Opening damaged drawings
Files can become damaged for many reasons. For example, if you are working
on a drawing during a power outage, a system crash, or a hardware failure, your
drawing file may become damaged. progeCAD allows you to open and check damaged
files to attempt file recovery.
Recovering a file attempts to open one of the following file types:
- Standard drawing files with a .dwg extension.
- Drawing Exchange Format files with a .dxf file extension.
- Design Web Format files with a .dwf file extension.
- Drawing templates with a .dwt file extension.
You can also audit any open file to check it for errors. You specify whether
you want progeCAD to fix any errors that are found automatically. progeCAD
fixes as many errors as possible and any errors that cannot be fixed are reported
as "Ignored" in the Prompt History window.
To open a damaged file
- Use one of the following methods:
In Files of Type, choose the type of file you want to recover.
Choose the directory containing the damaged file.
Choose the damaged file you want to recover.
- Choose File > Recover.
- Type recover and then press Enter.
If you want to check all drawings for errors automatically when you open them,
choose Tools > Options > General tab and mark the check box for Open Drawings
To check a drawing file for errors
- With the drawing open that you want to check, do one of the following:
Choose whether you want progeCAD to fix any found errors automatically,
and then press Enter.
- Choose File > Audit.
- Type audit and then press Enter.
NOTE If the AUDITCTL
system variable is set to On and errors are found during a file recovery or
audit, an ASCII file is created that describes the audit. The ASCII file is
saved in the same folder as the audited drawing and has the same name as the
drawing file, but with an .adt extension.
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