Deleting the BAK files is a strange solution but I'm glad it worked for you. According the post before you low disk storage may be an issue. I wonder if you were running low on disk space prior to deleting the files.
As far as this problem being "fixed" in 2010, it's not. I've got a lighting survey drawing that is giving me fits right now. I've tried every tip, hint and trick I can find to no avail!
Edited by: JStone_629 on Jun 30, 2009 4:01 PM
Try this. Save your drawing as something besides the version of CAD that you are running. I'm using 2010, so I saved my file as a 2000LT version. I then opened the 2000LT version and resaved it as a 2010 version. Now, the 2010 version, will save just as it should.
Maybe this will help.
Edited by: JStone_629 on Jun 30, 2009 3:28 PM
Unfortunatly it still doesn't work for me.
My only solution is to copy & paste model & paper spaces to a new 2010 drawing template as I need to use them. Its terrible considering I have hundreds of drawings.
I tried deleting BAK files from the LOCALS/TEMP dir and the drawing directory etc. That didn't help. Maybe I should tap my heels 3 times while I say "Oh please do the save, oh please do the save..." Bottom line, I think the software has bugs in it and is not compatible with Acad MEP 2010. The Raster 2009 worked with Acad MEP 2009, but the 2010 versions cause a file save error for no good reason.
As much as this software costs, we shouldn't have to do anything except click on the Floppy Disk icon!
Edited by: rwhiteal on Jul 1, 2009 6:24 AM
This thread has gotten quite long. I assume some people did not have enough to time read the whole thing so I wanted to report the workaround that worked for us in 2009.
"I may have found a work-around. When the dialog appears pick OK to dismiss it. Then run an Audit and answer Yes to fix errors. You should then be able to save the drawing. I am not sure how consistent this work around is but it worked the last two times I saw the error appear."
As I stated in a previous post this problem seemed to fix itself over time. My guess is it affected 40-50 drawings.
Hi Jeff that solution didn't work for me. I even tried deleting everything from a drawing, purging, auditing saving as a blank drawing and it still wouldn't let me save it in any format when opened in 2010. As I mentioned above my only solution is to copy & paste model & paper spaces from old drawings into a new 2010 template. Its all very strange.
That is pretty scary. I've done a lot of work in 2010 but almost all of it was with new drawings. We have not started using it in production yet. I guess I should start randomly saving (saveas of course) project drawings and see what happens.
You said you have hundreds of drawings that can only be fixed by copy & paste. Then obviously this problem is consistent and repeatable. Have you sent one of these drawings to Autodesk Subscription? I was not able to repeat this behavior consistently when I was working with them so they were not able to give me any solution or even log a defect.
I would strongly recommend getting one of these drawing over to Autodesk.