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Export to dwg gives .lck file

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I just tried to export a file to .dwg for a surveyor using ACad. I have done it before in VW2008 but this is, I think, my first 2009 Export.

I go through the motions, and get the dialogue boxes, accepting most pre-set options, but check design layers only.

It says it will save to dwg, but in my file it says I have a .lck file.

Any suggestions on how to make Windows 2009 export a true dwg?

Thanks in advance

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.lck is a lock file. In Vectorworks every open file creates one temporarily. If you have a file open on your computer and someone else on a network tries to open that file, it gives the info of which computer has the file open.

So you are either not exporting or the .dwg file is somewhere else.

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Ray,

thanks. I was able to export when I did all layers as separate. I noticed in VW help that dwg doesn't take certain 3D and differently scaled objects, so that seemed to help.

I don't have a network, although my computer once was part of my formerly bigger office and has different user names. I don't know if that affects this or not.

I will keep trying to export as one doc.

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Ray,

Just an update. I struggled around a bit more and finally called VW. What you say is true - there was the lck file saving to my VW backup file and the dwg went to God knows where. They suggested I try to save it to the desktop so I could find it and then file it later, which I did.

Thanks again. Look in the general discussion for another question I have from your sig.

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