Hello, I'm having an issue with the Projectwise Integration Module for AutoCAD 2015. When I try to attach an Xref, either via the Projectwise Menu or the DMSXREF command, a local dialog is opened instead of Projectwise.
I have tested with Projectwise Explorer V8i (08.11.11.590) and Projectwise Explorer 10 (10.00.01.67) installed alongside Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Premium 2015 on two separate computers.
Creating a new Projectwise document, opening a Projectwise document and saving a document to Projectwise all open the correct Projectwise window. On the other hand, attaching a DWG reference from Projectwise opens a local window.
This article in the Bentley wiki describes an identical issue but the two part solution is not helpful. The first part of the solution doesn't help because, there are no user associations set in ProjectWise Explorer. It should be using the global associations. The second part doesn't help because, it's related to a computer with two different versions of AutoCAD installed. Both of the machines I have tested only have one version of AutoCAD installed (2015).
Thanks for the help!
The first thing is to ensure that your AutoCAD 2015 is integrated. When you open AutoCAD without opening ProjectWise, do you get a projectwise dialog from File Open?
If you do, then when you go into ProjectWise, open Tools > Assocations > Programs. Then choose User Associations. Open the Association that is tied to the file you want to open and remove any user associations it has.
Right click on the file that you want to open and choose Open With.
Click the Browse button.
Choose ProjectWise Integrated AutoCAD 2015 and click OK.
Uncheck Read Only (if it is checked)
Check Always Use.
Select ProjectWise integrated AutoCAD 2015 (there may be a choice for 2015 that is not integrated).
This will make the documents with this association use AutoCAD 2105 for you.
You will need to do this for each association that you want to open with AutoCAD 2015.
Each person who wants this association will have to perform these steps.
Can confirm this works for AutoCAD version 2018 integration as well.
Thank you very much for this fix!