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LisaDrago
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Can't Open a DWF or DWFX in Design Review - WHY???

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05-31-2012 12:01 PM

I created a DWF and DWFx from a Navisworks file and I cannot open it in Design Review.

This is not the first time this has happened - I stopped using design review because of this. I tell my clients not to use it because it does not work - Why is this?

Anyone have any ideas why?

 

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Re: Can't Open a DWF or DWFX in Design Review - WHY???

05-31-2012 03:02 PM in reply to: LisaDrago

Post samples... .

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LisaDrago
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Re: Can't Open a DWF or DWFX in Design Review - WHY???

05-31-2012 04:07 PM in reply to: pendean

I can't upload them - they are too big for this site

 

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Re: Can't Open a DWF or DWFX in Design Review - WHY???

06-01-2012 03:23 AM in reply to: LisaDrago

Good morning Lisa, sometimes I've the same problems caused by an .dwf file generated from inventor assembly. This generically when the file is over 3 Mb big.

Several times, I can open it but when I try to print ADR 2012 freeze.

 

How big are your .dwf file?

 

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pendean
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Re: Can't Open a DWF or DWFX in Design Review - WHY???

06-01-2012 04:47 AM in reply to: LisaDrago
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Re: Can't Open a DWF or DWFX in Design Review - WHY???

06-01-2012 04:49 AM in reply to: cgusi

Well - just a tich over that 3mb limit... 37.8 mb.... :smileysurprised:

 

it was made from a navisworks file that has 3 revit models combined. The Navis is a little offer 33mb - which is big for a Navis file.

 

So there is a limit to the file size DR can handle... That is not good..  

I have a client looking for a free viewer to use in their company for those who are not computer savvy.

any ideas.... I thought about navis freedom - but they want to be able to see it on ipads.

 

THanks for your help!!

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Re: Can't Open a DWF or DWFX in Design Review - WHY???

06-01-2012 04:53 AM in reply to: pendean

I would rather use my dropbox instead of having to sign up for another sharing site... What email can I use to invite you to the shared folder...

 

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pendean
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Re: Can't Open a DWF or DWFX in Design Review - WHY???

06-01-2012 05:05 AM in reply to: LisaDrago

There is no sign up there, the link dies after a few days too.

 

Besides, the point is to share files here so that everyone can dive in and assist and provide insight and possible fix.

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LisaDrago
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Re: Can't Open a DWF or DWFX in Design Review - WHY???

06-01-2012 05:21 AM in reply to: pendean

i get an error - i have tried it twice.... image attached....

 

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tkendrick
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Re: Can't Open a DWF or DWFX in Design Review - WHY???

06-21-2012 06:44 AM in reply to: LisaDrago

I, too, am having this problem, pretty much to the letter. I have exported a DWF from Navisworks, a model consolidated from 9 separate files. The DWF file is 26MB. I thought it might be display drivers so I tried both DirectX and OpenGL settings in ADR, but neither setting made a difference.

 

I have uploaded both the NWD I used to export from and the DWF to that wikisend link provided by pendean.

 

http://wikisend.com/download/139982/Consolidated Model.nwd

http://wikisend.com/download/138620/Consolidated Model.dwf

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