We’re working in AutoCAD 2010 but need to save as 2007 DWG. AutoCAD is set in Options to save to 2007 format, and all files - host and reference - are or should be in that format.
Something is triggering an automatic save of the xrefs. The xrefs are not being edited by me or anyone else, in-place or otherwise, but every so often I get a balloon message saying the xref has changed and I need to update it. So I update it, and when I check the file format, I find it’s been saved in 2010 DWG.
Other people on the project are also having this problem. Has anyone come across this, and is there a fix for it? This is painful - engineers on this project are using 2009 and keep coming to us and asking where the xrefs are.
This is AutoCAD 2010, "English Version 3" running in XP2 SP3.
Ouch -- that bites. I have heard of that happening, but never experienced it.
Not at fix, but a possible bandaid would be to set the reference files to read-only on the server. And scream to subscription support -- changing a reference file should NEVER EVER HAPPEN by the simple act of referencing it into an active drawing. magic background save are not acceptable.