Is there a way to edit a .dwg file (specifically I want to gather entities based on their layer and then change them to a different layer) without opening the AutoCAD?
I guess I'm looking for some sort of way to open the file without all the graphics. I just want to access and edit the data.
I have a large amount of files that need to be processed and it would just take forever. I was hoping there was some way to open the drawing in the background for the program to work with.
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You can open the drawing as a side database, (Autocad needs to be running, No Additional Cost).
Or you can use RealDWG to open it (Without Autocad Running, Cost Money)
Thank you articad. I searched how to open a .dwg as a side database and I found an article on through the interface that gives some good examples. Here it is in case anyone else runs across this topic.
There is also the core console for simple GUI-less operations.