For those that have trouble finding it. (Info below)
(From Autodesk website):
This hotfix corrects a problem with Autodesk® Impression 3 on Microsoft® Windows®7 where attempting to open, save or import a drawing will cause Autodesk Impression 3 to fail.
Note: This hotfix addresses the known issue above, but does not provide full support for Impression 3 on Windows 7.
You must have administrative privileges on your Microsoft Windows operating system to complete this installation process.
- Close Autodesk Impression 3.
- Navigate to the Api folder. For example, C:\Program Files\Autodesk Impression 3\Api\.
- In this folder, find the UILib.dll file and rename it UILib.bak.
- In this folder, find the CustomControls.dll file and rename it CustomControls.bak.
- Download and copy the updated UILib.dll and CustomControls.dll file to the Api folder.
- Restart Autodesk Impression 3.
this hot fix keeps Impression from crashing while trying to perform open or import, but you still cant open or import. the functions dont work.
Here is a known bug that may be causing your trouble:
"One issue that makes Impression crash is if any of your imported CAD layers are not in Index Colours. If they are True Colours then this has a massive impact."
I suggest that in order to overcome some issues, try saving your drawing in an older format, let's say Autocad 2004 for example, and see if the older format file still has the issues.
Let us know if the above helps.
tried saving in older formats (and dxf and dwf), didnt chnage anything. The colors are set for the basic 8. still doesnt import.
Could it be possible that the file I am trying to import in to, was originally an Impression 2 file? Would that effect it?
Mmmm.... have you tried importing the CAD file into a blank new Impression file?
If that works, maybe you can save it as an Impression file, and afterwards, try to merge both Impression files.
Ah, and save the Impression 2 file with Impression 3, then close it and reopen it.
I hope this helps.
tried all that. nothing works. thanks for the suggestions though. I have decioded to use my old backup pc which has XP64 on it. It all seems to be working fine on that box.
I dont think there is anything wrong with the files. I just think the import and open functions are not compatiblew with windows 7
Sadly, a lot of people report problems with W7
I hope that Autodesk addresses this problem soon, but I do not have high hopes of this happening since it seems they are sort of leaving this program hanging in limbo.
Has there been an official announcement in this regard?
I know support has been ostensibly dropped, but I have been asking if Impression has been officially discontinued but nobody wants to admit that (yet).