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john7267
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Saving to an older version of AutoCAD

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05-06-2013 06:27 AM

 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?

 

Thanks

 

John7267

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braudpat
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Re: Saving to an older version of AutoCAD

05-06-2013 07:02 AM in reply to: john7267

 

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 ...

 

Bye, Pat

 

 

 

Bye, Pat

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Jay_B
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Re: Saving to an older version of AutoCAD

05-06-2013 07:07 AM in reply to: john7267

"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.

Jay

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Charles_Shade
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Re: Saving to an older version of AutoCAD

05-06-2013 12:41 PM in reply to: Jay_B

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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Re: Saving to an older version of AutoCAD

09-11-2013 11:35 AM in reply to: Charles_Shade

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 ! 

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dgorsman
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Re: Saving to an older version of AutoCAD

09-11-2013 11:39 AM in reply to: renny_chan22

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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