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How do i convert .dwg to .dxf using free software(as in freedom) only (webapps are ok) ?

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@Rinzind that is for viewing whereas this is for converting so i can use .dxf files in qcad or FreeCad . –  Alaukik Jun 16 '11 at 17:21
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Teigha File Converter

This is 'free as in beer' software however I have no other alternative.

There is a DEB package for installing on Ubuntu 32-bit.

However for Ubuntu 64-bit users, like myself, you are relegated to downloading the Windows installer and using Wine to install it. Note that you will need Wine version >= 1.3.5 otherwise MSVC++2010 installer crashes.

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I have updated the question to include the type of free software. I think limiting this question to only libre software is too narrow for the topic so you should allow some leeway for other suggestions. –  Cas Sep 15 '11 at 14:16
    
If you think this question is too narrow and think AskUbuntu should have information about non-free software that converts .dwg to .dxf, you can ask and answer your own question about that, and post a comment in this question linking to it. This answer, as it stands, does not actually attempt to answer the question that the OP asked. –  Eliah Kagan Jun 1 '12 at 3:16
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Never tried the following myself. Just searched some.

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it cannot convert the files from newer versions of autocad and it's last revision was in 2002. –  Alaukik Jun 16 '11 at 18:08
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There is Draftsight, currently in beta on Ubuntu. I've used it on Windows and it look pretty good for a free (of cost) app

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Why the -1? DraftSight has a free version that allows conversions of that kind –  ring0 Oct 22 '13 at 8:16
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Just use Autocad's webapp:

https://app.autocad360.com

Upload your .dwg (you can even view or edit) then download as .dxf.

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You can use this website to convert .dwg to .dxf: Zamzar

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It also cannot convert .dwg to .dxf (zamzar.com/conversionTypes.php#cad) –  Alaukik Jun 16 '11 at 18:35
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