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Message - Re: Autocad into DW

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Posted by  David Owen on February 16, 2004 at 23:39:21:

In Reply to:  Autocad into DW posted by Kris Morris on February 16, 2004 at 07:14:58:

DesignWorkshop for Windows can import both DXF and DWG files. And DesignWorkshop for Macintosh can import DXF files.

In general, I get better results importing either DXF or DWG files that have been saved in AutoCAD r14 format or older. Files saved in AutoCAD r2000 format or newer seem to include non-standard data which can sometimes cause errors when DesignWorkshop tries to import the file.

The Open Design Alliance offers a freeware utility called DWG Converter which is great for converting DXF and DWG files between most AutoCAD versions (eg, r14, r13, etc.). You'll find a download link in the "Guest Files" area of their web site.

Please note the program is available for Windows, only.

And if you continue to have difficulty importing your AutoCAD files, we'll be glad to have a look at them. Just send the file(s) as attachments to an email addressed to


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