I have to use this template for a customer project. I would like to open it in SW and create my formats from the supplied .dwt's
Try to rename the file to .dwg
It won't allow it. reverts back to the .dwt with a .dwg prefix
So you have something like .dwg.dwt now? You should get plaaplaa.dwg
Change the extension, not the name, Google for "rename file extension"
I agree with that
You could rename the extension from *.bak to *.dwg and works fine. I don't has Autocad but can you send us a simple dwt file and we can make some test on it.
Attach your file buddy
They are associated directly to DraftSight, if you have DS installed.
Just double-click the file and it will open in DS:
Save as a DWG from DS or just copy and paste the bits into SW.
thanks, I will have my IT dept install DS on my machine. I will let you know if it works (might be awhile because of IT)
Julius Accardi wrote: thanks, I will have my IT dept install DS on my machine. I will let you know if it works (might be awhile because of IT)
Julius Accardi wrote:
In the interim, if permitted, upload the dwt to the forum and I'm sure you'll have many helpful hands ready to do a save as a DWG for you.
Set it so that it does show the file extension and then change .dwt to .dwg or has your IT locked that down as well?
that trick doesn't work, it might be IT related. they are very restrictive
you could use a DOS command called Rename
Go to CMD and type.
ren filename newname
In your case
ren *.dwt *.dwg
As far as the rename goes, you can just add (append) a .dwg extension to the end of the file name.
Last extension wins.
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