On my MacBook Pro I tried this a few months back before i updated my OS to Mountian Lion. after install, i try and open AutoCAD and it bobs there for a second in the tool bar, the autodesk autocad 2013 intro window pops up liks it should... i get a scroll wheel on the mouse, and on the display window, and then it just crashes and closes. Im not sure why!!!!! ive tried 2012, and 2011 and im getting the same result every time. i have un-installed, re-installedm updated, and everything else i can think of and...... nothing. there were a couple fixes that i found on this forum, and a couple apple forums, and nothing seems to do the trick. Hopefully some of you guys have had this same issue and can help me!
Thanks, and i look forward to your replies!
We have just installed ACAD LT 2013 for Mac on the new 27" iMac running Mac OS 10.8.2 Mountain Lion and can confirm is running smoothly, as expected. It is a world of differences from the PC version, many of them detrimental or missing much used functionality for those haviing worked on PC, but otherwise is a nice UI.
it is fully installed, and icon is in my shortcut bar at the bottom. when i click the icon to open, it bounces for a little while. while bouncing, the main autocad startup screen pops up with some nice design of a building or someting similar to that, and i get a loading bar or scroll wheel, and shortly after this, it just quits and icon stops bouncing, autocad screen goes away and the application quits. i have went through the process of un-installing, an re-installing, tried 2012 and 2013 multiple times and every single time i get this same error.
Looks like you have one of the "traditional" problems with installation of AutoCAD on Mac - the problem, is in fact that the AutoCAD license manager could not start properly on your Mac (could be because it can not write some information to the system folders).
And I still don't know the direct solution for this issue, I think mostly it is "permissions" problem.
Can you try steps below:
1. Open a Finder window, press shift + cmd + c to go to hard disk page > select the disk partition where you installed AutoCAD > Library folder > Preferences folder > FlEXnet Publisher folder
2. Rename the FLEXnet Publisher folder to FLEXnet Publisher_old
3. Re-install AutoCAD.
4. Copy all files and folders from the FLEXnet Publisher_old folder into the new FLEXnet Publisher folder except any files that begin with "adskflex".