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fatherof3
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Registered: ‎11-21-2003
Message 11 of 17 (177 Views)

Re: Mechanical 2013 Help appearing in Autocad 2013

02-14-2013 08:17 AM in reply to: gearknox

Bob, same thing here with service pack. Had to install the Mechanical SP, not the Autocad SP.

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GrantsPirate
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Message 12 of 17 (174 Views)

Re: Mechanical 2013 Help appearing in Autocad 2013

02-14-2013 08:27 AM in reply to: gearknox

When going to the service packs be sure to read the readme file first.  If you read the one for AutoCAD it will tell you that it is only good for plain AutoCAD. Since you have the Inventor Product Design Suite (or whatever) you will simply look for that in the list of products when looking for service packs, etc.

 

You or your company bought the Suite which has Mechanical and not plain AutoCAD so I am not sure why you expect the Startup from AutoCAD, or why that would be that important to you, but you are going to get the Mechanical startup, as you have surmised.

 

Why spend the money on the very expensive suite and only want AutoCAD?

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MikeKovacik4928
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Registered: ‎09-16-2007
Message 13 of 17 (169 Views)

Re: Mechanical 2013 Help appearing in Autocad 2013

02-14-2013 09:07 AM in reply to: GrantsPirate
In answer to your comment. I want the Inventor and I want the Autocad. I don't want the mechanical. I have managed to get the autocad offline help to show, the dealer did finally phone me up and explain how to do it. See attached screenshot. On the" help and welcome screen tab" unclick the "access online content when available" button. If you have the offline Autocad 2013 english help loaded on your C drive and pathed in the options, the help will default to that. Now I am still stuck with the Mechanical Welcome screen, and it is extremely annoying to say the least! I am not using the mechanical, so I don't want the mechanical welcome screen, as simple as that. Mike Kovacik
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gearknox
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Registered: ‎08-24-2004
Message 14 of 17 (167 Views)

Re: Mechanical 2013 Help appearing in Autocad 2013

02-14-2013 09:19 AM in reply to: gearknox

Check to see if AutoCAD 2013 is in your list of programs  ADD/REMOVE list.  If it is not there, that is further indication that Autodesk considers it a sub-set of AC Mechanical.

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gearknox
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Registered: ‎08-24-2004
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Re: Mechanical 2013 Help appearing in Autocad 2013

02-14-2013 09:22 AM in reply to: MikeKovacik4928
Ditto with me Mike - but I at least get the AC2013 sign in screen.
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gearknox
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Registered: ‎08-24-2004
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Re: Mechanical 2013 Help appearing in Autocad 2013

02-14-2013 09:25 AM in reply to: GrantsPirate
I have every intention of migrating to Inventor but I came from 2008 and Windows XP so I thought it would be good to not bite off too much at one timewhile learning 2013 running on Windows 7.
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steve216586
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Registered: ‎07-10-2007
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Re: Mechanical 2013 Help appearing in Autocad 2013

02-14-2013 10:19 AM in reply to: GrantsPirate

COJones,

 

There isn't an increase in price difference when purchasing the AutoCAD, Mechanical, Inventor package.  It is actually a price discount.  I just purchased 7 Mech licenses and traded in 7 2004LT on an upgrade and the cost of upgrading to vanilla or LT was more than to upgrade to the Mech packages.  So now our engineers have the full package instead of just vanilla or LT as they had before.  I am hearing the same comments from them.  They just aren't used to the different interface at start-up and think something is wrong.  I keep telling them to relax and use it like they did before.  I even set up workstations with vanilla commands in place of the Mech ones.  They don't "like" the advanced commands supplied with Mech such as AMSHIDE for example.  They're engineeers.  Go figure.

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