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Tutorial - Select AEGS & Right-click - Click Activate ??

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10-09-2012 09:40 AM

I am going through the tutorials in an effort to integrate the Electrical features with our production processes (if possible) & when following the tutorial, so far I have encountered this twice:


If AEGS is in the list of open projects:

Select AEGS and right-click.

Click Activate.


"Activate" is not even a grayed out option for me much less an available option. So far, I have successfully navigated the tutorial by ignoring this & simply double clicking the AEGS project THEN Opening one of the files in that project.  I have tried setting SDI to both 0 & 1 & it appears AutoCAD electrical ignores this & it has no effect on availability of the "Activate" option.


Is there a correct setting for SDI when going through the tutorials?  Side note: I am using the "ACADE & 2D Drafting & Annotation" workspace if that makes any difference since that is the workspace which provides the ribbon/tiles on the menu interface which matches the initial screen of the tutorials.


Looking ahead, are there any other 2013 deviations from the tutorials that are included?




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Re: Tutorial - Select AEGS & Right-click - Click Activate ??

10-17-2012 07:12 AM in reply to: process_solutions



if the AEGS project is the active project then Activate will not be an option. This is only if AEGS is not the active project. The active project will be the first one in the list in Project Manager and the name is bold. So if AEGS is in the list but not active then right-click on it and select Activate.



Pat Murnen
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Information Modeling and Platform Products Group

Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: Tutorial - Select AEGS & Right-click - Click Activate ??

10-17-2012 08:38 AM in reply to: murnenp



Thank you.  So far, as I do not yet have any projects, the only project is the AEGS for the tutorials so it is so far always the active project I suppose.  Thank you for explaining why the activate option hasn't been available.




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