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« on: June 05, 2007, 05:26:34 PM »
I just found this FREE add-on for autocad and it seems to good to be true... Has anybody tried it yet and dies it work? Is says you can open any version autocad drawing and save as any version. I have 2004 id someone wants to post a file saves in say... 2006 I will test it out... Let me know if anybody tries it and what they think

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2007, 05:39:08 PM »
I guess it might be useful to someone who is still on an old version of AutoCAD, but I stay pretty current so I don't see the benefit.  2007 or 2008 can open and save to any version.  Plus for batch converting I would use Autodesk True view which is free and has True Convert built in. It doesn't even require AutoCAD to be on the computer.
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2007, 06:33:38 PM »
I concur with c2k.  Is there an easy way to import Solidworks files into AutoCAD?  I tried this a while ago. with pumps I think, but didn't have any success
Seen any good youtube videos lately? ;)

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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007, 05:41:42 PM »
I recently received some 3D equipment files that I believe were originally drawn in Solidworks. The files were in ACIS format with an ".sat" extention.
I'm not sure if you can "export" or "save as" Solidworks drawings to a .sat extention or if it's a conversion program, but the equipment came in fine.
In AutoCad I had to insert ASIC file.
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2007, 06:37:55 PM »
Steve,

After doing some research you are correct. (Thank you!)  The manufacturer has an option for ASIC format.  I then found the ASIC file option under the Insert menu.  That makes my life a little easier.  I figured there had to be a way to import these files.  Thanks again.
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2007, 05:54:08 PM »
I think Adesk also offers a utility
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2007, 10:40:01 PM »
Armstrong Pumps by chance?

Anyway, ya... I like Trueview because I no longer have to save down (unless I'm trying to appease a client).  Just send them a link, and they can save in any version.

DWGateway was cool too, and I think their product prompted Autodesk to "get with it".
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2007, 10:41:30 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2007, 01:16:30 AM »
Quote from: cjehly
Armstrong Pumps by chance?

Good guess, I believe it was Armstrong pumps.
Seen any good youtube videos lately? ;)

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