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CAD tip CAD tip # 5900:

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Shape file (SHX) is missing.

A - answer Shapes in an AutoCAD DWG drawing refer to external SHX shape definition files. If this file is missing, the Open drawing command is interrupted with a prompt to enter a different SHX file.

Get complete files from the author of the drawing (incl. the missing SHX file - drawings should be transferred with eTransmit).

For possible removing (purging) of the missing shapes and references to SHX files you can use the DELSHAPE Lisp utility - see Download.

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See also:
Tip 11564:Avoid name collisions between AutoCAD font- and symbol files (SHX).
Tip 11146:Metric linetypes by ISO and complex linetypes for utilities.
Tip 11128:How to convert lines forming a text to a text entity.
Tip 11041:How to convert font and shape files SHX back to SHP?
Tip 7549:DEPENDS - displaying file dependencies in a DWG drawing.

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