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DWG export for Dummies

David Collins
Enthusiast
I'm trying to send a DWG to an engineer and we're both pretty dumb. He says the DWG I'm sending him is blank.
What's the most bullet-proof no frills no nonsense method for translating to DWG for AutoCAD? What are the most common mistakes dummies like us make doing this?

Thanks
David Collins
Win10 64bit Intel i7 6700 3.40 Ghz 32 Gb RAM
AC 24.0 (3022 INT FULL)
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Expert
The US version actually has a translator called DWG for Dummies

Cheers,
Link.
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David Collins
Enthusiast
The INT version leaves that one out.
I don't know whether to feel insulted or complimented, but it sounds like exactly what we need.
David Collins
Win10 64bit Intel i7 6700 3.40 Ghz 32 Gb RAM
AC 24.0 (3022 INT FULL)

Eduardo Rolon
Moderator
here you go
eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
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David Collins
Enthusiast
Brilliant.
Still a dummy, but I'm starting to find my way with these things.
Many thanks.
David Collins
Win10 64bit Intel i7 6700 3.40 Ghz 32 Gb RAM
AC 24.0 (3022 INT FULL)

Graham Whipple
Booster
I found the dwg export for dummies, hoping it would solve my problem. I don't consider myself a dummy, but I am working with an engineer who claims the dwg files he is receiving are locked, restricted, read-only and not editable even through copy clip and paste.

has anyone seen this happening? After 15 years of exclusive ArchiCad use I no longer have AutoCAD to test this behavior. I've never had that feedback from an engineer in 15 years. There have been other snags, but not in recent years.

Any insight on the possible issue is appreciated.
Resin Architecture

Idaho USA

Eduardo Rolon
Moderator
Download DraftSight it is free, Mac and PC, and compatible with AutoCAD

http://www.3ds.com/products-services/draftsight/overview/
eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
Another of the forum moderators.
Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram
OS X 10.XX latest
AC25 US/INT -> AC08

Vectorworks 2022

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