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DLAWSON
Posts: 58
Registered: ‎09-05-2007
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Why can't I open the drawing before opening the .dwf?

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12-20-2007 08:28 AM
My company has just started incorporating Autodesk Design Review into our drawing processing procedure and I've come accross some issues. Is there any way to open the markups after you have the original drawing already opened?

For instance, I'll have drawing 12345-678 opened up and I know that there is an existing .dwf file for this drawing with markups created. When I open the Design Review manager and open the 12345-678.dwf, it says that the drawing is already in use and asks me if want to open it in "Read Only". Why won't it just insert the markups onto the drawing 12345-678 that I already have opened?

It does me no good if the drawing that contains the corrections is in "Read Only"! Can anyone help me out?
*Scott Sheppard - Autodesk
Message 2 of 7 (572 Views)

Re: Why can't I open the drawing before opening the .dwf?

12-20-2007 08:58 AM in reply to: DLAWSON
When you have 12345-678.dwg open in AutoCAD, you use the Markup Set Manager
to open 12345-678.dwf. This loads the markup from the DWF against the
geometry in the DWG.

wrote in message news:5805994@discussion.autodesk.com...
My company has just started incorporating Autodesk Design Review into our
drawing processing procedure and I've come accross some issues. Is there any
way to open the markups after you have the original drawing already opened?

For instance, I'll have drawing 12345-678 opened up and I know that there is
an existing .dwf file for this drawing with markups created. When I open the
Design Review manager and open the 12345-678.dwf, it says that the drawing
is already in use and asks me if want to open it in "Read Only". Why won't
it just insert the markups onto the drawing 12345-678 that I already have
opened?

It does me no good if the drawing that contains the corrections is in "Read
Only"! Can anyone help me out?
Valued Contributor
DLAWSON
Posts: 58
Registered: ‎09-05-2007
Message 3 of 7 (572 Views)

Re: Why can't I open the drawing before opening the .dwf?

12-20-2007 11:27 AM in reply to: DLAWSON
That's how it's supposed to work, but that's not how it's working right now. I did some tests with other drawings and they will work fine, it's just these certain few.

I am getting this error message when I open the dwf file in the markup set manager;

"The sheet order or content of this DWF has been changed in an external application. Then new order will be displayed in the Markup Set Manager, and applied if you republish the DWF. Would you still like to open this DWF?"

What could cause this?
*Scott Sheppard - Autodesk
Message 4 of 7 (572 Views)

Re: Why can't I open the drawing before opening the .dwf?

12-20-2007 11:41 AM in reply to: DLAWSON
When a DWF is published from AutoCAD it contains a DSD file. This is used to
map the markups in the DWF to data in the DWG. If the DWF is modified by a
process other than marking it up with Autodesk Design Review the
relationships captured in the DSD file can be lost. This happens a lot when
people merge sheets from other DWF files into a DWF that already has markup
data.

wrote in message news:5806188@discussion.autodesk.com...
That's how it's supposed to work, but that's not how it's working right now.
I did some tests with other drawings and they will work fine, it's just
these certain few.

I am getting this error message when I open the dwf file in the markup set
manager;

"The sheet order or content of this DWF has been changed in an external
application. Then new order will be displayed in the Markup Set Manager, and
applied if you republish the DWF. Would you still like to open this DWF?"

What could cause this?
Valued Contributor
DLAWSON
Posts: 58
Registered: ‎09-05-2007
Message 5 of 7 (572 Views)

Re: Why can't I open the drawing before opening the .dwf?

12-20-2007 11:56 AM in reply to: DLAWSON
So I take it the only way to correct this is by deleting the current DWF file, then publishing the drawings again? I really don't want to lose the markups that are on there now.
*Scott Sheppard - Autodesk
Message 6 of 7 (572 Views)

Re: Why can't I open the drawing before opening the .dwf?

12-20-2007 01:24 PM in reply to: DLAWSON
You should not have to delete anything. You open the DWG. You load the
markups from the DWF. If it is not working for you, and I believe that it is
not, then this is a defect.

wrote in message news:5806244@discussion.autodesk.com...
So I take it the only way to correct this is by deleting the current DWF
file, then publishing the drawings again? I really don't want to lose the
markups that are on there now.
Member
joedun
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎09-26-2007
Message 7 of 7 (452 Views)

Re: Why can't I open the drawing before opening the .dwf?

12-30-2013 09:02 AM in reply to: DLAWSON

I have had this same issue. My work around is to publish the DWG to DWF and copy and paste the markups from the 'broken' DWF to the new DWF and it worked fine. Don't understand why it happens to some and not all.

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