Unable to save design file message received

 Version:V8 2004, XM, V8i (


Unable to save design file message received when saving a DWG file.

The message is:

"Unable to save design file. Most likely, network connection was lost. Do you want to Retry"

when trying to save a DWG file.


The files in question have been opened locally and the message is still received. In order to resolve this if the problem is file specific, go to:

Utilities > DWG > Audit

This will allow the DWG file to be repaired and should save without this message.


The DWG Audit tools were removed in MicroStation V8i SELECTseries 1 ( when the RealDWG Libraries were introduced. Any auditing required for repairing DWG files should be performed from within AutoCad.

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 Original Author:Bentley Technical Support Group