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I've imported a DXF file on to my PCB editor in altium designer 18. The problem I have is Altium will not selcet my import. I've tried select All I've run my mouse over the object, some of the object seems to be selected but t he radius's are misssed out. Ive tried putting all the imports on one mechanical layer still doesnt work. This is driving me nuts can anyone help??

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Pictures, steps taken? \$\endgroup\$ – Atizs Mar 5 '19 at 12:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ Have you tried the "select all" command (Ctrl-A). does that one select the DXF elements? \$\endgroup\$ – Elmesito Mar 5 '19 at 13:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ If tried select all and what happens is it selects some of the import but not the arcs at each corner \$\endgroup\$ – alan13 Mar 5 '19 at 13:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ I import choose dxf file then a window comes up with the mechanical layers in . I select ok and the shape appears in pcb editor. That's as far as I can go \$\endgroup\$ – alan13 Mar 5 '19 at 13:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ Have you tried a different version (i.e. older version) of dxf? \$\endgroup\$ – Spehro Pefhany Mar 5 '19 at 14:02
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Check if you have any kind of selection filter. It seems that you aren't able to select arcs. Clear all filters to make sure you can select all objects.

Anyway, once imported in Alitum, DXF files can miss some information (arcs may be converted into very small segments). It is a quite common issue.

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