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ari.metsapelto
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Registered: ‎10-29-2008
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DWG TrueView as a previewer in Vista or Outlook

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10-29-2008 02:15 AM
Hi,

It seems that DWG TrueView does not yet implement the preview handler feature used in Windows Vista and Outlook 2007. The preview handler is a new mechanism that allows the file preview to be displayed in Windows Explorer or in other applications (like in e-mails).

Do you know if there are any solutions to make the DWG TrueView (or any other viewer) to work as a previewer in Windows Vista? DWG TrueView already appears as a ActiveX component, so making it to be a previewer (i.e. to implement IPreviewHandler interface for it) should be rather easy.

Of course, it would be yet better if future versions of DWG TrueView would support this 'out of the box'.

Br,
- Ari
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: DWG TrueView as a previewer in Vista or Outlook

10-30-2008 06:06 AM in reply to: ari.metsapelto
This has been around for quite some time and is still free:
http://www.freewarefiles.com/program_3_34_17989.html

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mfaynberg
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Registered: ‎01-30-2008
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Re: DWG TrueView as a previewer in Vista or Outlook

10-30-2008 10:42 AM in reply to: ari.metsapelto
Actually the link is broken... there is nothing beyond it.
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: DWG TrueView as a previewer in Vista or Outlook

10-31-2008 05:37 AM in reply to: ari.metsapelto
The link is fine, this site adds spaces to it as we all know by now: either
delete them or use Google to look up
AcadPVI Shell Extension

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btompkins
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Registered: ‎05-22-2008
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Re: DWG TrueView as a previewer in Vista or Outlook

01-29-2010 02:29 PM in reply to: ari.metsapelto
Hi Dean,

Downloaded and ran the install and it works great.

Question, can this be used to preveiw dwg files in Outlook 2007, if so, how.

I have XP Pro SP3 with Office 2007 installed and would like to be able to preveiw the dwg files in Outlook.

Thank you,
Bob Tompkins
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tomhurns
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Registered: ‎07-21-2010
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Re: DWG TrueView as a previewer in Vista or Outlook

11-16-2012 12:12 AM in reply to: ari.metsapelto

Hi guys

 

I've been using this Longbow Previewer application, I like it because it fully integrates with the preview pane in Windows Explorer and also in Outlook too. For me it's particularily good because it also checks my DWG digital signatures and tells me the DWG version also - here's the link http://www.longbowsoftware.com/Previewer.php

 

Anyway, hope this is useful to someone

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jacobwilliamscad
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Registered: ‎06-24-2013
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Re: DWG TrueView as a previewer in Vista or Outlook

11-06-2013 09:50 PM in reply to: tomhurns

Thanks for the tip Tom. I decided to give it a try after reading you post - I didn't realize it also does an Audit and a Purge check on the DWG file too! Very pleased with it.

 

Others, you should check it out on Autodesk Exchange http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/ARCH/en/Detail/HelpDoc?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3Athelong...

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