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CBHS
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Opening DWG files with autosketch 10

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07-05-2013 04:32 PM

I just bought autosketch 10 because I was told I could edit the mechanical page for architects that use autocad. The problem I have I can't open their files. Do I need to have them save it in a different format? 

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StevenMac
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Re: Opening DWG files with autosketch 10

07-06-2013 01:37 AM in reply to: CBHS

Save in DXF.

 

When a company is so protectionist of a file extension, it screws the rest of us http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.dwg#Legal_issues

 

Who remembers the joys of the early .PDFs?

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pendean
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Re: Opening DWG files with autosketch 10

07-12-2013 03:04 PM in reply to: CBHS
R12DXF format is what you need to ask for from the file creators: not just "dxf", that's no help to you.

May I ask why you bought an ancient piece of old software when there are many freeware that read AutoCAD files just fine and let you do so much more than the clunker you wasted money on? Shoot the clueless-one that told you to do that, then search the internet for real CAD software that is 100% free, like Draftsight and DoubleCAD XT3.
Then you won't have to ask your file creator to send you anything other than real DWG files like they send everyone else they interact with.
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Re: Opening DWG files with autosketch 10

07-12-2013 03:05 PM in reply to: StevenMac
Old news there Steven, catch up with the times: qualitry freeware if you can't buy quality professional grade software.
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rcreakman
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Re: Opening DWG files with autosketch 10

08-02-2013 07:57 AM in reply to: CBHS

Download and install DWG Trueview 2014, this program has a converting feature that I use when I have difficulty opening DWG's.  I do standard convert and open the DWG generated by the conversion.

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CBHS
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Re: Opening DWG files with autosketch 10

08-05-2013 08:26 AM in reply to: rcreakman
Thank you



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