AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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error: malformed string on input

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05-29-2012 05:45 AM

There were a few posts on this but no concrete solution.  I'm getting this error now and basically all electrical functions are inoperable.  Is there anything I can try before doing a complete uninstall/reinstall?


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Re: error: malformed string on input

05-30-2012 08:53 PM in reply to: cmcleroy

Be sure you have all updates installed for your version of Electrical.  If all else fails, try a repair install or a complete re-install.

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Re: error: malformed string on input

06-05-2012 05:40 AM in reply to: cmcleroy

I went to add/remove programs and did a repair.  This did not correct the problem.  I did find this post which solved the problem:

"1. Close ACADE.
2. Browse to your user folder:

For example for ACE 2007, here is your user folder by default:
C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Autodesk\AutoCAD
Electrical 2007\R17.0\enu\Support\User

3. Rename or delete the LastProj.fil file under this folder.
4. Restart ACADE"

Thanks, Cliff

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