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Working with drawings - Opening a drawing

Opening damaged files

Files can become damaged for many reasons. For example, if you are working on a drawing during a power outage, a system crash, or a hardware failure, your drawing file may become damaged. progeCAD allows you to open and check damaged files to attempt file recovery.

Recovering a file attempts to open one of the following file types:

Standard drawing files with a .dwg extension.

Drawing Exchange Format files with a .dxf file extension.

Design Web Format files with a .dwf file extension.

Drawing templates with a .dwt file extension.
  1. You can also audit any open file to check it for errors. You specify whether you want progeCAD to fix any errors that are found automatically. progeCAD fixes as many errors as possible and any errors that cannot be fixed are reported as "Ignored" in the Prompt History window.
To open a damaged file
  1. Use one of the following methods:
  2. Choose File > Utility > Recover.
  3. Type recover and then press Enter.
  4. In Files of Type, choose the type of file you want to recover.
  5. Choose the directory containing the damaged file.
  6. Choose the damaged file you want to recover.