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Opening a 2012 drawing in 2010

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11-01-2011 09:26 AM

I have been sent a drawing that was created in 2012 but it is supposed to be saved as a 2010 version.  I only have 2010 Civil 3D on my computer.  When I open the drawing in 2010 everything comes in as an object.  Therefore the surfaces and points are not useable.  Am I doing something wrong when i open the drawing or is the person saving the drawing as a 2010 version possibly doing something wrong?

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Re: Opening a 2012 drawing in 2010

11-01-2011 10:31 AM in reply to: KariF

Civil3D 2012 Objects can't be "SAVED" back to 2010 (the objects aren't backwards compatible). You can get some of the data by getting the person to do a XML export then you can do an XML import.

Mike Robertson
FL. Dept. of Transportation
CADD Applications Developer

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