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Depending on the complexity of the drawing you are importing, you may need to perform some cleanup and preparation. You can do this in Visio or in AutoCAD.

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Visio requires an AutoCAD 2000 drawing or dxf (drawing exchange) file format, so you must make sure that the AutoCAD drawing you want to import has been saved in the AutoCAD 2000 format. If you have the drawing open in AutoCAD:

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If you have control over the creation of the drawing in AutoCAD, keep in consideration how the overlay works. For Polylines drawn clockwise, your Walls will be overlaid to the inside. For counter clockwise polylines, the Walls will be drawn to the outside.

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Once you import the drawing, you can drag and drop Walls to snap to the AutoCAD entities, or you can have Handset Designer overlay Walls to selected entities.

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