I wrote this article for the April AUGI Hot News… I reproduce it some of it here.
Most of us would not readily admit that we have hacked a CAD file at some point in our careers. In fact, many of us do not know that we may actually be hacking CAD files right now. Most of the time users are unaware that they have jeopardized the integrity of a file.
I call this Involuntary CAD Slaughter or ICS. It is an offense that often goes unpunished offense and untraceable—we cannot find the perpetrator.
The criminal definition of manslaughter (a related and much more severe crime) as outlined on freeadvice.com  states:
Involuntary manslaughter generally occurs in only two cases. The first is when someone is killed due to criminal negligence. The second is when someone is killed during the commission of another crime, where the intent was not to cause bodily injury or death.
Let’s deal with these two areas from the CAD perspective:
Scenario 1: CAD Negligence
Scenario 2: During the commission of another crime
Read the full article on AUGI by clicking here . You must be a member to see the site.
All in all, ICS can happen when you least expect it. Slaughtered drawing files are a pain to work with and sometimes become corrupt. Don’t let it happen to you.