I've been promoting DWG TrueView, TrueConvert, and Design Review for some time. I learned just recently that while you can still find TrueConvert at the Autodesk website, you can convert drawings with DWG TrueView in the 2008 version.
From the File pulldown menu of DWG TrueView, you can choose DWG Convert. Personally, I like using a separate program.
The screen is a little different looking and you must rely on icons at the bottom to add additional drawings or save the list. You then select the conversion on the right side. You have options available for your conversion.
You can save the options and name the conversion setup for future use.
- Check and fix errors is great if you didn't do an audit on a drawing.
- Set default plotter to "none" is also a good option. Remember how annoying it is to open someone else's drawing and choose to plot only to be prompted that the plotter can't be found?
For more on .dwf, you can read this previous post.