No imported models appear in scene

I couldn’t find a solution to my problem anywhere else, but it’s probably pretty basic.I’ve got a scene in blender and I wanted to add a new object too it. The trouble is that when I try to import an object, even a simple .obj file of a plane, it doesn’t get added to the scene. The console output suggests the the importing is finished, but no new geometry appears.

I’m using Blender 2.48a and Python 2.5.4

Console output for export and than attempting to import a plane:

Compiled with Python version 2.5.2.
Checking for installed Python… got it!
OBJ Export path: “C:\Documents and Settings\decker\My Documents\plane.obj”
OBJ Export time: 0.03

importing obj “C:\Documents and Settings\decker\My Documents\plane.obj”
passing obj file “C:\Documents and Settings\decker\My Documents\plane.ob
j”… 0.0005 sec
loading materials and images… 0.0123 sec
building geometry…
verts:4 faces:1 materials: 2 smoothgroups:0 … 0.0010 sec
finished importing: “C:\Documents and Settings\decker\My Documents\plane.obj” in
0.0144 sec.

The OBJ may be importing at a very small scale. After import, try scaling up at a fairly high amount (the imported object should already be selected by default, I believe).

Nothing appears to be selected, and the transform properties window shows the name of the object that was last selected before import, and modifying these values modify that object.

Also, the problem seems specific to this one scene I have saved in a .blend file. After I’ve opened it, even if I delete the entire scene, nothing will appear on import. Only once I create a new, empty scene, reseting blender’s state, will the imported object appear.

In that case, start a new file and append everything from the file having problems into the new one. Then see how it goes with the import …