AutoCAD 2013/2014/2015

AutoCAD 2013/2014/2015

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vanilla autocad 2014

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04-24-2013 05:35 AM

I just installed my 2014 design suite premium up grade and cant seem to find just vanilla autocad on here. In earlier versions I think I found it under the start menu in the autocad mechanical folder but cant find it. Any ideas?

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Re: vanilla autocad 2014

04-24-2013 07:17 AM in reply to: Mini-Systems

Make a copy of the shortcut on your desktop.  Right click to edit properties, where the /p <<ACADMPP>> (example name, yours may be different) is shown replace that with a new profile name, since it won't exist it will be created when you use that shortcut the first time. So yours would be

/p PLAIN-ACAD, obviously put a name that works for you.

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Re: vanilla autocad 2014

04-24-2013 07:29 AM in reply to: Mini-Systems

If you go to Start>Autodesk>AutoCAD Mechanical (or something similar), do you see a Run as AutoCAD (or something similar)?

If so, right click-drag out to the desktop and select Copy Here.

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Re: vanilla autocad 2014

04-24-2013 07:32 AM in reply to: JDMather

If not, you can check the shortcut for launching the vertical.  Usually after the EXE filename they have an /ld argument which points to an ARX or DBX for the vertical tools - the "run as..." is just he vertical without those vertical tools loaded.  Try creating a new profile, point the shortcut to that with the /p argument, and omit the /ld argument.

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Re: vanilla autocad 2014

04-24-2013 07:56 AM in reply to: Mini-Systems

That worked thanks!


I think thats what I did last year but there was not straight autocad in the folder this year


I still cant understand why they just dont have a short cut directly to straight autocad. I would assume thats what most people are using when they buy these packages anyways.

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Re: vanilla autocad 2014

07-15-2013 12:10 PM in reply to: Mini-Systems

Why you ask?  It is a good question.  2013 version you could change the profile in options and delete the mechanical profile.  However this year they fixed that workaround.  I navigated to the folder where the application is located and it worked for two times opening regular autocad, then out of the blue it started opening mechanical for some reason.

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