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vinnyg

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dwg file invalid?
« on: January 12, 2006, 12:41:27 PM »
Hi all,

I am working in R14. I try to open one drawing (out of 36, same directory) and I get
a message "dwg not valid"   What's going on?

HELP!


vinnyg

Greg B

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Re: dwg file invalid?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2006, 12:44:16 PM »
Probably created in a more recent version of AutoCAD.  Or was exported to a version AutoCAD 14 can not open.

vinnyg

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Re: dwg file invalid?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2006, 12:47:31 PM »
Greg,

This drawing was created in R14 and was not saved in other version.

???

vinnyg

deegeecees

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Re: dwg file invalid?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2006, 12:48:29 PM »
Try a "recovery", not sure where it is in R14. I think its in the File pull down.

deegeecees

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Re: dwg file invalid?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2006, 12:49:09 PM »
Or just type recover in the command line.

pmvliet

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Re: dwg file invalid?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2006, 12:50:22 PM »
try the audit.
Sounds like it crashed on someone and now AutoCad isn't able to open it.

deegeecees

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Re: dwg file invalid?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2006, 12:51:07 PM »
try the audit.
Sounds like it crashed on someone and now AutoCad isn't able to open it.

You have to be in the drawing to be able to audit.

vinnyg

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Re: dwg file invalid?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2006, 12:52:28 PM »
DeeGeeCees,

Tried "recovery"......similar acad message!

Thanks,

vinnyg

Chuck Gabriel

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Re: dwg file invalid?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2006, 12:53:11 PM »
Can you post the drawing here?

deegeecees

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Re: dwg file invalid?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2006, 12:56:56 PM »
Sometimes people rename files thinking that giving it an extension (i.e. rename testfile.dgn to testfile.dwg) will automatically make it valid to a corresponding software. I know this because it just happened with our new PEBKAC.

Thinking you may have stumbled upon one of these. Post the dwg file so's we can take a looksee.

vinnyg

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Re: dwg file invalid?
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2006, 12:57:35 PM »
Here's the dwg

Dinosaur

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Re: dwg file invalid?
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2006, 01:03:01 PM »
It seems the header is corrupt.  I can not even get it to query into a MAP 2006 session.

Greg B

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Re: dwg file invalid?
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2006, 01:04:32 PM »
I don't think it's even really a dwg file.  I tired in IntelliCAD 2000 and DataCAD.

Neither would open it.

Couldn't open it in eDrawings either.

deegeecees

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Re: dwg file invalid?
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2006, 01:07:56 PM »
Well, I tried all AutoCAD native formats and no dice. I'd have to google some keywords to find something that can detect file types (follwing that route). I have a mtg, so I'll check back in a while with you.

vinnyg

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Re: dwg file invalid?
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2006, 01:09:19 PM »
Well people,

I don't know........I created it in r14, just like the other drawings in the same directory
which I have no problem opening. I have 2002 also on my system and tried to open it
in 2002 and it wouldn't open either.  Any more ideas???

thanks for all your suggestions,


vinnyg