vectorworks or MiniCAD sought

Dear Lazyweb,

I've got a bunch of MiniCAD files that our architect gave us years ago that I've never been able to read. (In fact, I don't even know what's in them.) Jonathan tried the free "Vectorworks Viewer" on them, and it can't open them because they're too old... (apparently the viewer can't open files created earlier than version 9, though the full version of Vectorworks can.)

If you have access to something that can read these, please convert them to DXF for me!

Update: Mission accomplished. Thank you, Lazyweb. You're the best Lazyweb ever.

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12 Responses:

  1. your architect (unless you really pissed him off too) should be able to open and convert them to dxf or a more modern vectorworks format.

  2. rsalerno says:

    I'm sure I can do that for you, but not until tomorrow sometime. So if no one else can help more quickly, I'll see what I can do.

  3. paulinahtoo says:

    You may be able to open them with Mathcad, google see if you can get a free version. Otherwise Ill try and open them sometime tomorrow when I get home, I believe one of the computers in the building will have Vectorworks.

    Heres a courtesy joke tho :

    If an astronaut gets an asteroid
    and a carpenter gets a hemmroid.. what does an architect get?

    .....a frankenloid right?

    ....we arents of the funny haha breed apperently! :)

  4. vajrabelle says:

    Converted. All done.

  5. nzchrisb says:

    Geez that tok 19 hours 33 minutes. Lazyweb could be faster I think.

  6. dzm6 says:

    Update: Mission accomplished. Thank you, Lazyweb. You're the best Lazyweb ever.

    If the power of the Lazyweb could somehow get a business model behind it (not even a good one - just some crap about "harnessing the gestalt capabilities of networked individuals and communities") you could surely get millions of dollars in VC.

  7. benediktus says:

    maybe a little bit risky to leave all this data for everyone.
    i mean... if i'm a burglar this would be an easy job for me now.
    x marks the spot