File Link Manager may create unpredictable results in VIZ 2008 and 3ds Max 9 Extension 1

Issue:

When you were working with a .max file that was created in a current or previous version of the software and you used the File Link Manager feature, the Detach and Reload functions did not work as expected.

Solution:

This is a known issue with the File Link feature in VIZ 2008 and 3ds Max 9 Extension: Productivity Booster.

VIZ 2008:

To correct this issue

  1. Download and apply the Autodesk VIZ 2008 Hotfix 1 to VIZ 2008.
  2. Open the old .max file in VIZ 2008 and in the File Link dialog box.
  3. Reload the .dwg file.
  4. Save the .max file with a new filename.
  5. Open the new scene. Any materials and modifiers that you applied in VIZ prior to the application of this hotfix will have to be reapplied.

Note: This hotfix also addresses an important Double-byte compatibility issue.

3ds Max 9 Extension: Productivity Booster:

This issue will be fixed shortly with a revised version of the 3ds Max 9 Extension: Productivity Booster, which will be available in the Subscription Center.

To correct this issue once the revised version is available, follow these steps:

  1. Download and install the revised version of the 3ds Max 9 Extension: Productivity Booster.
  2. You should install this version without uninstalling the previously installed Extension.
  3. Open the original .max file in 3ds Max 9 Extension: Productivity Booster and in the File Link dialog box.
  4. Reload the .dwg, and then save the .max file with a new filename.
  5. Open the new scene. Any materials and modifiers you applied in 3ds Max prior to the application of the hotfix will have to be reapplied.

Products:

Autodesk 3ds Max;VIZ

Versions:

2008;9

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