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MicahelASC
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Can not convert an IDW file to an AutoCAD DWG

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12-23-2013 02:41 PM

I have some Inventor drawing files that a client wants in an AutoCAD 2007 format.  Ever time I try to convert the .idw to an autocad .dwg I get this message, "Problems encountered while saving the document."  So far this is what I've tried:

 

1. Save copy as -> Save as type: AutoCAD DWG files (*.dwg) -> error message

2. Export to DWG -> Save as type: AutoCAD DWG files (*.dwg) -> error message

 

I am able to save as an Inventor DWG but I need it as an AutoCAD DWG... I think.  I read somewhere that Autocad 2007 won't read the DWG unless its in an AutoCAD DWG format.

 

I am running Inventor 2014 on a Windows 7 64 bit machine.

 

Thanks Mike

 

 

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blair
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Re: Can not convert an IDW file to an AutoCAD DWG

12-23-2013 02:50 PM in reply to: MicahelASC
I believe that you need to have DWG TrueView installed on the system to be able to export to good-old AutoCAD. It will then allow you to select the version you wish to save to from Inventor.
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MicahelASC
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Re: Can not convert an IDW file to an AutoCAD DWG

12-23-2013 04:26 PM in reply to: blair
I have DWG TrueView installed.
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MicahelASC
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Re: Can not convert an IDW file to an AutoCAD DWG

12-23-2013 05:17 PM in reply to: MicahelASC

I also tried this method

 

1) Press [Windows] key to open the Windows' start page

2) Type "cmd" to find "Command Prompt" > right mouse click on it

  > select "Run as administrator"

3) On "Administrator: Command Proompt" window, type

  cd "c:\program files\autodesk\Inventor 2014\bin"

then

   inventor /install

4) Wait for 1 min (inventor will be executed background then exit silently)

 


Which did not work for me

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Re: Can not convert an IDW file to an AutoCAD DWG

12-24-2013 07:22 AM in reply to: MicahelASC
Have you tried converting them with trueview?
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Re: Can not convert an IDW file to an AutoCAD DWG

12-24-2013 10:39 AM in reply to: rdyson
Check that the Translators are loaded in the Add-In Manager
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Re: Can not convert an IDW file to an AutoCAD DWG

01-02-2014 08:29 AM in reply to: blair

Can you give more info on what your talking about.  How do I go about doing this?

 

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MicahelASC
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Re: Can not convert an IDW file to an AutoCAD DWG

01-02-2014 08:35 AM in reply to: rdyson
It looks like using trueview only converts to Inventor DWG not an AutoCAD DWG. I need to convert to AutoCAD DWG. Am I doing something wrong or is that how it works?
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Re: Can not convert an IDW file to an AutoCAD DWG

01-02-2014 08:48 AM in reply to: MicahelASC
Use the Export function within Inventor and not the Save File or Save Copy as.
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Re: Can not convert an IDW file to an AutoCAD DWG

01-02-2014 09:21 AM in reply to: MicahelASC

Use the export to DWG, change save as type to "autocad dwg" then click options and change to 2007 dwg. it should now work.

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