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mlachance
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Unable to find main dictionary

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11-25-2011 02:02 PM

Any idea how to do the same thing in ACAD for Mac 2011.  Same error message.

 

"unable to find main dictionary. could not start speller."

 

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Re: Unable to find main dictionary

11-25-2011 09:54 PM in reply to: mlachance

Hi,

 

There could be several problems:

1. Check which dictionary established as main in AutoCAD: type DCTMAIN at the command prompt and look what you get. It should be "enu" by default.

2. Check AutoCAD->Preferences->Application tab-> Support File Search Path: "/Applications/Autodesk/AutoCAD 2011/AutoCAD.app/Contents/Resources/Support" folder should be in it

3. This step depends on #1, if for example you have DCTMAIN="enu", then go to "/Applications/Autodesk/AutoCAD 2011/AutoCAD.app/Contents/Resources/Support" folder (go to Application folder, find AutoCAD.app in it, right-click on it and select "Show package contents", then navigate to "Contents/Resources/Support" folder)  and find enu.dct file in it, it should be there.

 

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lee_cheniere
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Re: Unable to find main dictionary

11-15-2013 09:11 AM in reply to: maxim_k

Can not find this

 

 

2. Check AutoCAD->Preferences->Application tab-> Support File Search Path: "/Applications/Autodesk/AutoCAD 2011/AutoCAD.app/Contents/Resources/Support" folder should be in it

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Re: Unable to find main dictionary

11-15-2013 09:20 AM in reply to: mlachance
Hi,

Could you clarify:
What exactly you can not find?
Can not open AutoCAD Preferences dialog or can not find Application tab in it?
And what is the main problem?
Do you get an alert about main dictionary?

Maxim
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Re: Unable to find main dictionary

11-15-2013 09:33 AM in reply to: maxim_k

I am useing Autocad civil 3d 2014.

Attached jpg shows the error that I am getting.

 

Can not find Application tab in it?

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Unable to find main dictionary

11-15-2013 09:50 AM in reply to: mlachance
Sorry, but you are at wrong Forum.
You are using PC version if AutoCAD, but here is AutoCAD for Mac Forum.

In Windows version of AutoCAD you have to look in Files tab (the first one) in AC Preferences.

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Re: Unable to find main dictionary

11-15-2013 09:52 AM in reply to: mlachance
It is better to ask here:
forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-Civil-3D-General/bd-p/66

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Re: Unable to find main dictionary

11-15-2013 09:54 AM in reply to: maxim_k
Yeha, I guess that would work better if I was in the correct form, lol, good to know its a problem in both versions.

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