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Can't down load DWG file to X11

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Trying to download a DWG file sent to me of a Hover 3D model. It defaults to X10. I went to windows>setting>default app settings> went down the list of apps to open files, found the .dwg file type, but the only available app to open it is X10. I have no option or choice to set the default app to X11. Any ideas? 

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4 minutes ago, Evolution said:

Trying to download a DWG file

 

Downloading is from a server on the internet, like when you download a plan that someone posted here on ChiefTalk.

 

Is the file on your system?

 

Will this work?

 

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Here I right clicked on a file, selected Open With, then Choose another app.

 

You would find X11 in the file system and select it.

 

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Open and save it in X10 and then transfer it to X11 by export or in a plan file, either way, should work. Besides NO Chief Architect software "Opens" any AutoCAD files directly, you must open a plan file and then IMPORT such files using "File - Import..."

 

DJP

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And if you were sent a link to download a file, then you want to Save As, not Open.

 

I right click on the link and get multiple options. Don't click or double click.

 

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On 9/11/2019 at 4:39 PM, DavidJPotter said:

Open and save it in X10 and then transfer it to X11 by export or in a plan file, either way, should work. Besides NO Chief Architect software "Opens" any AutoCAD files directly, you must open a plan file and then IMPORT such files using "File - Import..."

 

DJP

DJP I did what you suggested and that was the trick. However; I learned that the "Hover app" while it does a great job at mapping out the as built, when the .DWG file is imported into CA, it was quite skewed. I decided to import it as an SKP and that worked much better (although being a 3D symbol) it doesn't give me much to manipulate.  I didn't have a surveyor's dwg file to import the plot plan so I used the PDF the client sent and traced over it.  I input all the lengths and bearing information after resizing the PDF, then did a replicate, rotate so I can draw the project in on true 90-180 degree angles. I drew the basic foot print of the addition with cad lines. So I think I'm going in the right direction.

Thanks for your help! 

 

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