Exporting to DWG 2018 w/ Layout 2019


Seems that when I export Layout 2019 to DWG Autocad 2018 and I open it on AutocadLT (my version 2019) it comes up with a educational/student use license whereas the 2013 does not? Can anyone verify this?


What is “it”? LayOut or AutoCAD LT?


ADesk applications do rant if the DWG is not a so called ‘RealDWG’ created natively by an ADesk software (aka threatening)… which can be ignored.


Hi Dave,
It’s not an educational version of autocad. The Layout converter I guess sets it up as one?


the SU/LO DXF/DWG engine (Teigha) is always the same for all DXF/DWG versions.

What’s the exact ACAD message and can you upload the DWG affected.


Here’s what the message looked like when I opened it




did you have imported a DXF/DWG into LayOut and if yes, where does it come from?

ACAD v2019 now does show this information if the EDU stamp is detected whereas the former ACAD versions 2015-2018 just ignored it even if in the file contained.


I imported my SU file into layout and then exported it to the DXF/DWG. The original file was created in the 2019 SU downloaded as a 30 day trial use. Do you think that makes a difference?


Dont have that problem using Draftsight :slight_smile:


@Ekistic1, so it looks like to avoid this “Student Stamp” that AutoDesk is placing on files would be to save it as a 2013 file format.

The good news is our improvements to exporter for example “Exporting with Materials” option will still hold true exporting with an older version of the exporter.

The majority of our improvements have been made on the Importer side so this should not effect that at all.



Trent, Thank you for your reply. Why would ACAD do this for the 2018 version and not the 2013?
Anyway I did find the 2013 worked fine.


I can’t exactly say for sure… but we are not alone with this issue when trying to “play well” with AutoDesk and using libraries that do.

Let me know if you run into any other snags.