Old Mac Floor Plans

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  1. hoyajack macrumors newbie

    hoyajack

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    Many years ago I created for floor plans of my factory (on a Mac Plus!) I created these using Mac Draw and Claris works and stuff like that. I saved all the files and I now need to get into them and revamp the layout of our factory but I can't find any software that will open any of these old files. Some of them are labeled as Microsoft Word files but no Microsoft program will open them. Some are labeled as .PDF but they cannot be opened by illustrator. It says they were saved in an invalid format. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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  3. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    If you can't find any native software, another option would be to use a classic macOS emulator like Basilisk II or Executor.
     
  4. hoyajack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry, I was on the road for a few days. Tried EasyDraw but it won't open ANY of my files. Any other thoughts?
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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  6. UncaMikey macrumors newbie

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    I use Graphic Converter for all sorts of odd jobs w/ image files, including opening very old MacDraw files. The GC developer (Thorsten Lemke) provides exceptional customer support via a Yahoo Groups message board. Highly recommended: https://www.lemkesoft.de/en/products/graphicconverter/
     
  7. hoyajack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Saved them on my hard drive.
     
  8. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Good since that reduces the chance of file corruption.

    I think you're original post is way too vague and that's probably because you don't specifically remember exactly what kind of files they are or exactly how they were created. "Stuff like that" covers a lot of ground as even back in those ancient times there were a lot of software options. You've got to nail down what kind of files these are in order to search for a solution on how to view them.
     

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