Posts Tagged ‘windows 7’

Uninstalling an Autodesk Product and Windows Explorer Fails to Restart

March 21, 2012

Have you uninstalled an Autodesk product lately?  I have, and during the uninstall, it prompts you to close Explorer.  When you choose to have it close automatically, it closes, the program uninstalls, BUT Explorer never starts back up.  You end up having to warm boot your machine.

Autodesk has put out a solution for this.  Refer to TS14898448 on the Autodesk website, or follow the link here.

I-part Table Edit with Excel in Win 7

July 27, 2011

For those of you who build and use iParts you may have noticed a problem using Win Excel on a Windows 7 platform.

The problem only appears if you attempt to edit the iPart table with Excel; it does nothing at all, and finally returns control to Inventor. This fix will allow you to edit the table with the spreadsheet or “Edit via Spreadsheet”


Autodesk has placed a support document on the Support > Knowledge Base that guides you through the process to repair this editing problem.

  • In my case it only appeared after the installation of Product Design Suite Ultimate 2012 and Office 2010. I have made the registry adjustment to correct the issue and it is now working correctly.


NOTE you MUST be very careful in making this fix; anytime you edit the system registry you can create errors in your operating system that can force you to completely rebuild your system from the ground up. Please read all the information attached to this document; DO NOT SKIP any step outlined in the Autodesk knowledge base article.

The article ID number is “TS14079866” and should look like the snapshot below. The article also includes a video file that you should review; it is NOT attached here…

Link to Autodesk Article:

The link above will take you directly to the fix. I direct you to this site for the Autodesk method to accomplish the correction. Total Cad will not repair or rebuild or take any responsibility for your system in the event this operation fails. This article is to be used at your own risk. Following the procedures in the Knowledge Base article should be conducted by someone very knowledgeable with editing the system registry, and who has administrative rights on the system to be fixed. It is recommended/required that a backup of the system and the registry be completed before going forward with this operation.

The Article includes this disclaimer, and I reference here, please read the article before proceeding with any operations

Included in the article is an additional link to the Microsoft®  Registry Editor, “TS66513”, (noted above) this should also be reviewed.

If the operation is properly completed the Edit via Spreadsheet will work correctly on the repaired system. I did on mine and it should on yours…

Good Luck,


AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 Object Enabler

May 20, 2010

As most of you know, there has not been a 64-bit Object Enabler for other applications to use outside of Civil 3D.  Obviously, without this object enabler you are unable to view Civil 3D objects.  We get several calls on this.  Well it’s finally here.  It is available for download at:

Don’t forget about our 2011 Rollout event we are holding next week.  Make sure you call the office for all the info.  Hope to see all of you there!!

Plotting Issues with Windows 7 64-Bit

February 24, 2010

There are some known plotting issues when upgrading to Windows 7 64-Bit.  The problem here lies in the .pc3 files.  You can copy your old .pc3 files that you have used for years, but the problem is not solved.  To fix this problem, you MUST go to the Plotter Manager>Add Plotter Wizard, and recreate the .pc3 file.  Problem fixed.