Opening autocad drawings in LibreCAD

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Opening autocad drawings in LibreCAD

Alok Kapoor
I am a new member of the forum. Recently I downloaded LibreCAD as an alternative to AutoCAD. I have Auttrue oCAD True View on my computer. I am unable to either convert the .dwg files to .dwf and even if I do, the AutoCAD True Viewer does not allow LibreCAD to open the file. What should I do?
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Re: Opening autocad drawings in LibreCAD

LordOfBikes
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Welcome Alok Kapoor,

from your statements it is not clear what your problem is. Can you clarify this please.

The DWG support in LibreCAD is marginal, there may be issues opening DWG files in LibreCAD.
Even if you can open a DWG file in LibreCAD you can save it only in DXF format.
DWF is a format not supported in LibreCAD.
True View is only a viewer, it doesn't convert formats or let you modify drawings as far as I know.

Armin
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RE: Opening autocad drawings in LibreCAD

Alok Kapoor

Thanks a lot Armin. Is there a way I can convert the .dwg drawings in to DXF format?

 

Is there any other substitute for Autocad which can open .dwg files and allow editing and does not cost that much?

 

Thanks and Regards

 

Alok Kapoor

 

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Welcome Alok Kapoor,

from your statements it is not clear what your problem is. Can you clarify this please.

The DWG support in LibreCAD is marginal, there may be issues opening DWG files in LibreCAD.
Even if you can open a DWG file in LibreCAD you can save it only in DXF format.
DWF is a format not supported in LibreCAD.
True View is only a viewer, it doesn't convert formats or let you modify drawings as far as I know.

Armin


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RE: Opening autocad drawings in LibreCAD

dellus
To convert and then use LibreCAD, you may try the Teigha - file converter. Google for it. It seems they don't provide a free version anymore, but maybe it still works.
Or, as a full system, try Draftsight. It's not open source, but they provide a free version. It's more complex than LibreCAD. You can use it as a converter only by opening and saving again as dxf.
LibreCAD supports dxf only up to version 2007, to be safe also use ASCI type.
LibreCAD only supports 2-D drawings.