Update: I've finally located the dxf files here and an almost complete set of sketchUp files here . However, I've been unable to open the dxf files in AutoCad (after downloading the repo with Tortoise) and it seems many people have had problems opening the files from other programs as well. Does someone know how to read these files and/or if there is another set of drawings with better compatibility uploaded somewhere?
Also, although I don't need one, I can't find any files of the complete assembly either. It would be nice if all of these things were in a single location! Can those of you with cad files upload them please?
as you might have noticed, this is open source, so if you want all these files assembled, why not do it yourself? why should someone get up and do something for you without any use for himself?
no need for cross-posting ;)
/edit: just tested some of files, they open fine in C4D
Maybe he'd assemble them himself if he could open the files. But as he stated, they appear to be broken files.
Out of curiousity I just tried myself, the DXF files do not open in AutoCAD 2007. It says: "Invalid or incomplete DXF input -- drawing discarded."
I don't need them assembled, as I said. However, I'm assuming other people have assembled them in the past so I was wondering why the assembly wasn't with the other files. The great thing about open source is that when one person takes the time to do something, others don't have to repeat the same work later!
I don't have access to C4D. Would it be possible for you to convert the files to a more widely compatible and editable format?
C4D, or CAD? I'm not quite sure what C4D is, best I can surmise is it's some sort of virtual reality rendering program, and I doubt that's what you meant?
I'm not sure that's what Sebastian meant or not. I've never used C4D, but from a quick google it appeared as if C4D might accept dxf files so it might have been possible? Regardless, the problem still stands of the files not being able to open in AutoCAD.
Oh, he must have edited that in there after I read it.
I agree. CAD files won't open in AutoCAD 2007, so I have to guess that these files are corrupt, or generated in some odd software package.
I haven't tried these files, but it is important to note that DXF files are 2d files. Stands for Drawing Exchange Format. So, a DXF would be treated as a drawing in a CAD program. I think of DXF files as "just lines." That's it, no solid, no color, no nothing. I've used DXF files in Solidworks, just need to import the DXF as a sketch in a part file, then extrude to solid.
There may be a way for a DXF file to have information about thickness, material and visual properties, but I've never seen that.
I've used some of the drawings that are around to begin a 3d model of a quad frame. A rendering of a partial assembly is attached. When it's done I will make the files available if anyone is interested.
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