AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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mgorecki
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Running AutoCAD 2010 in Silent Mode

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01-17-2013 02:08 PM

Hello, I want to run a batch file that will launch AutoCAD, run a program that will create some graphics, save and then exit AutoCAD.  I'm sure this can be done, but I want to do it in Silent mode.  The server it will run on has no monitor.

If it's possible, can someone tell me what the command ls?

 

Thanks,

Mark

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pendean
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Registered: ‎11-06-2003
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Re: Running AutoCAD 2010 in Silent Mode

01-17-2013 05:51 PM in reply to: mgorecki

Find and download the free SCRIPTPRO or AUTOSCRIPT tools and write a script to run unattended.

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mgorecki
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Re: Running AutoCAD 2010 in Silent Mode

01-18-2013 07:43 AM in reply to: pendean

Sorry, I wasn't very clear on this.  I have a batch file that will launch AutoCad.  AutoCad will then launch my program that will create a drawing, save it, then exit AutoCad.

What I need is the command(s) to launch AutoCad in silent mode.

 

Thanks

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dgorsman
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Re: Running AutoCAD 2010 in Silent Mode

01-18-2013 11:20 AM in reply to: mgorecki

You may want to define "silent mode".  You can run it minimized/UI hidden; 2013 version introduced command console which provides command-line only input with no GUI.

 

Minor point of contention: AutoCAD isn't supported to run on Server OS.  It might work, but no guarantees and no support.

 

Edit: you may want to check the EULA as well.

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