In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released a service pack for Autodesk Design Review 2007 that addresses a variety of customer supported issues.
8 November 2006
Autodesk® Design Review 2007
Minimum Operating Requirements
- Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional or Home Edition, Windows 2000 SP4
- Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6 or later
- 800 MHz Intel® Pentium® III processor (faster processor recommended)
- 512 MB RAM (Only 96 MB RAM is required if Autodesk DWG TrueView is not installed. It is installed by default as part of Autodesk Design Review 2007, but the installation can be customized by users.)
- 550 MB free disk space for installation
- 1024 x 768 VGA with true color
- Mouse, trackball, or compatible pointing device
- CD-ROM drive
- As is the case for any Autodesk Design Review install, to install this Service Pack, you must have administrative privileges for the local computer.
- If you have recently installed the Autodesk Design Review 2007 Internet Explorer 7 Hotfix, you must uninstall Autodesk Design Review 2007, which will remove the Hotfix. You must reinstall Autodesk Design Review 2007 and then install the Service Pack. This applies to both the beta and released versions of the Hotfix.
- The Service Pack is not applicable to the trial version of Autodesk Design Review 2007.
- Though this service pack improves the operation of Autodesk Design Review 2007 with the Microsoft Vista operating system, there is additional work to be done.
- After installing the Service Pack, the About Autodesk Design Review dialog box still shows the original Build Version number, 188.8.131.528, and not the Service Pack's Build Version number, 184.108.40.2066 or 220.127.116.116. The Autodesk Design Review 2007 About Box is language specific. The Service Pack was developed to be language independent, so it could be applied to all Autodesk Design Review 2007 instances regardless of language.
Solution: To see the build version number of the Service Pack, in Windows Explorer, locate a Design Review component, DwfSelection.dll. Right-click DwfSelection.dll and choose Properties to open the DwfSelection.dll Properties dialog box. The proper version number of the installed Service Pack is shown on the Version tab.
Download and Install
Documentation of the installation options appears in the DWF Service Pack 1: Installation Instructions blog posting.
Primary Issues Resolved by the Service Pack
- In some locations, such as the Batch Print Wizard and Buzzsaw, file names containing double-byte characters now display correctly.
- In Buzzsaw, right-clicking an embedded DWF file no longer leaves the right-click menu open after navigating to another program window.
- Raster images can now be marked up and saved as DWF files to Buzzsaw.
- In some 2D DWF files, using the Area tool on irregular shapes no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
- After sorting the Contents palette by Icon, Name, or Type, the default names are now correct after using the Rename option.
- When several symbol catalogs are imported, all are now displayed in the Stamps and Symbols drop-down list.
- After creating a new blank DWF file, dragging and dropping a DWF file into Contents pane no longer disables the Print command.
- Markup properties for new and restored markups are now shown at the right time in the Properties palette.
- The Check for Updates feature is now faster the first time it is used.
- Pre-6.0 DWF files containing double-byte characters in their names or file paths now open as expected.
- While using the Batch Print Wizard to create a new batch print job, during the same session, you can now use the newly saved batch print job to print the selected files.
- Copying, cutting, and pasting of markups and shapes no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
- The ECompositeViewer.ColorMode API for plotting Black & White now handles black and white printing correctly.
- When replaying an animation with Loop on, the parts' relative positions now match the original positions in the initial view.
- The whole model no longer moves when using the arrow keys to move or rotate the selected part(s).
- In some Inventor iAssembly files, hyperlinks in the Data Pane are no longer broken.
- When selecting tools from the More button at the end of a toolbar, the correct button for the selected tool is shown the next time the More button is clicked.
- When loading a DWF file, Layers parameters are now processed as they were in previous versions.
- The API for ExecuteCommand is no longer disabled.
- Clicking a hyperlink in a DWF file embedded in a Web page no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
- The program now works with Visual Studio .NET 2005 (.NET framework 2.0).
- When previewing a large DWF file in the Preview area of the Print dialog box, clicking Stop as you advance the sheets no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
- While orbiting a 3D model, using the CTRL + P key combination opens the Print dialog box. After clicking OK or Cancel, the Orbit tool no longer switches to Rotate Vertically.
- When viewing some DWF files in Grayscale, images no longer have pieces missing from them.
- After opening some DWF files generated by Inventor 10, using the Orbit tool first no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
- When orbiting a 3D model, the model no longer appears to be redrawn twice.
- Toggling the Text Pane on and off no longer creates a flashing area in the upper, left corner of the program window.
- The "Publish DWF and Email" command no longer causes Inventor to close unexpectedly.
- The Main Menu is no longer missing from the program window when Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 is installed.
- Performance enhancements have been made to loading DWF files and navigating between sheets.
|3Dconnexion has added support for its Space Traveler device, making it easier to manipulate 3D models.|
Correcting customer reported problems to keep software viable allows DWF to retain the advantages it offers over using traditional paper-based workflows.