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Impression 3 Installation problem

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08-12-2010 03:16 PM

I have downloaded and installed Impression 3 on my 64-bit Windows 7 computer. The program opens normally, but it will not let me import a file, work on it, and save it. The program crashes each time. What's wrong?


Twice I have been able to import a dwg file. Once I was able to work on a simple project, but not able to save ever.



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Re: Impression 3 Installation problem

08-13-2010 03:07 AM in reply to: sylvialyons

Please try the hotfix for windows 7


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Re: Impression 3 Installation problem

08-13-2010 02:37 PM in reply to: sylvialyons

The hotfix seems to have done it. However, the Api folder was under Autodesk, not Autodesk Impression 3. Is that a problem?


I still am not able to "Install Dataset" when doing the tutorial exercises for Impression 3. Is this because I am using the tutorial for Impression 2? Or is there a fix for this, too? .... Or can someone just email those files over so I can use them?



Sylvia Lyons

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Re: Impression 3 Installation problem

08-19-2010 08:02 AM in reply to: hashim.mundol

I have the same problem of being unable to import a dwg into Impression, or getting a successful import but then not being able to save the drawing.


I installed the Windows 7 hotfix, with NO success.  I still have the problem.


I am running Autocad Architecture 2011 on Windows 7 64 bit.  Any ideas?

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Re: Impression 3 Installation problem

01-27-2011 11:18 AM in reply to: sylvialyons

I've the same pc (intel core i7 64-bit, windows 7 home premium edition) is update...I don't know the reason why, but I'm not able to open my dwg: a window opens and says "impression cannot open because it is invalid", then impression window closes itself automatically. can anybody help me?

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Re: Impression 3 Installation problem

01-28-2013 10:22 AM in reply to: sylvialyons

After the installing the hot fix, convert your drawings down to 2010 or later  They should import correctly.

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