Hi, I have a "funny" situation happening with Detail Component Manager (DCM).
We recently upgraded the office to ACA2010 over a weekend, uninstalling all previous versions and doing registry clean ups before loading ACA 2010.
I am a big user of DCM, however, when I opened up one of my previous drawings to continue detailling the DCM wouldn't appear. Like when you pick the DCM icon - nothing happens.
When I open a new drawing - using the ACA2010 template dwg - DCM works.
So I inserted the old DWG into the new DWG which I know works. Pick the DCM icon - DCM still working.
Explode the inserting drwg block - DCM now doesn't work.
I have checked it out on other PCs in the office and same thing.
Re-installed the .net thing - made no difference. Autodesk help people - no help! They couldn't replicate the problem. But is is real!!
- Previously I was getting a message at the command line "AEcDtlCompManager There are no Detail Component databases specified. Please set databases at the Aec Content tab in the Options dialog" In fact I had registered a data base.
- I needed to copy the full directory - not just the mdb file. When I tried it the 1st time after copying just the mdb file it came up with an error - it was looking for an xml file.
- I needed to unload the previous database before registering the old one as I was getting a message " a database with the same GUID ***** already exists"
- Just to test it again - I reversed the procedure & went back to the old mdb file - and the old situation re-occurred.
We use a shared directory on our server for coordinating our DCM. I have created an "old database" directory adjacent to the new one so in future (when / if this happens) I can instruct the user to use this one instead. I anticipate that this will only be when using old legacy projects.
Thanks very much. (Sorry about the late reply - was away from work desk for a couple of days) :-)