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*Elrod, Kent
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Where are Express Tools?

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06-04-2003 07:13 AM
I don't find the express tools with the ABS2004 CD's, where can I get them.
Kent Elrod
*Elrod, Kent
Message 2 of 11 (470 Views)

Re: Where are Express Tools?

06-04-2003 07:41 AM in reply to: *Elrod, Kent
I looked at a vanilla 2004 install disk, the Express Tools are under Step 5,
Install Supplemental Tools.
In ABS2004 step 5, there is ONLY Hewlett-Packard DesignJet Printer Drivers.
Autodesk, you forgot to put them on the ABS disk.

I used a 30 day demo disk of plain 2004 to install the ET on my setup, so I
am glad that that worked for me.

Kent


"Kent Elrod" wrote in message
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> I don't find the express tools with the ABS2004 CD's, where can I get
them.
> Kent Elrod
>
>
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Message 3 of 11 (470 Views)

Re:

06-04-2003 08:08 AM in reply to: *Elrod, Kent
Is that my only choice for a fix?

Al
*Harper, Chip
Message 4 of 11 (470 Views)

Re: Where are Express Tools?

06-04-2003 09:12 AM in reply to: *Elrod, Kent
This came up in the ADT group, perhaps the procedure is the same. Please let
me know ...

For installing Express Tools on ADT 2004: Using Windows Explorer,
put the CD in, and turn off the install
program if it launches (holding the control key down while putting in
the cd should prevent "autorun"). Navigate in explorer to the
Adt\Support\Express folder and run the setup file. The readme file
explains this under Installation Issues.

--

Chip Harper
Member of the AutoDesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
*Elrod, Kent
Message 5 of 11 (470 Views)

Re:

06-04-2003 10:17 AM in reply to: *Elrod, Kent
Chip
Thanks, I did open the readme and search for express, but perhaps I missed
it. I will look tomorrow.

Why such a convoluted method for the verticals when it was so obvious for
the vanilla?
Kent

"Chip Harper" wrote in message
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> This came up in the ADT group, perhaps the procedure is the same. Please
let
> me know ...
>
> For installing Express Tools on ADT 2004: Using Windows Explorer,
> put the CD in, and turn off the install
> program if it launches (holding the control key down while putting in
> the cd should prevent "autorun"). Navigate in explorer to the
> Adt\Support\Express folder and run the setup file. The readme file
> explains this under Installation Issues.
>
> --
>
> Chip Harper
> Member of the AutoDesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
>
>
>
*[Autodesk], jason martin
Message 6 of 11 (470 Views)

Re:

06-04-2003 10:59 AM in reply to: *Elrod, Kent
As Chip indicated this is covered in the readme.

Many of the features of the express tools don't work as "expected" with ADT
and ABS.

Please read the readme file in the express tools folder of the ABS CD, as it
covers many of the known issues regarding the express tools and ABS and ADT.

jason

"Kent Elrod" wrote in message
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> Chip
> Thanks, I did open the readme and search for express, but perhaps I missed
> it. I will look tomorrow.
>
> Why such a convoluted method for the verticals when it was so obvious for
> the vanilla?
> Kent
>
*inc, chris yanchar - autodesk
Message 7 of 11 (470 Views)

Re:

06-04-2003 11:03 AM in reply to: *Elrod, Kent
The main Buildings Systems readme should explain where you can install
Express Tools from, and it will also call attention to a specific readme
regarding compatibility issues you should be aware of when using Express
Tools in an ADT/ABS environment. Due to several issues, we felt it would be
a bit misleading to advertise them in such an upfront manner in the main
front-end installer.

Regards
--
chris yanchar | product designer
building solutions division
autodesk, inc.


"Kent Elrod" wrote in message
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> Chip
> Thanks, I did open the readme and search for express, but perhaps I missed
> it. I will look tomorrow.
>
> Why such a convoluted method for the verticals when it was so obvious for
> the vanilla?
> Kent
>
> "Chip Harper" wrote in message
> news:E4225B9309725CDAE55FF3B3376C80DB@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > This came up in the ADT group, perhaps the procedure is the same. Please
> let
> > me know ...
> >
> > For installing Express Tools on ADT 2004: Using Windows Explorer,
> > put the CD in, and turn off the install
> > program if it launches (holding the control key down while putting in
> > the cd should prevent "autorun"). Navigate in explorer to the
> > Adt\Support\Express folder and run the setup file. The readme file
> > explains this under Installation Issues.
> >
> > --
> >
> > Chip Harper
> > Member of the AutoDesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
> >
> >
> >
>
>
*Elrod, Kent
Message 8 of 11 (470 Views)

Re:

06-04-2003 11:59 PM in reply to: *Elrod, Kent
Chris and Jason
Ok, I found the instructions. From the Installation page > Documentation >
Readme(.hlp) > Autodesk Arch. Desktop 2004 readme > Installation Issues.

If you use the help topics > find > express, the information will be found
for you also, again under the ADT readme.

Since this is the ABS install I assumed the information I would need would
be under ABS. I am new to the vertical products so I am in a steep learning
curve.

The documentation should, perhaps, reference ADT/ABS rather than just ADT
when speaking of known issues. A small point I know.

Thanks
Kent





"chris yanchar - autodesk inc" wrote in
message news:ECCDD75E866135124C5F7EDFB04D0BE3@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> The main Buildings Systems readme should explain where you can install
> Express Tools from, and it will also call attention to a specific readme
> regarding compatibility issues you should be aware of when using Express
> Tools in an ADT/ABS environment. Due to several issues, we felt it would
be
> a bit misleading to advertise them in such an upfront manner in the main
> front-end installer.
>
> Regards
> --
> chris yanchar | product designer
> building solutions division
> autodesk, inc.
>
>
*Harper, Chip
Message 9 of 11 (470 Views)

Re:

06-05-2003 01:52 AM in reply to: *Elrod, Kent
Just for my clarification ... was the path on the ABS CDROM,
"Adt\Support\Express", the correct location or is it "ABS\Support\Express"?

--

Chip Harper
Member of the AutoDesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
*Elrod, Kent
Message 10 of 11 (470 Views)

Re:

06-05-2003 02:05 AM in reply to: *Elrod, Kent
Hi Chip

The path on the CD is ABS\Support\Express.

Kent


"Chip Harper" wrote in message
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> Just for my clarification ... was the path on the ABS CDROM,
> "Adt\Support\Express", the correct location or is it
"ABS\Support\Express"?
>
> --
>
> Chip Harper
> Member of the AutoDesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
>
>
>
>
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