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cadpro78
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DWF converted to DWG

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05-12-2006 01:27 PM
I am trying to figure out how to convert some dwf files back to dwg files I received from a contractor for an architectural job. Is there a way to convert the files back without it exploding everything inside the drawing and setting everything to layer "0"?

I would appreciate any help from anyone who has dealt with this type of thing before. Thanks.
*Jason Rhymes
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Re: DWF converted to DWG

05-12-2006 01:30 PM in reply to: cadpro78
Ask the contractor for the dwg or upgrade to 07 where you can attach dwf
files.
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: DWF converted to DWG

05-12-2006 01:30 PM in reply to: cadpro78
You are trying to reverse-engineer a DWF, or trying to stop
someone from doing so?

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*R.K. McSwain
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Re: DWF converted to DWG

05-13-2006 08:10 AM in reply to: cadpro78
cadpro78 wrote:
> I am trying to figure out how to convert some dwf files back to dwg
> files I received from a contractor for an architectural job.

Open the DWF
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Paste Special in AutoCAD
Choose AutoCAD Entities

More info at:
http://dwf.blogs.com/beyond_the_paper/2006/04/can_i_convert_m.html

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troye
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Message 5 of 12 (106 Views)

Re: DWF converted to DWG

05-15-2006 08:14 AM in reply to: cadpro78
they are in a non-editable form for a reason. if you change an engineers dwg after it has been approved and stamped you are breaking the contract and you will be 100% liable. your dwgs and their record will not match will not match.
have you ever heard of a little word called FRAUD?
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: DWF converted to DWG

05-15-2006 08:41 AM in reply to: cadpro78
??

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troye
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Message 7 of 12 (106 Views)

Re: DWF converted to DWG

05-15-2006 08:45 AM in reply to: cadpro78
it sounds to me like they are trying to change a drwaing that has already been appoved by an engineer.
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cadpro78
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Re: DWF converted to DWG

05-15-2006 08:58 AM in reply to: cadpro78
this drawing is a pharmacy store that the owner sent us their copies of their typical floorplans, elevations, etc. And they want to make it a little different, so I'm looking to put it into CAD format and make the changes . The elevations are only going to be changed, not the actual floorplan.
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troye
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Re: DWF converted to DWG

05-15-2006 09:02 AM in reply to: cadpro78
ok, i appologize plot the dwf to pdf. download a PDF TO DXF
covert to dxf the edit. Message was edited by: troye
*R.K. McSwain
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Re: DWF converted to DWG

05-15-2006 09:52 AM in reply to: cadpro78
troye said the following on 5/15/2006 11:06 AM:
> ok, i appologize plot the dwf to pdf. download a PDF TO DXF
> covert to dxf the edit.
>
> Message was edited by: troye

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Open the DWF
Copy to the clipboard
Paste Special in AutoCAD
Choose AutoCAD Entities

More info at:
http://dwf.blogs.com/beyond_the_paper/2006/04/can_i_convert_m.html



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