AutoCAD/AutoCAD 2015 Open Preview Pane
Short and simple
I do not have an Open Preview pane
I have a Save preview pane
I have been through the Help file doing what they say
eg Options Save-Open with Thumbnails etc
Also investigated system variables for Preview pane
Everything ACAD say I have tried but no Open Preview pane
Does it exist?
Is there a very simple variable that I cannot find
It is a nuisance not having this so hope you can help
PS: maybe me working with Menus and Toolbars has done something?
ANSWER: Hi Bob,
I would start by looking at the variable THUMBSAVE; make sure it is set to 1 (on).
If your issue persists, I would look at the registry value of:
Ensure it is set to 1 (on). This setting will exist for all versions of AutoCAD, and all profiles of each version.
Let me know if either of these suggestions helped.
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Ta for quick reply
1 THUMBSAVE is set to 1
2 The registry idea I have also tried but cannot access to path
I get a message about opening system files etc
So perhaps I don't have the correct registry path
3 Seems a bit complicated for an Open Preview Pane?
4 I have preview panes for save and images etc
Perhaps the problem is in Windows, and not AutoCAD:
In Windows explorer, click Organize > Folder and Search Options > View Tab
Uncheck Always show icons, never thumbnails.
(if it is unchecked, check it, then close, then go back and uncheck)
If this fails, try running a repair on your AutoCAD install.
Let me know if either of these help you.