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How to convert AutoCAD 2017 dwg to open in AutoCAD 2010?


I need to save a 2017 CAD to a 2010. When I save as or export I get an incompatibility error and practically saves a new file in 2017 format. I tried saving as DXF and the to 2010 but I lose the layout. Is there anyway around this?


Newer file formats cannot be opened in older versions of AutoCAD. There are couple of methods you can try out to preserve the layout.

1) Save the file to a previous format within the “Save Drawing As” dialog box.

2) If the current AutoCAD product is not available,  use DWG TrueView (free Autodesk file viewing software) to convert the file using the DWG Convert feature. You can download DWG TrueView from here.


Hope it helps.