I am in the same boat. I used Sketch 2 for many years and now can no longer load it into new PC with Window 7. I end up having to purchase this new and overly complicated Autosketch 9, which comes with a pathetic Manual.
The Help button is not any better than the Star Up manual. It is written for people who already know how to use the software and it serves more or less just as a reminder.
I'd appreciate someone pointing us to something more useful than the Start Up manual.