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    Default Unable to open AutoCAD 2004 DWG's in AutoCAD 2009

    Hi everyone,

    This is my 1st post and sadly its about an issue that I don't know how to deal with.

    I have autocad 2009 installed on my workstation as well as 2004. Currently running windows xp w/ sp3, 3gb ram, and an nvidia 9600 series videocard.

    There are certain files that would normally open in 2004, but when I try to open said files in autocad 2009, I get a window that states:

    (insert full pathname to drawing here)

    Unable to open this drawing.
    It contains incorrect or corrupted information.

    The RECOVER command may be able to restore
    undamaged material from this drawing.

    The technical problem detected is:
    (insert full pathname to drawing here)

    I only have one choice and that is to press OK.

    Any ideas on why this could be happening? This is occuring on various files on various different projects that I'm currently working on.

    Thanks in advance,
    Chuck

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    Default Re: Unable to open AutoCAD 2004 DWG's in AutoCAD 2009

    It's a known problem with 2009 and some files saved in 2004 or 2000 format, see here.

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    Default Re: Unable to open AutoCAD 2004 DWG's in AutoCAD 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by steve.johnson View Post
    It's a known problem with 2009 and some files saved in 2004 or 2000 format, see here.
    Thanks for that reference!

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    Default Re: Unable to open AutoCAD 2004 DWG's in AutoCAD 2009

    Based on the link in steve.johnson's post, I'm going to recommend we stay away from 2009 (we're on 2006 now, and while we don't use any verticals, many of our consultants do). We do not have time to open every drawing in DWGTrueView and save in 2007 format just to be able to continue working on them.

    In fact, browsing the various threads here is making 2009 look more and more like a museum piece that belongs on the shelf right next to MS Windows Vista.

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    Default Re: Unable to open AutoCAD 2004 DWG's in AutoCAD 2009

    you can open it in recovery

    go to FILE > DRAWING UTILITIES > RECOVER.

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    Default Re: Unable to open AutoCAD 2004 DWG's in AutoCAD 2009

    Recover does work, but it shouldn't have to be done to open a working drawing.

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    Default Re: Unable to open AutoCAD 2004 DWG's in AutoCAD 2009

    I have this problem with a drawing now, I am on subscription so sent it to AutoCAD.

    They sent a copy back that I was able to open with no real explanation of how they managed to recover the drawing. Nothing saying this was a known problem

    I have now been working on the drawing for 6 hours (saving regularly), I closed the drawing and tried to reopen it ... surprise surprise ... it needs to be recovered. That is when I found this thread

    I have opened the drawing in 2008 set 3dviewmode to 0 and saved as 2004 ... yes it opens, but if I close it it will not re-open.

    This is quite annoying ...

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    I'm having a similar problem in MDT 2009, but the drawing won't open even with "recover" and I don't have an earlier version of any Autodesk product to use to save the drawing to an earlier format. Any suggestions?
    I've tried opening from the source disk (double click the file, open command from the menu bar, and recover), I've tried sving the file to a folder on my computer (explorer) and opening it from there (double click the file, open command from the menu bar, and recover), it will go through the start up process, but then gives ma an AutoCAD Message "Program errors were detected. Recommend that you save your work and restart the program." I click OK and I get another AutoCAD Message saying "Audit accepted recovered database." I click OK and the command line reads "Regenerating Layout. Regenerating model. Press ENTER to continue: I press enter and it locks up. I've gone through this exercise several times with the same results.

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    Default Re: Unable to open AutoCAD 2004 DWG's in AutoCAD 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by michael.12445 View Post
    In fact, browsing the various threads here is making 2009 look more and more like a museum piece that belongs on the shelf right next to MS Windows Vista.
    Yep, I'm thinking to actually place the new AC2009 box right between to the old R13 box and the old Win95 box. I look at those quite a lot, thinking to myself: "No matter how many times ac / win freezes, it's not as bad as that one."

    But with AC2009, it's getting closer!
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    Default Re: Unable to open AutoCAD 2004 DWG's in AutoCAD 2009

    So I take it there's no real solution other than recovery method...Which wastes a lot of time...Especially when there are a lot of drawings to open/review...

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