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mieki
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Cannot open Mac DWG file on Windows AutoCAD

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01-20-2011 07:33 AM

Hi, 

 

Just recently installed AutoCAD 2011 for our Macs at work (whilst still having AutoCAD 2008+ for our PCs) and we're having trouble saving files on the Macs and opening them on the PCs, even though we save the DWGs to a lower version in order for it to be compatible.

 

The error that pops up says, "The DWG file cannot be opened because it was created with a more recent version of AutoCAD." (Again, we make sure that it is saved as a 2008 .dwg file). 

 

Help please? 

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maxim_k
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Re: Cannot open Mac DWG file on Windows AutoCAD

01-20-2011 08:37 AM in reply to: mieki

Hi mieki,

 

 


mieki wrote:

........

The error that pops up says, "The DWG file cannot be opened because it was created with a more recent version of AutoCAD." (Again, we make sure that it is saved as a 2008 .dwg file). 

 

Help please? 


 

There is no special file format for AutoCAD 2008 (it uses 2007 file format)! An you can't save in 2008 DWG format in AutoCAD for Mac:

 

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For me saving in 2007 format works perfectly.

 

Maxim

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MARSS

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mieki
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Re: Cannot open Mac DWG file on Windows AutoCAD

01-20-2011 09:14 AM in reply to: mieki

Hi Maxim, 

 

Sorry, that's what I meant. We've saved it in lower versions (2007 and below) to make it compatible with our PC's 2008 version, but it won't open on any of our PCs (other Macs work fine). Not too sure if this is just a compatibility issue. 

 

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maxim_k
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Re: Cannot open Mac DWG file on Windows AutoCAD

01-20-2011 11:22 AM in reply to: mieki

Could you try to open my drawing in AutoCAD 2008? It was created in AutoCAD for Mac and saved in 2007 format.

 

Maxim

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MARSS

MacACAD | MARSS


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Sovereign7
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Re: Cannot open Mac DWG file on Windows AutoCAD

07-29-2011 08:19 AM in reply to: mieki

Hi

 

I was able to open your darwing in both acad 2008 and acad 2010.

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