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Placing an external .dwg drawing into Archicad 17

Anonymous
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I am trying to place an external .dwg drawing into Archicad 17 and keep getting the following error. (Unsupported dxf/dwg file format). Can anyone help please.
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Anonymous
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Can you get the DWG saved as an earlier version?
Laszlo Nagy
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DWG TrueView from Autodesk will let you convert your DWG file to an earlier version:

http://www.autodesk.com/products/dwg/viewers#

It is a free download.

However, DWG file version may not be the program. As far as I know the version of DWG has not changed since AutoCAD 2013. So the last 4 versions use the same DWG format. And ARCHICAD 17 can read DWG 2013 files.
So if it still does not open even after converting to an earlier version then something else may be the problem. Maybe the file has some element in it that ARCHICAD cannot read (just guessing).
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