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mickeyn
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Registered: ‎01-29-2014
Message 11 of 39 (1,010 Views)

Re: Design review 2013 will not open dwg files anymore

01-29-2014 12:44 AM in reply to: brad

I'm an application repackager and I had the very same problem when trying to distribute a repackaged version of the Design Review and the TrueView applications and a I'm guessing quite a few others do to. After a lot of searching for answers and troubleshooting with a blindfold on I stumbled upon the following solution. The only way that I was able to solve the issue was to install the bundle but I am quite sure that there is an easier way since it is probably due to a component that is not installed correctly or some registry that are erroneously set as it seems that Design Review can't find the existing TrueView installation. . 

 

1. Download the Design Review / TrueView bundle exe from  http://download.autodesk.com/esd/dlm/designreview/2013/enu/SetupDesignReview2013_bundle.exe 

or from http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/item?siteID=123112&id=10336080 and select the exe you want. 

 

2. Run the exe and let the extraction complete, if this is to be installed only on one machine just go ahead and install it right now and you should be good. 

 

3. If however you for some reason need the setup files they are located in %temp% and in a random named folder about 1.5gb big. These can then be moved and deployed silently by running the following command: setup.exe /q /w /i setup.ini

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rkmcswain
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Message 12 of 39 (971 Views)

Re: Design review 2013 will not open dwg files anymore

02-05-2014 06:02 AM in reply to: brad

brad wrote:

 

I was able to open design review, select a DWG file and it would open as a dwf file before, showing me all layout pages.. I assume some sort of conversion was happening on the fly. This no longer takes place. Has something changed with 2013 or am i missing something here? I have true view installed and I am running LT.


FYI: Design Review does not natively open DWG files. It requires that DWG Trueview be installed, which (behind the scenes) opens the DWG files, prints it to DWF and then Design Review opens the DWF.

 

It sounds like Design Review does not know how to find/link DWG TrueView. Which is probably due to some missing or misconfigured registry settings due to the various software UNinstalls and Installs that took place.

 

I would do what Mickeyn suggests and

1. Download the bundle (DWG TrueView and Design Review)

2. UNinstall the old DWG Trueview and Design Review

3. Clean up (delete) the directories for these programs

4. Clean up (delete) the registry portions up for these programs.

5. Install the bundle downloaded in step 1.

 

If that still doesn't work, there may be some conflict in \Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared - in which case I would Uninstall ALL Autodesk programs, repeat the clean up procedures, and then reinstall everything. No, that is not going to be fun, but unless you can pinpoint the exact problem, it will still take less time.

 

 

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erichusker
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Registered: ‎02-21-2014
Message 13 of 39 (908 Views)

Re: Design review 2013 will not open dwg files anymore

02-21-2014 11:33 AM in reply to: mickeyn

Can anyone confirm success using Mickeyn's fix.  I believe this is what I did on my new PC this morning.  The only other Autodesk software that was already installed was Navisworks....but it Design Review still couldn't find TruView.

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pendean
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Message 14 of 39 (899 Views)

Re: Design review 2013 will not open dwg files anymore

02-22-2014 07:59 AM in reply to: brad
Again, one more time:
"Design Review does not natively open DWG files. It requires that DWG Trueview be installed, which (behind the scenes) opens the DWG files, prints it to DWF and then Design Review opens the DWF."
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Winks87
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Message 15 of 39 (674 Views)

Re: Design review 2013 will not open dwg files anymore

04-23-2014 05:24 AM in reply to: pendean

What's with the attitude pendean?  This person is trying to solve or get help with this issue - which I also have.   Design review specifically states it will open a dwg file - it is a supported format - so your statement of "dwf" only is not true.  Who pissed in your cheerios?  Autodesk pissed in mine...

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rkmcswain
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Message 16 of 39 (671 Views)

Re: Design review 2013 will not open dwg files anymore

04-23-2014 05:40 AM in reply to: Winks87
Winks87 wrote:

Design review specifically states it will open a dwg file - it is a supported format - so your statement of "dwf" only is not true.

