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Does anyone have a CAD application that can convert an AEC file into a DWG or DXF format?

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Does anyone have a CAD application that can convert an AEC file into a DWG or DXF format?

Googling gave me the info that AEC file format is used by DATACAD and there is Ver 12 available now. The FAQ on conversion issue gives the following:-

Import\Export AutoCAD files

Q. I am unable to import an AutoCAD file.
1. Contact the person who sent you the file and have them correct any errors in their file by using the commands Purge and Audit. Then have them send you the file again.
Purge and Audit are the equivalent of a DataCAD Layer Utility.
Also, have them try moving the file closer to the drawing origin.

2. If the AutoCAD file is on a floppy disk, copy it to the hard drive before attempting to import it.
Insert the disk into the A drive and use Windows Explorer to copy it to the hard drive. In Explorer, open the A drive, right-click on the file, and select Copy. Go to the C drive, double-click on the DataCAD directory, choose the Transfer directory, then select Paste from the Edit pull-down menu.

3. If the AutoCAD file is on a CD, copy the file to the hard drive before attempting to import it.
Copy the file to the Transfer folder as described above (substituting your CD-ROM drive for the A drive), then right-click on it and select Properties. Uncheck read-only in the attributes section.

4. Make sure you are opening a new DataCAD drawing to import the file into. Then, choose Import from the File menu, go to the Transfer directory, and select the file to import.

5. When the Import entity assignment dialog appears, select OK. If you continue to have difficulty, try setting a higher hatch pattern scale.


Q. The message Color map table not found, translation aborted appears when I try to import\export an AutoCAD file.

DataCAD is unable to find a suitable color map table file to transfer your custom RGB settings.
Select Program Preferences from the Tools pull-down menu. On the DXF\DWG tab, un-check Translate colors using color table file.

You need to reload the Default RGB file.
From the Utility menu, select Display then Palettes. Choose LoadRGB and select Default.rgb, then open. Right-click to exit, then continue the import\export process.


You never know the Trial version of the software has the ability to give you a DXF export. However the full version has support for DXF, EPS and other formats and even the Lt Version. Just follow the link http://www.datacad.c.../DC_Compare.htm

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