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autocad 2016 problem? Answered

I use AutoCAD for couple years. I had a lot projects in it. Two days ago one of my .dwg files showed an error at opening - Drawing elements missing. I opened file again and many objects disappeared. Guys, please, suggest any dwg recovery solution or way?

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prourn345

Best Answer 2 years ago

There are many options to check what happened with your .dwg file, first
check .bak files, second try to open .dwg file in other versions of AutoCAD. If
the file can't be opened then it is corrupted, you may use Recovery Toolbox for
DWG, tool can be downloaded from direct link on
https://dwg.recoverytoolbox.com/

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agaven34

2 years ago

A lot of solutions, I think in some days i'll solve the issue via one of the suggestions.

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Downunder35mrickharris

Answer 2 years ago

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Does not sound like a real user problem to me either.
First rule of working with important files: Have a backup....

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rickharrisDownunder35m

Answer 2 years ago

In my experience how often you back up is directly proportional to the amount of effort you need to put in to recreate the file.

A substantial amount of my time as a computer engineer was restoring system for which there was NO BACKUP. Some people NEVER learn. We were too busy is so often claimed as the excuse.

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Downunder35mrickharris

Answer 2 years ago

LOL I was in the same field and got the same exuses.
We actually sold them solutions to do most of the backups for them in the background but that was limited to the PC's.
The guys taking the laptops home after work were the ones giving us headaches.
I asked once after a crash: "And do you still think you won't hve time to backup your important files before going home?"
Guess the asnwer LOL

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rickharrisDownunder35m

Answer 2 years ago

I think it's a world problem. perhaps caused by the lack of real computer expertise among users.

it's almost as if they try really hard to avoid backing up so they can prove how important their work is.

Mind I have seen just the same among programmers as well.

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sk8r540

2 years ago

AutoCAD software is always reverse compatible, not always forward compatible based on the save format. I am currently also using 2016. The newest file format was 2013.

This error sounds like a corruption problem. With the file open run audit to see if it fixes any errors. The only other option is to open the file in recovery mode and hope things are still there. Good luck. :)

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bwrussell

2 years ago

Is this a DWG from a previous version of AutoCAD? I know these systems aren't always backwards compatible.

Are the DWGs linked to any sort of 3D model? If so it's possible that the model is missing, in-part or full, or is corrupted.