Where to find a DXF to blend converter.


(deks) #1

Do anyone now where it is? I haven’t find it.


(hannibar) #2

You can’t load dxf directly into blender. Have a look in the filoe menu.
If you want to convert to another format readable by blender (eg : because of a reading error in blender) you can download the free convertion tool called ‘crossroads’ and save as vrml1.
To find crossroads do a search on google.


(ilac) #3

You can open a dxf file as you would a blend file. Go to FILE>OPEN> and browse to your dxf file. or click F1 and browse to the DXF.

If you don’t see anything after it supposedly loaded, hit the Home button.

ps. I’ve had a lot of problems loading certain dxf’s saved from Cad software but haven’t figured out why yet.


(jms) #4

To open dxf files you do exactly the same as for blender files: F1.
Do a shift-f4 to see the new object.

jm


(Schlops) #5

And don’t forget to do a “RemDoubles” after you imported an DXF-Object.


(deks) #6

And don’t forget to do a “RemDoubles” after you imported an DXF-Object.

Why should i do that?


(deks) #7

And why does Hannibar says that Blender cannot directly import dxf-files?? When you others says that it can? I start to gett confused.


(S68) #8

Hannibar might have mistyped… it happend also to the best :slight_smile:

You should remove doubles because DXF can be redundant and you can come up with double vertexes (which is better to disintegrate)

Stefano


(ilac) #9

Because every face will be a seperate polygon so you would have a lot of overlapping vertices where more than one face meet. By removing doubles you are removing the unnessary vertices.


(deks) #10

ok thanks everyone!!


(Skanime) #11

how to you remdoubles?


(paradox) #12

In edit mode select all vertices. F9 (edit buttons) right hand side at top is a brown button (Rem Doubles) this will remove doubles.
Paradox


(hannibar) #13

And why does Hannibar says that Blender cannot directly import dxf-files?? When you others says that it can? I start to gett confused.

oops. Small mistake.

edit : You CAN load dxf directly into blender.

Sorry for the confusion.


(deks) #14

hmm… My Blender craches when i load a dxf-file.


(nerddogs) #15

Also sub surf looks really bad if you don’t remove the doubles.


(deks) #16

aha! now it’s work.