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AutoCad 2002 - AutoCad 2012

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02-23-2012 03:53 AM



I am involved in a project whereby we have a Dell 520 Laptop on XP SP2. AutoCad 2002 is installed and is heavily used with various plug-ins etc. It uses various commands and scripits and produces drawings from these.


As you can apreciate the laptop is old and needs replacing so, we are going to Windows 7 and are looking to upgrade to AC2012


Has anyone on this forum ever migrated from AC 2002 to AC 2012? I would be very interested to hear what problems you encountered and how you tackled them.


Also, how do I navigate in AutoCad 2002 to find out what plug-ins are enabled and being used by the application?


As you can probably tell, I am new to the AutoCad world so any information is greatly appreciated in helping me getting things that worked in 2002 in 2012.




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Re: AutoCad 2002 - AutoCad 2012

02-24-2012 06:16 AM in reply to: 2012jim2012

Never "migrate" an AutoCAD 2002 Profile to AutoCAD 2012. But you can move things like special hatches, linetypes, all your symbols libraries and more.


And unless your plug-ins are written in generic Lisp and they call commands that have never changed in 10-years, they are likely not able to run in R2012 unless the source of those plug-ins have newer versions for you to buy/acquire/install.


Start 2002, when it's finished, hit the F2 key and scroll up to the top. If any add-ons autoload, they tend to leave remarks in the startup. APPLOAD may shed more light on loaded applications too.



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