dxf export: dimensions lose values

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dxf export: dimensions lose values

Postby karlp » Wed May 12, 2021 2:07 pm


I've got a techdrawing I'm happy enough with, with dimensions. It looks good as a pdf export, but when I export to dxf and open in qcad or librecad, the dimensions have all lost values, and simply show "mm" as in

This looks very similar to what is reported here: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=55805 and in the original german here: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 58#p480058

However, the "solution" there seems to be changing an import setting in the dxf viewer used there. That really doesn't seem like much of a solution, surely this is something that can be done correctly in the dxf export itself? I get the same mangled dimensions in both qcad and librecad as well as in inkscape.

Sample file https://bin.jvnv.net/file/hgTv9/test-te ... ting.FCStd

Version info:
OS: Fedora 32 (Workstation Edition) (GNOME/gnome-xorg)
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.19.24291 (Git) AppImage
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Python version: 3.8.8
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OCC version: 7.4.0
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