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Drag and drop for importing files broken using Run As Admin

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In VW2016 I could drag and drop images and other files (e.g. dwg) to import them into the Vectorworks file. In VW2017 this no longer works with my installed copy. Is anyone else having similar issues?

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No, Run as Admin isn't supposed to matter for drag/drop import. It frequently DOES affect it, but not intentionally. Submitting this as a bug now.

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Hi, No drama here both pdf and jpg all drag and drop from a folder as per 2016.

They wont drag from an outlook email. 

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I my case it were a tiff photo/image and a dwg file in the same folder as the drawing. In VW2016 both import fine when drag-dropping them into the drawing, in VW2017 no import dialog shows up. Are you on Mac or Windows? (In case it is broken only on one platform)

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Thanks, good to know, sort of, as this most likely means my install must not have gone properly.

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I did some drag and drop yesterday into VW2017 (Mac) yesterday. They were all image files. It took two tries to get it to work. The first time no dialog appeared.

 

Kevin

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1 hour ago, JimW said:

Windows is the side where you get the problem? Do you have Vectorworks 2017 set to Run as Administrator? If not, when you enable it (or if so, disable it) does the behavior change?

http://kbase.vectorworks.net/questions/927/Run+As+Administrator

It is set to run as administrator because of the libraries catalog updating issue  (as non-administrator it fails to update).

 

When "run as administrator" is disabled the drag and drop to import the image file or the dwg file it works for both. But the libary catalog will then fail to update.

 

It looks like I have to choose between two evils :/

1. Run VW as administrator and not have problem with the library catalog update but have a problem with drag and drop import of file

2. Not run as administrator and have a problem with updating the library catalog every time VW starts, but not have a problem with drag and drop import

 

For the record, File>Import does work properly. Sometimes it is just more convenient to drag and drop than going through the menu and browse to the folder having the file.

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Thanks Jim. Glad to know it is probably a bug and not a corrupted install. Then I'll wait with uninstalling and reinstalling VW2017 until SP1 comes out to see if that solves the issue unless something else would require a reinstall.

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Thanks for the info.

 

Well, if it can be solved by fixing the library catalog update issue so running as administrator is no longer necessary then that would be my preferred option anyway as I would rather not have to use run as admin

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