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I have a set of DWG files which are not recognized by AutoCAD.

A - answer Please verify you are using the right (latest) version of AutoCAD to open the drawings (see DWG versions in Tip 868).

Your DWG files may also come from an old CAD application "DRAFIX" which has used the same extension but a completely different file format which is not readable by AutoCAD. Such "DWG" files start with binary (hex) values 04-05-00.

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21.11.2001    6590×  
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See also:
Tip 11959:Supported file types (applications) with reference detection in Autodesk Desktop Connector.
Tip 11914:Maze generator for AutoCAD.
Tip 11868:Open just a part of a DWG drawing - layers, views.
Tip 11830:How to influence linetype scale or color for hidden edges in documentation views?
Tip 11542:How to reset the top browser node name back to the file name?


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