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    Question BAtch convert drawings from ACA2009 to ACA2010

    I saw a post somewhere - I think on the autodesk website - describing a process to batch convert old ACA 2009 and earlier drawings to ACA 2010 drawings. Does anyone know of such a beast?

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    Default Re: BAtch convert drawings from ACA2009 to ACA2010

    Umm, for ACA you simply just need to open the drawing and save it. A simple lisp would do the trick.
    Now if you're talking about revit, yes there is a batch "Upgrade" utility that you can get from adesk, but I'm not sure where. I have no idea why you would have any issues going from 09-10 in ACA. Now going backwards is a problem.
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    Default Re: BAtch convert drawings from ACA2009 to ACA2010

    Hi,
    It's that simple lisp routine that I would be looking for. I have never written a lisp routine, nor do I know how to even start such an animal. We work on very large CAD projects at my office, that have a hundred large drawings and hundreds of small drawings associated with them. Our use of xrefs is extensive. I read an article where someone had a routine or utility that could be run that opened, converted, and closed. It would save time. If there is one out there, I'm interested in checking it out.

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    Default Re: BAtch convert drawings from ACA2009 to ACA2010

    It's simple, open note pad and enter the commands as you would from the command line. If you can do it from the command line, you can script it, and batch them. The code is this simple.

    Code:
    Open
    save
    save it as a .scr file and you can use script pro to do it.
    I will mention this again, there is no need to do this.
    There's never been an issue going from 09 to 10. The only issue that you might run into is that 2010 is a little more picky about errors in drawings so you may have to recover a bunch of them before you could run the script.
    Your other option would be to use dwg true view 2010. Comes with 2010 OOTB I believe. It also have a file converter. Simply select the files you want to change and hit the convert button.
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    thanks. I'll try these.

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