GeneDavis

Surveyor cannot read the .dwg file I sent

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He has ACAD 2007 and I exported using the right one from Chief.  See the pic.  Ignore the layerset shown in pic, as I was exporting a plan view, using my plot plan layerset.

 

Here is the message he gets when trying to load.  “file was saved by a software application that was not developed or licensed by Autodesk”

 

So, what to do.  .dxf?

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Gene:

 

.DWG is proprietarty to AUTODESK

 

maybe they are enforcing it now ???

 

.DXF was developed by 3rd parties

 

Lew

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That just looks like a statement to me ,Does it work ?

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Couple of things in play. Plan files sent to DWG are typically black in CA because the background display is white. Most ACAD users have a black background color. In ACAD, you simply change the layer colors to white and they become visible. Civil and survey CAD drawings are usually in units (1") equals 1'. In CA, we typically work in feet and inches. Simply scale 1/12. In ACAD, I need to Zoom Extents for the CA drawing to be in the viewport. The Version is specific regarding the ACAD program. ACAD can be saved back to previous versions, but cannot work in reverse.

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He says it won't load, but that the message spits out as shown above.

 

I'll try giving him the info in .dxf format.

 

Anyone else have this problem with .dwg not opening in ACAD 2007?

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When I get the Autocad message you posted above, it's just a warning.  I have the option to open it anyway.

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