Hi, I've been developing a database for BF Goodrich containing all of the engineering schematics drawn back to the early 40's. My database is nearing completion but there is one thing I'm running into a lot of issues with, distribution. The database has a comfortable ltitle home on one of our network drives, restricted to the engineering department. To preview all of the autocad files I've had to use a file called avviewx.dll which I got from AutoDesk's Volo View. The problem is that it appears that Volo View must be installed on the user's machine in order for the preview to work due to dll registration. Is there a way to just force it to access the file and not have to install Volo View on every computer, or is there some kind of programmatic method I could use to check if volo is installed when the database starts up, and if not, run the setup silently from another network folder, all the while just displaying a progress bar or even a Please Wait of some type. Any ideas or brainspasms would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou very much.