dwg ref file is always 1000 times too small and no units asked for by Mstn v8i ss3

Hi whenever I get   DWG from designers ( output from 12 D) and need to use it as a ref file  its alway 1000 times too small, My ustn never asks me  if its  meters or mm the dwg file is unitless, I only work in meters for mu in mstn... 

I know I just have to  change the ref manager settings 1000 x  but is there  something I can tell the  12d guys to do before they  export to DWG... I'm not  sure if they can export to DGN... I'll have to go check 12D help on google...

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  • Lorys said:

    Hi whenever I get   DWG from designers ( output from 12 D) and need to use it as a ref file  its alway 1000 times too small, My ustn never asks me  if its  meters or mm the dwg file is unitless, I only work in meters for mu in mstn... 

    I know I just have to  change the ref manager settings 1000 x  but is there  something I can tell the  12d guys to do before they  export to DWG... I'm not  sure if they can export to DGN... I'll have to go check 12D help on google...


    The dwg-file is not unit-less, I bet. Let your AutoCAD designer input these AutoCAD Key-In : INSUNITS
    He will see that it might say INSUNTIS = 4 which means DWG Unit = Millimetre
    If you AutoCAD Designer create a DWT-Template-file (Seed) with an INSUNTIS = 6 Key-in, you and he will have a DWG Meter File.

    Regards

    Frank

    since 1985: CAD/GIS : [Esri ArcMap , Bentley MS V4 - V8i, GeoGraphics, Map, InRoads ; AutoCAD , HHK Geograf , IBr DAVID,  AED-SICAD ]  Dev: [C, C++, Basic , Java, SQL, FORTRAN, UML]
    [direct quote by: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmut_Schmidt]: "Wer Kritik übel nimmt, hat etwas zu verbergen"

    Answer Verified By: Lorys 

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  • Lorys said:

    Hi whenever I get   DWG from designers ( output from 12 D) and need to use it as a ref file  its alway 1000 times too small, My ustn never asks me  if its  meters or mm the dwg file is unitless, I only work in meters for mu in mstn... 

    I know I just have to  change the ref manager settings 1000 x  but is there  something I can tell the  12d guys to do before they  export to DWG... I'm not  sure if they can export to DGN... I'll have to go check 12D help on google...


    The dwg-file is not unit-less, I bet. Let your AutoCAD designer input these AutoCAD Key-In : INSUNITS
    He will see that it might say INSUNTIS = 4 which means DWG Unit = Millimetre
    If you AutoCAD Designer create a DWT-Template-file (Seed) with an INSUNTIS = 6 Key-in, you and he will have a DWG Meter File.

    Regards

    Frank

    since 1985: CAD/GIS : [Esri ArcMap , Bentley MS V4 - V8i, GeoGraphics, Map, InRoads ; AutoCAD , HHK Geograf , IBr DAVID,  AED-SICAD ]  Dev: [C, C++, Basic , Java, SQL, FORTRAN, UML]
    [direct quote by: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmut_Schmidt]: "Wer Kritik übel nimmt, hat etwas zu verbergen"

    Answer Verified By: Lorys 

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