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Save Solid Edge Draft as Dwg File - Thumbnails are not Generated

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Please help.

For number of the SE versions, saving SE drafts as translated to dwg format, manually or with the VB code, does not generate automatically file thumbnails in W7 and W10 for the long time.

I know - it is not the most important thing for 3D, but my SolidWorks Premium is doing it right way for the long time.

Play with the translation INI file settings, reading the translation log file etc. did not help at all.

 

Basically at the print time of the master drafts, my code generates slave dwg, pdf and print job files for the single file or for the selected batch based on the parent child definition of multilevel assemblies or the whole project.

Opening of the windows explorer does not create the Solid Edge draft slave dwg file thumbnail too.

I wonder if there is somewhere some registry setting or some other trick to get the thumbnails preview ready.

 

Thanks. Looking forward for the solution.

Milan Wendl, MEngSc, P.Eng.
AAA Engineering, Canada
ST10, SolidWorks Premium 2018
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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @milanw

 

 

I always thought the thumbnails are defined by any appliaction associated to that type of file.

So if You have installed any dwg viewer I suppose YOu also will get the thumbnails.

 

But maybe there is a specialist here, who can answer that better.

 

 

regards
Wolfgang

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Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

I could only verify this:

 

PreviewDWGSESW.png

 

This page from the Autodesk knowledge base suggests possible reasons for the no-show of DWG preview from SE.

 

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/DWG-th...

 

My guesses are the ones in blue rectangles:

 

SEPreviewDWGReasons.png

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Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hello Wolfgang and Tushar,

Thank you very much for your prompt help.

I will go thru your input and will get back with the results. I am rushing to family birthday celebration now Smiley Happy

Milan Wendl, MEngSc, P.Eng.
AAA Engineering, Canada
ST10, SolidWorks Premium 2018

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

I have a problem with previews of SE files in the SE open file dialog or File Explorer. I don't get previews on my workstation but the same files on another workstation do show up in the preview pane.

Anyone know where the settings to correct that are?

p.s. not my intention to hijack this thread. Thought this question is along the same lines.

Never mind. Found the setting in File Explorer options.

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

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Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

In my observation having Insight installed makes a difference.

Bruce, what are those settings in Windows Explorer options.

I would like to try.

 

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@Tushar,

FileExpOptions.JPG

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

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Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

No joy

 

PreviewHandler.png

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Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@Tushar, Bummer. That's all I have.

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

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@milanw master ER#1958890 - Request to save a preview in the exported dwg file for the use in the Explorer