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Importing ACAD Geometry (again)

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busseynova

I know there's a topic on this below, but this question's slightly different. I'm a real beginner at this programme and am getting along ok, using bits of a few tutorials and info from here, but I'm having real trouble knowing which import setting is best to use for importing my models. Last time I used 'layer, blocks as node heirarchy' which seemed to group all objects that were on the same layer. Worked fine and pretty neat until I started to apply mapping to some objects, when it all got a bit confusing.

 

Am going to try just 'entity' now and see if that works, but interested to hear any thoughts.

 

Thanks.

 

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Cad64

It depends on what you're importing and how you have your CAD file set up. I usually either import by Layer, Color or by Entity. I don't really use the other options.

 

What problems are you experiencing?

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busseynova

Well with that original setting ('layer, blocks as node heirarchy') it seemed to be great for selecting objects for applying materials as I was able to use the selection menu (is that what it's called!?) to select all objects that were to have the same material applied. However when I came to map individual surfaes/objects, it became a bit tricky as all objects on a layer were associated and I couldn't get one bit of mapping to apply to one particular shape (although I did work out how to select individual shapes usuing the selection tools). When I used 'entity' yesterday it worked out better for mapping, but there didn't appear to be any way to select every object on a layer, although I was able to select by colour which achieved the same thing.

 

Sorry if my terminology is a bit confusing, as I say, I'm a total rookie at this.:unsure:

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