AutoCAD MEP General Discussion

AutoCAD MEP General Discussion

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Object enabler AutoCAD MEP 2010

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09-02-2009 09:35 AM
Can I view and dimension objects created in AutoCAD MEP 2010 (pipes, conduits, ducts) in
AutoCAD 2007 or 2008? Readme file on Autodesk website regarding this issue is not available.
I can download object enabler but no info how to use.
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Re: Object enabler AutoCAD MEP 2010

09-02-2009 02:33 PM in reply to: andys2000
I'm not 100% sure but I think object enablers only work on common versions, meaning ACAD2010 with the MEP object enabler will display MEP2010 content. I don't think an object enabler written for 2007/2008 will display MEP2010 content because of drawing format changes.
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Re: Object enabler AutoCAD MEP 2010

09-02-2009 03:41 PM in reply to: andys2000
You should think of Autocad's file format as a wrapper that contains the contents of the file.

Just because you save the file in an earlier version does not mean you have altered the contents of the file.

AEC content is, mostly, not backwards compatible, mostly.
Because there are changes to the AEC content that are unique to that version.

If its modified outside of it's original version then there is no guarantee that it work properly.

When content is saved back to an earlier version, the only reliable way is to -ExportToAutocad.
This will strip the AEC content down to lines and Arcs.

And you are correct. you can not use Object Enablers from other versions.

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