Inserting blocks into a Promis*e drawing from plain AutoCAD

I'm wondering if I open a .dwg that was created via Promis*e V8i in plain AutoCAD or AutoCADe, and insert a block, will this corrupt the Promis*e database or project?  The block would be very basic and have no Promis*e-smart entities or layers.

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  • You could insert the Acad block while opening and using the drawing in Promis.e. All the regular Acad commands are still available to you for use with plain Acad objects. We just caution that you should not use plain Acad tools on intelligent Promis.e objects. It is not uncommon to want to insert some existing plain acad graphical object that you want to use, but that has not need for intelligence. But having said that, there is no reason you couldn't do the same in Acad itself outside of promis.e, again, as long as you avoid editing or touching any of intelligent promis.e items, including texts. You should also be cautious of making sure you are using a compatible Acad version and don't do something like accidentally save the dwg in a format that doesn't match your promis.e version

    Answer Verified By: MagEngineerAaron 

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  • You could insert the Acad block while opening and using the drawing in Promis.e. All the regular Acad commands are still available to you for use with plain Acad objects. We just caution that you should not use plain Acad tools on intelligent Promis.e objects. It is not uncommon to want to insert some existing plain acad graphical object that you want to use, but that has not need for intelligence. But having said that, there is no reason you couldn't do the same in Acad itself outside of promis.e, again, as long as you avoid editing or touching any of intelligent promis.e items, including texts. You should also be cautious of making sure you are using a compatible Acad version and don't do something like accidentally save the dwg in a format that doesn't match your promis.e version

    Answer Verified By: MagEngineerAaron 

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