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Opening DWG files and measuring them

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Hi,

Our EX 3D designer left us with some DWG files that we need to open, however, they wont open on the version of AutoCAD that we have saying that it is made in a newer version.

We can open them in TrueView, but need to find the measurements.

Anyway to convert DWGs to make them backward compatible or how can we measure the dimensions of the drawings in a DWG file ... any software that would help us do that?

Thanks
Much appreciated
Sunny
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by:strivoli
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I use DraftSight.
Let me know. Bye.
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You can convert them backwards in TrueView.
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Once in DraftSight, how do you get the dimensions, how can you get them to display on screen?
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Please post a sample DWG file and ask me which is the dimension you want to get.
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Anyway... use the following menu from DraftSight: Tools>Inquiry>Get Distance.
Let me know.
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as dragontooth mentioned, you should use DWG TrueView to convert the DWG files to an older format file. Once you open the DWG in question with TrueView you can click the 'D' button in the upper left and select the DWG Convert option. From there you can either run a batch conversion or just single file conversion and select which DWG version you wish to export the file to.
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