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Prt file thumbnail previews in explorer not displaying.

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

I am not sure about this but I seem to recall having prt file thumbnail previews in explorer windows, not just in the File-Open dialog.    Does anyone know the registry entry(s) for this?

NX 11.0.2
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Re: Prt file thumbnail previews in explorer not displaying.

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

What view type are you using? On windows 7, you must use "medium icon" or larger before the previews show up.

Re: Prt file thumbnail previews in explorer not displaying.

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

The shell extension dll must be registered to get the previews in explorer.

 

The dll is ugshext.dll. In NX 10 and prior, it is located in %UGII_ROOT_DIR%, which is %UGII_BASE_DIR%\ugii. In NX 11, UGII_ROOT_DIR is no longer used. The file is in %UGII_BASE_DIR%\nxbin

 

To register the dll use regsvr32.exe:

 

NX 10 (and prior):

C:\Windows\syswow64\regsvr32.exe %UGII_ROOT_DIR%\ugshext.dll


NX 11:

C:\Windows\syswow64\regsvr32.exe %UGII_BASE_DIR%\nxbin\ugshext.dll

Re: Prt file thumbnail previews in explorer not displaying.

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
I am using details but I am talking about the preview pane at the bottom of the explorer window. There is a preview pane on the right side which we never use.
NX 11.0.2

Re: Prt file thumbnail previews in explorer not displaying.

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Please verify that ugshext.dll is registered.

 

Determining Which DLLs Are Registered

Re: Prt file thumbnail previews in explorer not displaying.

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Not a windows command line expert here (used to use HP-UX waaaay back though) I am receiving the error "The module "C:\Program" failed to load".  Not sure why I am getting that when I used %UGII_ROOT_DIR%\ugshext.dll for the target path and I am using OOTB install paths for NX.

 

 

NX 11.0.2

Re: Prt file thumbnail previews in explorer not displaying.

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

You must have NX installed under C:\Program Files\...  The space in the path is causing the argument to be truncated. Try enclosing the argument in quotes, i.e.:

 

C:\Windows\syswow64\regsvr32.exe "%UGII_ROOT_DIR%\ugshext.dll"

Re: Prt file thumbnail previews in explorer not displaying.

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Okay, it was accepted with cmd window running admin priviledges.  Have to reboot I imagine...

NX 11.0.2

Re: Prt file thumbnail previews in explorer not displaying.

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

It's working again; thank you!

 

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NX 11.0.2