21 Dec 2011

DWG Convert

AutoCAD 2012 includes a useful tool, DWG Convert, which enables you to translate AutoCAD DWG files to any of the following DWG versions: R14, 2000, 2004, 2007 and 2010. This is for a single file, or multiples, making it useful for batch conversion of older files to the latest release.

To access the DWG Convert tool, simply go to the Application Menu (Red A, top left corner) > Save As > DWG Convert. In the DWG Convert dialogue box, you can specify the DWG files to be converted, save the list for future use, create new lists and open/append existing lists.

Conversion Setups enable you to specify conversion properties, such as File Format and Path Options. You can specify Conversion Package Type, i.e. Zip File, Exe, In-place. Additional options include Purge DrawingsReplace Page Setups and Check and Fix Errors.

You can save multiple Conversion Setups, enabling you to easily restore a specific set of conversion properties.

Tip: With your DWG's selected in the DWG Convert dialogue, on the Files Table TAB you will be able to see the current version of your drawings.

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