CAD/CAM discussion forum > 3D CAD/CAM > AutoCAD 2004 format

AutoCAD 2004 format

Rank: 1

Kevin

Newbie

posts: 0

Registered: 2004-4-26

Message 1 of 6

 AutoCAD 2004 format
03-03-2005 11:07 . am | View his/her posts only
This isn't linked to the previous post but when will VX support Autocad 2004 dwg format?

Rank: 1

ChrisWard2k2

Newbie

posts: 2

Registered: 2011-11-22

Message 2 of 6

03-03-2005 01:16 . pm | View his/her posts only
...probably sooner than other AutoDesk products!

In reality, it is very difficult to work with the AutoDesk formats, especially DWG. AutoDesk constantly "move the goal posts" to ensure that it is difficult, because they think that will make everyone use AutoCad instead of other products like VX. They could be wrong!

DXF is a little bit better (though not as "neutral" as it once was). There are of course many 3rd Party DWG/DXF converters that attempt to take a late-release file and convert it down to another. Floating Point Solutions offer a pretty good one at little cost.

Rank: 1

Kevin

Newbie

posts: 0

Registered: 2004-4-26

Message 3 of 6

03-03-2005 02:25 . pm | View his/her posts only
I ask because today I received a pile of files from a company using AC2004, none of which open in VX or anything else used here of the MCAD persuasion. What DOES open it though is VectorWorks 11.....so we have a solution!

I thought VX was a member of the OpenDWG alliance using the same libraries as the like of VectorWorks for DXF/DWG conversion.

Rank: 1

ChrisWard2k2

Newbie

posts: 2

Registered: 2011-11-22

Message 4 of 6

03-03-2005 03:57 . pm | View his/her posts only
Hi again Kevin

Can you post one of the 2004 files please?

Rank: 1

Kevin

Newbie

posts: 0

Registered: 2004-4-26

Message 5 of 6

04-03-2005 04:31 . am | View his/her posts only
Chris,

I've emailed it to your VX address. Its a live job and as the file is not mine its not appropriate for me to post here. I've also attached the VectorWorks screenshot for reference (in the email).

Rank: 1

ChrisWard2k2

Newbie

posts: 2

Registered: 2011-11-22

Message 6 of 6

04-03-2005 09:13 . am | View his/her posts only
Thanks Kevin, file received, confidentiality assured.
See also