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TheRuinner13
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Default AutoCAD Profile when opening file from Vault 2012

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08-04-2011 03:21 PM

I searched and found no relavent topic.

 

Is there anyone that could tell me how to set a default profile to launch when a drawing file is opened from inside vault?

 

I have AutoCAD MEP 2012, AutoCAD Electrical 2012, and Vanilla AutoCAD 2012. I use MEP by far the most. I would like it to default to that "program".

 

It is curently launching AutoCAD Electrical.

 

Thanks,

Bill

 

Windows 7 Pro SP1, HP Z400 w/Dual ZR24w Monitors, 12G Ram, AutoCAD MEP 2012
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Andy.Spivey
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Re: Default AutoCAD Profile when opening file from Vault 2012

08-05-2011 07:03 AM in reply to: TheRuinner13

Bill,

 

What is the behavior when you open a DWG file directly from Windows Explorer?  (preferably testing with the same file that opens in AcadE when opening directly from Vault.

 

You could try changing the default program association for DWG in the OS to be MEP.

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TheRuinner13
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Re: Default AutoCAD Profile when opening file from Vault 2012

08-05-2011 08:17 AM in reply to: Andy.Spivey

Sorry,

 

I shouold have stated that I already tried that and it does not open the same.

 

Windows Explorer opens MEP, Vault opens AElec.

 

Thanks for the reply though.

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Re: Default AutoCAD Profile when opening file from Vault 2012

08-05-2011 08:22 AM in reply to: TheRuinner13

Is the default program for DWG file type listed as MEP or as AutoCAD DWG Launcher?

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TheRuinner13
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Re: Default AutoCAD Profile when opening file from Vault 2012

08-05-2011 09:43 PM in reply to: Andy.Spivey

...it magcally cleared up and seems to be opening up consistenty with MEP now.

 

There is no apparent reason for the change.

 

 

Windows 7 Pro SP1, HP Z400 w/Dual ZR24w Monitors, 12G Ram, AutoCAD MEP 2012
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Andy.Spivey
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Re: Default AutoCAD Profile when opening file from Vault 2012

08-08-2011 06:50 AM in reply to: TheRuinner13

Bill - glad that it is doing what you want now.  Just to confirm, the file that was opening with AcadE is now opening with MEP and no change was done on the system?

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TheRuinner13
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Re: Default AutoCAD Profile when opening file from Vault 2012

08-14-2011 05:57 AM in reply to: Andy.Spivey

..it went awry again. It's opening regular AutoCAD 2011 now.

 

I won't have time to fiddle with it this week. I'll be on the road for three days and trying to catch up the rest of the week.

 

 

Windows 7 Pro SP1, HP Z400 w/Dual ZR24w Monitors, 12G Ram, AutoCAD MEP 2012
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Rob.O
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Message 8 of 11 (1,468 Views)

Re: Default AutoCAD Profile when opening file from Vault 2012

08-16-2011 08:07 AM in reply to: TheRuinner13

I am having a similar problem.  

 

On all of our Vault clients, selecting the "Open" option on a .DWG file in Vault (standard) will sometimes open the file in AutoCAD, but typically will open the file in TrueView.  It jumps back and forth with no ryme or reason.  It seems as if maybe it is looking for the "last application used", but I don't even use TrueView and neither do our users.

 

To be fair, this does not seem to be a Vautl 2012 problem as I have had this same issue back in Vault 2009 for a previous employer.

 

Is there a setting somewhere that controls this?

 

Thanks!

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Andy.Spivey
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Re: Default AutoCAD Profile when opening file from Vault 2012

08-16-2011 01:58 PM in reply to: TheRuinner13

What value is returned for the following information in the registry?

 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\DwgCommon\shellex\apps\

 

Scratch that thought...



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Rob.O
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Message 10 of 11 (1,452 Views)

Re: Default AutoCAD Profile when opening file from Vault 2012

08-16-2011 02:29 PM in reply to: Andy.Spivey

I had tried to set the "Open with..." program default on my old XP machine and could never get it to stick in the Vault Explorer even though double clicking on a .DWG file in Windows Explorer would always open it in AutoCAD.  I tried it earlier on this new Win7 machine and it seems to be working fine (at least so far today).

 

I have not tried any of the other users.  They are all using XP.  I will test it on a couple of machines and let you know how it goes.

 

And for what it's worth the Registry value is as follows on my Win7 machine:

 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\DwgCommon\shellex\apps]@="{F29F85E0-4FF9-1068-AB91-08002B27B3D9}:AutoCAD"

 

Thanks!

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