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I'm looking for some help on importing a plot plan using a DWG file?

 

 

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What difficulties have you encountered so far? 

 

DJP

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Well, I'm still re-searching the best methods.  I'm trying to take an existing survey and place a developed plan on it.

 

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First you place the survey to the structure, you NEVER rotate the structure, rather you rotate the survey/site plan/ North Pointer to the structure! 

 

If the DWG has "x-Ref" adjoining files it is less useful than one that does have X-refs connected to it. 

 

Ideally, the .dwg is of a version that is equal or older than your version of Chief.

 

By Default, I use the "Import - dwg" command found under the "File" menu and then follow the proceeding dialogs that are presented thereby.

 

Since .dwg imports sometimes import in a rather scattered manner, I prefer to import them first into a CAD Detail window where I can evaluate and clean up the import before placing in in my plan view.

 

DJP

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Thank you David, I'm troubled by your last sentence about things imported in a "scattered manner." I have very little experience working with this type of importation so I'm wanting to make sure I don't corrupt something accidentally.  Ideally I'm looking to do it with someone who will look over my shoulder while I do it or vice versa and record it while doing so.  I have two projects to work on this back to back and one has a very tight lot restriction.

 

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Things out of one's control are a matter of "That's Life", no need to worry unnecessarily. Just do it and evaluate the results as above.

 

DJP

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1 hour ago, DavidJPotter said:

Since .dwg imports sometimes import in a rather scattered manner, I prefer to import them first into a CAD Detail window where I can evaluate and clean up the import before placing in in my plan view.

Very smart approach and is why I import this way too. I learned to do this a long time ago.

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Yes, I'm doing this now and so far so good but I still feel a little lost...lol

 

 

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2 hours ago, Hammer7 said:

Yes, I'm doing this now and so far so good but I still feel a little lost...lol

 

 

We all have to cross our on "Rubicons" as they present themselves in Life, welcome to the club!

 

DJP

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I believe he's now okay using his dwg in his plan. Helped him via Zoom.

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