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vinnyg

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drawing file not valid
« on: September 09, 2013, 01:59:24 PM »
What's going on? All of a sudden AutoCad r14 won't let me open drawing files and I get this message
"drawing file is not valid".  Help please!

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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 02:01:32 PM »
R14 is very old. Do you mean 2014?
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vinnyg

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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013, 02:25:05 PM »
NO.....R14
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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 02:27:35 PM »
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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2013, 11:04:26 PM »
IMO, Most of the current drawings in the world cannot be opened by AutoCAD R14.
Ask the person who sent you the drawings convert them to "dwg" in R14 format or "dxf" in R12 format.
Hope this helps.

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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2013, 11:59:14 AM »
DWG True view might convert down to R14, not sure it goes back that far. 

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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2013, 12:10:39 PM »
DWG True view might convert down to R14, not sure it goes back that far.
Trueview 2013 goes as far back as R14.
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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2013, 12:26:17 PM »
Had to go look up when R14 was released.  Since 97. 
I bet the thing runs like Camry!
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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2013, 09:59:40 PM »
Had to go look up when R14 was released.  Since 97. 
I bet the thing runs like Camry!

Back in the day it did.  It wasn't all bloated like today's releases.  There are some days I wish I was still running it..........
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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2013, 11:27:12 PM »
Had to go look up when R14 was released.  Since 97. 
I bet the thing runs like Camry!

Back in the day it did.  It wasn't all bloated like today's releases.  There are some days I wish I was still running it..........
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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2013, 10:06:29 AM »
The real problem with R14 was that it was so good, so reliable, and so effective, that no-one wanted to upgrade.  Heck there really wasn't a compelling reason until 2002 or 2004 came out.

Hence two mottos at Adesk -- Never Again an R13!!  and Never Again an R14!!
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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2013, 01:01:13 PM »
If we could integrate DYNblocks and improved hatch edit into R14 I would switch back, in a heart beat.   :mrgreen:
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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2013, 01:38:36 PM »
and give up middle mouse button pan?! don't think I could do it...

If we could integrate DYNblocks and improved hatch edit into R14 I would switch back, in a heart beat.   :mrgreen:

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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2013, 01:52:40 PM »
and give up middle mouse button pan?! don't think I could do it...

If we could integrate DYNblocks and improved hatch edit into R14 I would switch back, in a heart beat.   :mrgreen:


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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2013, 07:57:29 PM »
and give up middle mouse button pan?! don't think I could do it...

If we could integrate DYNblocks and improved hatch edit into R14 I would switch back, in a heart beat.   :mrgreen:

x-button mouse control.  Have your cake and eat it too.
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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2013, 08:44:17 PM »
x-button mouse control.  Have your cake and eat it too.

cool - it sends these keys when you press middle button?

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'pan;\\  :-)


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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2013, 09:58:26 PM »
x-button mouse control.  Have your cake and eat it too.

cool - it sends these keys when you press middle button?

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'pan;\\  :-)

Simulated keystroke on any assigned key:

I have the front thumb button always assigned to (2) escapes as default.

The beauty of x-button you can have the button assign per application as well.  I've been using it for some time and I love it.

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{ESCAPE}'P{RETURN}
initiates pan.
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vinnyg

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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2013, 11:29:45 AM »
I really appreciate everyones comments but first of all, all the drawings are on drive "C" and I created them all (or a lot of them). Our IT people say it's probably a virus, but Autocad files are the only files I can't open. Autocad message says "drawing file is not valid" That's the only message I get. I'm just having a difficult time believing it's a virus. Hmm, Hmmm ?

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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2013, 11:41:33 AM »
Are you opening them from within AutoCAD or from Windows Explorer?

I know you said they were created in house but is there a chance that they somehow got converted to a newer version?

Did you try opening them from the latest version of TrueView and convert them to 14?
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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2013, 12:02:47 PM »
open a drawing in notepad and read the first few characters, they tell you the autocad version, for example an old R12 drawing of mine starts with "AC1012".

Anything greater than AC1014 would mean the drawings were somehow a newer version.

If they are still R14, then perhaps they are corrupted (not a virus). Can you post one here?

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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2013, 12:11:02 PM »
... don't know but the drawing have any external references? are all save down to R14?.... maybe

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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2013, 01:11:02 PM »
open a drawing in notepad and read the first few characters, they tell you the autocad version, for example an old R12 drawing of mine starts with "AC1012".

Anything greater than AC1014 would mean the drawings were somehow a newer version.

If they are still R14, then perhaps they are corrupted (not a virus). Can you post one here?
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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2013, 12:04:47 PM »
I would post one except I'm afraid to spread a virus (if it is one) on The Swamp or have someone else
try to open it not knowing for sure.

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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2013, 01:18:29 PM »
open a drawing in notepad and read the first few characters, they tell you the autocad version, for example an old R12 drawing of mine starts with "AC1012".

Anything greater than AC1014 would mean the drawings were somehow a newer version.

If they are still R14, then perhaps they are corrupted (not a virus). Can you post one here?

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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2013, 01:45:18 PM »
(wish I had taken the blue pill)

Then you would have to see the doctor after 4 hours
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Re: drawing file not valid
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2013, 11:10:27 AM »
Hi vinnyg,
Check the drawing file extension. I think that extension is not valid. May be that drawing file is not DWG file. Change the extension like - (text.dwg)  and try to open if  same problem will visible then try this format - text.dxf .  I hope this information will help you.