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Is there anyone that could tell me how to set a default profile to launch when a drawing file is opened from inside vault?
I have AutoCAD MEP 2012, AutoCAD Electrical 2012, and Vanilla AutoCAD 2012. I use MEP by far the most. I would like it to default to that "program".
It is curently launching AutoCAD Electrical.
What is the behavior when you open a DWG file directly from Windows Explorer? (preferably testing with the same file that opens in AcadE when opening directly from Vault.
You could try changing the default program association for DWG in the OS to be MEP.
I shouold have stated that I already tried that and it does not open the same.
Windows Explorer opens MEP, Vault opens AElec.
Thanks for the reply though.
Is the default program for DWG file type listed as MEP or as AutoCAD DWG Launcher?
...it magcally cleared up and seems to be opening up consistenty with MEP now.
There is no apparent reason for the change.
Bill - glad that it is doing what you want now. Just to confirm, the file that was opening with AcadE is now opening with MEP and no change was done on the system?
..it went awry again. It's opening regular AutoCAD 2011 now.
I won't have time to fiddle with it this week. I'll be on the road for three days and trying to catch up the rest of the week.
I am having a similar problem.
On all of our Vault clients, selecting the "Open" option on a .DWG file in Vault (standard) will sometimes open the file in AutoCAD, but typically will open the file in TrueView. It jumps back and forth with no ryme or reason. It seems as if maybe it is looking for the "last application used", but I don't even use TrueView and neither do our users.
To be fair, this does not seem to be a Vautl 2012 problem as I have had this same issue back in Vault 2009 for a previous employer.
Is there a setting somewhere that controls this?
What value is returned for the following information in the registry?
Scratch that thought...
I had tried to set the "Open with..." program default on my old XP machine and could never get it to stick in the Vault Explorer even though double clicking on a .DWG file in Windows Explorer would always open it in AutoCAD. I tried it earlier on this new Win7 machine and it seems to be working fine (at least so far today).
I have not tried any of the other users. They are all using XP. I will test it on a couple of machines and let you know how it goes.
And for what it's worth the Registry value is as follows on my Win7 machine:
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