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Exporting from VW 2008 to DWG then opening in AutoCAD



has anyone found a work around to this bug?

regardless of what it's saved as, file ends up labeled MacOS.dwg in Applications:VectorWorks 2008:VectorWorks 2008.app:Contents:MacOS-dwg:MacOS.dwg

the MacOS file is 12KB only but a larger .jpg file of the image appears in the same MacOS-dwg folder.

MacOS.dwg file will open in Adobe Illustrator on same computer, but will not open in AutoCAD on a PC.


we work on both AutoCAD and VW2008 and on both mac and PC and have been having issues with converting to and fro.


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We're having the same problem as xhenanigan. (We're on PCs).

At least three of our Architects export to DWG and the file won't open in AutoCAD.

Even the 'Recover' command in AutoCAD doesn't repair it. (In the past it has). The corrupt DWG file is usually the same small size, has a weird name and is read only.

It's a real pain. I've found a workaround, which is to export to VW 10 then open in VW 2008, then the export to DWG is more reliable.

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