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dwg files unknown format

Feb 24, 2012 4:29 AM

I have a colleague that has sent me (multiple times) a dwg file done in AutoCad that I can't open.  It keeps saying "the file ....dwg is an unknown format that can not be opened".  I have CS5 and I thought Illustrator easily handled dwg files.  Any clues as to what the problem could be?

 
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    Feb 24, 2012 4:32 AM   in reply to GArshamA

    If there are :things: in the dwg file thats not supported or a latest version of cad and the dwg file is holding 3d info it wont open... They must back save the DWG file for you.


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    Feb 24, 2012 7:04 AM   in reply to GArshamA

    If possible, have them either save to an older DWG format as Grant mentions or simply as a DXF. Failing that, they can export out as a PDF or at least print to one.

     

    Take care, Mike

     
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    Feb 24, 2012 7:10 AM   in reply to GArshamA

    Get him to export AutoCad to PDF. That should be no problem.

    Then you can easily open the PDFs in Illie.

    My architect colleagues do this for me frequently.

     
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