I was only trying to follow up on your previous post. At this point any help would be appreciated. Does anyone know if the gurus at Autodesk monitors these discussion groups, or are we on our own to deal with this?
I used this attached dynamic library file, setup the permissions on the .cfg and .reg files in the mechanical folder to allow writing, adjusted some registries to allow writing, and life is good again! Uh huh, uh huh!
Thank you oh wise ninja Wayne-san.
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Are you using Mechanical Desktop (referring to your "mechanical folder" reference)? Could you elaborate on exactly what changes you had to make to the .cfg and .reg files. Also...you mentioned that you made changes to the above files to allow "writing". Are you saying that AutoCad wouldn't save files in Vista? Elaborate on that also please.
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After the .dll replacement, R14 would open but I was getting two error messages. On opening, I would get one message about being unable to modify the registry and a suggestion to open REGEDIT (no suggestion from Vista on what to do in REGEDIT though).
On closing R14, I would get an error about not being able to write or save configuration.
I looked for what could be considered a registry file. "acadaut.reg" was what I found that looked like a good option in the "c:\program files\mechanical" folder, which is where all of the R14 support files tend to be on my machine. So I right-clicked on the file, selected 'properties', went to the 'security' tab, and edited the permissions so that 'write' access was allowed. I actually, granted 'full access' because I didn't notice 'write' as it's own selection, but that was probably more than is needed. I then looked for what would be a configuration file and found "acad14.cfg". I went through the same permissions update with it. During all this, I'd make a change and then try out R14, make another change, try out R14 again. After/During this, I felt the need to go and run REGEDIT, right click on each major folder, and update the permissions to allow writing there too. Now I have a working R14 on Vista 64-bit.
My version of R14 does include mechanical desktop, however I mainly use the AutoCAD program. Also, AutoCAD seems to prefer being installed in the Program Files area, not the Program Files (x86) directory. Hope this helps out.