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AutoCAD File Association - AutoCAD Drawing Launcher

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Dinochrome

So, I'm in Vault trying to open a file with the right click. I hit "View In Window" instead of open - at least that's how I remember it.

 

It opened the window DWG TrueView instead of AutoCAD. I tried opening AutoCAD and browsing to a file to open it. That didn't change t back to AutoCAD.

 

Then I had to go into Windows to reset it to AutoCAD.

 

I'm not familiar with "AutoCAD DWG Launcher", but that is what it got set to. That was making CAD difficult for a little while.

 

Does anyone have a read on why Autodesk would set this up this way?

 

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Dana W

It seems to be a bug that they either don't know how to fix or are not going to fix. It has been that way for apparently all versions of Trueview.

 

When trueview opens a drawing it seems to set a flag in the "Drawing Launcher" that trueview is the default program. The flag doesn't get reset again until the drawing is opened from within the AutoCad file open dialog.

 

They use the Drawing Launcher subprogram because both AutoCad, and Trueview need to be able to open multiple drawings, one at a time in the same window, without re-running the main program.

 

I have Acadlt.exe as my windows default program for opening dwg files, so it will double click open the file from the windows folder.

 

A quicker way to be sure a dwg will open with the correct program from a Windows folder view is to right click the file name, and select the proper program from the "Open With..." menu.

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Dinochrome
... from a Windows folder view is to right click the file name, and select the proper program from the "Open With..." menu.

 

I'm on Vault though. I wonder how difficult it would be to add a line into the windows browser/Vault right click interface...

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Dana W
I'm on Vault though. I wonder how difficult it would be to add a line into the windows browser/Vault right click interface...
Beats me, I dunno how the vault works.

 

You could use a dwg file on your C: drive simply to reset the launcher. Just open it from inside AutoCad, then close.

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