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Does ArcView 3.x support AutoCAD 2004 Drawings (DWG files)?

Last Published: April 25, 2020


The AutoCAD reader extension in ArcView 3.x does not support AutoCAD 2004 Drawings.

When encountering this issue, save the drawings by using AutoCAD 2004 > Save As to an earlier version of Drawing files.

When saving an AutoCAD 2004 Drawing files to an earlier version, some elements specific to version 2004 may be lost.

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