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g8rrr
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Registered: ‎09-01-2010
Message 11 of 17 (1,331 Views)

Re: Opening multiple DWGS, always opens a new application

09-01-2010 10:43 AM in reply to: uncisbest

i have architectural desktop 2007 installed with windows 7 and i have the same problem

my taskbar and sdi are set to "0"

in windows 7 explorer does not have "tools" or at least i cant fnd it

i found my folders options but when i pick what program to open dwg files i only see autocad.exe

where do i find the autocad launcher? what is the file name?

thank you for your help!

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M_Hensley
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Registered: ‎12-11-2003
Message 12 of 17 (1,328 Views)

Re: Opening multiple DWGS, always opens a new application

09-01-2010 12:07 PM in reply to: g8rrr

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\AcShellEx\AcLauncher.exe

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g8rrr
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Message 13 of 17 (1,319 Views)

Re: Opening multiple DWGS, always opens a new application

09-01-2010 05:41 PM in reply to: g8rrr

hi, thanks for the help!

the directory acshellex does not exist and the file aclauncher.exe does not exist on my computer?

i even looked in my old 2006 disk since the double click worked there but i couldnt find aclauncher on the cd either?

i was reading another post talking about how the only way to edit dde in the registry and how they control how file types open in windows 7 is with an application called "file type doctor"???

ive read a couple of different methods on how to fix this but i dont seem to have those tabs, directories or files? is this a windows 7 thing? or because im running autocad in "administrator mode" since its got compatability issues with windows 7?

thanks

for your help!

dan

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DJMCGEAX
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Registered: ‎09-24-2008
Message 14 of 17 (1,207 Views)

Re: Opening multiple DWGS, always opens a new application

11-17-2010 08:07 AM in reply to: g8rrr

Here's my question...... Why?..... I think the launcher only appeared once I installed Trueview but I could be wrong... But why does the "AUTOCAD Application" not work.. Now you have to Check SDI, Taskbar and mess with Windows folders options and the associated launcher applications, Before u just ran Single or multiple dwg mode... I thought it was supposed to get easier with upgrades... and to add to it all SDI is not in the user documentation or in the System variables. I remembered it from a while back but could not remember the name... Aggggh very annoying... Sorry had to go on a rant.

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DJMCGEAX
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Registered: ‎09-24-2008
Message 15 of 17 (1,206 Views)

Re: Opening multiple DWGS, always opens a new application

11-17-2010 08:09 AM in reply to: DJMCGEAX

Oh BTW thx the solution worked for me also.

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mddinu
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Registered: ‎03-19-2011
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Re: Opening multiple DWGS, always opens a new application

03-19-2011 05:29 AM in reply to: M_Hensley

Thank u very much!!!!

 

 

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acadguru11
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Message 17 of 17 (854 Views)

Re: Opening multiple DWGS, always opens a new application

04-01-2011 09:01 AM in reply to: M_Hensley

For me, I had to go to Control Panel: Programs: Default Programs: Set Associations, and then I scrolled down to dwg, selected it and hit 'Change program...' at the top. Evidently when I installed the Inventor trial version on my computer it changed my setting from AutoCAD DWG Launcher to AutoCAD Application, so I changed it back. That's it!

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