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CAD105
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Can't open saved DWG drawing

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02-22-2013 11:26 AM

I'm in AutoCAD 2013. I've been working on a drawing everyday (was just working on it yesterday), but can't open it now. I just get a blank gray screen when I open if from within AutoCAD. When I open it from my computer drive while AutoCAD is closed, AutoCAD opens and I get "Drawing1.dwg." I've tried the RECOVER command, but I don't get a response. I tried RECOVERALL command which let me choose a file to recover, but it responded saying it could not recover the drawing. Can anyone help me find this drawing? Thanks.

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Patchy
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Re: Can't open saved DWG drawing

02-22-2013 11:59 AM in reply to: CAD105

Rename .bak to .dwg and try open that one.

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CAD105
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Re: Can't open saved DWG drawing

02-22-2013 12:06 PM in reply to: Patchy

That worked! Thanks so much!

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cwilber
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Registered: ‎05-21-2013
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Re: Can't open saved DWG drawing

05-21-2013 08:09 AM in reply to: CAD105

same thing happening to me! I just installed 2014 and after i save a drawing i can't open it.

changing the bak to dwg did nothing... anyone know what is happening? Thanks!

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ann.vandenborre
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Registered: ‎11-18-2009
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Re: Can't open saved DWG drawing

10-22-2013 12:36 AM in reply to: CAD105

Hi all,

We have the same problem on several pc's. Renaming the .bak to .dwg solved the problem. But as CAD manager the main question remains 'Why is this happening'? How can I solve this issue permanently?

Thx,

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JGerth
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Re: Can't open saved DWG drawing

10-22-2013 06:48 AM in reply to: ann.vandenborre

the 'why' will take some investigation.  Start with the operators -- any error messages on save?  autosave on or off? isavepercent is set to what?  Cimmuncation center running or diabled?  360 synching? content server/explorer running?

 

Continue investigating with the Windows Event viewer logs.  Anything showing there?  Is auditing enabled?

 

File local, or on a server?  server running windows OS or somehting else?  is a NAS involved?

 

 

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ann.vandenborre
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Re: Can't open saved DWG drawing

11-05-2013 02:43 AM in reply to: ann.vandenborre
Hi,
Thanks for the response.
We have had this problem several times in the last 3 weeks.
The problem could be server related as the back-up on these files and even folders went wrong too.
(no usable back-up)
IT is checking it out.


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Re: Can't open saved DWG drawing

05-20-2014 11:38 PM in reply to: ann.vandenborre

1.) change .bak to .dwg

2.) open the file ( it opens as blank file)

2.) click the drawing utilities tab then recover then search for the file
hope it works :smileyhappy: GODbless you

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