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andrew.nao
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cant find dll file

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09-25-2012 09:01 AM
when i add a custom template file location under options>files>template settings>drawing template file location>default template file name for QNEW i i get the error message c:\program files\autodesk\autocad mechanical 2012\acadm\amg3dim.arx cannot find a dll or other file that it needs. if i remove my custom template file location and leave it blank, i get no error. can anyone shed some light? its the same thing for the drawing template file location, if i change the default file location to another path, i get a different dll error message when launching cad.
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Re: cant find dll file

10-01-2012 12:14 PM in reply to: andrew.nao

If you happen to be using Windows 7, try right-clicking AutoCAD Mechanical 2012 and choosing "Run as administrator" to launch it. It might also be good to try turning off User Account Control:

 

  1. Click the Start menu and in the search field type UAC.
  2. In the window that comes up, move the slider down to Never Notify.
  3. Click OK and then restart the computer.

If the above doesn't help, then try resetting AutoCAD to defaults by clicking Start > All Programs > Autodesk > AutoCAD Mechanical 2012 > Reset Settings To Default.

 

Let me know if this helps.



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Re: cant find dll file

10-04-2012 08:22 AM in reply to: andrew.nao

I wanted to follow up with you on this discussion thread. Please let me know if any of the above helped. If it did, please click the "Accept as Solution" button. Thank you!



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andrew.nao
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Re: cant find dll file

10-05-2012 10:20 AM in reply to: bryce.thelin
the shotcut on my desktop doesnt offer the option of running as administrator nor does the launch icon in start>all programs>autodesk>autocad...
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andrew.nao
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Re: cant find dll file

10-05-2012 10:29 AM in reply to: andrew.nao
ok i had to create a new shortcut,the shortcut acad makes doesnt provide the option to run as administrator. i ran the new shortcut as administrator, and now i get a new error "the program cant start because mcadapi.arx is missing from your computer. try reinstalling the program to fix this problem" after i "ok" thru this message five times, it launches. i have to go into options and set the template file and default location back to default
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Re: cant find dll file

10-05-2012 10:40 AM in reply to: andrew.nao

Go ahead and try resetting AutoCAD Mechanical to defaults. If that doesn't fix the error, then do a repair or uninstall/reinstall of AutoCAD Mechanical 2012.



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Re: cant find dll file

10-08-2012 07:57 AM in reply to: bryce.thelin
resetting to the defaults does fix the problem but as soon as i try to put in my custom location and template i get the errors
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Re: cant find dll file

10-08-2012 07:58 AM in reply to: andrew.nao
let me also add that resetting to the defaults also changes [B]ALL[/B] my settings
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Re: cant find dll file

10-08-2012 08:52 AM in reply to: andrew.nao

Could the error be coming from your template file? Try designating a different DWT file in the same location as the default template that you want to use.



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Re: cant find dll file

10-08-2012 09:28 AM in reply to: andrew.nao

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