Hi everybody… Corrupted drawings…. This is an unfortunate situation that all of us have to deal with at some point.
Sometimes, we have a drawing that can give us a little headache, so here is a workaround that I use to recreate a drawing and keep all the information on it including your layout tabs. We are all familiar with the usual procedures when a drawing get corrupted - the RECOVER command, WBLOCK, INSERT to name some of them. But what about all my layout tabs and regular ACAD stuffs (dimension styles, text styles, linetypes and others)?
Here is what you can do:1. You will need to create a clean drawing (do not use your template if you have one) using the acad.dwt template for Imperial units or the acaiso.dwt for Metric.
2. Reset the Drawing Scales (SCALELISTEDIT) for Metric and Imperial.
3. Please make sure that if your original drawing has coordinate system assigned, you will assign the same coordinates to the new drawing as well.
4. Use the INSERT command and browse for the drawing with the problem.
If your drawing has CS assigned use the option “Locate Using Geographic Data”, if not use “0, 0, 0” and check Explode.
5. Now use AUDIT command, -PURGE (R) for Regapps and SAVE the new drawing to overwrite the old one, of course at this point this is entirely up to you.
At this point, we can do two different things:
5.1. You could use DesignCenter (ADCENTER), browse to your drawing location and drag and drop all your ACAD content... Or
5.2. Right-click on top of one of the Layout tabs and select the option From Template…; change the Files of Type to *.dwg and browse to the location of your original drawing.
5.3 Choose which tabs you would liek to insert and click OK6. Do another AUDIT, -PURGE R and SAVE the drawing.
This seems like a long procedure, but it is really efficient and it will help you to recreate a drawing without losing all your data.