CAD file into old C4D?


Someone just sent me a .dwg file that I need to open in C4D…
unfortunately I still work with C4D 8.5

any ideas? any help?




I’m not 100% sure anymore, but if i remember correctly you will find a commandline DWG->DXF converter tool on the goodies CD of 8.5


if this is not the case, you can ask your client to “save as” the .dwg to a dxf file (r12).
or send it over to open it for you.


Thanks guys…

unfortunately I am the client.
This is the file of our facilities, generated by an architectural firm as a favor for us to work with it.
So there’s little to no chance for them to re-save and send it our way.

George, you said “send it over to open it for you”

Did you mean, send it over to you? If that’s the case, I’d be really appreciative.

Let me know.




DWG TrueConvert from Autodesk can translate DWG files to different versions. Don’t remember off hand if it can convert to dxf r12.

Anyway, if you’re on a PC, it’s free:


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