I have tried all the old recommendations and while some work non are low cost and may don't do a good convention job, missing entities, solids now hollow, massive files sizes etc.
I am not after leaning on IMSI at all, but its now a real problem for me, an external program would do fine.
I have got the go ahead to upgrade my 3 seats of DCAD20 to 23. But I can't afford TurboCAD Pro Platinum 21 $1,695.00 and TurboCAD Deluxe 21 makes not file type claims past DXF and Sketchup.
(By the way, this question should go in the looking for help or general discussion area. This tips and tricks is for "providing" tips and tricks advice).
Sounds to me like I need a 'TIP' on how to convert these files. hence the location, sorry if I misinterpreted that.
This is the dominant feature of all low cost solutions 'when push comes to shove they just don't work'
Also my DCADv23.1 can open converted files much more successfully than DACDv20.1
Hi bob P
Yes I remember you did, but I can't remember why that didn't work for me. Perhaps I should give it another go. Some of the third party files I get are very complex.
After posting I had a small success with TransMagic. This is a program who's purpose is to translate CAD files.
1. A nightmare trying to get a license.
2. The license lasts 5 days (enough to translate my current files)
3. Only importable under DACD23.1
4. No price listed anywhere, so I don't know if its free or £1000.
watch this space.