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Alex Leonard
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IntelliCAD File Save Error

Post by Alex Leonard » Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:00 am

I'm trying to work with a .dwg file which I received from a civil engineering firm. It's fairly complex: 10 MB file size, with 90 layers (but almost all 2D).
The file opens up fine in MS-CAD 2005 SP1.3 (with some font substitutions) and displays well. In fact I can manipulate, measure and add and delete data and layers as usual, but when I try to save the file (edited or not) - either using the original filename or a SAVEAS, I receive an error message:
Error: Invalid input.
Your file could not be saved

If I try to open the resulting file, I am notified that the file is corrupted. A subsequent recovery operation fails.

Anyone have a similar experience. Solution?

Thanks in advance.

Richard Sands
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Post by Richard Sands » Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:55 am

has the dwg got any 'Proxies'? They can cause no end of headaches when bought into MSCAD. If so can theys send you a version without them?
I've had similar messages and corrupted files from ones sent to me.
regards Richard

Glen Cameron
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Post by Glen Cameron » Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:51 am

This is dicussed in our helpdesk in the trouble shooter at this location: ... oterid=560
Glen W. Cameron, C.E.T.
City of North Bay, Ontario

Alex Leonard
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Post by Alex Leonard » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:26 am

Richard and Glen, thanks for the replies

Glen's fix works!
In a nutshell, the solution is to "Zoom Extents" before saving.
I would never have figured that out on my own.

BTW, the helpfile also says not to exit the program after receiving that error message and before Zooming out and saving again, otherwise you loose the changes. I can confirm this. :(

But now I'm Happy Happy. :D
Thanks guys

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Post by cbunker » Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:20 am

I had this problem as well. On one of my drawings, zooming extents still wouldn't allow me to save, but if I zoomed out even further (so that my drawing only took up perhaps 20% of the screen area), I could save OK.

Chris Bunker, BMath, O.L.S., C.L.S.
T. A. Bunker Surveying Ltd.
150 John St. N., P.O. Box 1180
Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1V4

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