something I would never suggest (normally), but try the following:
a) start both, AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD 2013
b) open the problem-drawing with 2011
c) (in modelspace) start command _COPYBASE, point 0,0,0/some objects to select
d) change to AutoCAD 2013
e) run command _PASTECLIP ==> what happens now?
Other option: run command _SAVEAS and save the drawing back to DWG2000 or DXF12 (try both) ==> and open then these files.
It might be possible that some objects are not transfered then, but it is interesting first if you get some elements into 2013.
- alfred -
Hardware and OS specs, please?
here is a scaled down version (I had the creator to strip out alot of unimportant details) still I can not open this.
time is running out
I tried opening your drawing with Autocad 2014 and it prompted me to do a RECOVER on the file. I tried opening the drawing with 2013 and I have the same issue you do. Within 2014 command prompt I typed RECOVER and got the following message.
The file will open after running the RECOVER command, but it has to be run each time you open the drawing. There is something definitely wrong with this file.
I've got little trouble opening it with AutoCAD 2011 (I've got Civil3D object enablers installed), aside from a minor warning about AEC version content. It also has a non-AutoDesk DWG warning so I suppose the contents may not conform to AutoCAD standards in places.
If the original file is much, much larger I could see some problems with opening this with a 32-bit/4 GB computer.
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