Opening legacy DWG files from other CAD Applications

Opening, editing and saving DWG files is always a challenge when we don’t have a specific CAD software for it. Many times we receive this data from other companies and just need to make some changes – but it always seems that some detail (archive version, platform…) creates a difficulty in the process. To this day, engineers, architects and designers, often save their projects in DWG format. If you also often use this extension to create drawings and projects, read in this article and find out why DraftSight is an excellent option to edit these kind of documents.

Well, it isn’t always possible to modify a DWG in a reliable and simple way. Thus, we may lose some time until we get to open our received drawings. These are, at times, legacy data from different software or versions and we waste time on the whole opening and modifying process, with unnecessary email exchanges in some cases.

If you work with DWG files and need to open legacy data from other CAD software, you can use DraftSight to edit and modify them. DraftSight is compatible with such format and can save your data in several different DWG versions as well. These characteristics make DraftSight a complete solution to work involving legacy data.

Basically, you can open a legacy DWG from other CAD software following these few steps:

– Launch DraftSight

– Choose Menu > Open

– Find the DWG file you want to open

– Select the file and click Open

– Edit and save your file

You can save your files in different versions as well.:

– Launch DraftSight

– Choose Menu > Save as

– In Save as type, find the version of dwg you need and select it


– Save your file

With DraftSight it is easy and simple to modify DWG archives even if they were not created with its tools/platform.

If you don’t use DraftSight already, how about starting right now? See you!

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