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Translating AutoCad files - can I extract the text to be translated?
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Csaba Ban  Identity Verified
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Sep 16, 2002

Anyone having experience in this? In a potential project, several drawings in AutoCad need to be translated.

Is there any way of extracting these into an editable format.

I have Deja Vu, but I do not have AutoCad.



thank you


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Csaba Ban  Identity Verified
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file format: .dxf Sep 16, 2002

Now I know that the file format is .dxf. Also, apparently there is a downloadable add-on called TRANS that extracts drawing texts into text files, then, after translation, re-inserts these text segments into their original locations.

Anyone having AutoCad around here?


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Claudia Iglesias  Identity Verified
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I have a bad experience with AutoCad and would like some advice too Sep 16, 2002

I have the software and thought I wouldn\'t need to now design to use it to translate. It\'s very, very difficult. And in the drawings it was said that it couldn\'t be worked on another format.

Although several friends tryed to help me, I couldn\'t do it, so if anyone can give advice on \"translating with AutoCad\" it would be very useful.

But Csaba Ban, I think you need the software.


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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AutoCAD lite PL on my PC Sep 16, 2002

if it helps...



You can contact me any time.



Jerzy


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AAAmedical  Identity Verified
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free trial version Sep 16, 2002

Hi,



I don\'t know if it\'ll be usefull but there\'s a free trial version available on the Autocad website. I have the software but I would not know how translating files so I am also interested to learn more about it



Regards



Ann



http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/section/0,,616714-123112,00.html



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Kevin Harper  Identity Verified
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Visio might be helpful Sep 16, 2002

I have Visio 2002, and in theory you can open AutoCAD files, and save as AutoCAD files, but I haven\'t tried it in practice yet.

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Alan Johnson  Identity Verified
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knowledge of the software is a must Sep 16, 2002

Sorry, but in my opinion knowledge of the software (which may include CAD knowledge) is a MUST, BEFORE accepting such a project. AutoCAD is a difficult program to get to know and use proficiently, so there really is no point in accepting such a project if you don\'t know what you\'re doing. At worst, you could completely ruin the clients files.



Good luck anyway.



Regards



Alan


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Félix Saiz  Identity Verified
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AutoCAD 14 Sep 17, 2002

As an engineer, I am an expert AutoCAD user. I have version 14 in my PC. Contact me if you need help.



Best regards,

Félix

PS: When translating AutoCAD files, charge your hourly rate!

[ This Message was edited by: on 2002-09-17 17:30 ]


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Vicente Victorica  Identity Verified
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Article that shows 2 ways of doing it: Oct 1, 2008

Hello, Csaba,

This article shows how to extract/translate text from a DXF file:

http://www.wikihow.com/Translate-an-Autocad-Drawing-Using-Translation-Memory-and-CAT

I hope it helps!


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