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MiniCad 7.x to VectorWorks 9.0.1 convertion

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Can you help us with the following question. I have convert between 1000 and 2000 MiniCad 7 documents to VectorWorks 9. I know there is a utility called Translator (we have that).

Now my question. Do you know how we can automaticly convert those documents. Also when using Translator we got a lot of type 1 errors. I assigned 5000 MB to Translator itself and 50000 MB to MiniCad 7 (we use our own old copy). The system we are running on is Mac OS 9.2.2 Dutch. Do you have an idea what causes those errors?

I thank you very much in advance and I wish you a very nice day.

Friendly greetings,


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Hello Katie,

Thank you again for your help. Indeed I will try to allocate more memory to Translator and VW 7. I have 384 MB on my computer so I will use 60000 MB for VW 7 and 40000 for translator. I think the more documents you try to translate simulatiously, the more RAM memory will be needed.

I will let you know the result.

In the meantime I wish you a very nice day and I appreciate your help very much.

Friendly greetings,


P.S. : Sir Dan Fortesque and StarGate are the same. On my work I am logged in as Sir Dan Fortesque, at home as StarGate. Sir Dan Fortesque is the hero of MediEvil 1 and 2 on the Playstation (my favourite game), StarGate is the movie I most like.

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Hello VulcanGrip,

It seems that I am not alone who like StarGate very much. Thanks for mention the DVD edition, I will take a look after it. Regretfully I did not see Super Nova.

Indeed there are a lot of translations to do. But maybe I found another way to translate them. We have also VW 8.5.2 which can read VW 7 files. I think I will try to read them in 8.5.2 and save them. Then I will read those VW 8.5.2 files into VW 9.0.1 where I will save them. I think it will be quicker because I omit one step. I found out that trying to translate more than one file, still gives regular errors.

Thank you very much for your reaction and very much VectorWorks pleasure.

Friendly greetings,

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