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Message 11 of 17 (259 Views)

Re: Can't open DWG

04-19-2013 01:08 PM in reply to: antoniovinci


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Re: Can't open DWG

04-19-2013 01:09 PM in reply to: antoniovinci

I doubt that it was 2014 version.

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Re: Can't open DWG

04-19-2013 01:18 PM in reply to: Vasily_BC

That would be an AutoCAD 2007 release drawing file. So if it's the original file, it would be from an old version of the program. It also might have been a Save Back. Some trouble might have been created if the drawing was only saved back to the earlier version instead of using Exporttoautocad.


That's all speculation anyway.


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Re: Can't open DWG

04-19-2013 02:11 PM in reply to: AllenJessup

AC1021 might be release 2007 up to 2009, according to this paper.

Sounds like that 2012 (i.e. AC1024) can't read 2013 files, while 2013 will be able to open even 2015 ones (AC1027).

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Re: Can't open DWG

04-23-2013 03:30 PM in reply to: antoniovinci

We are having problems opening some of our drawings as well.

Recently, our IT department upgraded our existing XP computers (32 bit) to new W7 machines (64 bit). We reinstalled AutoCAD C3D 2012, with ARD and Stringer including all Service Packs

This upgrade seems to have gone well with a few exceptions.

One or two of our drawing cannot be opened on the new  64 bit W7 computers.

They are typical drawing with nothing out of the ordinary in them

Opening these particular drawings runs as usual till it gets to 93% complete

An AutoCAD Application box appears with....

AutoCAD Application has stopped working

Windows is checking for a solution to the problem...


AutoCAD Application has stopped working

A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.


Then AutoCAD shuts down.

I can then load the same drawing onto the XP machine without problem. I have purged out the drawing, resaved it but still it closes in W7 computer.

Any suggestions

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Message 16 of 17 (201 Views)

Re: Can't open DWG

04-25-2013 08:35 AM in reply to: johnmcintoshtsc
Try running a 'recover' on the XP machine. If it fixes anything, try it then on Win7.

Another place you can get a clue is in the bottom left corner of the screen. Typically it will say
Resolving xref....
Synchronizing references....

Keep an eye on that during the open, it might let you know what step is causing the crash.

Credit where credit is due! Give kudos or accept as solution whenever you can.

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Message 17 of 17 (185 Views)

Re: Can't open DWG

04-29-2013 09:13 PM in reply to: johnmcintoshtsc
Thanks for the information.
I recovered the drawing on the old computer as requested but it still does not open.
There are no errors in the command lines as the drawing loads up.
As stated before, it gets to 93% and then closes

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