>We primarily run AutoCAD 2002 Mechanical Power Pack on
>machines running Windows 2000 SP4. We have drawings
>saved over the years in many different releases of
>AutoCAD (though, mostly R12+ in formats).
>We are having some problems with a few of our drawings.
>They are about twice the size that they should be in
>.dwg format. They are about 20x the size that they
>should be when we convert them to .dxf format (which
>we HAVE to do because of our CNC Laser software).
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