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    Default Re: Thumbnail Previews in Windows Vista

    Ian, I'm on your same OS and at some point, the thumbnails quit working (actually it was the icons more than anything). I re-installed Revit Architecture and that fixed it for me. I can now reliably see icons and thumbnails. I'll be installing RST and RMEP soon and I'll see if that changes things, as I've heard reports that other versions (namely a mix of 64 & 32 bit Revit apps) mess things up.

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    Dave,
    There are some posts around which indicate that everything shows up ok if you have RST installed. I would be interested to know if the installation of RST resolves it for you. (If so, maybe the factory will just issue me a copy of RST & be done with it?!?)

    In my case, it was a complete clean install of both the operating system & RAC. I have ended up with no thumbnails, however when loading a family the mouse scrolls past the preview of the family appears in the preview window.

    Given that Christmas is with us now, I plan to do yet another clean install and upgrade to WU3!!

    Cheers, Happy Christmas & thanks for all your help during the year. Without you & the others here I would still be fumbling in the dark over so many matters.

    Ian

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    Default Re: Thumbnail Previews in Windows Vista

    Ian, in my case re-installing RAC resolved the issue. So hopefully that will fix it for you too.

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    Default Re: Thumbnail Previews in Windows Vista

    You can try this:

    Click Vista's Start button
    In the Search box, type Cmd
    Right-click on Command Prompt in the search result listing
    Click “Run as Administrator"
    Type regsvr32 "c:\program files\revit architecture2009\program\revitpreview.dll"

    The above "correctly" registers revitpreview dll.
    Last edited by Marek Brandstatter; 2008-12-22 at 07:58 PM. Reason: added full pathing to revitpreview.dll

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    Default Re: Thumbnail Previews in Windows Vista

    Hi Marek

    Thanks for the suggestion. I gave it a whirl but windows came up with an error:

    "The module "revitpreview.dll" failed to load.

    Make sure the binary is stored at the specified path or debug it to check for problems with the binary or dependant .DLL files.

    The specified module could not be found."

    The dll exists and is in the correct location. I have updated my support request with this info. I will let you know how it goes.

    Thanks

    Ian

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    Default Re: Thumbnail Previews in Windows Vista

    Ian, what if you try with full pathing? eg.

    regsvr32 "c:\program files\revit architecture2009\program\revitpreview.dll"

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    Default Re: Thumbnail Previews in Windows Vista

    Marek

    I had tried the full path yesterday, but I just gave it another go just in case I had dyslexic fingers yesterday. Same result - same error message.

    Cheers,

    Ian
    PS Congrats on the cricket win

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    Default Re: Thumbnail Previews in Windows Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by iankids
    PS Congrats on the cricket win
    Thanks, it's a funny game. Two more to go.

    I've asked Louis to help out here. We've managed to get thumbnails working on all machines where we've encountered the problem.

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    Full marks and a hearty thank you to Marek and his team at CadPlan.za. With the help of Louis from his office they managed to fix the windows vista problems in a flash!!!!

    Marek's earlier suggestion was actually spot on the money.

    regsvr32 "c:\program files\revit architecture2009\program\revitpreview.dll"

    worked a treat. the bit I left out when doing it myself was the " "

    When using the complete string, including the " ", everything is as it should be and I once again have previews on all of the families in the windows explorer.

    Once again, thanks so much.
    Cheers & happy Christmas

    Ian
    Last edited by designs241018; 2008-12-23 at 06:08 AM. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: Thumbnail Previews in Windows Vista

    Nice Marek / Louis



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