have two questions:
1: I currently am using AutoCAD 2011 is there any option to back save drawings to 2008? I do not seem to have this choice.Only 2010 or 2007 or 2004.
2: If I upgrade to 2014 or 2013 will I have the option to back save to 2008?
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Hello from France
Just a story of the DWG format :
DWG R11 was used by ACAR R11/R12
DWG R13 was used by ACAD R13
DWG R14 was used by ACAD R14
DWG2000 was used by ACAD 2000 , 2000i , 2002
DWG2004 was used by ACAD 2004 , 2005 , 2006
DWG2007 was used by ACAD 2007 , 2008 , 2009
DWG2010 was used by ACAD 2010 , 2011 , 2012
DWG2013 is used by ACAD 2013 & 2014
AutoCAD 2013/2014 can save to the DWG2007 format without any problem !
And as far as i know, you can go until DWG2000 ...
So go on ...
"1: I currently am using AutoCAD 2011 is there any option to back save drawings to 2008? I do not seem to have this choice.Only 2010 or 2007 or 2004.
The dwg file format changes roughly every three years.
2008 is in the 2007 file format range (2007-2009) so when saving as a 2008 compatible drawing 2007 dwg option is selected.
2: If I upgrade to 2014 or 2013 will I have the option to back save to 2008?"
Yes you will still have the option to save to the 2007 dwg file format.
Hope this helps.
But be aware of Proxy Objects that may get lost in the translation.
Experiment with a plan or two before you roll out the change.
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So then how do I solve this problem : I'm currently using Autocad 2013 on my mac and when I open an Autocad file and try to save them to a 2010 version after I finish editing , I got this pop up . Kindly look at the attachment . So how do I solve this issue , or is there any other alternatives as I know that a 2013 dwg file cannot be opened on an Autocad 2011 software .
Thanks in advance !
Thats a slightly different problem. You can have different DWG file versions (R14, R2000, 2010, etc.) but you can also have objects inside the drawing which have an *object* version based on the software used to create them. Note that objects can be data as well as drawing entities, so you won't necessarily see everything. That software may not be supported in earlier versions of AutoCAD so while you can save the DWG file down to an earlier version the object content cannot be supported.
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