CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and other Autodesk products []
CZ | EN | DE
Login or
  Visitors: 3975

CAD tip CAD tip # 9685:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

DWG thumbnail is not displayed with some files. Why?

A - answer If the drawing thumbnail is not displayed in the Open dialog or in your Windows Explorer, it may be simply caused by that the particular DWG file does not contain any thumbnail picture:
  • e.g. the thumbnail saving was disabled (the variable THUMBSAVE)
  • or the DWG file was saved with WBLOCK
  • or the file is not a DWG format, just a DWG extension (stored from one of the AutoCAD imitations)
  • or it is a drawing in a very old version of the DWG format, which might store a different type of thumbnail

See also the Tip 8754.

100% *  CAD 
2.2.2014    4645×  
Prices - CAD eShop:
applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT · DWG ·

See also:
Tip 12753:"Local server is loading" when inserting a block in AutoCAD LT.
Tip 10397:How to disable switching drawings when hovering on the DWG tab thumbnail?
Tip 9807:Automatic elevation labels.
Tip 9739:Size of a saved DWG file grows unexpectedly.
Tip 9371:How to convert 3D DWF back to an editable CAD model?

Back   All CAD Tips

Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   

Use Google Earth images in your AutoCAD projects with the Plex.Earth Tools More info

Please use these tips at your own risk.
CAD Studio is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.