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crounsl
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Working with DWG Files from Another Application

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05-10-2010 11:26 AM
hi -

The attached PDF document is posted to the product features page, but I thought that I would also post it here as we get lots of questions about DWG files. It has a lot of information about working with DWG files from "upstream" applications auch as AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT.

Additional information about working with DWG files can also be found on the community site at:
https://autocadfreestyle.autodesk.com/exchange-dwg-files-other-dwg-based-products

Lisa


Lisa Crounse
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Drafter1981
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Re: Working with DWG Files from Another Application

03-25-2012 10:52 AM in reply to: crounsl

Lisa,

I see you have a post here on AutoCAD Freestyle and I have a few questions.

1st let me say to you I'm a VERY strong AutoCAD User, and Autodesk promoter.

That being said, you may ask “Why am I screwing around with AutoCAD Freestyle?”

To that and to get to my to my point I say “I just need a simple program to SHARE my ideas, and work with non-AutoCAD users” Freestyle was an inexpensive program that I could do that with and still be able to use some type of “DWG” format.

I have now resorted to getting my customers to download the DWG Viewers (True View, or Design Review) which really in a couple of cases was a problem.

Are there any “Add-ons” to help me with creating a simple AutoCAD plan to share in AutoCAD Freestyle or am I forced to tell my customers, “Sorry you have to spend $4000 to get the real AutoCAD program”.

 

2.) The other problem I have which is more of a “Conflict of interest problem” is mixing too many programs.

I participate in “SEVERAL” Autodesk programs simply because I am in school (County College of Morris), I have a commercial license for my AutoCAD Freestyle (Under Fitz Digital CAD Service) and at my regular full time position. I am part of the “Subscription program” which obviously allows me to use, or test various Autodesk products.

So... should I NOT “Mix” the programs or try to work with them and let you and the other users know what works, or doesn't work well with each other?

Milt Fitzgerald (a.k.a. Drafter1981)
Fitz’ Digital Cad Service L.L.C. (Consulting Business)
https://sites.google.com/site/fitzdigitalcadservice/
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leslie_martin2
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Re: Working with DWG Files from Another Application

04-11-2012 04:37 AM in reply to: Drafter1981

its a good thing that i was able to come across this thread

 

Legacy

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Drafter1981
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Re: Working with DWG Files from Another Application

04-12-2012 08:40 PM in reply to: crounsl

Leslie,

What exactly were you responding about?

Milt Fitzgerald (a.k.a. Drafter1981)
Fitz’ Digital Cad Service L.L.C. (Consulting Business)
https://sites.google.com/site/fitzdigitalcadservice/
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ricebeans87
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Re: Working with DWG Files from Another Application

05-06-2012 12:26 PM in reply to: crounsl

thank you very much for the pdf file. I find it very useful.

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