Why are my imported objects not displaying?
DWG supports layers. Try turning on layers using the Window:Concepts
Why do imported objects only display when selected?
AutoCAD defaults to a black background with white objects. Check to see if you
have white objects on a white background by selecting everything in the drawing
with the Edit:Select All tool.
Why can't I change the color of an object imported from DWG?
DWG supports layer color overrides. Check to see if the file has a color override
using Window:Concepts Explorer.
How can I tell how many objects were imported?
Select the Verify:Object Counts command to display quantity and types of
DWG Exports from Shark are empty in my non AutoCAD application.
Shark exports precision NURB data into the DWG file using SAT.
SAT is the native format by Shark and AutoCAD for 3D modeling data
based on the ACIS kernel. The application reading the DWG file generated from
Shark must be able to read this data type in, unfortunately many do not.
If your third party application does not support SAT within DWG, export the file as
R12. When exporting to R12, the precision NURB data is converted into three
and four sided facets, supported by most DWG readers.
Objects are Too Big/Small
The units in the file may be different. Try using a different unit setting on import.
Imported DWG File is Empty
The DWG file may have Proxy Objects which are not supported in ViaCAD or
Shark products. Proxy objects are created by ObjectARX©
applications, such as
and embedded in the file. To support ObjectARX
data, you will need to explode the data into meshes from the original application.
Example ObjectARX objects include smart Walls, Doors, Roofs, or Windows from