00.1/" and select TeighaFileConverter.exe and confirm

DWG format option


28 : the operation is completed click the OK you can test a DWG file

directory Teigha File Converter 4.00.1


Fourth step:

Using Teigha. Teigha is a full program and you can use it without FreeCAD

directory Teigha File Converter 4.00.1


1 : Imput folder: folder path or are the DXF or DWG files to convert

2 : Output folder: path to the destination folder for the converted files

3 : Recurse folder:

4 : Audit:

5 : Input files filter: filter for only DXF, DWG or DXF and DWG


6 : Output release: the file will be converted to the format and the selected version

7 : Start: launches the process

Links

Video tutorial FreeCAD Tutorial 24 - DXF/DWG Import

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