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2017 Civil 3D drawings saved in 2019 problem

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Oscar

Hey guys I have been encountering this issue alot at work. It cost me a deadline. C3D 2017 and C3D 2019 are not compatible with each other at all (C3D Objects get messed up only) 

 

I am working on some drawings now and they also are in 2019 when they are supposed to be 2017 erghhh and it looks like I did it but I don't know how it happened. 

 

All the tips i have gotten at work was Land XML....

 

any tips/Advice?

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BIGAL

Probably the worst case upgrade to 2019.

 

I am retired now but made big effort to make sure everyone was on compatible versions we went from 2016 to 2019 for around 20 workstations so a big job.

 

Outside pressure does not help to keep up with the latest version.

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Oscar
5 minutes ago, BIGAL said:

Probably the worst case upgrade to 2019.

 

I am retired now but made big effort to make sure everyone was on compatible versions we went from 2016 to 2019 for around 20 workstations so a big job.

 

Outside pressure does not help to keep up with the latest version.

 

 

I wish I never ugraded on my machine, It has been more trouble than its worth. All I noticed so far was that C3D 2019 has faster loading xrefs haha

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CyberAngel

If you have a client or co-worker with the later version, they should be able to save down to the earlier version. Not sure if there's any way to force your co-worker to save to 2017 by default.

 

We were tearing our hair out in 2008 when Civil 3D came out. It wasn't backward compatible with Land Development Desktop. You either learned an entirely new package or got slowly shut out of work.

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rkmcswain

If you open a 2017 or earlier drawing in 2019, you get a clear warning of what the result will be. Someone ignored this warning.

 

 

 

 

1. Go back to the last 2013 DWG version of the drawing(s)

2. Upgrade to 2019

3. If the AEC objects in the drawing are limited to what can be translated via LandXML, you can export those objects from 2019 (surface, points, etc.) to LandXML, and then open the drawing in 2017, erase the now proxy objects, and import them back using the LandXML file.

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Oscar
57 minutes ago, rkmcswain said:

If you open a 2017 or earlier drawing in 2019, you get a clear warning of what the result will be. Someone ignored this warning.

 

 

 

 

1. Go back to the last 2013 DWG version of the drawing(s)

2. Upgrade to 2019

3. If the AEC objects in the drawing are limited to what can be translated via LandXML, you can export those objects from 2019 (surface, points, etc.) to LandXML, and then open the drawing in 2017, erase the now proxy objects, and import them back using the LandXML file.

PrevVer.png

 

 thank you for the help! this is very useful

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