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Can you Convert this file?

June 8, 2013

As a CAD Designer/Manager (the older guy in the office) I frequently get the request saying “Sam, can you convert this drawing I don’t have AutoCAD 2014”.  My answer is simple, “Sure, I can do that but I have to ask have you ever tried DWG TrueView?”  They usually seemed puzzled as DWG Trueview has been labeled as a drawing viewer for .DWG files.


A few years ago some of us remember Autodesk had a separate program named DWG True Convert. The purpose of that was to simply convert .dwg files between different formats.  Since Trueview 2010 Autodesk has included DWG Convert within DWG Trueview. With AutoCAD 2014 DWG convert  can be found on the quick access toolbar or on the Home tab of the Ribbon as shown.


Converting a file can be completed in 3 simple steps.  1.  Add your file (you can add more than one) to the DWG convert window. 2. Select the format you would like the files to be converted to.  3. Hit the convert button.  Like magic!  Your files have been converted to the new format.


Remember, it’s always good practice to backup your files prior to doing any converting.

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