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Convert mincad 6 to vectorworks 10

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Does anyone know how I can convert an old drawing created in minicad 6 to Vectorworks 10? Our office has been using minicad / vectorworks for years and an old client has asked us for a copy of a plan we generated years ago in minicad 6. When I try to open it up in Vectorworks 10 however it says it is not supported and suggests contacting Nemetschek. We are running Vectorworks 10.1 on Mac OS X.2.4. Any ideas?

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Do you have VW 8.x? If you open it from version 8 and save it as v8, then v10 will be able to read it for you. If you don't have v8, and the file is not sensitive, send me the file and I will be happy to save as a v8 file and send it back to you.

Raymond

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I posted a similar request to this board dated 03-07-2003 "Opening Old Files in VW10" If you refer to that discussion you will see the official Nemetchek answer. However, as a long time Minicad user I am personally distressed that you need to keep an old versions of their software on a machine that is past it's useful life just to open old files. One of the selling points to adopting computer aided design was not having to redraw projects from scratch. This has been lost on today's CAD developers. I suspect is a costly feature.

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Thanks to all for responding. I was hoping for something a little quicker, but since we do have the old versions of Minicad around and I will attempt to go that route. I just started to run into this problem and we have a lot of drawings done in minicad 6 and 7 that we never converted to newer versions of Vectorworks. I guess now we have something for our intern to do this summer.

Thanks again.

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