Copy Paste DWG

44 votes
Version: 
v1.29.01
Date Updated: 
08/30/2017
Author Name: 
Pixamoon

.
 New - '+' and '-' buttons to add or remove default group names
 New - Dropdown list with default group names
 New - S button - Import Settings anytime
 New - A button - Automatic Paste
.

This is another simple script to speed up some everyday modeling work....

Just to simply Copy Paste selected from AutoCAD or DraftSight to 3ds MAX 

It copy only selected, so its easy to split dwg to separate objects (elev from plans etc)
____________________________________________________________________________________________

How to do it:
 - select drawing in Autocad or DraftSight  (best if you clean it first of course :)
 - press Ctrl-C   (as always copy drawings in Autocad or DraftSight)
 - go to 3ds Max
 - run script  (drag and drop or choose from scripts menu)
 - done

How it works ?
It just reads AutoCAD or DraftSight clipboard and import it to MAX

To switch between AutoCAD and DraftSight press AutoCAD button

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Full version v1.29
 

  - New - "S" button - Import Settings anytime
  - New - Create Selection Set
  -
"A" button - Automatic Paste - on/off - all what is copied Ctrl+C in Cad will be paste automatically
     (no need to jump beetween Max and Cad)
  - move Pivot to front (buttom of flat elevation)
  - automatically switch between AutoCAD and DraftSight
  - new method to find latest DWG clipboard
  - new "u" check button - make group name unique + right click "u" -> make uniqe group names on paste
  - classic import options (scale etc)
  - remove materials from imported
  - remove ColorByLayers
  - white wirecolor to black
  - unlink blocks - unlink parent / children relationship
  - move all pasted objects to one layer
  - delete pasted empty layers
  - make all splines flat to Z = 0
  - move all to center X,Y = 0,0

  - group imported objects
  - zoom to pasted
  - select pasted objects

  - installation package with toolbar icon and shortcut
  - save default paste settings
  - save dialog position

  - press Enter for quick accept
  - press Esc to quit
 
  - on / off - close dialog on paste

Coming next :
  - 2 versions with and without dialog
  - wirecolor button - insted of color picker
  - copy paste from newer AutoCAD than 3ds Max

Full version available here:
http://www.pixamoon.com/shop/4587562584/copy-paste-dwg/9910941
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Lite version:
  - switch between AutoCAD and DraftSight
  - classic import options (scale etc)
  - remove materials from imported
  - remove ColorByLayers
  - white wirecolor to black
  - unlink blocks - unlink parent / children relationship
  - move all pasted objects to one layer
  - delete pasted empty layers
____________________________________________________________________________________________

To install Lite version:
use my other script - > Favorite Scripts:
  1. Install Favorite Scripts (drag and drop to max)
  2. place on toolbar (customize -> category Pixamoon)
  3. run Favorite Scripts
  4. settings
  5. choose your favorite scripts root folder
  6. create "IO" or "Edit folder"
  7. copy "CopyPasteDWG" script there

New version of Favorite Script available here:
http://www.scriptspot.com/3ds-max/scripts/favorite-scripts

____________________________________________________________________________________________

The best is to copy from same or older AutoCad version to newer 3ds Max - (max doesn't open newer dwg file formats)

But if you have installed only newer AutoCAD and you get this error.

 

Please follow this tutorial: http://www.pixamoon.com/blog
You can find there Auto Cad scripts: "Save to older" version and tutorial how to install them.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Full changelog: 
v1.29.01 (2017-08-28)
  - fixed error on start - when Auto Paste enabled
v1.29
 - fixed paste from Draft Sight - issue with older clipboards
 - fixed Auto Paste
v1.28
  - Add & Del (+, -) buttons to customize default group names
  - Move pasted drawing to X,Y = 0,0
v1.27
  -  Dropdown list with default group names
v1.26
  - "S" button - Import Settings anytime
  - Create Selection Set
v1.25
 
