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nestor1485
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03-02-2013 05:07 PM

Hello,

 

 I am fairly new with autodesk and well I have an issue.

 

 

I recieved a drawing from a co-worker and opened it using c3d 2012, a window appears with the following text: This drawing contains newer versions of objests. to work with the newer objects in a limited fashion, enable proxy graphics and then rename the drawing in the current version. you can also export the drawing to autocad: however, be aware this permanetly converts the AEC objects to basic autocad objects.

I only have one option to close the window, and another shows up with the following: This drawing was created with a newer version of civil3d. all entities created by civil 3d within the drawing are in a proxy state. Additionally, all commands, settings, and displays of civil3d are disabled for this drawing.

 

Any insight would be much appreciated.

 

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mrrgoncalves
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Re: new user

03-02-2013 05:34 PM in reply to: nestor1485

Hello,

 

Open the drawing and type 'OPTIONS' _tab OPEN AND SAVE and choose 'show proxy graphics'. 

Ask to your co-worker to export the drawing to autocad.

 

 

 


Best regards,

Mário Gonçalves
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nestor1485
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Re: new user

03-02-2013 05:50 PM in reply to: mrrgoncalves

ok, So the file is a dwg from autocad....is there anyways to import it to civ3d 2012 and build a surface, pull points off and create a tin file?

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Jay_B
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Re: new user

03-02-2013 05:55 PM in reply to: nestor1485
Civil 3D is NOT Backward compatible, whet this message is telling you is the drawing was created in 2013 version, so by opening the drawing in 2012 it get's rid of all styles and Civil 3D objects and dumbs the file down to AutoCad primitives and all intelligence is lost.

If you must carry out work in 2012 C3D and need to have Civil 3D functional (not just Autocad) then your only option is to get your co-worker to export the objects Landxml so you can import them. Simpler answer would be to install 2013 C3D if a collaborative work environment is needed.
Jay

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nestor1485
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Re: new user

03-02-2013 06:03 PM in reply to: Jay_B

Is there a way to find out what program and version was used to create the .dwg file?

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Jay_B
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Re: new user

03-02-2013 08:05 PM in reply to: nestor1485
Not that I'm aware of but in your case you mentioned your on 2012 and 2013 is the current version so it narrows it down to 2013.
It's a huge wish list item for many of us that have to collaborate with the outside world on projects.
Hopefully in a future release this will be possible.

Jay

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wfberry
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Re: new user

03-03-2013 06:47 AM in reply to: nestor1485

Open the drawing file with Notepad.  First line in file will have AC1027 for Release 13 products:

 

AC1027 AutoCAD 2013
AC1024 AutoCAD 2010,2011,2012
AC1021 AutoCAD 2007, 2008, 2009
AC1018 AutoCAD 2004, 2005, 2006
AC1015 AutoCAD 2000, 2000i, 2002
AC1014 AutoCAD Release 14
AC1013 AutoCAD Release 13
AC1009 AutoCAD Release 11, 12
AC1006 AutoCAD Release 10
AC1004 AutoCAD Release 9
AC1003 AutoCAD 2.6
AC1002 AutoCAD 2.5

 

Bill

 

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Jay_B
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Re: new user

03-03-2013 07:04 AM in reply to: wfberry
Wfberry,

Thanks for the tip on version info!
It will be very handy when receiving files.
Jay

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