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adarpodracir
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Cannot open a 2013 dwg file

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04-25-2012 07:15 AM

Hi there,

 

I cannot open this file from AutoCAD 2013 for Mac. The file format is in AutoCAD 2013. Can anyone please tell me how can I repair the file? If you can do it for me, it will be greatly appreciated!

 

The size of the file is 9 MB, so I decided to upload it on sendspace.... this is the link...

 

http://www.sendspace.com/file/w5h1mv

 

Thank you!

 

Ricardo

 

Hi Ricardo,

 

Saved in 2010 format:

 

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BxQk2OjFFq4QblRVTk9jblR0MU0

 

BTW - you can use www.autocadws.com for converting dwg formats. Upload your file to AutoCAD WS, then download it back (you can choose file format during downloading)

 

Maxim

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maxim_k
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Re: Cannot open a 2013 dwg file

04-25-2012 10:09 AM in reply to: adarpodracir

Hi Ricardo,

 

Saved in 2010 format:

 

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BxQk2OjFFq4QblRVTk9jblR0MU0

 

BTW - you can use www.autocadws.com for converting dwg formats. Upload your file to AutoCAD WS, then download it back (you can choose file format during downloading)

 

Maxim

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adarpodracir
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Re: Cannot open a 2013 dwg file

04-27-2012 02:19 PM in reply to: adarpodracir

Thank you very much, Maxim.

 

Worked!

 

 

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vasu441
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Re: Cannot open a 2013 dwg file

08-07-2013 09:18 AM in reply to: adarpodracir

AutoCAD 360 does not help in converting AutoCAD 2013 to AutoCAD 2012 or older. 

 

I uploaded 2013 CAD drawing to AutoCAD 360, and I tried to download it. There is no option to download into 2012 CAD. WHen i download it anyway, it saves the files in 2013 CAD. 

 

Autodesk clearly says that, AutoCAD 360 is to view, edit and share files using a web browser. There is no mention of converting CAD files to older verstion of CAD.:catsad:

 

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?id=6703438&siteID=123112

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Re: Cannot open a 2013 dwg file

08-07-2013 12:00 PM in reply to: vasu441

Welcome to the Autodesk Forums!

Hi,

 

You have to upload drawing to Autodesk 360, open it in AutoCAD WS editor (not in AutoCAD 360), then

 select "Download" -> DWG -> Select format:

 

Untitled-1.jpg

 

I checked just now - sure it works. I uploaded file in 20143 format and then download it back in 2007 format, checked in AutoCAD and it showed in Command prompt:

 

"Opening an AutoCAD 2007/LT 2007 format file.
Regenerating model.
AutoCAD menu utilities loaded."

 

Maxim

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MARSS

MacACAD | MARSS


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Re: Cannot open a 2013 dwg file

08-07-2013 02:32 PM in reply to: maxim_k

Maxim_K,

 

Thank you so much.

 

I was able to save in 2010 CAD when i opened it in AutoCAD WS. 

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