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davidetrovati.com
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The file is invalid and cannot be imported (saving from 2011 / 2012)

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07-18-2011 02:23 PM

Impression does not open files saved or exported from  autocad/architecture rel. 2011 and 2012,

This is the error message "The file ".........." is invalid and cannot be imported
someone has a trick?
Hello everyone


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rpritchard
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Re: The file is invalid and cannot be imported (saving from 2011 / 2012)

08-30-2011 06:22 AM in reply to: davidetrovati.com

Mine recently started doing the same thing.  When I try to import a dwg. from AutoCad Architecture 2012 it almost immediately thows up that error message saying "The file is invalid and cannot be imported".  I've installed the hotfix for Windows 7 and until about the last 2 or maybe 3 days it was working fine.  No problems.  I've even uninstalled and re-installed the program with no effect.  If there is some one out there that has some kind of a fix, I'd really like to find out about it.  Thanks.

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TexShalter
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Re: The file is invalid and cannot be imported (saving from 2011 / 2012)

09-10-2011 06:54 AM in reply to: rpritchard

Have you tried saving to an older version from autocad ?

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davidetrovati.com
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Re: The file is invalid and cannot be imported (saving from 2011 / 2012)

09-12-2011 01:01 AM in reply to: davidetrovati.com

try to export the file for autocad (not A_architecture) may verify that there are objects with different colors from the pallet standard, the old 256 colors!,
let me know.


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sstefanc
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Re: The file is invalid and cannot be imported (saving from 2011 / 2012)

06-22-2012 02:15 PM in reply to: davidetrovati.com

I just came across this error and thread... I haven't expanded everything yet but the idea of the colors causing this seems to work. I have a file I saved down to 2007 and it still failed on the import.  However, I have a solid hatch in there that is true color... that may cause the problem?  I will have to explore.

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Peter_Hughes
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Re: The file is invalid and cannot be imported (saving from 2011 / 2012)

08-30-2012 02:52 AM in reply to: sstefanc

SOLVED

 

The problem is non-standard colours for line colours.

 

We had a single polyline with a DIC colour. Once we deleted this one polyline, our CAD file imported just fine.

 

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gjcbachman
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Re: The file is invalid and cannot be imported (saving from 2011 / 2012)

02-20-2013 10:46 AM in reply to: Peter_Hughes

I found this just in time.  Two of us spent almost 3 hours trying to figure out why a 2013 drawing saved back, stripped of everything and even dxf'd the file still wouldn't work.  After finding this post I found 3 layers set to true color, changed them and now it works.  Now hopefully we can come up with something that looks decent in the next hour.  Thanks!

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