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Vectorworks files will not open! Please Help!!

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Hey guys I have a series of really old *.mcd files that I have to open

I have Vectorworks V10.5, Vectorworks 2018 and Vectorworks reader and none of them open my files. 

 

I get an this error message everytime.

Please help.   

 

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You could try this conversion program for converting Minicad 5 or newer files to VW 10.5 format in case these drawing are Minicad 5 or later but still too old to open with e.g. VW 10.

http://www.vectorworks.nl/nl/support/downloads/software

 

Scroll down to the bottom of that page until you see "Vectorworks oude bestanden omzetten"

The first link below that is for the Mac version and works only on OS9

The second link is for the Windows version.

Even though it may be in Dutch, it is a simple drag and drop to start conversion , or the open command in the file (or "Bestand" if Dutch) menu.

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If the above does not work for you, post the file as an attachment here, or feel free to send me the file in a direct message and I can take a look.

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ART V

Thank you for your reply but it didn't work.

I get the exact error from the screenshot above. 

 

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9 minutes ago, hsilva81 said:

ART V

Thank you for your reply but it didn't work.

I get the exact error from the screenshot above. 

 

Then the minicad file is probably older than version 5, so you will need to take Jim up on his offer.

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typo correction

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JimW

 

Thanks for the reply. Some of my files do not have a file type do you know what kind of file this is? Maybe the screenshot below might help.

 

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Usually this just means theyre still MCDs but lost their file extension when they transition from an older operating system than Mac OS 9. Adding the .mcd extension back to the end of the filename in the Get Info window for the files is often all that is needed. But send them over when you can and I can take a look.

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