Need to open existing .DWG files on a Mac, what application to use???

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by kmiller94, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. kmiller94 macrumors newbie

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    I have existing AutoCad files .dwg extensions that I need to open on my Mac. I saved all these files from my Windows based system, but now need to open them and alter. Looking for a Cad application for Mac that will open these files and let me make changes and save. I have searched the web and have tried a couple of "try" before you buy applications with no luck. I can't afford to purchase an expensive program like Vector. I am open to all suggestions. Thx.
     
  2. brisbaneguy29 macrumors 6502

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    I have used Adobe Illustrator in the past to open .dwg files, but some of the paths are a bit crazy when you bring it in. I have also had some CAD drawings supplied as PDF files, with paths, and they open well in Illustrator.
     
  3. arkki macrumors newbie

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  4. kmiller94 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    eDrawings

    eDrawings enabled me to open the file and print it. Thank you. What about editing? Any suggestions.
     
  5. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    depends on how much you want to spend and all that....the usual!

    you might look at TurboCAD Mac Designer v5 to see if it'll do enough for you....they also have a couple of more expense products that do more
     
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