DXF Import Scale not working

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Jan 12, 2021

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Importing DXFs seems to have broken (or user error). The document would be attached, but DXF is not a supported upload type.  Every time I try to open my test file, it shows up as 10px. It should be 10 inches. Original Size and Scaled by seem to have no effect on the image. Please let me know where I am going wrong. The file is a simple circle with a 1" diameter that has been exported from Fusion360 with the document set at imperial measurements (inches).

 

Any help would be much appreciated as my workflow has not changed and now all imports are tiny.

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DXF Import Scale not working

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Importing DXFs seems to have broken (or user error). The document would be attached, but DXF is not a supported upload type.  Every time I try to open my test file, it shows up as 10px. It should be 10 inches. Original Size and Scaled by seem to have no effect on the image. Please let me know where I am going wrong. The file is a simple circle with a 1" diameter that has been exported from Fusion360 with the document set at imperial measurements (inches).

 

Any help would be much appreciated as my workflow has not changed and now all imports are tiny.

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It should say ...with a 10" diameter that... above.

I tried two exporting plugins in Fusion so I think the problem is with the Illustrator Import. 

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I export DXF files from Gerber pattern making and have never had a problem importing them into illustrator until today.

This new update must have a "bug" because I am having scale issues as well. As mentioned by Phando above, the scale is incorrect. I too have not changed anything in the peramiters or my work process and I am experancing this tiny effect.

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This is also what I use it for and started having the same issue today. I was convinced I was doing something wrong in gerber since it can be so finicky and then finally decided to try opening a DXF that worked fine last week and no dice, it opened up super tiny. 

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Having the same issue! DXF files from months ago that I have had no problem opening and scaling are now not scaling. This is a new issue with Illustrator 2021

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FWIW, I tested this on both Mac and Windows machines and got the same behavior. This is a really unfortunate bug - this is literally the only reason we own Illustrator - the ability to import an acurately dimensioned DXF file from Fusion360 and print it tiled across multiple pages.

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Just reporting that I have the same issue, regardless of unit scale, DXF files import identically and incorrectly.

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OK folks. The issue is with the *latest* version of Illustrator only - version 25.1. You can uninstall it and go back to the prior version 25.0.1 and the functionality will be restored. To do that, just do the following:

1. Open Creative Cloud

2. Click on the three dots (...) to the right of Illustrator and select "Uninstall"

3. When it's done uninstalling, click on the three dots again and select "Other Versions" and choose 25.0.1 and install it

4. To make sure Creative Cloud doesn't automatically reinstall 25.1 again, click on your user Icon in the upper right corner and select "Preferences" and then click on Apps on the left and then turn off Auto-Update

 

Hope that helps!

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