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Message 21 of 40 (6,965 Views)

Re: DWG TrueView does not recognize .NET 4.0

09-17-2012 11:28 AM in reply to: blort

I apologize for the inconvenience blort


Have you checked out AutoCAD WS? It's a free hosted software that allows for DWG viewing, sharing, and editing.

Philip Schmelzer
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Registered: ‎10-02-2012
Message 22 of 40 (6,698 Views)

Re: DWG TrueView does not recognize .NET 4.0

10-02-2012 06:27 AM in reply to: philip.s

I am facing the same problem. I just reinstalled XP and updated to SP3.


I installed:






then I install



It says I did not install .NET 4.0. What happen?



New Member
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Registered: ‎08-30-2010
Message 23 of 40 (5,890 Views)

Re: DWG TrueView does not recognize .NET 4.0

11-30-2012 08:04 AM in reply to: nbrown

If you install the Autodesk Design Review it will automatically download the .NET 4.0 in the download and install process. To get DWG TrueView, just check the box to also install DWG TrueView prior to downloading the Design Review.

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Registered: ‎08-24-2012
Message 24 of 40 (5,866 Views)

Re: DWG TrueView does not recognize .NET 4.0

12-03-2012 04:35 AM in reply to: blort

You can still download via browser.

Cancel download via autodesk download manager and go to help button that you see only after canceling download.

There you can select browser download...

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Registered: ‎12-10-2012
Message 25 of 40 (5,742 Views)

Re: DWG TrueView does not recognize .NET 4.0

12-10-2012 11:27 AM in reply to: nbrown

Installing Autodesk Trueview. Man, that only took about 6 hours of my life from me....on a job site in saudi arabia and with my personal laptop. about noon I am told I need to review several drawings. "oh, i'll just install autocad teamviewer and happy days and then go have lunch...." 


it literally took me from lunch until 10 PM to get this thing sorted. deduct 1 hour for lunch and driving back to the compound....1 hour for phone call with family and 1 hour for getting some work done!


this whole MS Service Pak 4.0 Update is, i almost gave up several times. I did stop to have some shwarma but it was generally an incredibly frustrating experince.


You guys really killed me with that Akamai net session interface. After trying to get past that for an hour I almost gave up right then. Instead, i found this Blog which got around that: 


I agree with the other poster: why force us through Akamai?


Ok, fine, i download and am told I don't have the right .Net framework....


Then I went into the MS Download rabbit hole for a very, very long time. I didn't have to uninstall anything but I did reboot a lot and I did download a lot of unneccessary items from MS. A lot of google searches and a lot of educated guesses. This seems to be pretty common and there are a lot of dead end blogs out there.


Finally  i want to thank this guy whose blog i only found about 1 hour ago:


His link took me to the REAL link i needed for the SP. I spent a lot of time wondering what the heck was going on and it was his link that save me. 


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Registered: ‎01-04-2013
Message 26 of 40 (5,446 Views)

Re: DWG TrueView does not recognize .NET 4.0

01-04-2013 04:27 AM in reply to: alsKSA

You have to install Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended:


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Message 27 of 40 (5,340 Views)

Re: DWG TrueView does not recognize .NET 4.0

01-09-2013 08:21 AM in reply to: nbrown

I got it to work on a Win7 64-bit system.


I uninstalled NET 4 from control panel.


Download NET 4 from sonnen_x link above.


Ran "critical" windows updates.



Re-tried installation and it worked!

New Member
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Registered: ‎03-01-2013
Message 28 of 40 (4,400 Views)

Re: DWG TrueView does not recognize .NET 4.0

03-01-2013 08:36 AM in reply to: coastalconstructiongroup

I know this started out with True View 2012 and was resolved by fiddlling with .net framework.




I looks like the same confusion exists with 2013 TrueView.


and the same solution works... fiddling with .net framework.


And 2013 give me the same dumb stare. "need to updae to 4.0 SP1" with no direction.


Would be nice to have some installing support up front.


Dropping in the suggesion box and I hope I get picke for suggestion of the month and the $100.00 reward.



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Registered: ‎03-05-2013
Message 29 of 40 (4,203 Views)

Re: DWG TrueView does not recognize .NET 4.0

03-05-2013 09:02 AM in reply to: nbrown

You have to install the server/developer version.  AutoDesk should tighten-up their programming.  Seriously, This is just a viewer and it's taken almost an hour to figure this out.  Why is any of this acceptable..?  BUSH-LEAGUE..!!!

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Registered: ‎01-10-2013
Message 30 of 40 (4,020 Views)

Re: DWG TrueView does not recognize .NET 4.0

03-11-2013 01:43 AM in reply to: nbrown

First you must install Microsoft .NET Framework 4 KB2468871 and then install the update NDP40-KB2468871-v2-x64 0r NDP40-v2-x86.

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