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

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

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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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

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

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

 
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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.

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

 
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Just "save as" in older version of cad.

 
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