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jbelleau
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Manipulation of DWF

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07-26-2004 02:20 PM
Does anyone know whether a DWF file can be saved as a DWG file?

Thanks. JeannieB
*R. Robert Bell
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Re: Manipulation of DWF

07-26-2004 02:25 PM in reply to: jbelleau
It cannot. -- R. Robert Bell "JeannieB" wrote in message news:5671594.1090876883549.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum1.autodesk.com... Does anyone know whether a DWF file can be saved as a DWG file? Thanks. JeannieB
*Sriram Gopalakrishnan - Autodesk
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Re: Manipulation of DWF

07-26-2004 05:46 PM in reply to: jbelleau
With AutoCAD 2005 and DWF Composer you can publish a dwf from AutoCAD, mark it up in DWF Composer and bring the markups back into AutoCAD. -- Sriram Gopalakrishnan Autodesk
*VJoseph \(Autodesk Support\)
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Re: Manipulation of DWF

07-27-2004 01:21 AM in reply to: jbelleau
Try this; http://www.cadforum.cz/cadforum_en/default.asp?tab=2&t=convert%20dwf%20to%20dwg http://www.intelcad.com/pages/dwfin/ HTH VJoseph "JeannieB" wrote in message news:5671594.1090876883549.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum1.autodesk.com... > Does anyone know whether a DWF file can be saved as a DWG file? > > Thanks. JeannieB
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jbelleau
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Re: Manipulation of DWF

07-27-2004 05:58 AM in reply to: jbelleau
Thanks. I didn't think so but my supervisor was fairly sure it could be.
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Re: Manipulation of DWF

07-27-2004 06:05 AM in reply to: jbelleau
Thank you. We are still using 2004 so I would think the capabilities are still close.

JeannieB
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jbelleau
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Re: Manipulation of DWF

07-27-2004 06:24 AM in reply to: jbelleau
Good site info...thanks. But YIKES, I was trying to assure my superiors that their work could not be reconstructed to be used at a future time by someone else. It was my "push" to get them to use DWF capabililties. They were sending out actual AutoCAD dwgs prior to my coming on board.

JeannieB
*R. Robert Bell
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Re: Manipulation of DWF

07-27-2004 08:46 AM in reply to: jbelleau
Note that the solutions in that post do not have the accuracy of the original .dwg file. No mention was made either of blocks. My bet is that since the solutions didn't mention blocks surviving; they don't. However, only testing would prove that point. -- R. Robert Bell "JeannieB" wrote in message news:14902601.1090934698886.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2... Good site info...thanks. But YIKES, I was trying to assure my superiors that their work could not be reconstructed to be used at a future time by someone else. It was my "push" to get them to use DWF capabililties. They were sending out actual AutoCAD dwgs prior to my coming on board. JeannieB
*Rodney McManamy - CADzation
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Re: Manipulation of DWF

07-27-2004 10:53 AM in reply to: jbelleau
Anything that can be viewed or shared can be copied. There is no safe format and if somebody wants something recreated they can. Digitally will get them close or send it overseas for pennies on the dollar of what it cost to create it in the first place and they will do it no questions asked. With both DWF and PDF they are vector formats so you can bring it back in as a vector but things like dimensions and blocks are likely going to be split up into individual lines. The accuracy isn't there but it's close enough for most work. Millions were spent trying to keep DVDs safe and some kid hacking away broke it in no time. It's like a car. I don't care if you have a lojack system on it. If they pull it into a lead lined semi the signals not going to get out. So if somebody wants it they are going to get it. As one of our customers pointed out even if you password protect it so you can't print it he can do a screen capture or put it on a large screen monitor and take a digital photo and get pretty good results. -- Rodney McManamy President CADzation ------------------------- rmcmanamy@cadzation.com ------------------------- 518 South Route 31 Suite 200 McHenry, IL 60050 www.cadzation.com Providing Industrial Strength PDF & DWF Solutions to the Global CAD Marketplace. "JeannieB" wrote in message news:14902601.1090934698886.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2... > Good site info...thanks. But YIKES, I was trying to assure my superiors that their work could not be reconstructed to be used at a future time by someone else. It was my "push" to get them to use DWF capabililties. They were sending out actual AutoCAD dwgs prior to my coming on board. > > JeannieB
*Shaan Hurley, Autodesk, Inc.
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Re: Manipulation of DWF

07-27-2004 01:24 PM in reply to: jbelleau
Jeannie, People can resurrect your design from paper as well. The limitation is the DWF is default at 300dpi which is a lot less precision. There is no 100% way to protect the design unless you plot it to paper, then burn the paper. Sad but true. Sincerely, Shaan Hurley "JeannieB" wrote in message news:14902601.1090934698886.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2... > Good site info...thanks. But YIKES, I was trying to assure my superiors > that their work could not be reconstructed to be used at a future time by > someone else. It was my "push" to get them to use DWF capabililties. > They were sending out actual AutoCAD dwgs prior to my coming on board. > > JeannieB
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