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Tool and menu bar missing in autocad2011 mac

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10-16-2010 02:08 AM

I have downloaded Autocad 2011 mac (Student version) yesterday and it installed it on my Macbook pro 15" (Core i5, 4Gb RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M) but der is this problem, it does not any menu and even no tools I have also attached Screenshot of my autocad...... please help me.....

Post 2 of 30

Re: Tool and menu bar missing in autocad2011 mac

10-16-2010 03:46 AM in reply to: car2nhimu

Hi,

 

Try "Reset Application Options..." in Application tab of Application Preferences (menu AutoCAD -> Preferences...)

 

HTH

Maxim

Architect
MARSS

MacACAD | MARSS



Post 3 of 30

Re: Tool and menu bar missing in autocad2011 mac

10-16-2010 06:38 AM in reply to: maxim_k

no its working and I even downloaded the app again but still.......its not working....

Post 4 of 30

Re: Tool and menu bar missing in autocad2011 mac

10-16-2010 08:45 AM in reply to: car2nhimu

some how m able to figure out this that my tool palettes and menu were not installed only. please see the attached image.....what should I do......Actually i downloaded it 2 time den also...

Post 5 of 30

Finally started working

10-16-2010 11:54 AM in reply to: car2nhimu

Hey finally My autocad start working.... I deleted everything and even other Autodesk software & i mean all the files and then installed autocad and it working cool...... :)

Post 6 of 30

Re: Tool and menu bar missing in autocad2011 mac

10-18-2010 06:16 AM in reply to: maxim_k

Reinstalling didn't work for me.  Nor did resetting application application options.  The menu bar is simply

missing in action. 

Post 7 of 30

Re: Tool and menu bar missing in autocad2011 mac

10-19-2010 02:06 AM in reply to: geoffreymbrown

did you deleted all the files after uninstalling autodesk software???......  wat i did is uninstall all the autodesk software and and den deleted files from:

1. /Users/"your user name"/Library

2. /Users/"your user name"/Library/Application Support/Autodesk

 

den reinstall only autocad nthk else and after that i install all other autodesk software and it started wrking....

 

I hope it'll help.....

 

Post 8 of 30

Re: Tool and menu bar missing in autocad2011 mac

10-19-2010 01:30 PM in reply to: car2nhimu

You don't get tool palettes with ACAD for Mac.  Ouch.

Post 9 of 30

Re: Tool and menu bar missing in autocad2011 mac

10-20-2010 10:47 AM in reply to: car2nhimu

I've done all that.  Autocad support sent me a bunch of emails suggesting things, but they

have no idea what's wrong. 

Post 10 of 30

Re: Tool and menu bar missing in autocad2011 mac

10-20-2010 11:23 AM in reply to: car2nhimu

Could you check the permissions of your "~/Library/Application Support" folder to assure you have write access?

AutoCAD needs to copy some profile stuff to this location (including palette icons) when you first launch.

 

To check permissions, from a Finder, go to your home folder, select Library, then under that, select the "Application Suport" folder.  Right-click and choose "Get Info".  At the bottom of this Info dialog, check the "Sharing & Permissions" settings and assure your login has "Read & Write" Priviledge.  You should be able to change permissions here.

 

Another way to make this folder writable (and hopefully fix this mising icon issue) is to

1. launch a Terminal window (found in Applications / Utilities)

2. type the following command: 

sudo chmod -R +w ~/Library/Application\ Support

 

Then, the next time you launch, these profile files (for things like palette icons) should be properly copied to the required folder.

 

Regards,

Mike

Post 11 of 30

Re: Tool and menu bar missing in autocad2011 mac

10-20-2010 01:11 PM in reply to: car2nhimu

I've been there

 

 ls -l Autodesk/
total 0
drwxrwxr-x  2 geobrown  staff  68 Oct 20 16:04 local
drwxrwxr-x  2 geobrown  staff  68 Oct 20 16:04 roaming

/Users/geobrown/Library/Application Support

drwxrwxr-x   4 geobrown  staff   136 Oct 20 16:04 Autodesk

Post 12 of 30

Re: Tool and menu bar missing in autocad2011 mac

10-28-2010 03:51 PM in reply to: geoffreymbrown

did you find a solution? i have the same problem and apparently nothing works for me

Post 13 of 30

Re: Tool and menu bar missing in autocad2011 mac

10-28-2010 04:43 PM in reply to: geoffreymbrown

Here are the directions I received from a tech support person

 

