Yesterday i downloaded and installed the free version of Solid Edge 2D.
I tried to open an AutoCad file but it does not open it.
All that opens is a small "New" box with 4 tabs that remain empty (General, Move, Quicksheet and Reports) and that's pretty much it. Nothing else happens and the OK button is not active so the only option is clicking the cancel button.
Does anyone has a clue what this can be ?
Thanks in advance,
Arno, I got the AutoCAD file. I am able to open it with no problem. I did not initially understand the problem you were describing. But when you mentioned Vista, I knew what the problem was. Vista is a pain in the back side. I am running XP and do not see the problem you are seeing. However, this is an issue with the way you have your user accounts set up on Vista. You have to select a Solid Edge template to translate the AutoCAD file to Solid Edge format when it is opened. Vista is keeping the Solid Edge templates from displaying in the 'New' dialog. There is a topic in the free2d newsgroup called "No Templates & Options Not Available". It is about 10 to 12 topics down in the list. Please read through this topic and the replies to the topic. It should explain how to resolve the issue. If it does not work, please let me know. Regards, Rick B.