Eliminating incompatibility

AutoCAD users who need to work with multiple versions of DWG files can now work confidently with any DWG file, regardless of the AutoCAD version that produced it.


AutoCAD users who need to work with multiple versions of DWG files can now work confidently with any DWG file, regardless of the AutoCAD version that produced it, without suffering error messages or being forced to upgrade to a new software version.


The new DWGgateway, a free software component available here or here, installs itself into AutoCAD in only a minute or two.


The DWGgateway enables AutoCAD versions going back to AutoCAD R14 for the first time to read, edit, and save AutoCAD (.dwg and .dxf) 2D files created by more recent versions of the software, including AutoCAD 2005.


For example, design engineers who prefer AutoCAD 2000i can give their software the ability to read DWG and DXF files produced by AutoCAD 2004 or 2005 simply by downloading and installing the DWGgateway.


The DWGgateway also allows AutoCAD 2005 through AutoCAD 14 versions to produce DWG and DXF data in older formats, going all the way back to AutoCAD Release 2.5.


No longer must AutoCAD users upgrade just to continue sharing standard 2D design data with colleagues and business partners. The DWGgateway ensures that AutoCAD users can work efficiently with colleagues, customers, partners, and suppliers without facing annoying “incompatible version” messages.



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