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  1. Hi All, New to the community, hoping for a miracle! I've been asked by my employer to open a file pertaining to an old project that has recently been re-opened. I've never worked on the file and, as such, have no idea what might have happened to it. It's a large file (approx. 13mb), drawn in ACAD2007. We now use Autocad Architecture 2010 in the office. I've tried opening it on 3 office computers and on my own at home, all yielding the same results. When the file is opened, it opens slowly but apparently successfully, with the last saved view of the file appearing in Autocad. The progress bar disappears but it continues to read opening 'C://****.dwg' at the bottom of the window. This is as far as it ever goes. I've tried recovering the file and no problems show up, but it still won't completely open. I thought it might have to do with a hidden dialog box, but no luck. I assume its a problem with the file, and in that case, what are our options? Thanks, Mike
  2. Hi All, I've recently started work at a firm whose drawing style can only be described as disorganized (that's the consensus). The system is the result of a few people working on the drawings without a set standard. It now lies somewhere between the original, fully 2D method of drafting in Autocad blended with some of the features now available in ACAD 2010. My current problem is regarding the creation of door and finish schedules, but I think it encompasses most of the problems we're having with our drawings. We use ACAD strictly as a 2D drafting tool, however the 3D modelling tool 'Wall' is being used to create floor plans for a model which will never be seen in 3D. Doors/Windows are then inserted into these walls with added tags, and the schedules are created quickly and easily using the object's extended data. Because all of these objects have height attributes associated with them, we are having problems when polylines are used, as they connect to walls at different heights, affecting our ability to trim, fillet, create hatches, etc. I have never used these tools in previous jobs and don't know how we should go about making the process cleaner. The above mentioned issues are definitely affecting productivity and the ability for consultants to use the drawings effectively. Is it possible to create tags (with extended data) which can be used to make tables WITHOUT using these frustrating objects and the (IMO) uncooperative wall tool? Are those tools strictly for 3D drafting or can they be created without an associated height? If anyone gets where I'm coming from and can offer some explanation/assistance, I would really appreciate it. The way we're working gets the job done, but the resultant drawings are not pretty and the OCD part of my brain is slowly eating me alive!! Cheers!
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