Have you been as lucky as I have to have a drawing that is unable to be opened? or Can you open the drawing only to have in unable to plot?
Audit not fix your error? Read on to learn a new old trick.
We have had our share of corrupted drawings from others or generated by ourselves. With the use of XREF’s increasing, we have found that we might not be able to plot a part of our sheet set. If we recover that drawing, it “fixes” it fine. But we still can not plot or get a plot preview.
How many people use a little know command called RECOVERALL.
A snip from the help:
“The selected drawing file and all attached xrefs, including all nested xrefs, are opened, repaired, resaved, and closed.
- Drawing files are saved in the current drawing file format.
- Copies of the original drawing files are saved as BAK files.
- If the object enabler is present, custom objects are updated.
Results are displayed in the Drawing Recovery Log window. Each drawing file checked includes a Drawing Recovery Log that can be expanded or collapsed. The entire log can be copied to the Windows clipboard with the Copy to Clipboard button.”
This function will open your drawing’s XREF’s, recover those, and the drawing initially prompted you in error.