This week I learned about an issue that I would like to share with you. I don’t think many users will be affected by it, but I thought it was worth sharing because there was no information I could easily find online. The credit for this post goes to a customer of ours (Kevin Sabo – Thank you, Kevin) who raised the issue and was able to confirm a solution for us.
Basically, everything was working fine until they decided to install Bentley ProjectWise SS3 (we were noting this version 08.11.09.122 but other may apply, as well). In case you were not familiar with ProjectWise, that is Bentley’s content management and collaboration tool similar as Autodesk Vault). Now, fast forward...Ever since then they lost their AutoCAD object properties functionality. The way to access properties was by typing CH in command line, but then wanted to know what caused it and how to permanently resolve it. Luckily the issue was immediately noticed but uninstalling ProjectWise and reinstalling it with integration for ProjectWise switched off did not help. The reason for this is that the version of TLB file found inC:\Program Files\Bentley\ProjectWise V8i SS3\Bin\RealDWG was not for the version of AutoCAD we were using.
To see how to resolve this issue continue reading.
- Close Civil 3D
- With Windows Explorer go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\ and copyaxdb18enu.tlb file
- Now, go to C:\Program Files\Bentley\ProjectWise V8i SS3\Bin\RealDWG
- Paste axdb18enu.tlb file
- Restart Civil 3D and confirm that Properties are now populated.
I hope this helps some out there.