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jim78b

hello i have autocad mech 2013 and today try dwgconvert to convert a drawing in 200 format , i found thet the dwg converted was not in 2000 format!!! why?

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ReMark

How did you determine that the converted drawing was not in 2000 file format?

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jim78b
How did you determine that the converted drawing was not in 2000 file format?

 

 

because i use notepad and saw it and then I sent it to a person who does not open

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ReMark

Why did you use DWGconvert? Can't you do a "saveas" in MEP 2013?

 

Did you see this in the header.....

 

0

SECTION

2

HEADER

9

$ACADVER

1

AC1015

 

If not what designation did you see?

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jim78b
Why did you use DWGconvert? Can't you do a "saveas" in MEP 2013?

 

yes i use dwg convert to convert many drawings. with save as i can save one at a time only.

 

i see ac1024...

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ReMark

ac1024? That would be 2009 which seems odd.

 

So how many drawings did you batch convert and of those how many were successful and how many were failures?

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jim78b

Yes in 2009 am issue for me .so i use The save as ...for 10 dwgs

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ReMark

Maybe whoever you are sharing the drawings with should consider getting a newer release of AutoCAD.

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SLW210

What exactly do you have setup for file converting in DWG TrueView? I am not having any problems here converting to 2000.

 

Show an image of the convert screen.

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jim78b
What exactly do you have setup for file converting in DWG TrueView? I am not having any problems here converting to 2000.

 

Show an image of the convert screen.

 

I use autocad mech 2013 . Now I am not at home to post an image sorry. However I use The 2000 conversion but i think the cause id that is acad mech .

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RobDraw
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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ReMark

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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RobDraw

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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SLW210

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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RobDraw

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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jim78b

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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jim78b

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

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jim78b

original 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!attachment.php?attachmentid=60990&cid=1&stc=1

converted ac1027.dwg

dwgconv.jpg

dwgconv.jpg

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SLW210

Converted fine for me using DWG TrueView 2016. I can't really see your images that well.

ac1027 - ac1015.dwg

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SLW210

Maybe you should try using DWG TrueView, it is free from Autodesk.

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