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*Gman
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AutoCAD 2009 file format.

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04-09-2008 12:30 PM
Dear all,

I searched around but was unable to find the answer.

Is the Acad 2009 dwg file format same as Acad 2008?
Can I open Acad 2009 dwg's in Acad 2008?

We are using Mechanical.

Thanks
Geir.
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JNieman
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Re: AutoCAD 2009 file format.

04-09-2008 12:33 PM in reply to: *Gman
Yes.
*Tony Tanzillo
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Re: AutoCAD 2009 file format.

04-09-2008 12:43 PM in reply to: *Gman
Careful there....

The DWG file format is the same for 2007-2009, but if you are using a vertical, then it can be a different story. If your DWG file contains content from your vertical, it may no longer be usable in earlier releases after saving in a later release, regardless of whether DWG file format is the same in both releases, or not.

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"Gman" <-> wrote in message news:5899815@discussion.autodesk.com...
Dear all,

I searched around but was unable to find the answer.

Is the Acad 2009 dwg file format same as Acad 2008?
Can I open Acad 2009 dwg's in Acad 2008?

We are using Mechanical.

Thanks
Geir.
*Gman
Message 4 of 9 (353 Views)

Re: AutoCAD 2009 file format.

04-09-2008 01:47 PM in reply to: *Gman
OK. Got what I need.
We are not using any vertical apps.

Thanks,
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JNieman
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Re: AutoCAD 2009 file format.

04-09-2008 03:15 PM in reply to: *Gman
"Mechanical" is a vertical.
*Gman
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Re: AutoCAD 2009 file format.

04-10-2008 12:30 AM in reply to: *Gman
Oops..
OK, so Acad Mechanical 2008 can open Acad Mechanical 2009 dwg's then.?
We use Inventor as our primary CAD sofware.

Geir
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: AutoCAD 2009 file format.

04-10-2008 05:27 AM in reply to: *Gman
Ask where that's actually used:
http://discussion.autodesk.com/adskcsp/index2.jspa?categoryID=24&discommunity=mfg

even
http://discussion.autodesk.com/adskcsp/index2.jspa?categoryID=21&discommunity=mfg

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*Allen Jessup
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Re: AutoCAD 2009 file format.

04-10-2008 06:12 AM in reply to: *Gman
Open? Yes. Use the vertical Objects? Maybe not.

"Gman" <-.-> wrote in message news:5900269@discussion.autodesk.com...
Oops..
OK, so Acad Mechanical 2008 can open Acad Mechanical 2009 dwg's then.?
We use Inventor as our primary CAD sofware.

Geir
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JNieman
Posts: 1,744
Registered: ‎07-18-2006
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Re: AutoCAD 2009 file format.

04-10-2008 06:27 AM in reply to: *Gman
Like Tony said, the file version is the same from 07-09... the situation can vary for verticals only because some of their specific more-intelligent objects can change or be improved from release to release, so they may not behave identical from 2009 to 2007 for example.

The same happens for vanilla ACAD... you can create MLEADERS in 2008, 2009, but if you open them in 2006... they won't be the same. Same with dynamic blocks... they aren't the same if you open them before 2005.

Of course Inventor is a whole file type apart from everything (.ipt, .iam) so you really can't compare that to the DWG's Mechanical or ACAD use.

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