Thank you Ongnizzim and Duoas. Your replies have cleared up the procedural issue, and probably nailed the problem.
Yes, I had verified that the files were good by loading them back into Autocad. I also saved them in several versions of .dxf to eliminiate that potential problem.
I was importing by the procedure you just spelled out. Thanks. I needed it spelled out to verify that I was doing it right.
I just tried it again, and got the usual error saying it could not parse the files, but this time I got a text window that says:
Using Python version 2.3
‘import site’ failed; use -v for traceback
No installed Python found.
Only built-in modules are available. Some scripts may not run.
So I am using Python version 2.3 and have no Python. Where do I find this snake ? I’ll be glad to install it.
I really appreciate the help.
And I don’t want to be a problem for our hard working mdoerators. But after considering the question “can it be more easy?” I have to say yes.
I didn’t follow an email last night. I simply returned to the forum where I posted the question, a forum that invited discussion of anything related to computer graphics, and found it there, with the note that it was moved. It looked to me like the discussion was continuing elswhere without me, and I could not find it, not even with a search, and carefully scrolling down through each forum, and most carefully in Blender General, which also looked newly appropriate.
And now I am here, having followed the email link. But when I try to find this discussion in Blender General, I can’t . Right now that email link is my only way in. I’m keeping it as bread crumbs lest I lose contact.
And thanks for the warm welcome. I hope to less of a pest as I learn your site and Blender a little better. It really looks good. I just can’t seem to get a toe hold.