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How to translate DWG file by using Trados


dwg: It means a drawing file save format created by AutoCAD, and now has been the standard format of 2D CAD file.

SDL Trados is the most popular computer-aided translation (CAT) software in the world with more than 200,000 global customers. Fortune 500 companies have more than 80% of companies are using SDL Trados to the daily localization translation services.

Next, let's introduce how to translate DWG file by using SDL Trados Studio 2014.

MARS provides us two ways,which can make translators do without complex document conversion work and easy to translate DWG file by using Trados, please refer to our blog post:

As Word document is easier to review and check for translators,thus we just make the way of Convert DWG to Word online as an sample,to explain the whole process of how to translate DWG file by using SDL Trados Studio 2014.

Step 1:

Use the way of Convert DWG to Word onlineprovided by MARS, we can get the Word document as the picture below


Step 2:

Open the SDL Trados Studio 2014, creating a translation project,

Step 3:

Enter the translation project, start to translate.  In the translation process, the tag as the picture below, please ensure these in the target language consistent with the source language, which cannot missing.


Step 4:

When you finished the translation project,export the translation, namely, the target language in Word document.

Step 5:

Import the translation to the source DWG file referring to the way of How to export the Word document to the source DWG provided by MARS.