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*Alan B
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Can not recover drawing file

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05-17-2006 09:22 AM
I have a simple one lot grading plan with existing ground surface, driveway
profile and corridor and one grading object around the house.
I can not for the life of me recover the drawing. Every time I try to:
export, or save, or save-as or import as a block into another drawing, or
recover or audit, I crash the program.
Is there any fool-proof method of recovering a drawing? I definitely feel
like a fool right now, as I showed one of my clients the niftiness of the
program, and then could not save the drawing, thus sending him home empty
handed.
My specs:

pentium 4 CPU
3.00 GHz,
2 Mb RAM
Civil 3D 2007, vault, Windows XP Pro

Thanks in advance,
Alan B
*Alan B
Message 2 of 3 (79 Views)

Re: Can not recover drawing file

05-17-2006 12:21 PM in reply to: *Alan B
O.K., I was able to recover it by opening the .bak file. Pretty smart eh?
With all the other save files I totally forgot about that one!
I'm crossing my fingers that it won't go foul on me again (and backing it up
too).

Still, I'm keeping a weary eye on the program, and will wait for service
packs before I commit more projects to it.
-Alan B








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I have a simple one lot grading plan with existing ground surface, driveway
profile and corridor and one grading object around the house.
I can not for the life of me recover the drawing. Every time I try to:
export, or save, or save-as or import as a block into another drawing, or
recover or audit, I crash the program.
Is there any fool-proof method of recovering a drawing? I definitely feel
like a fool right now, as I showed one of my clients the niftiness of the
program, and then could not save the drawing, thus sending him home empty
handed.
My specs:

pentium 4 CPU
3.00 GHz,
2 Mb RAM
Civil 3D 2007, vault, Windows XP Pro

Thanks in advance,
Alan B
Active Contributor
alkabong
Posts: 42
Registered: ‎03-23-2006
Message 3 of 3 (79 Views)

Re: Can not recover drawing file

05-17-2006 12:52 PM in reply to: *Alan B
Alan, I always find it best to back-up my dwg before starting any new work - just a precaution that has paid off well.
You can export your grading to a LandXML file then import to other drawings. Done!
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