I am getting an error when I try to use my detail components.
It said it cannot find the AecDtlComponents (US).mbd. I have found the database and opened it up. It looks fine.
When I go into my options under AEC content I add a "Detail Component Database" it said "cannot open database... AecDtlComponents.mbd"
An imgae of the error is attached below.
Does anyone else have this issue? Or does anyone have a solution of how to install the database?
Any help would be very much appreciated.
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Are you able to add the paths in within the "Configure Detail Component Databases" window? There should be both a US and UK .MDB file. Default is here:
C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ACA 2013\enu\Details\Details (US)\AecDtlComponents (US).mdb
C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\ACA 2013\enu\Details\Details (UK)\AecDtlComponents (UK).mdb
Thank you for the follow up. I haven't gotten it to work. For some reason I am not able to load any detail component databases into autocad. Is there a reason for this? The database file itself seems to open just fine, it just wont load into autocad. David A. Burd, LEED(r)AP Job Captain / BIM Manager.
Try resetting AutoCAD to defaults by clicking Start > All Programs > Autodesk > AutoCAD Architecture 2013 > Reset Settings To Default. It will let you save your current settings first.
If that doesn't help, then try uninstalling and reinstalling AutoCAD.
If the reinstall doesn't fix the error, then try removing and reinstall the .NET Framework. I'll assume that you are using Windows 7 64-bit. Go through Programs and Features and uninstall everything that starts with "Microsoft .NET" and then download and install the following:
Let me know how this works out.
Uninstalled then reinstalled microsoft .net frame still having an issue with detail database not loading. Using Windows 7 64 bit. The detail database will not load at all cannot use the Deatailer.
I ran into this issue today, also. Using the Reset Settings to Default utility for ACA 2013 did not work. Repairing the installation of ACA 2013 also did not work. I also have ACA 2011 installed on this machine, and tried that and found that the Details databases could not be read for that version, either. Curiously, repairing the ACA 2011 installation fixed both 2011 and 2013.
I had been uninstalling some Betas today, in preparation for installing the shipping versions of 2014 releases, so that may have affected the ability of the other releases to read the databases. Then again, I do not use the Details feature a lot on this computer, so they may not have been working properly prior to the uninstallations.
I'm having the same issue on my windows 8 machine running ACA 2010 and ACA 2014.
Very annoying especially when working in a drawing that already has detail components in it; everytime the cursor moves over the item the HUGE error window pops up and requires user to hit okay. Impossible to work in such an inviornment.
WE NEED A FIX TO THIS ASAP!
I am also having this same problem for some time on my laptop. Running WIn7 x64. Had 2012 version running no problem Added 2013 version and problems have begun. Also made 2012 not work as well. I did all the repairs mentioned above and still no fix. This is very annoying and makes drawing building sections impossible. A REAL FIX IS NEEDED.