Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Convert CAD (DWG) to Visio Drawings

We get CAD floor plans from our customers (building floor plans) and we would like to convert to Visio so we can modify for our needs. We really don't need full blown CAD or CAD lite functionality -- Visio serves our purposes just fine. However, we are having bear of a time converting the CAD floor plans to Visio. MS Help says it can be done, but we can't figure it out. Is that something you do?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 265 Answers

You can import graphics files of different formats to start a new Visio drawing by using the Open command on the File menu.
The following graphics file formats are supported:

  • AutoCAD Drawing File Format (.dwg, .dxf)
  • Compressed Enhanced Metafile (.emz)
  • Enhanced Metafile (.emf)
  • Graphics Interchange Format (.gif)
  • JPEG File Interchange Format (.jpg)
  • Portable Network Graphics (.png)
  • Scalable Vector Graphics Drawing (.svg, .svgz)
  • Tag Image File Format (.tif, .tiff)
  • Windows Bitmap (.bmp, .dib)
  • Windows Metafile (.wmf)
Note File formats may vary slightly between language versions. You may not get exactly the same results if you import files created in different language versions.
  1. On the File menu, click Open.
  2. In the Files of type box, click the file format of the file you want to import.
If you don't see the file format listed, Visio doesn't have a file filter for that format. Try saving the document in a format Visio can open.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

How to recover AutoCAD files from flesh card?


Hi,
If you need to recover it as fast as it possible install Recovery Toolbox for DWG , this thing is able to help you. But it's not free. Download free demo here:

http://www.dwg.recoverytoolbox.com/
As one of solutions I can advise you to try to open your files in MS Visio, Compass or using another program which could open dwg file. Or try to recover them using AutoCAD recovery function.
Also you can read here about dwg file corruption:

http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/cad-tools/cad-tools-aa/dwg/561-how-to-recover-autocad-files-from-flesh-card

Nov 27, 2014 | AcroCAD Software AutoCAD DWG to PDF...

1 Answer

.dwg file corrupt?


Different solutions you may find out here:-
http://www.filerepairforum.com/forum/cad-tools/cad-tools-aa/dwg/444-%E2%80%8Berror-cannot-open-file-open-cad-drawing-dwg-format - a lot of different opinions might be your saving.

BAK files are very important, explanation below:
Consider what AutoCAD does during a QSAVE (assuming "create BAK" is enabled)
1. It writes the contents of the editor to a temp file.
2. It renames the current drawing from .DWG to .BAK
3. It renames the temp file to the correct file name with a .DWG extension.

I don't see how you have had problems with BAK files since it's simply a copy of your last save. In fact, if you QSAVE twice in a row, then your BAK = the DWG.

OR

Third party software DWG Viewer Tool

But demo version for free:- http://www.dwg.viewertool.com/

Nov 06, 2014 | Autodesk AutoCAD Computers & Internet

4 Answers

I am trying to convert my drawing to pdf file so I can e-mail to someone wittthout the program. Can you help?


To get your drawings to .pdf format you will want to print to a .pdf printer. To create a virtual printer that can handle this, you will need to download and install a program. I, personally, use CutePDF Writer. You can pick up this program here:

http://www.cutepdf.com/download/CuteWriter.exe

Then, when you are in Punch, you can choose to print whatever you want. Just make sure to switch the print output to print on the .pdf writer. It will ask you where you want to save the file.

Aug 03, 2012 | Punch Home Design Architectural Series...

1 Answer

I need an instruction manual for Microsoft Visio Professional 2010, which will be used primarily for architectural design, remodeling and interior design.


I found some interesting things that will get you going...
A Visio 2010 Live preview on YouTube:
utube.png You-Tube video "Kmfl1tmGyrQ" placeholder

A
small walkthrough of how to:
Create a floor plan Insert a CAD floor plan Copy an existing Visio floor plan into a new drawing
And it is available here:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/visio-help/create-a-floor-plan-HP001208559.aspx
A book available from Amazon, which is a how-to on Visio 2010...
http://www.amazon.com/Using-Microsoft-Visio-2010-Chris/dp/0789742977
A list of open source alternatives available, in case you didn't already purchase Visio...:
http://www.osalt.com/visio
Free Visio 2010 templates, to help teach how it was done..(Although these look like they are almost entirely diagram specific..)
http://visio.microsoft.com/en-us/Templates_And_Downloads/Sample_Diagram_Templates/Pages/default.aspx?Filter1=Sample%20Diagram%20Templates
Other free Visio 2010 tools from MS:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/visio/
I am afraid I could not find a free one. I think that the Diagrams, or the book from Amazon is your best bet.
I hope this helped you :) -Denny

Jul 14, 2011 | Computers & Internet

8 Answers

What software do I need to convert word, jpg and other files to PDF format?


The easiest way I've found is to use CutePDF. It installs itself as a virtual printer, only when you "print" to it, you get a PDF document output. Download it for free here http://www.cutepdf.com/products/cutepdf/writer.asp

Feb 04, 2011 | HP Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Can you convert micrografix draw files to another file format


Each Micrografx Designer 3.1 *.drw file should hold one page of drawings, and that one page should be at page 1 in the Micrgrafx layout.

Corel Designer Technical Suite X5 has a free 30-day trial period. This program will import a Micrografx Designer *.drw file and let you SAVE AS or EXPORT AS an *.svg file.

Many current drawing programs, e.g., Visio, can import this *.svg file and let you save as a *.vsd file.

But if your *.drw file contained many pages of drawings, your converted file will have many pages of drawings but often in a single large page that you cannot edit. So safer to start out with *.drw files that each contain one page, and that one page should be drawn at page 1 within Micrografx Designer.

I have used the above method to convert very old Micrografx Designer 3.1 *.drw files to Visio *.vsd files. One problem was the Greek letters that were italics in the *.drw file are not italics in the *.vsd file.

Dec 15, 2010 | Micrografx Windows Draw Graphics & Print...

1 Answer

Need to convert 3 phase Hobart dishwasher to single phase


It will not be inexpensive to convert your dishmachine over to three phase. With everything that you will need to replace, depending on the model if converyor or not it may run close to what it costs to have 3phase run to the building that you plan to move into.

Jun 08, 2009 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

How do you lock a dwg file so it cannot be edited?


A COUPLE OF SUGGESTION

Now you can protect your works with this DWGLock software, the entities in the send out drawings can NOT be copied nor changed. However, recipients can open up the drawing, add lines and markups. Only the drawing owner allows extracting the drawing, if they need to, enclosing the added part with the native drawing. This is ideal solution for the collaboration needs and contractors.
It is a stand-alone application, no AutoCAD required; Supports AutoCAD R2.9 thru 2009 drawings. about $330.

CADLock, Inc. continues to create innovative solutions that enable you to maintain control of your intellectual property and share it with those who need it. We invite you to download and evaluate CADVault® for AutoCAD® to find out how digital rights management can work for you. THIS MAYBE PRICY also

Acme CAD Converter Acme CAD Converter is a dwg/dxf/dwf format conversion software for batch and vector files. It can conveniently convert DXF,DWF and DWG files into BMP, GIF,JPEG, DXF, DWG, SVG , PDF, HPGL etc., and also enable the conversion between DXF and DWG file versions (R2.5-R2005).

Apr 01, 2009 | Autodesk Map 3D 2006

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

9,103 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18425 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14162 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...