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

    Feb 4, 2010
    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


    Nov 27, 2007
    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

    Feb 4, 2010
  4. kmiller94 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2010

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


    May 18, 2004
    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
  6. Mildredop macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2013

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