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Recover Drawing

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11-16-2012 08:54 AM

Greetings all,


I have a drawing, created a few months ago in 2012, that I can no longer seem to access. I run recover, audit, purge, audit, purge, etc. I've seen this before, but am not sure there is a solution. I run audit, it creates a layer called $Audit-BadLayer and I then repeat. I cannot access the file, as upon zooming/scrolling, C3D 2012 locks up. This is an isolated incident, as I havent had this problem with any other drawing.


Has anyone found a solution to this?

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Re: Recover Drawing

11-16-2012 10:23 AM in reply to: owenmull

Not specifically. I'd suggest saving the recovered drawing and inserting it in to a new file created from your template.



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Re: Recover Drawing

11-17-2012 11:09 AM in reply to: owenmull

If you are able to open the drawing, try using Wblock to write some objects out to a different drawing file. Did it work and create a drawing that behaves? Do more objects or, if you're feeling cocky, all objects.


When you purged, did you use the command line version, -purge, or the version that calls a dialog? Use the command line version and be sure you purge Regapps.



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Re: Recover Drawing

11-18-2012 03:17 PM in reply to: owenmull

Can you get a shadow copy off the server?

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Re: Recover Drawing

11-19-2012 07:46 AM in reply to: owenmull

Can you post the drawing file?

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