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Shape file (SHX) is missing.

A - answer Shapes in an AutoCAD DWG drawing refer to external SHX shape definition files. If this file is missing, the Open drawing command is interrupted with a prompt to enter a different SHX file.

Get complete files from the author of the drawing (incl. the missing SHX file - drawings should be transferred with eTransmit).

For possible removing (purging) of the missing shapes and references to SHX files you can use the DELSHAPE Lisp utility - see

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12.12.2007    37128x  
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See also:
Tip 11128:How to convert lines forming a text to a text entity.
Tip 11041:How to convert font and shape files SHX back to SHP?
Tip 7341:How to scan all DWG drawings for missing SHX files?
Tip 7204:Sharp spikes plotted in certain letters.
Tip 6804:How to explode linetypes (to dashes)?

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