AutoCAD 2014

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  1. trystanrivas

    trystanrivas New Member

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    Good day to all,

    By using AutoCAD 2014 platform Windows 7, has recently been a huge file DWG ceased to open, there was an error: "File hangs or crashes AutoCAD."


    Is there some way to fix the error and open the file?
  2. snickothemule

    snickothemule brb gonna go fist the world lol Junior Contributor Award Winner!

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    Try the drawing recovery utility inside autocad to scan for errors.

    If it works and the file opens, run an audit and purge the drawing.

    Then use the -purge command and do it all again, particularly to get rid of regapps.

    Good luck bro.
  3. critturtle092

    critturtle092 New Member

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    Otherwise, this message indicates that the drawing file has been damaged beyond use. However, there are a few things that may get it to open or more variant you may see on threads below

    http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/autoc...-recover-autocad-autosaved-files/td-p/5385925
    http://www.cadeverything.com/help/s...upt-Cannot-Open-Cannot-Save?p=36152#post36152

    In case threads and the guide aren't effective, then try to use more powerful solution for complicated AutoCAD corruptions https://www.openfiletool.com/dwgopen.html DWG Open File Tool

    First, open a blank DWG and run the RECOVER command. You can then browse to the problematic file, and AutoCAD will attempt to repair any errors it finds. Save the file, and then see if everything works as you expect it to. If not, continue on to the steps below:

    1) Open the problematic file and make sure all layers are on and thawed.
    2) Detach any XREF's.
    3) Type in -PURGE at the command line (remember to enter the dash before the command). Type R for RegApps. Delete all RegApps in the file. It is not necessary to do them one by one because sometimes there can be thousands and it would take a very long time.
    4) Type AUDIT, and select Y for yes to audit the file of any errors.
    5) Type PURGE and purge the file of anything that can be purged.
    6) Using the WBLOCK command, block out all the information in the file to create a new drawing. Select the objects by windowing them; do not just type ALL.
    7) Open a blank DWG. Do not use any templates. (Set the STARTUP variable to 0, and then open a file if you are unsure if you are using templates)
    8) Using the INSERT command, insert the file created in step 6.
    9) EXPLODE the newly inserted information so it is not a block any longer.
    10) Test to see if the file now works correctly. If it does, you can start to add in the Xref's again one by one. Test the file after each insertion. If the problem returns after inserting an Xref, you'll know that that file needs to be cleaned using these steps as well.

    As a final note, I highly recommend running the AUDIT and PURGE commands before each save. This will keep the file clean and greatly reduce the chance of any corruption setting in. You too can have clean files by following these steps!

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