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Why are objects missing in my drawing?

Last Updated: Jan 23, 2018 09:57PM UTC
None of the data in your file has been modified. However, your DWG will have certain visual differences when you view it in AutoCAD web. For example, external references and certain other objects, such as "proxy" objects, will not be shown, and some font types will look different. If you open your drawing in any AutoCAD desktop product (AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, DWG TrueView, or an AutoCAD vertical product), you'll still see an accurate representation of your file.

To Upload a Missing External Reference:

Return to the File Manager and upload the missing external reference to the same location in the File Manager as the parent file.

To View a List of External References in the Drawing:

Click the XREF tab on the side bar to open the XREF palette.

External References are Missing

Point clouds, underlays (such as PDF or DGN underlays), and certain images and other types of external references may not display.

Fonts Look Different

Certain font styles will not display and have been converted to Simplex.shx.

Usable Image Types

The following image types can display:
  • .JPG
  • .PNG
  • .GIF
  • .BMP

Some Objects are Missing

Certain "proxy" objects are not visible in AutoCAD web. This includes objects such as:
  • 3D solids and other 3D geometry
  • Regions
  • Objects from AutoCAD Architectural, Mechanical, or Electrical
  • Other custom objects


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