Autodesk® Design Review 2009 Service Pack 1 README
Published Date: 9 May 2008
- Autodesk® Design Review 2009
- Microsoft® Windows Vista™, Windows XP Professional or Home Edition (SP2 recommended), Windows 2000 SP4
- Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6 (SP2 recommended) or later
- 800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor (faster processor recommended)
- 512 MB RAM (for Microsoft Windows Vista users, 1 GB RAM or more recommended)
- 150 MB free disk space for installation
- 1024 x 768 VGA
- Mouse, trackball, or compatible pointing device
- CD-ROM drive, DVD-ROM drive for 64-bit systems
- Optional Hardware:
- 3Dconnexion SpaceTraveler™ support for 2D and 3D navigation
- GPS device set to communicate using NMEA 0183 standards, the standard 4800 baud rate, and a COM Port (COM1 to COM10). This includes:
- GPS device bundled with Microsoft Streets and Trips 2006
- Panasonic Toughbook® with integrated GPS device
- USB connected GPS device
- Bluetooth connected GPS device set to use a COM port
- The DGN and JT plug-ins can be downloaded from the Design Review plug-ins Web site: http://www.autodesk.com/dwf-plugins. For each plug-in, the associated README contains installation and usage instructions.
- Installation of Autodesk Design Review 2009 requires local machine administrator privileges. Non-admin install is not supported.
- If, when uninstalling Design Review, the Cancel button is clicked, the uninstallation will terminate but Design Review may not function properly. Solution: From the Windows Add or Remove Programs control panel, click Autodesk Design Review in the list to select it. Click Change/Remove to open the Autodesk Design Review Installation Wizard. Click Repair or Reinstall. Choose the Reinstall option and click Next. Follow the prompts to reinstall Design Review.
- When Design Review 2009 is installed before DWF Viewer 7, double-clicking a file to open it causes DWF Viewer to launch. This happens because the most recently installed program assumes the DWF file association. Solution: To set Design Review 2009 as the default viewer, uninstall both DWF Viewer 7 and Design Review, and then reinstall DWF Viewer 7 before reinstalling Design Review 2009.
- When AutoCAD 2007 is installed after Design Review, some system files are overwritten by the AutoCAD installation causing DWF shell extensions to fail. Solution: Uninstall and reinstall Design Review to restore the DWF shell extensions.
- Publishing a DWF file from AutoCAD 2008 that consists of a single sheet and has password protection enabled may result in a DWF file that is corrupted and not usable.
- Search Online may not function as expected in non-English versions of Design Review. This feature does not support double-byte or accented characters, or non-single byte property names.
- Find (from the Find palette or the Find and Help toolbar) may fail to return any results if the DWF file was created using the DWF Writer. When possible, always use your design program's Publish command rather than using DWF Writer to convert DWG files, for example, to DWF files.
- By design, Named Views in 3D DWG files are not published to DWF files.
Platform (Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000)
- On Windows Vista systems, when the Windows Vista theme (Aero) is enabled, some DWF file layers may not be displayed as expected; the Canvas pane may be blank after changing workspace while viewing some 3D models; or, rotated 2D sheets may not be displayed as expected with this theme enabled. Solution: Right click the Windows desktop and choose Personalize. In the Personalization dialog box, click Theme. From the Theme drop-down list choose Windows Classic and click OK.
- On Windows Vista systems, when embedding a DWF file in a Microsoft Office 2007 file, the Autodesk DWF Viewer Control is not listed in the Object dialog box (Insert > Object). Solution: In the Object dialog box, click Create New and, from the Object Type list, choose Autodesk DWF Document. Click OK to insert the embedded viewer.
- If Design Review was used by a person with a Standard or Restricted user account, when a person with an Administrator user account uninstalls Design Review, two files (ActiveConfig.xml and woof_toolformats.xml) may not be uninstalled automatically. Solution: Manually delete the two files from the C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Application Data\Autodesk\Autodesk Design Review\9.0\userdata folder.
- To save a file with a non-English file name, choose File > Save As, then right-click the Language Bar and start the Microsoft Global Input Method Editor (IME). Type the desired file name in the Save As dialog box and press Enter, after typing the file name, to exit the IME. Click the Save button or press Enter again to save the file.
- If your computer is experiencing display issues as you view 3D DWF files, update your computer with the latest video card drivers. If you continue to experience display issues, choose Tools > Options and, on the Model tab, under View Settings, select a different setting from the Driver drop-down list.
- Textures or surface bitmaps may not display properly in some 3D DWF files.
- Depending on the settings used when publishing a 3D DWF file, choosing View > Standard Views > Shaded with Edges may not display all object edges distinctly. Solution: Choose Tools > Options. On the Model tab, under Color Settings uncheck the As Published option, and set a new Model Edge Color.
- Dragging and dropping some raster images in the Thumbnails or List View palettes or on the Canvas may cause Design Review to stop responding. Solution: Convert the image to a different file type.
- Large DWF files published from Autodesk Civil 3D or Autodesk Map 3D may contain dots that obscure geometry on the Canvas.
