Accruent Meridian Enterprise 2020 User's Guide

Change Viewers

You might prefer the way one viewer displays a particular file format over another viewer or the way the tools work in one viewer better than another viewer. When attempting to display a document, PowerUser tries to use the first viewer in its list of available viewers for each file type. If the first viewer fails, it moves on to the next viewer in the list, and so on.


You must be an administrator of the computer or User Account Control (UAC) disabled.

  • This feature can be disabled by a system administrator.
  • For information on using the tools that are specific to third-party viewers, refer to that viewer’s documentation.

If hyperlinks in PDF documents do not work as expected, click the Options icon with the Acrobat viewer selected as described below and then enable Embed Acrobat viewer into Web Browser control.

To change the order of the viewers in the list for a file format:

  1. Select a document of the format for which you want to select a different viewer. For example, select an AutoCAD drawing file if you want to use a different viewer for this file format.
  2. Right-click in the viewer pane and select Viewer Options. The BlueCielo View Control dialog box appears. On the Viewer Priority page, under Use viewers in order is the list of available viewers for the selected file type.
  3. Select the desired viewer from the list and move it to the top of the list using the button.
  4. Click OK.

You should now see the document displayed with the chosen viewer in the viewer pane. This procedure applies to all file formats and all viewers.