How to save your files as AutoCAD format

MacDraft Professional can save your documents as DWG files which are compatible with various versions of AutoCAD. You can then use these DWG files to open in AutoCAD and then reopen in MacDraft Professional, making MacDraft more compatible with other CAD applications.

DWG files are saved using the standard save dialog, where you can choose the version of the DWG file you wish to save, so that it will compatible with the AutoCAD version you are using.


Saving your files as AutoCAD DWG  back to top


  1. Open the file you want to save as a DWG in MacDraft Professional.
    NOTE: If you are creating a new document to save as a DWG file or currently working on one, make sure you save the file as a MacDraft document before you save a DWG file.
  2. Open MacDraft Document
  3. Go to the "File" menu and select "Save As...". The save dialog will appear, give the file a name and select the loaction to save it to. To save the file as a DWG file, click the Format pop-up meny and select the DWG version you want to save the file as. Then click the "Save" button.
  4. Open MacDraft Document
  5. Once the file has saved, you can then locate it in the location you chose to save it into.

  6. Open MacDraft Document

You have now successfully saved your MacDraft document as a DWG file. In this instance we selected to save the file as a "DWG 2013" file, which means that will open on AutoCAD 2013 and 2014. If for any reason you find that AutoCAD or oher CAD applications will not open your DWG file, you may find resaving the document to an earlier version will help.

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