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Automatic selection of the original format version on saving DWGs.

A - answer With the free utility CADstudio SaveOrig you can save a DWG drawing automatically in that format, in which it was loaded into AutoCAD. So if you e.g. open a 2007-version DWG drawing in AutoCAD 2014, edit it and then save it with the SAVEORIG command, the resulting file will be again in the DWG2007 format - automatically, without manual selection of the proper setting in SaveAs.

The application checks non-saveable versions (e.g. R12), or still unnamed new drawings. You can map this command to the keybord shortcut Ctrl+S.

Load the Saveorig.vlx file downloaded from using APPLOAD (or drag it to the "briefcase" to load it in any drawing) and run it by entering "SAVEORIG".

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See also:
Tip 12392:Export unfolds of sheetmetal parts to DXF - parameters for iLogic and VBA
Tip 10487:How to save a DWG/DXF in older format from AutoCAD 360?
Tip 6922:Product codes (registry) of Autodesk CAD applications.
Tip 6439:Forcing DWG format version for save in AutoCAD.
Tip 4505:Backward compatibility of the AutoCAD DWG formats.

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