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Forensic Cadology: When Good DWG files Go Bad

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    This class will provide a troubleshooting methodology for repairing corrupt DWG™ files. It will walk through steps to take when DWG™ files are acting weird, not plotting correctly, are slow to open or work in, and so on. This includes diagnosing the root cause of the issue and deciding the appropriate steps for mitigating the problem, including whether it’s the file, an Xref, the user, or the workstation. Sometimes this means repairing backup files, and you’ll learn how to find the most current backup (and suggest Windows file server settings which help). We will show some worst practices that can cause headaches for all members of a team working on a project. Finally, we will also cover some best practices to help avoid file corruption. The software for the class will be AutoCAD Civil 3D software (and include a couple of items specific to it), but a majority of the class applies to anyone using an AutoCAD software-based product. We will provide attendees with a Microsoft Visio diagram showing the process.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to diagnose the cause of a corrupt DWG™ file
    • Learn how to repair a corrupt DWG™ file
    • Learn how to find (use) the most current backup file
    • Learn best practices to avoid file corruption