- 2D sheets or images that have been rotated and saved in Design Review 2009 may not be displayed properly when viewed in Design Review 2008.
- Merging multiple DWF files by dragging and dropping into the List View or Thumbnails palette may result in the sheets being listed in no apparent order.
- When opening DWFx files saved in Design Review 2008, Microsoft’s XPS Viewer only shows 2D content. Non-2D content, such as 3D models or BOM tables, is indicated in the DWFx file by a single DWFx logo proxy page. Solution: To view the entire contents, open the DWFx file in Design Review.
- When viewed in the Microsoft XPS Viewer, the object properties stored in DWFx files are not shown. Although not shown, the object properties remain available in the DWFx file when viewed in Design Review.
- When saving a Microsoft Word 2003 or 2007 file after modifying an embedded DWF file, Autodesk Design Review prompts you to save the changes to the DWF file. When saving the Word file again, after subsequent modification to the embedded DWF file, you will not be prompted by Design Review to save the DWF file.
- In Microsoft Office 2003 programs, when embedding a DWF file using the Insert > Object > Create New method, two Autodesk controls may be available in the Object Type list. Solution: Choose Autodesk DWF Viewer Control and click OK to insert the embedded viewer. Choosing any other "Autodesk..." Object Type will fail to properly embed the DWF file.
- Dragging and dropping a sheet from the Thumbnails or List View palette in Design Review into Internet Explorer 7 may cause the Temporary Files (C:\Windows\Temp) folder to open.
- DWF files embedded in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint 2003 files, when inactive, may be represented by a large generic DWF icon, rather than a thumbnail image of the DWF file content.
- If a computer has the Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (KB912945) installed, Internet Explorer's script debugging must be disabled. Solution: In Internet Explorer, choose Tools > Internet Options. On the Advanced tab, under Browsing, verify that both Disable Script Debugging (Internet Explorer) and Disable Script Debugging (Other) options are checked. Click OK.
Measure and Markup
- Georeferenced maps published with non-Cartesian coordinate systems cannot be measured.
- In multi-sheet DWF files with marked-up 3D models, clicking a 3D markup in the Markups palette displays the model with the markup selected and the Orbit tool enabled rather than the Select tool. Solution: On the Main toolbar, click the Select tool to interact with the selected 3D markup callout.
- In 2D DWF files that contain more than one viewport, measurements created within one viewport may be inconsistent with measurements created in another viewport.
- When markup is deleted from a 2D sheet, the Rotate Sheet tool is available. Some markups, such as Freehand or Shape markups, must be deleted from the Canvas and then deleted from the Markups palette to (re)enable the Rotate Sheet tool.
- Callout markups on 3D sheets cannot contain bold text.
Printing and Batch Printing
- To use the Batch Print Wizard, you must first open any DWF file in Design Review.
- Printing or plotting of very large files may cause Design Review to close unexpectedly.
- Right-clicking a file in Windows Explorer and choosing Print may fail to print the file if Autodesk DWF Viewer was installed after Design Review. Solution: Manually change the file association. Right-click the DWF file and choose Properties. In the file Properties dialog box, on the General tab, click the Change button to display the Open With dialog box. From the list of Recommended Programs, choose Autodesk Design Review. Or, if necessary, click Browse to navigate to and select DesignReview.exe on your system. Click OK to set the file association. Click OK again to accept the change and close the file Properties dialog box.
- In the Batch Print Wizard, when selecting a password-protected DWF file, you are prompted for the file's password three times during the batch printing process.
- Printing of fill patterns fails on some printers.
- Multiple sheets cannot be compared at the same time.
- When comparing DWF file content to DWFx file content, the comparison results may contain false differences.
Primary Issues Fixed by this Service Pack
Platform and Command Issues
- Some DWF files are unusable unless the user account has Administrative privileges.
- On 64-bit systems, importing DWG or DXF files created in AutoCAD 2009 into Design Review 2009 may fail if DWG TrueView 2009 is installed.
- In Windows Vista, the title bars of undocked palettes may display the Minimize and Maximize buttons.
- When the computer user name contains double-byte characters, saving a 2D DWF file after creating markup causes a "File save failed" error.
- New DWF files created by dragging DWF sheets from the Thumbnails or List View palette to the desktop have no file extension.
- The Delete command on the My Views right-click menu is not selectable after previously deleted My Views have been restored by choosing Edit > Undo.
- When the default file type for Design Review is set to DWFx, clicking File > New and dragging a 3D DWF file to the Thumbnails or List View palette may trigger a Customer Error Report (CER).
- On some computers, 3D DWF files may not be correctly displayed when the Video Card Driver is set to Direct3D.
- When shadows are enabled, for some 3D files, not all parts cast shadows.
- Some 3D DWF files published from AutoCAD 2007 or AutoCAD 2008 cannot be opened in Design Review.
- For some 3D models, using the Zoom Rectangle tool to change the view may not zoom the view as expected.
- For some 3D DWF files, clicking the Forward wedge on the Tour Building SteeringWheel and dragging down (to move the camera back from the model), may cause a HOOPS error which will cause Design Review to freeze.