- "A" button - Automatic Paste
  - Auto Paste on start - when cheked than saves "A" button to next start
  - new icon - works with light and dark scheme
v1.24
  - fixed bug - rermove only imported empty layers
v1.23
  - move Pivot to front (buttom of flat elevation)
  - fixed bug - make splines flat to Z=0
v1.22
  - fixed bug with "Close after save"
  - new - Make always uniqe group names - right click "U" check button
  - fixed activation window
v1.20
  - automatically switch between AutoCAD and DraftSight
  - fixed bug - old clipboard DWG imported
  - new "u" button - make group name unique
  - fixed bug - error when after typing group name pressed Paste button
  - press Enter for quick accept
v1.11
  - new checkbox: Close window after paste (on/off)
  - fixed: nothing pasted when - import as "one object"
v1.10
  - fixed to work in 3dsMax started as non-Admin
  - faster paste method

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Lite changelog:
v1.11
  - fixed: nothing pasted when - import as "one object"
v1.10
  - save dialog position
v0.28
  - fixed to work in 3dsMax started as non-Admin
  - faster paste method
v0.27
  - move all pasted objects to one layer
  - delete pasted empty layers
v0.26
  - unlink blocks - unlink parent / children relationship
  - all clean options are turn on as default
v0.25:
  - switch between AutoCAD and DraftSight
  - classic import options (scale etc)
  - remove materials from imported
  - wirecolor from ColorByLayers
  - white wirecolor to black

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Full version available here:
http://www.pixamoon.com/shop/4587562584/copy-paste-dwg/9910941

Lite free version available here:
http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPreview/Index.cfm/ID/927563?referral=pixamoon
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Thanks for bug report by mynewcat
Script is tested now in 2009, 2014, 2015 and all works good :)
I think you may have newer version of AutoCAD than 3dsMax
If you got this error: "Unable to open:.... The error code reported is eNotImplementedYet" ??
 - it means AutoCAD version is newer then 3ds Max
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Note:
AutoCAD version has to be older or the same as 3ds MAX version, but please try Lite version and let me know
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Big thanks for testing, great suggestions and promo image to Mustafa Mamdouh !
____________________________________________________________________________________________

Enjoy !
Pixamoon

Comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
edukillo's picture

The script has worked for me

The script has worked for me for months but has been malfunctioning for some time now. No matter what you try to copy to 3dmax, always copy an old spline and do not copy anything new. Any solution?

pixamoon's picture

re: auto paste

Hey,

Paste without UI is coming in next updates.

Please try "A" instead (left side from "Paste" button). When is checked script will paste automatically every Ctrl+C from Auto Cad

Cheers,
Pixamoon

gazarika's picture

ok thanks I got it now how to

ok thanks I got it now how to make the auto paste on start work I want it to psate when I click the icon on the toolbar

pixamoon's picture

Re:

Yes, there is an option to buy with debit/credit card next to paypal button.
Just make sure you typed your email correctly. Download link, updates will be automatically send there.

Best,
Pixamoon

gazarika's picture

any way to buy it without

any way to buy it without having a paypal account?

pixamoon's picture

`

Yes, that's good idea. Added on To-Do List.

Cheers,
Pixamoon

cmjohncheng's picture

hope can got a function "move

hope can got a function "move to center", sometime imported cad file is very far from 0,0,0, if got a check box can choose will be much easier than move it manually.

mwaif's picture

Yes. 1.11 worked. Thank you

Yes. 1.11 worked. Thank you :)

pixamoon's picture

re: Nothing to paste

Hi,
Please try v1.11
Looks like new method in v1.12 doesn't work in max 2016.
If you got it from turbosquid. Just download v1.11. If you bought on my web please send me e-mail to [email protected].
Best,
Pixamoon

mwaif's picture

Does not work for me

When I press paste I always get "Nothing to paste" message.

1. I have Autocad 2016 and 3ds max 2016 SP1
2. I tried toggling all the options, same result...
3. I tried copying different drawings, always getting "Nothing to paste" message.
4. Script version I have is 1.12

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.