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DAVE PARK

GEN9638: Forensic Cadology: When Good DWG files Go Bad

(Duration 00:30)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • 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

Description

Description

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.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Technicians, Designers, & CAD Managers interested in ways to repair corrupt dwg files or find the current backup file.

Speakers

Speakers

DAVE PARK

David Park is a Microsoft Certified Enterprise Administrator (MCITP-EA) with 15 years of experience in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. He received a bachelor’s degree in network management and design from Western Governors University and is currently employed as the CAD/Building Information Modeling (BIM) coordinator of SRF Consulting Group, Inc., in Minnesota. David has recently spoken at Midwest University and served as the chair of the Architectural Technology Program Advisory Committee for Minneapolis Community and Technical College. He is experienced at implementing new software in AEC firms, including Revit software, AutoCAD Civil 3D software, and Vault Professional software. David also has extensive experience as a design technician crossing many functional areas in civil engineering (such as site planning and design, water resources, and structures) as well as residential architectural design. This unique blend of CAD/BIM and IT experience enables David to analyze and integrate current business processes into new workflows with minimal impact.

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Published

  • 2015
  • GEN9638
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • AutoCAD Plant 3D

Industry

  • General AEC

Topics

  • AutoCAD and General Design