Importing CAD files at the correct scale

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Apply the appropriate scale when importing a CAD file, such as an AutoCAD Drawing (.dwg) or AutoCAD Interchange File (.dxf). To import a CAD file at the correct scale:

  1. Select the File > Import. The Open dialog box appears.
  2. Select the type of file to open from the 'Files of type' (Microsoft Windows) or 'Format' (Mac OS X) drop-down list.
  3. Click the Options button. The import options for the specific CAD file type appears.
  4. Select the appropriate scale from the Units drop-down list.
  5. Click the OK button.
  6. Click the Open button. The CAD file is imported.