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AutoCad and CAT tools, any solutions?
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arterm  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
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Feb 25, 2004

Dear colleagues,

is there any software solution for automated AutoCad files translation? Copying and pasting with Trados T-Window for Clipboard is not effective for any serious work
Thank you.
Arterm

[Edited at 2004-02-25 21:17]


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Edwal Rospigliosi  Identity Verified
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A trick Feb 26, 2004

I don't know about CAT tools that work with AutoCad. Nevertheless, Autocad has a find-and-replace feature. Since a significant part of Autocad work is of repetitive nature (e.g. "circuit A, circuit B, ... "), you can use this feature to translate.

When I work on AutoCad, my sequence is:

a) Print the AutoCad drawing
b) Highlight repeated words
c) Use "find and replace" to translate them
d) Continue with non-repeated words, deleting words in my printed copy as I translate, to avoid confusions.
e) Print the translated drawing and check.

Hope it helps.

Edwal

http://www.proz.com/home/4951/


[Edited at 2004-02-26 06:22]


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Tobi
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It is a awkward thing Feb 27, 2004

Dear Arterm,

as far as I know, there is no possibility to export text out of AutoCAD. I worked a few years for Autodesk and wrote and translated manuals and I never came across such a function or even a workaround. Maybe this changed in the last versions and someone knows the solution.
When I have to translate AutoCAD text, I do not use CAT for drawings with only a few text, or my client makes an Excel table with the extracted text, which I translate, and the client's designer edits the text in the drawings then.
The CAD developers should think about adding a text export/import function for localizing drawings. Does anybody know about such functions in CAD software?
Otherwise, Edwal's trick helps to reduce the work involved.

Best regards,

Tobi


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Tobi
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I found a way now Aug 26, 2004

I found a way now how to translate AutoCAD drawings with Trados. Just have a look in the HowTo section under http://www.proz.com/howto/159

I hope this helps ...

Tobi


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windtraveller
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how to translate AutoCAD drawings with Trados Dec 12, 2004

Tobi wrote:

I found a way now how to translate AutoCAD drawings with Trados. Just have a look in the HowTo section under http://www.proz.com/howto/159

I hope this helps ...

Tobi






Hi,

I tried the link http://www.proz.com/howto/159, but it said no ID found. Would you please let me know what went wrong? Thank you.


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Robert Norrby
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Translate AutoCAD drawing Sep 14, 2007

DwgTextTranslator for AutoCAD 2005-2008: Translate AutoCAD drawings from one language to another. Now supports the Chinese language.

Download a free 30-day trial at:

http://www.cadexpert.fi/english/Menu/lancha.htm

Robert Norrby
www.cadexpert.fi


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Fabio Descalzi  Identity Verified
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Good to know about it! Sep 14, 2007


Here's to part of it:
The DwgTextTranslator is a powerful tool if you need to translate a series of drawings from one language to another. You can for instance translate English drawings to German ones with a few steps.
Main features
Translates drawings from one language to another using Ms Access.
Change the language of a single drawing
With this routine you translate the active drawing, by typing in such translations that are not present in the applications dictionary file, or by requesting translations from the internet, or using the Systran Language-translator.
Translatation of a series of drawings.
You can also translate a series of drawings. The routine hereby goes trough the drawings, and stores those texts that are not present in the applications dictionary, in a new database, NewWords.mdb. This file can be given to person responsable for the actual translation, or it can be translated using a software tool, such as Systran, or you can request translations from the internet. When this database is translated, it can be merged into the dictionary with a single command. Then the routine goes trough the drawings to be translated, and they are translated automatically.
Platform
AutoCAD2005 or higher / Access 2000 or higher
(Russian and Chinese require the AutoCAD 2007 or higher)

I'll try the demo, and then I'll tell you.


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Fabio Descalzi  Identity Verified
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Very interesting Sep 15, 2007

Hi there,
I have just tried the demo (rather, a tutorial) and it seems to deliver useful results.
Only bear in mind that, in case of unavailability of some sentence in the translation memory, the process might be "translate word by word". But in any case, this is a great help: you translate in AutoCAD, with an extra tool that shows the text to translate in a separate window.

Now it's the turn of Chinese and Russian speakers to try!


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Vicente Victorica  Identity Verified
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Other alternative Oct 1, 2008

There is an interesting How-To article here:

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


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