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    Default Solid Works home remodel design -- can't get it into Architect's Autocad

    Hi, an engineering friend created in Solid Works 3D Experience 2022 a wonderful 3D model of our home and made some proposed remodeling changes. An architect friend is going to do some more on the model. He uses Autocad Architecture 2020 and can't successfully any of the SW files that we've tried. He reports getting "file is corrupt" or "can't open" on each attempt. Is there some secret to getting a model from SW to AutoCad? Alternatively, is there someplace to send the SW files to that can load them into Autocad to create standard Autocad files?

    Our project is now 3 weeks further behind trying to make this transition.

    Thanks! Craig

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    Default Re: Solid Works home remodel design -- can't get it into Architect's Autocad

    If the file is corrupt, you will need to go back the source of the file.

    You may try the suggestions found in this article over at Autodesk.com
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    You will get a quicker response from your fellow AUGI members than if you sent it to me via a PM or email.
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    Default Re: Solid Works home remodel design -- can't get it into Architect's Autocad

    Hi Opie, thanks for the response. It isn't something we tried just once. Multiple attempts, multiple export formats. We'll see if there is anything else at Autodesk site. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Solid Works home remodel design -- can't get it into Architect's Autocad

    Can you open the file in SolidWorks? If you do not have it, there should be a trial version for download. If it can be opened in SolidWorks, the file is good. You might be able to then export it to a format AutoCAD can view.
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    Default Re: Solid Works home remodel design -- can't get it into Architect's Autocad

    Perhaps the SW 2022 files are a newer version than the anycad software in AutoCAD 2020 can read. 3D files are not usually backwards compatible. For example, Inventor files cannot be saved back to a previous version. Have you tried using a newer version of AutoCAD? The other option would be for the SolidWorks designer to save the model as step files.
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    Default Re: Solid Works home remodel design -- can't get it into Architect's Autocad

    Ed & Opie, thanks for your time in helping. After a few more tries of various ideas, he was able to get .dwg files to load. All otehr formats failed in AutoCad as well as Revit.

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