convert drafix .cad

Discussion in 'AutoSketch' started by r.piras, May 18, 2004.

  1. r.piras

    r.piras Guest

    hi all
    i got a really big problem that needs a solution.
    in the far 1993 i drawed something with drafix windows cad and (shame on me) saved it in the *.cad-format.

    is maybe anybody from you able to convert this files into a normal format like *.dxf?
    would be very kind if there is a workaround for this

    regards
    renato // cologne
     
    r.piras, May 18, 2004
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    Len Rafuse Guest

    If you still have drafix, it should be able to make a DXF you can use.

    AutoSketch and QuickCAD can read Drafix version 4 files and convert to
    DWG or DXF.

    1993 sounds like it might be Drafix 3.x. Not sure if that will open in
    AutoSketch.

    Post a small file and I can check it out.
     
    Len Rafuse, May 18, 2004
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  3. I have a copy of Drafix CAD 4.11 installed which *should* open 3.x files,
    I'll be happy to help..
     
    Barry Higginbottom, May 18, 2004
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    PAUL HIGGS Guest

    Renato,
    Using Autosketch 6 you can still open CAD format drawings.
    If you have problems email me the drawing and I will convert it for you.
    Regards
    Paul (Western Australia)

    me) saved it in the *.cad-format.
     
    PAUL HIGGS, May 19, 2004
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    r.piras Guest

    Hi Mr. Rafuse and Mr. Higginbottom

    I'm really sorry i didn't see further your messages.
    I am very pleased to hear that you will try to help me.

    To put it bluntly it's a matter of the architect's plan from my fathers house in Sardinia/It.

    It would assist us greatly!

    Maybe you can send me an e-mail so i got your address and i can send the files.

    best regards
    Renato

    renato(_at_)buero10.de
     
    r.piras, May 21, 2004
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    Len Rafuse Guest

    Email is in previous posts.
     
    Len Rafuse, May 25, 2004
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    Delbert Guest

    In the late 1980's I used DrafixCAD (DOS) and created a number of .DWG files (gosh, I wish I had saved them in .DFX format). In the early '90, I changed jobs and have not done CAD since. I now need some of the files that I created then, but AutoCAD 2000i will not open these files. I have tried to reinstall my old version of Drafix, but I cannot get it working properly. Can anyone tell me how I might be able to convert these old files. Many thanks.

    -Delbert Hall
     
    Delbert, Dec 10, 2004
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    Paul Jackson Guest

    Hello

    I have never used the Drafix DOS CAD files, but have you tried AutoSketch to
    open these files?
    Also I don't mind if you send me a file as I have old versions of Drafix
    that I may be able to do something with, and then let you know if there is a
    better answer.


    Paul J


    files (gosh, I wish I had saved them in .DFX format). In the early '90, I
    changed jobs and have not done CAD since. I now need some of the files that
    I created then, but AutoCAD 2000i will not open these files. I have tried
    to reinstall my old version of Drafix, but I cannot get it working properly.
    Can anyone tell me how I might be able to convert these old files. Many
    thanks.
     
    Paul Jackson, Dec 11, 2004
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    Ric Norris Guest

    AutoCAD 2000i was considered to be a lemon.....this may not be helping your
    cause.

    It sounds like you need some old clapped out machine (286/386) that is more
    DOS friendly and installing DOS & Drafix on it (I have had a look through my
    old remaining floppies and unfortunately can't help you with the DOS
    program).

    Paul has offered some assistance. As I also like a challenge....here's a
    long shot.

    It appears the problem stems from the old .dwg format (release 9 or
    10...???). I have a Generic CADD conversion utility that will handle
    AutoCAD R10 files. Perhaps they could be put through the ringer in this way.

    Feel free to send me a file and I too will have look.

    Ric Norris.
    http://users.bigpond.net.au/cavedrawings
     
    Ric Norris, Dec 11, 2004
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    BJH Guest

    The Softdesk version of Drafix Cad for Windows v4.0 will open your Drafix
    Ultra dwg files (these are not AutoCad format) and then save them as
    something else, DrafixCAD, AutoCAD, etc.

    I'm sure Paul will have this program available, but if he doesn't let me
    know and I'll convert them for you.

    BTW, Cad Ultra used to include a command line utility to batch convert dwg
    files to dxf. Haven't you got a copy on the installation disks?
     
    BJH, Dec 11, 2004
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    hypertech Guest

    Hey there, I know what ya mean, some programs we don't let go of !! send me a small file and I will see if I can crack it for you
     
    hypertech, Dec 12, 2004
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    flyguy Guest

    Paul, Ric, and Barry,

    Thanks. I zipped one of my .DWG files (9KB) and tried to attach it to this message, but I kept getting an error. So, I created an FTP account so you could download as many files as you wanted to try and convert. You can do this with any FTP client.

    The IP is: 151.141.64.44
    User ID is: drafix
    Passaword is: autocad

    Any files that you convert can be uploaded to the "Converted files" sub-directory.

    Thanks.

    -Delbert
     
    flyguy, Dec 13, 2004
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    BJH Guest

    Try out Fig10_Convert.dwg I can load in AutoCad 2002 no problem. If its OK
    for you I'll do the rest.
     
    BJH, Dec 13, 2004
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    flyguy Guest

    Barry,

    YOU DA MAN!!!! That worked great. Many, many thanks.

    -Delbert
     
    flyguy, Dec 13, 2004
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    Roger Potter

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    Barry

    I have the same problem with some old Drafix .dwg files and do not have an old copy of Drafix. Can I ask how did you convert them to something useful today?

    Thanks RP
     
    Roger Potter, Jan 13, 2017
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