Posts Tagged ‘windows’

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.

Browse Button in the Import Survey Data Dialog is Missing

April 15, 2010
Customers seem all happy to finally plug their survey information into Civil 3D and continue working on their project… When all of the sudden, they notice that there is something strange with the way their “Specify Data Source” looked. There was no Browse button, no matter how much they stretched that dialog.


If you ever seen something similar and wanted to know how to fix just continue reading.

There is a great chance that your fonts look bigger, too. This can happen if your DPI setting is not set to the 96 DPI (default). It is important to have this setting set to 96 so that program can display all information as they are mapped on the dialog. The setting is part of Windows settings and can be easily adjusted.

In Windows XP:

  1. Right-click on the desktop and choose Properties
  2. In Display Properties, Settings tab click Advanced
  3. In General tab, set DPI to Normal size (96 DPI)


In Windows Vista and Windows 7:

  1. Right-click on your desktop and choose Personalize
  2. On the left size of the dialog click on Adjust font size (DPI)
  3. In DPI settings set Default scale (96 DPI)

Now, check if your dialog box shows Browse button.

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.