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#73989 - 10/22/19 03:35 PM Import DAT file into Cadworx structure 2019
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Anyone know how to import an *.dat file into Cadworx structure 2019 - thanks Byron

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#73992 - 10/22/19 10:35 PM Re: Import DAT file into Cadworx structure 2019 [Re: Byron]
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Can you be more specific ? Is this a legacy steel data file ?
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#73999 - 10/23/19 05:30 AM Re: Import DAT file into Cadworx structure 2019 [Re: Vanman]
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It is a Text File named Lumber.Dat How can I attach the file

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DESCRIPTION=Lumber
UNITSYSTEM=1
DENSITY=0.2838
MATERIAL=Pine
PAINT=N/A
SORT_SEQ=0

MEMBER WGT AREA WIDTH THK
===================================================================================================
1 x 3 0.470 0.14 0.7500 2.5000
1 x 4 0.640 0.14 0.7500 3.5000
1 x 6 1.000 0.14 0.7500 5.5000
1 x 8 1.320 0.14 0.7500 7.2500
1 x 10 1.690 0.14 0.7500 9.2500

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#74002 - 10/23/19 07:24 AM Re: Import DAT file into Cadworx structure 2019 [Re: Byron]
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That looks like a legacy data file.

You should be able to use the import from data file option in the structure editor.
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#74010 - 10/23/19 02:16 PM Re: Import DAT file into Cadworx structure 2019 [Re: Vanman]
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For some unknown reason it will not import.

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#74011 - 10/23/19 10:25 PM Re: Import DAT file into Cadworx structure 2019 [Re: Byron]
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it looks relatively easy to rebuild from scratch in Structure editor unless you have tons of similar data files. If it is lumber, it is most likely based on a flat bar data table.
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#74018 - 10/24/19 10:01 AM Re: Import DAT file into Cadworx structure 2019 [Re: Vanman]
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It is but I was trying to get the import to work. Thank you - Byron

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#75886 - 09/27/21 03:31 PM Re: Import DAT file into Cadworx structure 2019 [Re: Byron]
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I am importing a dat file to 2019 Editor, which works fine. When I model a member from the imported data table it does not behave like a normal member (being stretchable) until I run the legacy convert command STRLEGACYCONVERT on it. Is there some property I need to edit in the imported table to make it come in as a normal structure shape?
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#75889 - 09/28/21 04:46 AM Re: Import DAT file into Cadworx structure 2019 [Re: Byron]
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Could you post the dat file here ?
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#75900 - 10/08/21 10:50 AM Re: Import DAT file into Cadworx structure 2019 [Re: Vanman]
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Disregard. Found out user was building components with a custom CUIX with older blocks that had not been legacy converted.
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