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Vasily_BC
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Can't open DWG

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04-18-2013 05:28 PM

Hi.

 

I received a drawing from one of our consultants and somehow can't open any version of it they've sent.

Already tried recovery and referencing.

I don't which version of Civil 3D they use but my is 2013.

However I can open it in DWG Viewer and Global Mapper.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks

 

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antoniovinci
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Re: Can't open DWG

04-19-2013 01:35 AM in reply to: Vasily_BC

You could try to open it in Autodesk Trueview, then convert to an older DWG release...

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AllenJessup
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Re: Can't open DWG

04-19-2013 06:18 AM in reply to: Vasily_BC

Are you getting any specific error about it not opening? Have you tried a Partial Open? Can you open it in Design Review?

 

Allen Jessup

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Vasily_BC
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Re: Can't open DWG

04-19-2013 09:50 AM in reply to: antoniovinci

Antonio, it worked! Thanks for all your replies that you've did.

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Vasily_BC
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Re: Can't open DWG

04-19-2013 09:51 AM in reply to: AllenJessup

Only Antonio's suggestion helped.

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Re: Can't open DWG

04-19-2013 10:11 AM in reply to: Vasily_BC

Glad he could help you.

 

 Allen Jessup

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antoniovinci
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Re: Can't open DWG

04-19-2013 10:50 AM in reply to: AllenJessup

I was only lucky, gentlemen...

I'm still wondering why Vasily's C3D 2013 cannot open the original drawing: perhaps has it been created by a 2014 release?

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troma
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Re: Can't open DWG

04-19-2013 10:55 AM in reply to: antoniovinci
I thought 2014 drawings could be opened by 2013. At least, that was the intention.


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

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AllenJessup
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Re: Can't open DWG

04-19-2013 10:56 AM in reply to: antoniovinci

According to Autodesk a 2014 drawings should open in 2013 and have the Civil 3D objects usable. In any case it should have opened in 2013 with proxy objects if nothing else. Maybe it was exported from another piece of software and was supposed to be compatible but wasn't quite. You'd have to pick apart the drawing file to find out. The only thing I know how to tell from a drawing file is what version it was produced in.

 

Just good that TrueView was able to rescue it. I wonder if any Civil 3D objects survived. I wouldn't think so.

 

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Re: Can't open DWG

04-19-2013 11:06 AM in reply to: troma

@ Vasily

 

Could you paste here the first 6 characters of the original .DWG opened in Notepad..?

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