Error: This drawing was created with a newer version of Civil 3D

Issue:

While working with the latest version of Civil 3D, you receive this error message:
This drawing was created with a newer version of Civil 3D
What is causing this when the latest version is being used?

Causes:

Possible orphaned objects, corrupt drawing or objects have been inserted from third party software.

Solution:

  1. In command line, type QSELECT
  2. In the Quick Select dialog box, set Apply to Entire Drawing, Object Type to ACAD_PROXY_ENTITY and set Operator to Select All (this will select all proxy objects)
  3. In command line, type E (E stands for erase,) and then hit enter (this will erase all proxy objects you selected).
  4. PURGE and AUDIT drawing.
  5. Save drawing and close it.
  6. Open drawing and if the same message appears repeat all steps until the message disappears.

See Also:

This drawing was created with a newer version of Civil 3D...What?!
A dditional workaround:
Insert the drawing as a block into a blank drawing.

Products:

AutoCAD Civil 3D

Versions:

2011;2012;2013;2014

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