How to Export EPS to DWG

By Tammy Clevenger

One way to export an Encapsulated PostScript file to an AutoCAD DWG file is to use a program, such as Adobe Illustrator, that will open EPS files and then convert the file to the DWG file type for use in CAD programs. Adobe Illustrator enables you to save the EPS document as a DWG file for AutoCAD, versions 2000, 2004 and 2007. Select the AutoCAD version when specifying the export file type.

Step 1

Right-click on the EPS file to show the File context menu.

Step 2

Click the “Open With” option in the context menu. A list of installed programs opens.

Step 3

Click the “Adobe Illustrator” option. The EPS file opens in the Adobe Illustrator application.

Step 4

Click the “File” option and then click “Export.” The File Export dialog box opens.

Step 5

Click the “Save as Type” drop-down box to show the list of available file formats.

Step 6

Click the “AutoCAD DWG (*.dwg)” option that corresponds with the version of AutoCAD you will import the file to. For example, click “AutoCAD 2004 DWG (*.dwg)” option to save the file as a DWG for AutoCAD 2004.

Step 7

Type a name for the file in the “File Name” input box.

Step 8

Click the “Save” button. The EPS file is converted to an AutoCAD DWG file.