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ArchCad 9 Drawings to older AutoCad versions?

Anonymous
Not applicable
Hi

Could anyone tell me if it is at all possible to translate ArchiCad 9 drawings to AutoCad 13 or 14? ArchiCad 8.1 did it without a hitch. Some of my consultants still work with the old software.
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save back to 8.1 and then on to autocad. newer versions of autocad can't do this either.
more proof that archicad is more autocad compatible than autocad
Think Like a Spec Writer
AC4.55 through 27 / USA AC27-5030 USA
Rhino 8 Mac
MacOS 14.5
TomWaltz
Participant
Archicad 9.0 includes the old Archicad 8.1 translator. Just use that.
Tom Waltz
where is the 8.1 translator (don't hit me if the answer is too obvious for words, I've never noticed it in the lst)

Think Like a Spec Writer
AC4.55 through 27 / USA AC27-5030 USA
Rhino 8 Mac
MacOS 14.5
Anonymous
Not applicable
Thanks for the response guys
I have loaded the file as advised but ArchiCad 9 seems to default up to AutoCad 2000 - refusing to show the option to save to 13 /14. Am I doing something wrong or missing something? Or Xp deciding certain defaults for me?
Where am I missing it?
TomWaltz
Participant
The 8.1 translator should be a part of the standard installation, found either under the "Publisher" palette under "Output format" or in your Tools Menu.

It may be part of the "Goodies" folder in your installation, and need to be dragged into the "Add-ons" folder.I don't really remember off hand.
Tom Waltz