Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video File-type basics, part of Learning AutoCAD for Mac.
…AutoCAD for Mac uses the same file format as the…Windows version, which is a .dwg file, or drawing file.…While the extension itself has not changed in years, there…are versions of .dwgs which you should be aware of.…With AutoCAD, you can always open backward, but not always forward.…So, if you have the latest version of AutoCAD for Mac,…like 2014, you should be able to open any .dwg file…saved in any year by any other AutoCAD…product, whether it was version 2011 or 2001.…
However, if you were using AutoCAD version 2001, you can only open files that…were saved back to a year, equal to, or prior to the version you have.…So if I have saved my files as an AutoCAD version 2000 drawing, you should be…fine, but you would not be able to open a .dwg file I saved in version 2004.…Another file type you can both save as and open…is called the .dxf, which stands for drawing exchange format.…This format is used to open files from other CAD…applications, or to export your .dwg to another CAD application.…
Many CAD applications on the market will open either .dwg or .dxf files.…
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- Accessing the palettes
- Adjusting user preferences
- Working with different file types
- Editing polylines
- Modifying objects
- Controlling layers
- Creating blocks
- Building layouts
- Adding annotations
- Working with 3D geometry
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
3. Basic Geometry
5. Advanced Objects
Creating layouts3m 35s
9. 3D Basics
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