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How to convert AutoCAD 2011 .dwg files to AutoCAD 2008?

By Kaspar Kiis on 30 Sep 11:43 10 answers 9996 views 3 comments

I would like to convert AutoCAD 2011 .dwg files to 2008. Can anybody please be so kind and help? Thank you.

10 answers

  • Richard O'Hearn Jr.
    Richard O'Hearn Jr. almost 3 years ago

    Agata, I assumed this was a file that was an email attachment, in which case it can't be opened and needs to be downsaved to an earlier version before the user can access the file.

  • Muhammad Qasim
    Muhammad Qasim over 2 years ago

    The simplest method is that when are going to save the file choose the option "save as". A window appear on your screen. Then select the version of the file in which you want to save it. e.g, 2008.dwg.
    That's all.

  • mohammad jamali
    mohammad jamali almost 2 years ago

    u can use Export file to IGS or AUTO cad 08 or open your file in AUTO cad MEP and export this to older version of cad software.

  • james rapas
    james rapas almost 2 years ago

    its easy...
    1.PRESS RIGHT 'CLICK' @ MODEL TAB
    2.GO TO OPTIONS
    3.CLICK 'OPEN & SAVE'
    4.FIND 'SAVE AS'
    5.CLICK THE 'BOX'
    6.THEN FIND THE LOWEST VERSION OF AUTOCAD 2000/LT2000 DRAWING (*.dwg)
    7.PRESS 'OK'
    8.THEN TRY TO SAVE YOUR LATEST DRAWING FILE..
    THATS IT...DRAWING FILE IS READY TO BE OPENED @ AUTOCAD LOWER VERSIONS

  • Robert Harvey BSc (Hons)
    Robert Harvey BSc (Hons) almost 3 years ago

    Or e-mail me the file and i will see if i can open them in my autocad and re save them for you :)

  • Kaspar Kiis
    Kaspar Kiis almost 3 years ago

    Thanks Robert, got is saved. It's working :)

  • Richard O'Hearn Jr.
    Richard O'Hearn Jr. almost 3 years ago

    sorry I'm late to this one, however for future reference Autodesk's "TrueView" software is now a free download and will convert the most recent DWG's to a couple different prior years' versions.

  • Agata
    Agata almost 3 years ago

    Is this really necessary? I just choose the wanted version from the Save As pop-up window, under 'Files of type'..

  • Vladimir
    Vladimir over 2 years ago

    Just "save as" in older version of cad.

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