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Can I see who the autocad file belongs to?


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As I said, can I see who the autocad file belongs to? Is there any way to know if the person who delivered the file to me made this file on his own computer?

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Couple of points where drawing history can fail:

If the 'creator' is modifying a source file, then the source file creator might be credited with creation

If the file has been 'saved as', then it is a new file, and drawing history is reset to that point

If the file is copied and pasted in windows, again new file, new history

If the file is e-mailed to you I think, then what you get is a new file - new history


It looks like this is a windows feature that AutoCAD reads rather than a function of the CAD file, so the history is only there so long as it is the same file.

Using Windows to see if they created it on their computer, you would need access to their computer to do that I think (might have to look in the temporary files folder?), a shared drive you can look at but they will only tell you the user that modified the file (could be any network computer).

Your network administrators have more access privileges and might be able to look further than you can



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