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How to Convert a DWG to EPS

by Amy Dombrower
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The DWG file format is used in 3-dimensional drawing and design programs, such as AutoDesk AutoCAD. Using a vector-based graphics program, such as the commonly-used Adobe Illustrator, or a direct conversion program, you can convert a DWG file to Encapsulated PostScript (EPS). EPS files can be imported into a variety of programs, such a photo editors, graphics applications and word processors.

In Adobe Illustrator

Step 1

Download and install a free trial of Adobe Illustrator (See Resources) if you don't already own the program.

Step 2

Open a blank document in Illustrator.

Step 3

Click "File, Place." Select a DWG file from your computer.

Step 4

Specify the import options, such as the scale, which DWG layout to import and centering the image.

Step 5

Deselect "Link" to embed the file. Click "Place."

Step 6

Click "File, Save as."

Type a file name and select a destination folder. Select "Illustrator EPS" as the format. Click "Save."

With Converter

Step 1

Download and install a free trial of the DWG to Image Converter (See Resources).

Step 2

Click "Open." Select a DWG file to add to the file list.

Step 3

Click "Options." Click "Browse" to select an output folder. Under "Default File Format," select "EPS Format." Click "OK."

Click "Convert."

Items you will need

  • Adobe Illustrator (free trial)
  • DWG to Image Converter
  • Internet access

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