AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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cadablog
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Can I batch convert DWG files to DXF files?

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03-07-2013 10:52 AM

We have to submit a set of 18 drawings to a local municipality.  They want the CAD files (in this case Civil3D 2011) in .DXF format.  Is there an easy way to convert them all at once or do I have to SAVEAS each file one at a time?

 

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Have you run scrips before?  I haven't done much, not anything really.  I just tested some out to see how it would work. You can download Script Pro for free from AutoDesk.  You create a list of drawings and give it a script, and then let it run.

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troma
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Re: Can I batch convert DWG files to DXF files?

03-07-2013 11:01 AM in reply to: cadablog

Could be done with a script running the DXFOUT command.

 


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rkmcswain
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Re: Can I batch convert DWG files to DXF files?

03-07-2013 11:04 AM in reply to: cadablog

I guess you have already looked at DWG Trueview...which does not include the explode/strip AEC content option...

I will be watching for an answer here too....

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cadablog
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Re: Can I batch convert DWG files to DXF files?

03-07-2013 11:11 AM in reply to: troma

Script file is a good idea.  But how do I get it to open the proper files on it's own?

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troma
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Re: Can I batch convert DWG files to DXF files?

03-07-2013 11:23 AM in reply to: cadablog

Have you run scrips before?  I haven't done much, not anything really.  I just tested some out to see how it would work. You can download Script Pro for free from AutoDesk.  You create a list of drawings and give it a script, and then let it run.


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cadablog
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Re: Can I batch convert DWG files to DXF files?

03-07-2013 11:32 AM in reply to: troma

I haven't run a script file in a while.  I forgot about scriptpro.  Thanks for the tip.  This will probably do it.

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