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Exporting from VW 2008 to DWG then opening in AutoCAD

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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.

help??

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

thanks!

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I'm not sure this is a bug, I've never seen this before. Is this just on one computer or multiple computers? Are you exporting over a network or on a local drive?

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it's manifested itself in various ways on different computers. no one seems to be able to export on VW2008. it seems to work itself into a loop of sorts and always saves over the same file. fine on VW12.5. exporting on local drive

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This is very odd, but it sounds like an OS problem. You should probably contact your tech support. I would assume it's Ozcad.

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I do not know if this will work - try exporting it from your Mac to a dongle or external hard drive formatted on a Windows machine

See if you can then open it on a Windows machine

Others may know about this better than me

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've managed to save as dwg and opens in adobe illustrator and imports back into vw fine. it could just be autocad on the pcs acting up cos it seems to work fine mac to mac.

will hit up the autocad helps and keep trying. thanks for all help!

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What version of .dwg are you exporting to? Maybe the install of Autocad trying to open the file is older.

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I am having this same problem on my mac! It always saves to the same spot you described and just keeps overwriting. I cant even find the file once saved

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I just updated to service pack 3 and now the dwg will save where i want it to. i dont know if this will help your conversion in autocad...

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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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