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04-08-2003, 10:55 AM
Have any of you guys ever come upon these file types..(.prt) or (.dwg)
i am trying to help someone out with these(engineering drawings?) and have no idea where they came from or how to open them?nuttin i have here seems to work(Photoshop/illustrator.etc.)
any suggestions...

04-08-2003, 12:06 PM
I think they are autodesk-AutoCAD files.
*.dwg (drawing)
*.prt (part)

actually should be able to get dwg into modeler, I think. Not sure about .prt though...

04-08-2003, 12:20 PM
As far as i remember prt are library files, but i could be wrong. And i think you cant import dwg into LW. Better get dxf or 3ds files.

04-08-2003, 12:42 PM
rhino opens dwgs.. i think, but its PC only.

04-08-2003, 01:51 PM
thanks everyone. will have to work on getting different file types.

04-08-2003, 02:35 PM

.dwg can also be opened in Illustrator.

04-08-2003, 04:23 PM
Hmmm... illustrator will not open these? at least not here.
"unknown file type"
of course it might be the version of illustrator that i have(8)?
thanks anyway though.

04-08-2003, 04:33 PM
.prt files are from Pro-Engineer. I think that .dwg import only came in Version 9 of Illustrator. Have you tried using Ashlar-Vellum's Graphite app for the conversion (you can down load a 15day full working demo from their website. It will get your files into a dxf format or eps that LW will recognise.

04-08-2003, 04:47 PM
"Hmmm... illustrator will not open these? at least not here.
"unknown file type"

Illustrator 10 does.