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schaalanastasia
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Failure Installing AutoCad 2013 for MAC

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05-13-2013 10:25 AM

Hello, 

 

I'm in desperate need of installing AutoCad back onto my Mac (using Snow Leopard). I used to have AutoCad 2011, but started working funny and incorrectly so I decided to change to the 2013 Student version.

 

The process goes fine but when I actually have to start the program the first time (to activate it), I get the loading image and then nothing happens (see attached image), it disappears and the program doesn't start.

 

Could someone please help me? I need to get it started as soon as possible, I have lots of homework to do! Thank you

 

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philip.s
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Re: Failure Installing AutoCad 2013 for MAC

05-13-2013 04:52 PM in reply to: schaalanastasia

 

Welcome to the community Anastasia!

 

Can you confirm that you're running the most current version / AutoCAD for Mac SP1?

 

What happens if you try launching the software from a terminal window?


Using Terminal:

Open a Terminal window (the Terminal app is typically found in the /Applications/Utilities folder).
Type /Applications/Autodesk/AutoCAD\ 2013/AutoCAD.app/Contents/MacOS/AutoCAD -nologo and press return.
Quit the Terminal application.

 

Please accept as a solution if this fully resolves the issue, or reply with additional details if the problem persists.

 



Philip Schmelzer
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schaalanastasia
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Re: Failure Installing AutoCad 2013 for MAC

05-13-2013 11:08 PM in reply to: schaalanastasia

Thank you.

 

When I type in what you asked me in Terminal, I get this : "No such file or directory".

 

I downloaded the latest Service Pack (the 3 I think) and I think I've tried the 1 and it still doesn't work... 

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Re: Failure Installing AutoCad 2013 for MAC

05-14-2013 06:21 AM in reply to: schaalanastasia

Hello, 

 

Just letting you know, I solved the problem another way : I did a factory reset of my macbook pro and redownloaded autocad 2013 and now it works fine. I think that when I uninstalled the 2011 version, for some reason it wasn't correctly executed even if I uninstalled it properly (not by simply putting it in the trash). I guess that's what made my autocad crash.

 

Thank you for trying to help!

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philip.s
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Re: Failure Installing AutoCad 2013 for MAC

05-14-2013 01:12 PM in reply to: schaalanastasia

You're most very welcome Anastasia and thank you for sharing your solution with the community!



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