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leothebuilder
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Autocad Architecture 2012 - Express Tools

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04-15-2011 07:20 AM

I have just installed ACA 2012 via downloading the upgrade from 2011.

Although the installation creates an Express Tools folder, the folder is empty.

I've tried to copy the Express folder from 2011 to 2012 and while Express Tools did appear on the ribbon, the actual tools/commands do not work. Any suggestions ?

I have had this happen to me before with an ACA 2009 install on Windows7.

 

I went through the Control Panel -> Uninstall a Program -> Right click on ACA2009 -> Select Uninstall/Change

This brings up the Autodesk Installation Wizard. After selecting Add or Remove Features, make sure Express Tools is selected and continue on through the wizard. This added all the Express tools items in the installation folder.

 

Hopefully this translates to ACA2012!

 

~Mary

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MarySeufert
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Re: Autocad Architecture 2012 - Express Tools

04-19-2011 11:59 AM in reply to: leothebuilder

I have had this happen to me before with an ACA 2009 install on Windows7.

 

I went through the Control Panel -> Uninstall a Program -> Right click on ACA2009 -> Select Uninstall/Change

This brings up the Autodesk Installation Wizard. After selecting Add or Remove Features, make sure Express Tools is selected and continue on through the wizard. This added all the Express tools items in the installation folder.

 

Hopefully this translates to ACA2012!

 

~Mary


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Re: Autocad Architecture 2012 - Express Tools

04-19-2011 12:16 PM in reply to: leothebuilder

Thanks....worked like a charm !

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cadmgr
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Re: Autocad Architecture 2012 - Express Tools

04-16-2012 02:00 PM in reply to: leothebuilder

It failed for us.  We installed AA2012 from a downloaded file.  For Windows7 machines, Express Tools were installed.  For XP machines, not - go figure.  But the frustration is that runing the Windows Add/Remove/add the applet demands "ACA.msi" to complete the install.

 

Not good.  Not working.  Needs a fix.

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leothebuilder
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Re: Autocad Architecture 2012 - Express Tools

04-16-2012 03:18 PM in reply to: leothebuilder

Did you try entering "expresstools" at the command line?

 

Sometimes the menu does not load at installation.

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Re: Autocad Architecture 2012 - Express Tools

04-25-2012 02:17 PM in reply to: cadmgr

When I first installed ACA2012, I used the downloaded version as well. The installation wasn't complete (missing content), and I couldn't use the reinstall or repair options from the control panel, I also had the ACA.msi not found issue. I even browsed to where it was on my system, and it still wouldn't run. I had to use a Windows 7 restore point to 'rip' ACA off my system and reinstall it. I think there is a bug with the downloaded installations!

 

Hope you have found a resolution... ~ Mary


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