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PENengr
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Registered: ‎06-04-2009
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best method = conversion old .idw to new .dwg template

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12-05-2012 11:24 AM

I want to convert our drawings from one template to another (attached).  Conversion is from .idw to .dwg. What's the best method?

 

Thanks, Greg

 

Dell T3500

Intel Xenon CPU

15 MB RAM

64-bit operating system

NVIDIA Quadro 5000

 

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4donwan4
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Registered: ‎10-17-2012
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Re: best method = conversion old .idw to new .dwg template

12-06-2012 01:18 PM in reply to: PENengr

You would not be able to convert one file extension to another in sometype of a transfer. If you are just looking to swap out the template information then you can try the "Drawing Resource Transfer Wizard" in the tools menu of the program group.

 

Regards,

 

Don

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Curtis_Waguespack
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Re: best method = conversion old .idw to new .dwg template

12-06-2012 01:32 PM in reply to: PENengr

Hi PENengr,

 

You can use Task Scheduler to convert your IDW files to DWG:

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Inventor/enu/2012/Help/0073-Autodesk73/0684-Collabor684/0698-Share_da69...

 

And then use the Drawing Resource Transfer Wizard previously mentioned, to add or exchange titleblocks, border, sketched symbols, etc.

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Inventor/enu/2012/Help/0073-Autodesk73/0684-Collabor684/0725-Tools725/0...

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com



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Bazash
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Registered: ‎06-20-2014
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Re: best method = conversion old .idw to new .dwg template

06-20-2014 03:10 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

couldn't get it to work.

 just exported an inventor blank .idw from inventor as an autocad .dwg

gonna explode that and do it old school. just needed a quick fix but this will take up my day. 

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Bazash
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Registered: ‎06-20-2014
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Re: best method = conversion old .idw to new .dwg template

06-20-2014 03:30 AM in reply to: PENengr

oooooosh 

 

 

just exported as an Autocad .dwg file . Then saved as a model space dwg .

 

All properties are attributes now, as i wanted.comes in as 3 blocks

1 border

2 title block

3 rev table

 

I can transfer to paper space at a later date.

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