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Error message: File was created by an incompatible version of AutoCAD.

A - answer or: Drawing file not valid, not a valid file

You are probably trying to open an AutoCAD 2009/2008/2007 drawing in AutoCAD 2006, an AutoCAD 2011 drawing in AutoCAD 2004, or an AutoCAD 2004 DWG file in AutoCAD 2000/2000i/2002 (generally: a newer DWG format in an older AutoCAD version). Or your DWG file is corrupted.

In the source AutoCAD version, re-save your file into a compatible (older) DWG file format (using the SAVEAS command or OPTIONS > Open&Save > Save As), or upgrade to the current version of your Autodesk product (e.g. 2015).

You can also use the offical DWG-version-converter (free) - "Autodesk DWG TrueView 2015" (see www.cadstudio.cz/download).

ACAD2010ACAD2008ACAD2004ACAD2000LT
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27.2.2003    68084x   FAQ  
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See also:
Tip 10952:All DWG texts in UPPERCASE.
Tip 10926:Self-intersecting polylines and polylines with duplicate vertices.
Tip 10903:How to import an Illustrator file (.AI) into AutoCAD (.DWG)?
Tip 10804:What features are not available in the 32-bit version of AutoCAD 2017 and 2016?
Tip 10702:How to find which AutoCAD version was used to save a particular DWG drawing?


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