Im trying to create an install application of all our customisations so that our staff can take home the blocks and lines and texts and macros lisp/ fas ect.. that we use at work.
the issue though is we use Architectural suite 2012 at work so when i need to programaticaly (windows batch) find the acad.exe for the standard eddition of autocad 2012 (which most staff use at home) i cant figureout wher it would be. In all previous versions the acad.exe was found in C:\Program files\AutoCAD 20xx.... where as with architectureal 2012 its found in C:\Program files\Autodesk\AutoCAD architectural suite 2012.....
as can be noted there is a suden change to the directory structure with the advent of the folder AUTODESK. thus which is correct
1: C:\Program files\ AutoCAD 2012\acad.exe
2: C:\Program files\ AutoDesk\AutoCAD 2012\acad.exe
Yes I know that however i need to know this before starting AutoCAD up, or in my case without even having AutoCAD 2012 STD installed on my pc.
As far as I know, blocks, linetypes, etc. have no dependance on the acad.exe location. There's even less dependance if they are going to be working on vanilla AutoCAD rather than the Architectural vertical.
Is there some special reason you need this particular location?
>> i need to know this before starting AutoCAD up
At least there is a default path for installation, but every admin may have it's own ideas and my install it to any self-created folder.
The option you may have is the registry, there you can find on many places pointers to ACAD.EXE, but also be careful if there are more than one version/release of AutoCAD is installed.
And please see the post from dgorsman ==> the place you use for symbols does not depend on the folder of ACAD.EXE, you just have to add a path to the list of supportfolders in the AutoCAD-profile(s).
- alfred -
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