The information in this article applies to:
I am trying to import an AutoCAD file but when I do, there is missing information. What should I do?
There are a number of reasons why the file may not import as expected:
Confirm that your version of Chief Architect can import files from the version of AutoCAD used to create the .dxf/.dwg file you want to import. For example:
You can find out what AutoCAD versions your version of Chief Architect can import by referring to the Importing & Exporting chapter of the Chief Architect Reference Manual.
Only items in AutoCAD's Model Space are imported into the current view in Chief Architect.
If any AutoCAD files are referenced using AutoCAD's X Referencing command, they will not be imported.
ACIS Solids and other entities and formats generated by AutoCAD extensions are not imported.
A list of entities that are supported in your version of Chief Architect can be found in the Importing & Exporting chapter of the Reference Manual.
If you are not the individual who created the AutoCAD file, contact the person who did create the AutoCAD file to determine if any of the conditions listed above apply.
Additional entities are sometimes added to the list of those supported for import when new versions of Chief Architect are released. To learn more, see our Upgrade Information web page.