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Turning Off DWG TrueView?

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04-10-2013 09:28 AM

Last week I downloaded the Autodesk Design Review and for some reason I installed the DWG TrueView as well. Now, everytime I open up a .dwg thru explorer, TrueView overrules AutoCAD and thinks it has to be the one to open the file. Is there any way to turn this program off?...Or would uninstalling it resolve the issue?

Hi,

 

by default a double click onto a DWG-file within the Windows explorer should start that application, that was started previously and has DWG as save-format.

So if you start AutoCAD, do any save and then quit AutoCAD the next double click onto a DWG should start AutoCAD. If that is not happening on your system I would look into the explorer-options for the extension ==> which application is assigned to the DWG-extension: TrueView or AcLauncher.exe (second should be the correct one).

 

You can also reassign it by right-click onto the DWG ==> "Open with" ==> "choose application" and now you can assign the "AutoCAD DWG Launcher" or, if you always want to have a specific version of AutoCAD opened you can also select the ACAD.EXE (hopefully the words are correct for your english os, I'm running the german one).

 

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Re: Turning Off DWG TrueView?

04-10-2013 10:31 AM in reply to: anderson51

Hi,

 

by default a double click onto a DWG-file within the Windows explorer should start that application, that was started previously and has DWG as save-format.

So if you start AutoCAD, do any save and then quit AutoCAD the next double click onto a DWG should start AutoCAD. If that is not happening on your system I would look into the explorer-options for the extension ==> which application is assigned to the DWG-extension: TrueView or AcLauncher.exe (second should be the correct one).

 

You can also reassign it by right-click onto the DWG ==> "Open with" ==> "choose application" and now you can assign the "AutoCAD DWG Launcher" or, if you always want to have a specific version of AutoCAD opened you can also select the ACAD.EXE (hopefully the words are correct for your english os, I'm running the german one).

 

- alfred -

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Re: Turning Off DWG TrueView?

04-10-2013 10:38 AM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA
Perfect, Thank you Alfred!
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Re: Turning Off DWG TrueView?

04-10-2013 12:55 PM in reply to: anderson51

Alfred,

Your method worked, however when I did this my .dwg icons now look totally different?

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Re: Turning Off DWG TrueView?

04-10-2013 01:09 PM in reply to: anderson51

Hi,

 

>> my .dwg icons now look totally different?

How do the look like now? (just to see if it is now correct or it was previously correct)

 

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Re: Turning Off DWG TrueView?

04-10-2013 01:13 PM in reply to: Alfred.NESWADBA

Attached is what they look like now....it used to be blue and yellow....

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