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FS#1450 - File > Save: Invalid Symbol Table Name

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by Michael Weigand (mrweigand) - Friday, 22 July 2016, 19:25 GMT+1
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 15:14 GMT+1
Task Type Bug Report
Category QCAD (main)
Status Closed
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System Windows 7
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.15.4
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Opens an Autocad .dwg file happily (Pro version x64). Allows you to make changes, when you go to save (or save as), you get the “Invalid symbol table name”.

It should figure this out when file is opened and squawk immediately.

Would be extremely useful to get some additional error details that might allow one to diagnose and fix the problem. i.e. “Invalid symbol table name: _” with the name of the offender.

I tried removing unused blocks, no joy.

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Closed by  Andrew (andrew)
Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 15:14 GMT+1
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Comment by Husky (Husky) - Saturday, 23 July 2016, 00:08 GMT+1

Just a workaround - not an answer to your request! ;-)

1. Open a new drawing and import (Menu/File/Import) this troublemaking dwg file. Then you will be able to modify and save the new drawing as usual.

or ...

2. same works with the clipboard function "Copy and past". Transfer everything into an new empty drawing and save it as usual.

Note: This is not meant as a solution for your request - just a workaround for the moment to keep you going ... :-)

Comment by Michael Weigand (mrweigand) - Saturday, 23 July 2016, 16:22 GMT+1


Thank you for that workaround!!