Registrations are now open. Join us today!
There is still a lot of work to do on the wiki yet! More information about editing can be found here.
Already have an account?

Microsoft KB Archive/254698

From BetaArchive Wiki
Knowledge Base

Visio5: "Unable to Find Drwex.dll" Error When You Insert an AutoCAD Drawing

Article ID: 254698

Article Last Modified on 8/5/2004


  • Visio 5.0 Standard
  • Visio 5.0 Professional
  • Visio 5.0 Technical
  • Visio 5.0 Enterprise

This article was previously published under Q254698


When you try to insert a DWG or DXF file into a Visio Technical drawing by clicking AutoCAD Drawing on the Insert menu, you may receive the following error message:

Unable to Find Drwex.dll
Check Installation.

After you click OK, a Visio application error occurs and Visio shuts down.


If Visio Technical 5.0b or later and IntelliCAD 98 by Visio are installed on the same computer and you uninstall IntelliCAD 98, the Uninstall program removes the Drwex.dll file from the Visio folder. The DWG converter that comes with Visio versions 5.0b and later requires this file.


To restore Drwex.dll, install Service Release C for your version of Visio 5.0. The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Vis5X25C.EXE (for the U.S. version of Visio 5.0)

IE5X25C.exe (for the International English version of Visio 5.0)

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Additional query words: unable to find drwex dll

Keywords: kberrmsg kbdownload kburl KB254698