- Opening a DWF file that contains only Bill of Material (BOM) information, created by deleting all sheets except BOM sheets and saving the file, may cause Design Review to freeze or close unexpectedly.
- For some 3D models, clicking the ViewCube to change the view, when the Fit to View on View Change ViewCube option is enabled, may result in the view being zoomed out.
- Saving a very large DWF file, such as one that contains several hundred sheets, as a DWFx file may cause errors that result in a failure to save the file as DWFx.
- When DWFx sheets are dragged from one instance of Design Review and dropped into a DWF file in a second instance of Design Review, the DWFx sheets may not be displayed correctly and, if printed, may cause Design Review to close unexpectedly.
- When DWFx sheets are dragged from one instance of Design Review and dropped into a second instance of Design Review, some DWFx sheets may not be displayed correctly in the receiving file and saving the receiving file as DWF may fail.
- Marked up DWFx files originally published from Inventor, when saved in Design Review, by choosing File > Save As, may fail to save properly.
- Saving a password protected DWFx file, after markup has been added, as a DWF file may result in a File Save error.
- For password protected DWFx files that have been saved and closed, after markup was added, new markups cannot be added when the files are subsequently reopened.
- Raster images used as custom symbols may not print as expected in some DWFx files.
- In some DWFx files, markup may not be displayed correctly when the file is opened in the AutoCAD Markup Set Manger.
- Saving a DWFx file as a DWF file may cause 2D sheet margins to change.
- Saving a 3D DWFx file after adding markup may cause a DWF Convert Error to be displayed.
- Selecting a markup tool and clicking the canvas, after panning the view of a 2D DWFx sheet, may trigger a Customer Error Report (CER).
- After saving a Microsoft Word or PowerPoint document, while an embedded 3D DWFx file is active, clicking the Pan button may cause Word or PowerPoint to close unexpectedly.
- When viewing a DWF file embedded in Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 6 or 7), Microsoft Office, or Buzzsaw, choosing Window > Workspace > Default, after one or more palettes have been displayed and unpinned, may cause Design Review to close unexpectedly.
- When viewing a DWF file embedded in Autodesk Buzzsaw, selecting a different workspace after clicking the Markup tab may cause Buzzsaw to stop responding.
- When viewing a DWF file embedded in Autodesk Buzzsaw, clicking the Markup tab after adding markup on the Canvas, may cause Buzzsaw to stop responding.
- Searching for text (from the Find palette or the Find and Help toolbar) within a print, measure, or markup-disabled DWFx file may cause Design Review to close unexpectedly.
- In some DWFx files, searching for text contained in markup (from the Find palette or the Find and Help toolbar) may cause Design Review to freeze or close unexpectedly.
Measure and Markup
- Right-clicking 2D markup on the Canvas does not select the markup.
- When viewing a 2D DWF file, right-clicking a markup object and choosing Delete fails to delete the markup as expected.
- After adding markup to a 2D DWF file and changing the view, with the Zoom, Pan, or Orbit tools, adding additional markup may cause Design Review to close unexpectedly.
- In 3D models, when measuring the diameter or radius of a circle, the geometry is measured as one or more arcs rather than as a circle.
- When measuring on a 2D sheet, deleting a sheet from the Thumbnails or List View palette before completing the measurement, may trigger a Customer Error Report (CER).
- When markup has been added to a DWFx file and is still selected on the canvas, printing the file may fail to display the new markup on the printed output.
- Zooming the view, with the mouse wheel or a keyboard shortcut, while measuring geometry on a 2D sheet may cause the measurement to be completed erroneously.
- The Cut, Copy, and Delete commands may not be available in the Canvas Pane right-click menu, after selecting one or more markup objects on the canvas.
- After typing information in the Markup Properties palette Notes text box, clicking the markup in the Markups palette may trigger a Customer Error Report (CER).
- Panning or zooming the view of a 2D sheet, after markup has been added and is still selected on the canvas, may trigger a Customer Error Report (CER).
Printing and Batch Print
- Printing a saved batch print job that failed to print earlier may trigger a Customer Error Report (CER) and cause Design Review to close unexpectedly.
- Printing a 3D DWF or DWFx file two times successively may trigger a Customer Error Report (CER) and cause Design Review to close unexpectedly during the second print job.
- Printing the results of a 2D DWF file comparison that contains markup may cause Design Review to stop responding or, close unexpectedly.
- Saving a batch print file with a non-English file name, using the Microsoft Input Method Editor to select another language, may cause Design Review to stop responding.
- Raster images contained within a DWF file may not print as expected.
- When batch printing several sequential sheets that have been saved as separate DWF files, some sheets may not be printed in the order they are displayed in the Select DWF Files to Print dialog box.
Files Fixed by this Service Pack
Folder: ...\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk Design Review\
Folder: ...\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk Design Review\EComposite\
Folder: ...\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk Design Review\EMap\
Folder: ...\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk Design Review\MC3\
Folder: ...\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\DWF Common\
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