When importing multiple DXF files, rhino imports the first file over and over instead of each unique file



I am attempting to import multiple DXF files. The first one imports correctly. Each DXF I attempt to import thereafter imports incorrectly as the first DXF.
If I instead try drag 12 files from an explorer window into rhino, I get 12 copies of the first file in the list, instead of 12 unique files.

Bug? Fix? User error?

(Pascal Golay) #2

Hi Greg - sounds wrong to me, I’ll check it. Thanks.
I’m not seeing this behavior here so far…

If you can repeat this with just two or three simple files, can you post those for me to try?




Here are 2 of the files I have been working with. Whether I import one at a time or drag both into Rhino at the same time I get the same result, I end up with 2 identical blocks in my workspace.


1-2 Lord CNC.dxf (197.6 KB)
Camel CNC.dxf (245.5 KB)

(Pascal Golay) #4

Ah. Blocks. There is probably a name conflict. I’ll check it. Yeah, it looks like the blocks in each file share the same names so they are replaced.



Greg, afaik there is no quick easy workaround for this scenario. Would be great if the rhino block manager could automatically suffix succeeding blocks that have same block name.
My workaround: Import first file. Explode. Open block manager and delete block. Repeat with next files.

(Pascal Golay) #6

You can also rename blocks in BlockManager before inserting the second file. But, V6 should handle this better and so far, today, it is not, so I’m digging into that…



Thanks for looking into this. At least I have a workaround for the time being.