.shp to .dwg file crash

Discussion created by ryanpeeters on Nov 13, 2013

I am trying to export a .shp file of the buildings of manhattan to a .dwg file to use in AutoCAD.  I have been using ArcMAP to 'export data to CAD'.  the file is around 200mb ( i believe so big because it has a z point and is essentially 3d ), and the file does not open in AutoCAD.  I have previously been successful with other files (parks, roads, street centre lines), but the buildings file is not working correctly.  I have exhausted every forum page and feel like I have tested every option. 

Someone please send me a life line...