I have tried all I can so far; "ADD/INSTALL FEATURES"; "MENULOAD"....but Commands in my Express Menu is still not recognised by AutoCAD.
What now, Friends? Please give detailed instructions, maybe there's something I missed...
Thank You in Anticipation...
PS: Why does Autodesk have to make life so difficult for us?
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The stupid thing is, when you install Express, the dumb thing can be anywhere in your PC and not on the path that it try to look in the OPTIONS.
You must do a search thru Window, look for EXPRESS, then go to OPTIONS, repath it and it will work.
Why does Autodesk have to make life so difficult for us?
Maybe try to sell the support service
Assuming that the ET are installed, check your support file search path (Options>Files Tab)
It should include "C:\program files\autodesk\autocad 2012\express"
As long as that is true, at the AutoCAD command prompt, type in EXPRESSMENU (or possibly EXPRESSTOOLS).
The stupid thing is, when you install Express, the dumb thing can be anywhere in your PC....
I've never seen it anywhere other than the default path, unless it was changed by the person creating the deployment - in which case the person should know.
No, what you did was map your SFSP to the raw, unzipped files from the download.
When ET is installed, straight OOTB, the support files reside in \%programfiles%\Autodesk\<product>\Express
All right, show me.
Install mechanical without express, then go back to add this tool.
Click on the browse button and let see if it works for you.
Make a movie would be good.
Well, I gave it a try, and made sure ET was not checked during the install.
When it completed, I fired it up and to my surprise the ET tab was there on the Ribbon, and the commands worked.
A check of the SFSP revealed this path: C:\program files\autodesk\autocad 2013\express
So it appears that AutoCAD Mech "borrows" the ET install from vanilla AutoCAD 2013 if that is already installed.
Sorry, I don't have time to Uninstall everything and install AutoCAD Mech by itself.
Thanks, Friends, I managed to overcome this issue. The "Add/Remove Feature did not work for me, so I uninstalled and re-installed AutoCAD 2012 Mechanical, and it's done the trick!
Thanks for all your trouble.....
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