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jmauceri

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Importing AutoCAD drawings with XREF image
« on: May 02, 2021, 09:08:29 PM »
Hello

Does anyone know if it is possible to import an AutoCAD .dwg file containing referenced image files? I am currently able to import the drawing via Insert>CAD Drawing; however, the issue is that the embedded raster images do not seem to be visible in Visio. Any insight would be appreciated.

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Re: Importing AutoCAD drawings with XREF image
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2021, 08:51:09 AM »
What Visio version do you use ?

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Re: Importing AutoCAD drawings with XREF image
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2021, 05:30:04 PM »
I am using Visio 2016 Professional

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Re: Importing AutoCAD drawings with XREF image
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2021, 02:37:18 AM »
I am using Visio 2016 Professional
Indeed Visio have very poor AutoCAD support !
Quote from: support.microsift.com in article Import an AutoCAD drawing
AutoCAD versions supported
If you are a subscriber of Visio Plan 2, you can import a .dwg or .dxf file from AutoCAD versions 2007 through 2017. If you are not a subscriber, make sure to save the file as an AutoCAD 2007 .dwg or .dxf file before importing.
Your Visio 2016 supported very old dwg-file format !!!

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Re: Importing AutoCAD drawings with XREF image
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2021, 04:40:05 AM »
Visio can convert only AutoCAD native objects, once i get dwg file with some embedded objects from another CAD-application.
These objects after import in Visio represented as white rectangles!

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Re: Importing AutoCAD drawings with XREF image
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2021, 07:42:58 PM »
Okay, that seems to be the behavior that I am getting as well. Appreciate the response.