OzCAD Australian Vectorworks Distributors

MiniCAD Translator [Australian Users Only]

Vectorworks will directly open files from all prior version of Vectorworks, as well as MiniCAD 7. The translator version of MiniCAD 7 on this page, will allow MiniCAD 4, 5 and 6 files to be converted to MiniCAD 7 format, so they can also be opened in the latest version of Vectorworks. Click here to see the MiniCAD/Vectorworks prior version compatibility chart.

The MiniCAD 7 Macintosh translator version will only run in Mac OS 7.0.0 - to Mac OS 9.2.2, so if you are running OS X, you will need to have Classic installed (Mac OS 10.5 and earlier only). The MiniCAD 7 Windows translator version will run in Windows 95, 98, 2000 and XP (SP2 only), though the latter will only allow you to open and save files. If you have Windows Vista or Windows 7, you can edit the properties of the MiniCAD.exe file and set it to run in XP (SP2) Compatibility Mode, which again will only allow the opening and saving of files.


  1. Download the software via the link on the right.
  2. Unzip the file and copy the folder to a convenient location, such as your Applications folder.
  3. Email support at ozcad.com.au to obtain the serial number to run the software. This is only available for registered Australian users. Make sure you specify whether it is for Macintosh or Windows.
  4. Launch MiniCAD 7, enter the serial number then open and save your prior version files in MiniCAD 7 format, so they can be opened by the current version of Vectorworks.