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I am working with a designer that uses VectorWorks and we use AutoCad. Any suggestions on how to convert the .vwx to .dwg? Do I need to have the VW software? Any help is appreciated.


Adam Davidson, P.E.

AD Engineering Group

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Vectorworks can import and export .dwg directly.


If it fits your workflow VW can also import IFC, Revit, Cinema 4D, PDFs, Shapefiles, .3ds, .obj, .stl, Rhino, Parasolid, and Sketchup, plus a few more


and export PDF, Shapefile, .3ds, 3D PDF, Cinema 4D, .obj, .stl, Rhino, Parasolid, plus a few more.


When round tripping dwg to vwx it will be useful to experiment with the import/export dwg settings to make sure you are getting back the dwg formatting you like.

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Ask the designer to export their file from VW into a  dwg version compatible with your AutoCad version. VW can export to most dwg versions. It’s useful if they supply a pdf version of the file so you have a visual reference in case there are are any obvious issues with the exported file. 

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