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j.dstasio
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opening .dwgs starts IE help page every time?

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01-18-2012 07:28 AM

Looking for some help please.

 

I am using AutoCAD 2011 and everytime I open a saved .dwg file, Internet Explorer starts up and the AUtodesk help page loads. I can't figure out why this started or how to fix it. I assume there is an option somewhere?

 

I open probably 40 differnt drawings a day and this is really getting annoying. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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pendean
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Re: opening .dwgs starts IE help page every time?

01-18-2012 07:40 AM in reply to: j.dstasio

Did you recently open a DWG file from a website? Open then QSAVE then CLOSE about 10 or so DWG files and see if AutoCAD can "forget" the website file location.

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Re: opening .dwgs starts IE help page every time?

01-19-2012 06:02 AM in reply to: j.dstasio

I have downloaded .dwgs from the web, I get them sent to me via dropbox links. It's been several months since the last one & this issue just started last week. Yesterday, there was no change. I was opening/saving .dwgs from a network drive and my local hard drive all day & no change.

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Re: opening .dwgs starts IE help page every time?

01-19-2012 06:50 AM in reply to: j.dstasio

easiest method i found (when you know the drawing is your own and you think it's pretty clean - i.e. it's NOT from another person or firm) is to just copy all the objects (you can SELECT, ALL) and then paste to a new, blank dwg file.

 

also you can wrack your brain... :smileyhappy:

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Re: opening .dwgs starts IE help page every time?

01-19-2012 07:49 AM in reply to: j.dstasio

That's essentially what I'm doing. I have a huge database of wiring diagrams saved and when creating a new set of drawings I open one of my saved drawings to copy/ paste & everytime I open a new .dwg file IE pops up and loads the Autodesk help page. In a typical day I open dozens of drawings (all of which are my own) in a day and constantly having to switch windows to close IE is a huge pain. This just started all of a sudden last week.

 

So, this isn't looking like some sort of setting someplace in AutoCAD that just got turned on inadvertently?

 

 

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Re: opening .dwgs starts IE help page every time?

01-19-2012 08:08 AM in reply to: j.dstasio

I see this behavior sometimes with problems in customized start-up sequences, typically a (command...) call has an extra double quote "" in an argument or the process doesn't take into account the command failing or using unexpected options.

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