translating autocadd files

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Lester Tobias
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translating autocadd files

Post by Lester Tobias » Fri Jul 21, 2023 4:56 pm

Does anyone have suggestions on translating large autocadd files? So far my steps are 1. save in autocadd 2010, explode all blocks, and on occasion delete all info that I do not need.

There has to be a more elegant solution.

Thanks.

Lester Tobias

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Re: translating autocadd files

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Re: translating autocadd files

Post by Accuplan » Thu Aug 17, 2023 10:24 pm

I too am trying to open DXF or DWG files in Powercadd.
I know how to save them to DXF/DWG but not open those files.

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Re: translating autocadd files

Post by patrickm » Fri Aug 18, 2023 3:23 am

Accuplan wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2023 10:24 pm
I too am trying to open DXF or DWG files in Powercadd.
I know how to save them to DXF/DWG but not open those files.
If you drag the DXF or DWG file to your PC icon, they should open. If they don’t open, they are probably a newer (unsupported) version. You can use ODAFileConverter to convert those unopenable files to a supported DWG or DXF version. ODCFC is located in your OC application folder someplace (if I remember correctly). I normally convert problematic files to DXF 2010, which PC can open.

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Re: translating autocadd files

Post by bellarchitect » Wed Sep 27, 2023 4:45 pm

You can also try this:

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Post by rjpotter » Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:42 am

ODA File Converter is easy to use and saves DWGs etc to a format PCadd can open.

PC 9.1.11 includes ODA in the Utilities folder.

We usually select R12 Binary DXF for the output.

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