How to Convert a DWG to EPS

By Amy Dombrower

Convert a DWG file to EPS using graphics software.
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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

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

Open a blank document in Illustrator.

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

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

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

Click "File, Save as."

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

With Converter

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

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

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

Click "Convert."