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#70603 by Odru
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:01 am
Hello,
When I am trying to open a DWG file - I get an empty screen with the following message "invalid Zoom window defined" and then "Grid too small to display at this scale". I know that the DWG file is valid (I can see it via TrueView.)
The "layer manager" screen shows only "Layer001" and it is empty...
I am working with version 18.
My colleague opened the same file successfully. What can be the cause for that? Or what should I check?
Regards,
Odru.
#70604 by Roger D
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:33 am
Do you have the latest ver 18?
What datacad version is your colleague?
What version of Autocad was the file saved as?
#70605 by MtnArch
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:44 am
Also make sure that whoever is sending you the file has exploded all "proxies" - which are 3rd-party objects created by a civil or architectural package added on to basic Acad. They will show in TrueView and other viewers but will NOT translate over in the DWG conversion process.

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