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    Quote Originally Posted by ReMark View Post
    Why did you use DWGconvert? Can't you do a "saveas" in MEP 2013?
    Remark, converting the drawing is the proper way to do this. Using save as does not convert the newer objects and features to usable entities which could cause problems when opening the file in older versions. The conversion process takes care of those objects.
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    As the OP stated, DWGconvert seemed to have misfired. I only suggested an alternative. I am not familiar with MEP 2013.
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    You alternative probably won't give satisfactory results. This is a general rule of thumb when making files usable in older versions. It is not version or vertical specific. In fact, IMHO, the option to save as older versions shouldn't even be there as it only really works under certain circumstances.
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    Considering this is posted in General Forum, one would be lead to believe the OP was using DWGConvert from DWG Trueview, which actually does work for me and AFAIK is the same DWGConvert in AutoCAD Mechanical.

    If the OP is using AutoCAD Mechanical, then this thread belongs in the Mechanical & MDT Forum, not sure where the MEP 2013 reference is coming from.

    Maybe you can post a file that isn't converting for you. I have saved down Mechanical drawings before, shouldn't make a difference except for proxy objects.

    Are you trying to open them in an older Mechanical or Vanilla AutoCAD?
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    You're correct about it belonging in general and the OP needs to verify the settings used for the conversion wether he is using DTV or using AutoCAD's built in converter, which are actually the same thing.
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    You are all so Kind thanks for help me ...I use dwg convert because i had 10 drawings to convert . I use mechanical and not vanilla. I conferm that dwg convert don t convert in 2000 version so i used save as one at a time for each dwgs

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    Ok later when i will at home i post a screenshot of dwg convert .

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    converted ac1027.dwgoriginal ac1027.dwgnow i attach the original file (i see the version with notepad and write the version in the name of the file) and then the dwg converted.

    for my disappoint the converted file is a ac1027 version the same of the original. i want convert in in 2000 with dwg convert but anything!
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    Converted fine for me using DWG TrueView 2016. I can't really see your images that well.
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    Maybe you should try using DWG TrueView, it is free from Autodesk.
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