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vinnyg

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CAD version without opening the drawing?
« on: January 09, 2006, 01:10:28 PM »
Hi,

I'm not new to acad, but I wasn't sure where to put this. I get drawings from
consultants and periodically, I can't open them even after I ask that they save to
the version I use. The question I have is there anyway I can find out exactly
what version they send me without opening the drawing (since I can't)?

vinnyg


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M-dub

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Re: acad version?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2006, 01:14:21 PM »
What is the error message you receive?

MP

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Re: acad version?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2006, 01:15:56 PM »
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Dent Cermak

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Re: acad version?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2006, 01:17:26 PM »
Better yet, download this FREE software and don't worry about it.

http://www.dwggateway.com/pages/products/

Opens ALL versions of Autocad and makes good pdf files too.

vinnyg

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Re: acad version?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2006, 01:26:42 PM »
Thanks everyone for your help/suggestions.

M-dub

Message is:  drawing incompatible (or something similar)

Thanks again

vinnyg

M-dub

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Re: acad version?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2006, 01:31:26 PM »
I was just confirming that compatibility was in fact the issue.

Guess it was ;)

vinnyg

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Re: acad version?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2006, 01:38:40 PM »
Dent,

I downloaded the free application you posted, but for some reason, it
will not work.......any ideas why?

thanks,

vinnyg

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Re: acad version?
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2006, 01:40:24 PM »
You can open the drawing in Notepad and the first line will give you the drawing version.

It will read AC1*...the number corresponds to thae version (refer to MP's post for what the numbers mean).

I use DWGIcon....for an easy visual indicator of DWG version.
http://www.cushat.co.uk/fw/di/

Ron


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Tramber

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Re: acad version?
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2006, 01:52:54 PM »
Brilliant

Another link to a prog made y a friend of mine.
A very good and simple utility

There also is a single document versionhere.

Andrea

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Re: acad version?
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2006, 02:56:38 PM »
You can open the drawing in Notepad and the first line will give you the drawing version.

It will read AC1*...the number corresponds to thae version (refer to MP's post for what the numbers mean).

I use DWGIcon....for an easy visual indicator of DWG version.
http://www.cushat.co.uk/fw/di/

Ron



Hi Ron...

After installing this program...
I have rebooted my PC...
and now each time than I reboot...
I have this error message...

so I have uninstall the progam....clean my registry with some cleaner program,...execute spybot and adaware.
but not seem to resolved the problem.

Keep smile...

ronjonp

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Re: acad version?
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2006, 03:07:12 PM »
Andrea,

That's strange...I've been using this utility for nearly 2 years now with no problems. I would suggest emailing the author. His address is in the readme.txt file.

Ron

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Dent Cermak

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Re: acad version?
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2006, 07:22:44 PM »
Dent,

I downloaded the free application you posted, but for some reason, it
will not work.......any ideas why?

thanks,

vinnyg

Mine works just fine. I don't know what the problem may be. Try downloading it again. Maybe there was a "burp" during the first download.

Tramber

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Re: acad version?
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2006, 05:52:21 AM »
If you got any problem, try mine, it is terribly efficient.


vinnyg

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Re: acad version?
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2006, 10:00:41 AM »
DENT,

I was doing something wrong at first try, works fine now.

Thanks for the tip.

vinnyg

Dent Cermak

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Re: acad version?
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2006, 08:30:28 PM »
I'm glad it finally worked for you. I really like thatb program. You will find that it makes really good pdf's too.