Depending on how you define the terms "open" and "supported", those statements can be true or false.

 

I say they are false.

 

I'm guessing you have not read all the posts in this thread because post 12 clearly explains how and why DWG files might not work in Design Review.

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Winks87
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Message 17 of 39 (666 Views)

Re: Design review 2013 will not open dwg files anymore

04-23-2014 05:45 AM in reply to: rkmcswain

Yes, you are correct.  I guess the confusion comes in when it actually opens a dwf based on the dwg.  The issue whith not finding the true view program is because it is looking for a 2013 true view I would guess - being the design review is a 2013 program.

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m.latz
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Message 18 of 39 (451 Views)

Re: Design review 2013 will not open dwg files anymore

06-10-2014 03:40 AM in reply to: Winks87

Just for those who wnat to install TrueView 2014 or TrueView 2015 with Design Review 2013 and want open DWG's with Design Review.

 

To fix the problem append the following registry keys to your HKEY_CURRENT_USER tree:

 

ProblemAdr2013Tv2015.png

 

If someone have to install more than one pc, send me an e-mail, then I will send you a MST file (transformation for the TrueView msi file) to make the changes automatically during the setup of TrueView 2014 or TrueView 2015.

 

Remember, that if an other user installs TrueView and Desing Review, after the 1st log in you have to first call TrueView and make the changes above.

 

This works in my cases perfect.

 

regards

 

Markus

 

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tim.west
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Registered: ‎06-03-2014
Message 19 of 39 (405 Views)

Re: Design review 2013 will not open dwg files anymore

06-16-2014 03:11 PM in reply to: Winks87

Winks87 wrote:

What's with the attitude pendean?  This person is trying to solve or get help with this issue - which I also have.   Design review specifically states it will open a dwg file - it is a supported format - so your statement of "dwf" only is not true.  Who pissed in your cheerios?  Autodesk pissed in mine...


Pendean is and A$&*%#$ who like to ridicule people for not knowing stuff. Search these forums and you will see plenty of examples. I'm not sure how he got 'Expert Elite' status as he is rarely helpful and generally abusive. It is funny that in posts where he is shown to know nothing, he stops posting!!

 

Back to the OP's question.

 

The info you are getting here is correct. Before the discontinuation of ADR, all you needed to do was install both ADR and Truview and the world was gravy (dwgs magically open in ADR and rkmcswain is on the money). As ADR has been discontinued, any subsequent installation of Truview will break the relationship between ADR and Truview...

 

Downloading the bundle as mickeyn suggests should fix your problem as it did mine. with Truview 2015 installed, ADR (2013) was asking me to 'install the latest version or Trueview' which I do have??!?


Scott Sheppard (of Autodesk) has suggested that ADR will be getting a spruce up (though not a new 'version') which I hope is compatible with later versions of Truview, not because I want to use the later versions, because I want to continue to use ADR with dwg...

 

EDIT: after reading the commetns again, I missed m.latz comment. This reg edit doesn't seem to work for me? I am using ADR 2013 and Truview 2015?

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scott.sheppard
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Message 20 of 39 (388 Views)

Re: Design review 2013 will not open dwg files anymore

06-17-2014 07:16 AM in reply to: tim.west

The spruce up is a security fix that is nbot related to any of the security issues you have read about. It is something we want to address before it becomes an issue.

 

DWG TrueView views DWG files. ADR only loads DWF files natively. As y'all have mentioned in this thread, if you open a DWG with ADR instead of a DWF, ADR will invoke DWG TrueView, have it publish a DWF, and load the resulting DWF, so it seem like you are viewing the DWG. So how did our marketing department describe this convenience? As if ADR supports DWG. Bummer. ADR is using the registry to locate DWG TrueView. The new values put in the registry by DWG TrueView 2015 are not expected by the older ADR. I will pass that on to the team.



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