AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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Registered: ‎01-05-2011
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error: bad argument type: streamp nil

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01-05-2011 05:51 AM

Hi Guys,


Our IT recently upgraded me to a new laptop.  They loaded it with AutoCAD Mechanical 2007, AutoCAD Electrical 2007, and Inventor 11.  AutoCAD Mechanical seems to work fine, but AutoCAD Electrical produces the error

; error: bad argument type: streamp nil
Command:  ; error: An error has occurred inside the *error* functionbad
argument type: streamp nil

whenever I select an Electrical function.  All other regular AutoCAD functions work fine while in Electrical.


I do notice that when AutoCAD Electrical first launches that the Electrical Menu Utilities do not load. It displays the error

AutoCAD Electrical menu utilities ; error: bad argument type: streamp nil


Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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Registered: ‎01-12-2011
Message 2 of 3 (3,348 Views)

Re: error: bad argument type: streamp nil

01-12-2011 02:11 PM in reply to: Dave03

I'm working with AutoCAD Mechanical 2011, recenlty upgraded from XP 64 to Windows 7 and I too am receiving this same error after opening a drawing.


; error: bad argument type: streamp nil


Everything else seems to be wokring fine.


Thank you

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Registered: ‎04-13-2010
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Re: error: bad argument type: streamp nil

02-27-2011 11:46 PM in reply to: jarrgonz

Try to check if your current workspace has been set after launching, it should be set to ACADE&2D Drafting & Annotation as default. If not, manually set it.

Second suggestion is to check if acade.cuix file is loaded or not.



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