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tvenn
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AutoCAD 2013 LT Saving

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05-04-2012 02:49 AM

We are having intermittant issues when saving via 2013 LT.  We default our save to 2000 format for others of the DT's on projects, however, recently after saving drawings do not seem to resemble what was previously saved.  The BAK files have an element of the work undertaken but not all of it.

 

is this an inherent problem with 2013 LT?

 

It is running on Win 7 32bit system.

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Charles_Shade
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Re: AutoCAD 2013 LT Saving

05-04-2012 04:32 AM in reply to: tvenn

Explain a bit more:

Why are you interested in the BAK files? Are the DWG files corrupt?

Are the missiing elements not showing up in earlier Versions of CAD? i.e The reason you save down to 2000.

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pendean
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Re: AutoCAD 2013 LT Saving

05-04-2012 04:41 AM in reply to: tvenn

Saving down to 2000-format is a CONVERSION process, not a SAVE process. Not sure what you used previously (apparently a state secret LOL), but 2013 adds yet another new DWG format so the conversions will take longer.

Also remember, if you are using features not found in 2000 you are also forcing AutoCAD to create roundtrip information and the process is longer for that.

 

Like all AutoCAD versions since 2000 through 2013, you have to set ISAVEPERCENT variable to 0 (zero) to get a full backup and not a partial one. Could this be your issue, you forgot to set the save percentage in OPTIONS command? Try it and check your BAK files.

Also note: if you want your BAK file to be exactly the same as your DWG file, and not one step/save behind, you must SAVE twice (that is, you hit SAVE two times), and not one. This has always been the case with AutoCAD, nothing new.

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tvenn
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Re: AutoCAD 2013 LT Saving

05-04-2012 04:47 AM in reply to: tvenn
Thanks for the info! Yeah state secrets, but im not supposed to know. I have never set the ISAVEPERCENT from it's default so will look into that as a help! Cheers again! [cid:image001.jpg@01CD29F3.F67EA8A0]Tony Venn - MIPA Office Manager NJP Ltd 20 St Andrews Crescent Cardiff CF10 3DD Tel: 02920 729500 Fax: 02920 729501 Personal Email: tvenn@nicholsonjones.co.uk General Email: info@nicholsonjones.co.uk:blocked::mailto:info> Website: www.nicholsonjones.co.ukThis email and any attachments may be confidential. It is intended solely for the use of the addressee and on the stated project only. If you have received this email by mistake, please inform us and then delete the email from your system. Opinions, conclusions and other information in the email that do not relate to the official business of the Practice are neither given nor endorsed by it. Drawn information is subject to the following: (1) Figured dimensions take precedence over those on CAD images. (2) Dimensions taken from CAD images require independent corroboration. (3) CAD translations must be checked against printed copies.:blocked::mailto:info>
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Re: AutoCAD 2013 LT Saving

05-04-2012 04:50 AM in reply to: tvenn

You can find ISAVEPERCENT in OPTIONS command>Open/Save Tab, the box labelled INCREMENTAL SAVE PERCENTAGE.

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