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1st Dec 2003, 11:29 pm
AutoCAD 2ki + WinXP...
Does anyone know how to make the default "view" used when opening a dwg as "Details"? I always change it to "Details whenever I open a drawing and the next time I have to open another drawing it just shows the Folder or DWG icon and it is getting frustrating.
2nd Dec 2003, 01:26 am
have a window open with the desired view,then got to Tools>Folder Options>vew tab,
there is a section called folder views, hit the "like current view"
this should sort you out
2nd Dec 2003, 02:07 am
Thanks G, but I didn't mean in Windows Explorer, I meant while in Autocad you go to File > Open and you get the dialog box to select the file you want to open. I prefer the "Detail" view because you can sort the dwg's by "Date Modified". I'm not sure if there is a setting that I can change, or it's just the nature of ACAD 2ki because at home I am running ACAD 2002 and WinXP Pro and it opens like I like it.
2nd Dec 2003, 03:37 am
Ok. sorry i couldnt help.
acad2000i was a bit quirky like that.
2nd Dec 2003, 09:04 am
it was a known bug in the 2000 series and only fixed in 2002 and later
21st May 2007, 09:16 pm
AutoCAD 2000 won't work with this, but 2007 version will. Go into the registry using regedit.exe and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R17.0\ ACAD-5001:409\Profiles\<<Profile name>>\Dialogs\Select File
and right click on the "ViewMode" entry under the "Name" column in the right pane. Modify the value from 1 to 3 to show List view, or from 1 to 4 to show Detail view. Close the registry editor. Note: "<<Profile name>>" will be your own profile.
You can do this in 2000, and it WILL work when you first open the open dialog, but it will revert once you change folders. They've fixed this in later versions. I don't know if it will work in the versions between 2000 and 2007, but it's worth a try.
22nd May 2007, 07:58 pm
I have done the regedit listed above. Now the initial view is "list" which is a great start but as soon as I navigate to another folder it defaults back to Preview or Icon view! What is Autodesks major malfunction? Why in the world would they make this so difficult to customize??? Any other ideas on how to change this across the board so no matter where I navigate the view will be list unless I change it myself?
Thanks for the help
Seems this is a problem for me as well, whenever I open a file the menu comes up in icon view, I would like it to default to Detail or List View. I am running Acad2007 Mech, on Vista Business. Any help?
I have already set my folder preferences to do so in Vista Control Panel/Folders. This is driving me nuts!
22nd May 2007, 08:05 pm
Not sure why it's not working for you. I've changed mine and it's not reverted back. Sorry.
22nd May 2007, 09:37 pm
I figured I would reboot and check to see if it worked then, interestingly enough the value has been set back to 5 from 3 <-- list. This might be a problem with Vista Business. Thanks for your help though, I think I have a few challenges to overcome with Acad 07 and Vista at the same time. If I find a solution I will be sure to post since I am sure more and more ppl will be using Vista and cad as time goes on.
4th Jul 2007, 02:46 pm
we've tried it with autocad 2006. It worked fine with XP,
but under Vista Home Basic, it messed up like mentioned above (defaults back to big icons when changing directory).
With some older version (don't remember) it did similar, worked with NT and didn't with 2000.
29th Jul 2008, 02:07 pm
Right click your desktop shotcut, go to compatability mode and turn it off.
30th Jul 2008, 09:11 am
Thanks, will try. (Didn't get the chance yet to deal with it).
As for Vista, we had big problems installing Autocad 2008 on it, I think we didn't succeed. Strange for a software made after Vista was released.
30th Jul 2008, 11:56 am
Let me know if it works, it was the only thing that did for me (2000 xp with ACAD 2007). I've heard nothing but problems with Vista for a lot of CAD programs.
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