file.dwg wont open; file.dxf opens but can't see on the screen

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file.dwg wont open; file.dxf opens but can't see on the screen

Iosif
Hi

I am new to LibreCAD, working with DraftSite 2D free until now (AutoCAD before), will not be available free from December 31, 2019

file.dwg
I try to open a file.dwg in LibreCAD, what I am getting is a small window that writes:
"experimental, save your work first"
If I click "OK" button I get:
"Cannot open the file......
Please check it's existence and permissions"
If I click "Cancel" button I get the same "Cannot....."

File.dxf
Opens, but can't see the file on the screen

Both files opens in DraftSite.
I suppose I am missing something. Please help

Best wishes
Iosif
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Re: file.dwg wont open; file.dxf opens but can't see on the screen

flywire
I don't use DraftSite 2D. Can you make a small demo file with the issue and post it?
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Re: file.dwg wont open; file.dxf opens but can't see on the screen

Iosif
LibreCAD_fail.docx

This is a screen shot of the warning

Best wishes
Iosif
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Re: file.dwg wont open; file.dxf opens but can't see on the screen

LordOfBikes
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From the error message we can't estimate what's wrong with your files.
If you can share the files (DXF and DWG) in public, you can upload both here.
Otherwise you can sent them by mail to me (librecad[at]mail.lordofbieks.de).
If even this is impossible, I can't say what's wrong with your files.

Armin
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Re: file.dwg wont open; file.dxf opens but can't see on the screen

Iosif
Thank you for the answer Lord Of Bikes.
CT13_Construction.dwg
CTY10VAKA_Unfold.dxf
The drawings are of two small trimarans.
As I mentioned before, the drawings were made in DraftSite and are opening in DraftSite without problems.

Best wishes
Iosif
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Re: file.dwg wont open; file.dxf opens but can't see on the screen

dellus
The dxf works, it's just out of sight, do an Auto Zoom, and it's there.

The dwg indeed doesn't. DWG import is experimental, may work or not. Maybe LordOfBikes will be able to tell more.
Best save in Draftsight as DXF 2007 or use an external tool like Theiga file converter.  
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Re: file.dwg wont open; file.dxf opens but can't see on the screen

Iosif
Thank you all for the advice's

Auto-zoom helps instead with .dxf
Unfortunately I need to work with .dwg also

Best wishes