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PUNITHKT View Drop Down

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    Posted: 19.Mar.2012 at 11:40
How can i open Auto CAD files Read Only (Externally) ...
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Edited by PUNITHKT - 19.Mar.2012 at 12:05


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19.Mar.2012 at 16:25
You would have to find the file using Windows Explorer and remove the read-only attribute.  Instructions can easily be found on the Internet.  Are you on a network?  Does someone else have the file open?

You could open the file as read only then do a "saveas" under a slightly different file name.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19.Mar.2012 at 17:33
There are multiple options to do this - see the tip:
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