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."


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About the Author

Amy Dombrower is a journalist and freelance writer living in Chicago. She worked in the newspaper industry for three years and enjoys writing about technology, health, paper crafts and life improvement. Some of her passions are graphic design, movies, music and fitness. Dombrower earned her Bachelor of Arts in journalism from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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