Dimension scale when importing dwg

Hi all

Always when I import dwg drawings from Autocad. The dimensions in the drawing gets scaled way too big. I have tried changing the import units, but with no luck. Is there a way to import dimensions from a dwg correctly?


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Still looking for a fix or solution to this problem. Hope someone can help!

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I´m also facing this problem… anyone found a solution?

yeh its a pain, I import a lot of dwg lineworks. You have to select the annotation style and apply scaling

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Is there no way of configuring this beforehand?

Hi Miguel -
Could you provide a simple DWG file that shows this behavior?

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Lay-1-Layoutname.dwg (20.2 KB)

Sorry for the lateness… here again the same problem. Now the text “height” in the dimension is 300 something out of nowhere… I thought it was because Vectorworks specifies the height in points and not in mm, but I tried again, changing the specification and the text remains gigantic…

Thanks, Miguel -
On the list as RH-70555 File IO: Dimension text height from DWG

It may be related to the DPI versus scene units. A dimension saved to render as 300 DPI may end up imported with a height of 300 mm. Just a suggestion.