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Export to DWG in VW 2008

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Hi.

I am trying to export VW 2008 file to DWG format.

When I go Export>DWG/DXF, it seems that it only allows me to export as the file name "MacOS.dwg".

On the top of this, I can only save this file to "Contents" folder in "User" , but I don't see the folder when I actually look for it.

Is there any setting that can change this??

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Do you have limited user permissions?

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Are you logged in as an administrator, or has your office set up user accounts with permissions?

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You can't choose another location, like the desktop?

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I tried to save onto desktop, but I still could not do it.

The computer is on OS 10.5. Does it have anything to do with it?

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Do you get an error message?

Have you run Disk Utility since upgrading?

Did you install Leopard as a new install or an upgrade?

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I do not get any error message, but the alert saying "this file already exist. do you want to replace it?" . The file name that it referred to was "MacOS.dwg".

The hard drive had to be replaced with new one by Apple, and Leopard was installed on to the new hard drive when the computer came back from them.

I have not run Disk Utility since then.

Should I run it?

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Run Disk Utility and try it again.

You are using VW 2008, right? (Your tag mentions VW 10)

Also make sure you have Service Pack 1 installed.

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I just ran the disk utility, but it did not change the situation.

Yes. I am on 2008 now. Service pack is installed.

Sorry for the confusion....

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You may want to try to uninstall and reinstall VW, making sure to delete the preferences files and empty the trash.

Is the same problem occurs, there may be something loose with the OS. You may want to do a fresh install of leopard rather than an upgrade. I've read on several mac-related forums people have ended up with problems using the upgrade path as opposed to the clean install of Leopard.

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I am having identical problem, cannot save an export dxf or dwg where I want or by the name I want. PM g5 Leopard. need help

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I've been having the same issue. Can't export in 3ds format either though PDF works fine.

Any solutions?

Thanks

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I?m having the same problem. After trying the first dwg export to a selected folder, the file never appeared and for the next attempts exporting to the same or different location I get a message "Macintosh HD:Applications:VectorWorks 2008:VectorWorks2008.app:Contents:MacOS-dwg This files already exists. Do you want to replace the existing file?". I can?t find that directory path (folders don?t exist or are not visible). Mac OS 10.5, MB core 2 duo, VW2008.

Any idea?

Thank you

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When I try to export dwg/dxf of any kind, three squares to a floor plan or VW12.5 or VW2008, nothing happens and the target file is empty.

Is there a solution? Please respond; consultants are waiting for our drawings.

MacBook Pro, 2.16GHz, 2GB, Mac OS 10.4.11

VectorWorks2008 SP2

Cinema 4D v10.111

VrayForC4D v1.0876

M~R v1.6.1, C4D/M~R plugin v1.6f3

Fryrender v1.9.1

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ok here is how i sorta worked around the problem

i dont know if this first step helped, but i did it

before i did the last step

go to applications>utilities>terminal>

type

# defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true

# KillAll Finder

press enter.

then go to applications>vectorworks and right click the application

logo, and click on "show package contents"

then

contents>MacOS-DWG>MacOS.dwg

if you open up that last file that is the one you are looking for.

you can take it out of there and rename it and it is as good as

any other file.

the only thing is that everytime you export the new file goes right

into that folder.

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I am having the same problem! Has anyone found a solution? The workaround is not working for me. I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.7 and Vectorworks 2008!

Thanks in advance!

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I had the similar problem when trying to export a 3DS from vectorwork 2008. It goes through the saving process but is not where I saved it or in the content folder. Where else could it be going.

Thanks

Drew

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