I'm having a weird problem with a workstation. When the user tries to open an .nwf file, that also has .dwg references, I get an error saying "No plugin exists that will open filename.nwg" and then states the dwg reference file.
The files in question have been made by other users in the company, using the same software (NLM).
PC is windows XP sp3, and also has installed AutoCAD 2011, Navisworks Freedom 2012 (so they can view files without using a license). I've already tried reinstalling, both AutoCAD and Navisworks (in that order) and removing NV Freedom, still the error persists.
NWF files are native Navisworks files, along with .mwc and .nwd. The plugin you seek is a reader for dwg files......you did not state which version of dwg file you were atempting to open....as a matter of fact you did not iterate which version of nwf you were opening..........one of two things is going on.....1. you're attempting to open files (nwf and/or dwg) created from version 2013 software (which 2012 cannot open), OR, you've had a bad install, which of course you can repair install or do a total reinstall.........from ths sond of, my guess is #1.
All dwg files are made by AutoCAD 2011, and all nwf files with Navisworks 2012. The same configuration for the rest of the company.
I re-installed both Navisworks and AutoCAD (this and reverse order), same error occurs. I uninstalled Navisworks Freedom completely and reinstalled Simulate, still the problem persists. I even installed DTW Trueview 2013, no change.
I am having a similar problem with Navis Manage 2013 and ACAD 2013 files. I have been using navisworks since 2006 and never noticed anything like this before. I noticed when I copied the files from my workstation to laptop to work on at home. The first time I grabbed the nwf and nwc files, and the second time I grabbed the nwc, nwf, and dwg - my laptop locks when importing the dwg to nwc and I then realized it is creating a new nwc each time I open the project; each of these times I found the problem after getting home and had to return to work to try again. Again, in the past - this was not something I ever gave much thought to and simply copied the files and went home.
My intuition is that the dwg file is re-referenced instead of the newly created nwc file - why, I do not know. In the past, once the nwc file was created you could forget the dwg file.
Anyone??? I'd like to take a 4D copy home to work on this weekend; pack-up and take the workstation in the car trunk?
And what about the good old trick:
close the NWF
delete the NWC of the DWG files
re-open the NWF so that the NWC needs to be re-created.
OR maybe this work around
Begin a new NWF
Append the problematic DWG's
If that works, save as NWD
In the original NWF, delete het problematic DWG's
append the newly made NWD
When NWS or NWM 'loads"a dwg file, it is in essence creating AND loading the nwc the you see. If a change is made to the dwg file, then NW reads those changes, apllies them to the NWC and still load it. Have you tried dopening the problem dwg file, saving down to a lower version dwg, and then appening to the NW model? Also have you tried "nwcout" directly from ACAD and then loading only that nwc?
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