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How to optimize your AutoCAD DWG drawing files

If you've been following the CAD Setter Out for a while, you will know that I recommend keeping your geometry organised as you go along. Using Polys, Groups, Blocks, Layers and Xref’s effectively will help you to work quickly with your drawings files. Working this way will also go some way to preventing your AutoCAD DWG files becoming bloated or corrupt. If you’ve been working on a file for some time, and you’ve noticed AutoCAD slowing down, then it may be worth doing a bit of a clean up to help slim that drawing file down. This could also be necessary when dealing with files from third parties such as clients, suppliers or contractors.

CAD Clues How to extract 2D AutoCAD geometry from an Autodesk Inventor DWG drawing file

CAD Clue | How to extract 2D AutoCAD geometry from an Autodesk Inventor DWG Drawing File

I get asked this question quite a lot. When Gill from CAD Clue invited me to write a post, I thought that extracting 2D AutoCAD Geometry from An Inventor DWG would make an excellent subject.

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AutoCAD and Inventor, 2D to 3D Conversion through DWG True Connect.

Do you use AutoCAD to for your Joinery shop drawings? Are you considering Autodesk Inventor but are worried about learning the new software? Check out this video by Andy Rahden, which shows how you can use AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor in conjunction.

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How to open or save a DWT, Outside of AutoCAD’s default path.

Have you ever browsed to the folder you want to open a drawing from – changed the file type to DWT and then been really annoyed when Autocad’s ‘Open’ dialog flips you straight to the default Template folder?

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