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Import/export files from AutoCAD

Postby henrie » Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:16 pm

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How to export a DRAW file to AutoCAD LT 91.
How to import a file from AutoCAD LT 91 and then modify it using DRAW.
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Re: Import/export files from AutoCAD

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Mar 16, 2008 3:53 pm

EPS seems to be the way to go. Draw can export as EPS and you can Insert EPS files into Draw.

I would be surprised if AutoCAD cannot handle EPS files.
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Re: Import/export files from AutoCAD

Postby huw » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:26 am

AutoCAD LT is a budget version of AutoCAD (reduced features), and I've only used Autodesk Map, which is an enhanced version of full AutoCAD, and that not for a while. I also don't use draw much. So, my experience is not entirely appropriate, but...

Try EPS, SVG & SWF. As already suggested, EPS is the most likely, although I remember converting them with Adobe Illustrator. I can't recall whether that was because AutoCAD could only read a few sub-types of EPS, or none at all, or for some other reason.

Adobe Illustrator,if you have access to it, can be a very useful intermediary with AutoCAD - they have DXF in common (Draw really should have that).
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Re: Import/export files from AutoCAD

Postby r4zoli » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:40 pm

You could only import DXF file from Autocad into any type of OOo file, but can not export it.

If you want to edit DXF or DWG CAD Drawings with free tools use HyCAD from, or A9CAD from
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