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HSB cad compatable?
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October 04, 2010, 10:20:32 AM
My partner is using HSBcad which from what I understand works ontop of AUTOCad. We are having some compatabilty issues. I cannot figure out how to get TC 17.1 platnum to view HSB's 3d objects. Any ideas out there?

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October 04, 2010, 10:36:39 AM
#1
Can you post an example file?

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BradE [ dean3Design ]
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October 04, 2010, 11:18:54 AM
#2
OK so this is a small portion of the larger drawing. When you open it you can see objects that I created in TC before passing the project off to my partner. Open the .pdf and you can see the missing lower shed roof.

From what we have been able to find out HSB makes an "object enabler" plug in designed for AUTOcad that allows a standard AUTOCad user to see the objects.

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October 04, 2010, 07:49:54 PM
#3
I think you must have to use an object enabler to view the objects. I downloaded one for my version of AutoCAD but could not get it to work. There are a couple of suggestions on this web page http://sites.google.com/a/hsbcadna.com/hsb-general/Home/sharing-hsb-drawings.

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BradE [ dean3Design ]
Core i7-3930K CPU @ 4.20GHz, 32GB 1333 DDR3, FirePro V5900
TC 21 Platinum (64-Bit) Running on Win7 Pro SP1


October 05, 2010, 06:54:32 AM
#4
The model was saved as Autocad 2010. So depending on what version of Autocad you are running.

Thanks for looking into it. We are giving it a shot!

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October 05, 2010, 07:07:45 AM
#5
I had to converted your file to AutoCAD 2008 to give it a try. I do get the same results you do when opening the file in TC. The hsbCAD program looks interesting.

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BradE [ dean3Design ]
Core i7-3930K CPU @ 4.20GHz, 32GB 1333 DDR3, FirePro V5900
TC 21 Platinum (64-Bit) Running on Win7 Pro SP1


October 05, 2010, 08:53:38 AM
#6
It is interesting. We build log and timber structures. The HSB has lots of configurable notching and mortising tools that are all self healing. All of which are ment to plug into a CAM machine. It is very propritary, expensive, and support is kind of weak.

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* July 04, 2018, 10:28:20 PM
#7

I am sure this is not what you want to hear.
You would probably need to explode the file in the original program so that it is just 3d dumb objects.  (not what I think they call them proxy elements) before and saving to dwg.
I haven't tested this theory but I know that if I save a drawing that has a Turbocad PPM the ppm is  saved as a proxy element - You can see it in autocad but you cant do anything with it.

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Nikki
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TC 2015 platinum
TC 2017 with lightworks


* July 04, 2018, 10:58:48 PM
#8

I am sure this is not what you want to hear.
You would probably need to explode the file in the original program so that it is just 3d dumb objects.  (not what I think they call them proxy elements) before and saving to dwg.
I haven't tested this theory but I know that if I save a drawing that has a Turbocad PPM the ppm is  saved as a proxy element - You can see it in autocad but you cant do anything with it.

Hi nikki

Did you mean to post in this thread.  the thread is old and only brought forward by a spammer (whose post has now been deleted).

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* July 05, 2018, 06:29:04 AM
#9
Yes , It was a silly mistake I never saw the date

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Nikki
TC20 platinum
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