1. Open a terminal window.
2. cd "/Applications/Autodesk/

AutoCAD 2011/AutoCAD.app/Contents"
3. ./copyreg.sh  "/Applications/Autodesk/AutoCAD 2011/AutoCAD.app"

Note: The above assumes the default install location.
This did work for me, but I've had subsequent emails suggesting that they (autodesk) are
concerned that permission problems may persist. 
What these directions do is
run a script distributed as part of Autocad that sets upn things in your ~/Library directory.
Nobody has said, but I'm assuming that when this script is ordinarily run (on my machine and maybe
yours) it doesn't have the right permissions to create the necessary files.
I don't know if this is universal, but our machines are set up so that installing
applications in /Application requires sudo.  Perhaps this is related to the root cause.
Post 14 of 30

Re: Tool and menu bar missing in autocad2011 mac

10-28-2010 05:01 PM in reply to: geoffreymbrown

well it works for me :) Thank you very much!!! :D

Post 15 of 30

Re: Tools icons missing in autocad2011 mac

12-22-2010 02:26 PM in reply to: geoffreymbrown

My tool set panel is empty . When I open autocad  I see at the commend bar :problem loading cui panel:

 

I can use the draw ,modify. Dimension from the top bar , but I don't have it at the tool set panel . 

Any ideas .?

thanx

Post 16 of 30

Re: Tools icons missing in autocad2011 mac

12-23-2010 04:29 AM in reply to: yaronauto

Hi,

 

have you tried this solution from geoffreymbrown?


geoffreymbrown wrote:

Here are the directions I received from a tech support person

 

1. Open a terminal window.
2. cd "/Applications/Autodesk/

AutoCAD 2011/AutoCAD.app/Contents"
3. ./copyreg.sh  "/Applications/Autodesk/AutoCAD 2011/AutoCAD.app"

Note: The above assumes the default install location.
This did work for me, but I've had subsequent emails suggesting that they (autodesk) are
concerned that permission problems may persist. 
What these directions do is
run a script distributed as part of Autocad that sets upn things in your ~/Library directory.
Nobody has said, but I'm assuming that when this script is ordinarily run (on my machine and maybe
yours) it doesn't have the right permissions to create the necessary files.
I don't know if this is universal, but our machines are set up so that installing
applications in /Application requires sudo.  Perhaps this is related to the root cause.

 

Maxim
Architect
MARSS

MacACAD | MARSS



Post 17 of 30

Re: Tool and menu bar missing in autocad2011 mac

12-25-2010 02:33 PM in reply to: geoffreymbrown

Hi . I have try that but  I think I am not writhing it right. Dose cd stand for the command baton on the keyboard? Do I need to use  the " at the beginning and at the end? Do I press the enter key between  the first command and the second ? 

Can you tell me how to Wright it exactly? 

Thank you for your help.

Post 18 of 30

Re: Tool and menu bar missing in autocad2011 mac

12-26-2010 10:04 AM in reply to: yaronauto

Hi,

cd stands for Unix command "Change directory",

you have to open Terminal.app (in Utilities) and type exactly (with quotes):

first line

cd "/Applications/Autodesk/AutoCAD 2011/AutoCAD.app/Contents"      hit Return

second line

./copyreg.sh  "/Applications/Autodesk/AutoCAD 2011/AutoCAD.app"      hit Return

(don't miss point - first symbol in front of  /copyreg.sh)

 

 

 

Maxim

Architect
MARSS

MacACAD | MARSS



Post 19 of 30

Re: Tool and menu bar missing in autocad2011 Mac

12-27-2010 12:34 PM in reply to: geoffreymbrown

Hi . No it didn't work for me any  other suggestions?

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Post 20 of 30

Re: Tool and menu bar missing in autocad2011 Mac

01-11-2011 11:24 AM in reply to: yaronauto

Spaces in unix are handled differently in Mac OS X.  Normally, you can add quotes to define the full path. i.e.

 

cd '/Applications/Autodesk 2011/Autodesk.app/Contents' but sometimes, this will not work.

 

It is much better to run the following commands to get your Tool Sets to work:

 

cd /Applications/Autodesk\ 2011/AutoCAD.app/Contents

 

./copyreg.sh /Applications/Autodesk/AutoCAD\ 2011/AutoCAD.app

 

The space in the Finder is replaced with "\ ".  [Backslash + Space]

 

 



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