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sharshbarger
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Civil 3d 2013 Drawing initial View

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06-05-2012 08:20 AM

When opening a drawing, since I've installed 2013, I don't have an initial view or preview of the drawings I'm selecting.  In the open box, the "Initial View" or "Select initial view is unchecked and won't let me put a check mark in so I can review the drawing before opening.

 

Anyone else having this issue?

Thanks

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wfberry
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Re: Civil 3d 2013 Drawing initial View

06-05-2012 09:34 AM in reply to: sharshbarger

Perhaps you do not have "Save a thumbnail preview image" turned on.  The preview is an extra raster picture not a part of the drawing.  

 

Bill

 

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sharshbarger
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Re: Civil 3d 2013 Drawing initial View

06-05-2012 10:04 AM in reply to: wfberry

Thumbsave variable is set to 1.  I tried turning it off, then back on.  The thumb preview is also turned on but still when I click to open a file, there's no preview to the side.  I first went to options and check the thumnail preview settings, but they are set correctly.

 

Thanks, but still no luck yet.  Any other otions?

 

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wfberry
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Re: Civil 3d 2013 Drawing initial View

06-05-2012 10:31 AM in reply to: sharshbarger

After further review, I believe the optioni has nothing to do with PREVIEW but has to do with Model Space "view" previously set.

 

It appears that you will need to select Thumbnails.

 

Bill

 

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sharshbarger
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Re: Civil 3d 2013 Drawing initial View

06-05-2012 11:00 AM in reply to: wfberry

So the feature no longer works?  Is that how I'm reading what your saying?

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wfberry
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Re: Civil 3d 2013 Drawing initial View

06-05-2012 12:17 PM in reply to: sharshbarger

I don't think I am saying it doesn't work, it is not available.  Previously what you want was called "Preview" and it does not show up now.

 

Bill

 

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AllenJessup
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Re: Civil 3d 2013 Drawing initial View

06-05-2012 12:23 PM in reply to: sharshbarger

Just to confirm. You do have Preview checked in the Select File dialog box?

 

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I'm basing this on 2012. I don't have 13 installed yet.

 

Allen

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sharshbarger
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Re: Civil 3d 2013 Drawing initial View

06-05-2012 12:39 PM in reply to: sharshbarger

Yeah, thats what I'm missing in 2013.  Why in the heck would Autodesk remove that feature?

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wfberry
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Re: Civil 3d 2013 Drawing initial View

06-08-2012 09:59 AM in reply to: sharshbarger

Perhaps it was left off because you can see the Preview in Windows 7, Windows Explorer.

 

Bill

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sharshbarger
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Re: Civil 3d 2013 Drawing initial View

06-08-2012 10:12 AM in reply to: wfberry

According to the Autodesk support, it's not been removed.  Others should/need to report this too.  The first response is to delete/reset as if it was the first use to see if it works.  But I find it hard to believe resetting the software to "first time use" when 3 stand-a-lone systems have the same issue with 2013.  2 desktops and 1 laptop all using windows 7 64-bit.

 

 

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