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Autocad 2011...can't find express tools.....help menu missing

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05-18-2010 01:40 PM
Just installed the upgrade from 2010 to 2011 and now i have NO express tools. I did install them though. Also when i go to help, its saying cant be found. Any ideas????

One more thing; in 2010 every so often when i have acad open and then open internet exporer, it would shut down my autocad!!!!!????
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: Autocad 2011...can't find express tools.....help menu missing

05-18-2010 02:36 PM in reply to: sortego
If you think you installed them, just type EXPRESSTOOLS at the command line.
If that does not work, they did not get installed. Try again.

OPTIONS command, set Help to be local to your PC, and not on the Internet
(default).

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05-18-2010 02:55 PM in reply to: sortego
Thanks, i got the express tools working, but no luck with help menu.
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: Autocad 2011...can't find express tools.....help menu missing

05-19-2010 04:18 AM in reply to: sortego
R2011 alternate Help files:
AutoCAD 2011 online Help http://docs.autodesk.com/ACD/2011/ENU/landing.html
AutoCAD 2011 CHM-Based Help
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?id=15068206&siteID=123112&linkID=9240618
AutoCAD 2011 Help in PDF format
http://docs.autodesk.com/ACD/2011/ENU/pdfs/PDF%20Documentation.html
AutoCAD Wiki Help Beta http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Product_Help/AutoCAD


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StevekBenko
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Re: Autocad 2011...can't find express tools.....help menu missing

11-24-2010 12:17 PM in reply to: sortego

I am also new to 2011, upgraded from 2007. I did not load autocad on to my system so Im not sure where to go from here to aquire the expresstools. I did type "expresstools" into the command line and the response was "unknown command". Could anyone help point me in the right direction?

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Re: Autocad 2011...can't find express tools.....help menu missing

11-24-2010 12:30 PM in reply to: StevekBenko

Express Tools are installed by the AutoCAD setup program.  Insert the AutoCAD disk and  the setup program should start automatically allowing you to ADD Express Tools to your install 

 

or

 

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add Remove Programs > AutoCADxxxx > Change/Remove > Add/Remove Features > Express Tools  (you may still need the AutoCAD disks to install Express Tools)

 

 

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11-24-2010 01:32 PM in reply to: nestly

THAT'S WHAT I NEEDED!! Thank you very much. The office won't even know how happy they will be.

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Re: Autocad 2011...can't find express tools.....help menu missing

02-04-2011 01:42 PM in reply to: sortego

Even after doing all that, I get the same error message

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Re: Autocad 2011...can't find express tools.....help menu missing

02-04-2011 02:38 PM in reply to: jeff.whitney

Try searching these forums (2011) on Help questions. There is an older post from last spring where a link was given to a downloadable Help file in the old CHM format. Good luck! :smileyhappy:

I hope my info was useful, but if by some odd chance it actually solved your issue, feel free to mark your post as "Accept as Solution". Thanks! :smileyhappy:
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Re: Autocad 2011...can't find express tools.....help menu missing

02-04-2011 03:04 PM in reply to: Modman_4

Thanks for the reply - but even worse - NO CHM help files work on my computer!  None, not just ACAD, but none at all.  Have tried several things, but nothing works.

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