Monday, June 25, 2012 8:19 AM
I've got an idea about how AutoCAD (dwg) files can be opened and saved to SharePoint. It seems that AutoCad has no problem opening a file from a WebDAV folder and saving it to that same folder. So when I open a Document Library in Explorer mode, I can open and save dwg files without a problem.
<a href="http//server/lib/drawing.dwg" onclick="new ActiveXObject('SharePoint.OpenDocuments.1').EditDocument('http//server/lib/drawing.dwg');return false;">drawing</a>
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 8:36 AMModerator
Thanks for sharing the post.
I’m trying involve someone familiar with this topic to further look at this issue.Thanks,
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:17 PM
Have you tried F12 debugging to see why IE8 doesn't work? Or what error(s) do you get with IE8?
This could be browser issue. You may want to open the support case with Microsoft for further troubleshooting.
Have you by chance to looked at this?
- Edited by Aaron Mi - MSFT Wednesday, July 11, 2012 11:24 PM
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 8:11 AM
It took quite some researching but in the end the problem wasn't the browser version. The workstations that didn't work were most of the times uses as a Citrix client and didn't have Office locally installed.
In order to use the 'SharePoint.OpenDocuments.1' ActiveXObject you need to have "SharePoint OpenDocuments Class" add-on installed in your browser. This is automatically installed when you install Office (and the workstations with problems didn't have Office on them).
The workaround was simple:
- Run the installer for SharePoint 2010 designer
- During the installing: only select the component named something like "Support for Microsoft SharePoint Foundation" (I'm not sure how it's named in the English version)
- Finalize the installation
This adds the necessary add-on to Internet Explorer
- Proposed As Answer by froodien1 Friday, September 14, 2012 2:23 AM
- Marked As Answer by Hemendra AgrawalMicrosoft Community Contributor, Moderator Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:57 PM
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 8:31 AM\\[yourWebApplicationUrl]@[tourPort]\DavWWWRoot\sites\[yourSiteCollection]\[yourList]
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 8:48 AM
@Sergio That works great when you want to open a list (or folder in a list) via WebDAV, but it doesn't work when you want to open a file directly via WebDAV.
I think that the 'SharePoint.OpenDocuments.1' ActiveXObject does something extra. Maybe something like select the correct the client-application and launch it with a parameter to indicate where the client-application can find the document/drawing/etc.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012 3:32 PM
What operation you are trying to perform on this file?
Thursday, September 13, 2012 8:04 PM
Sorry for the late response.
I'm trying the open the AutoCAD file and write back the changes when I click the save button. Just like when I open a docx from SharePoint (it opens in Word and any changes will be written to the docx in SharePoint).
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 9:30 AM
I am having .dwg files in the sharepoint 2010 document library.
My requirement is that when the user clicks on the document it should be open on the browser, but the file should not be downloaded, and also the user is not able to download the file.
He can only view the file in the browser.
Please help me to solve this problem.