APS-VERIFY
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Architectural Production Software 2005

Keyboard shortcut: none
Toolbar button: none
Compatible with AutoCAD Versions: Standard compatible versions

VERIFY THE Software INSTALLATION

This command creates a file that lists the status of the Software installation and provides information helpful in tracking down problems. The file it creates is called APS .TXT and created on the C: drive in the root folder (the path is C:\APS.TXT) it is also displayed in a dialog box in AutoCAD for you to view.

User configurable options: none

Known limitations:

  • None reported. If there is something this command will not do that you think it should please let us know.

Alternate uses:

  • None reported. If you have an alternate use for this command submit it here.

 

SAMPLE APS-VERIFY COMMAND SYNTAX:

Command: APS-VERIFY

If for some reason typing APS-VERIFY at the command prompt gets an "Unknown command" response from AutoCAD you may also run this command by dragging it from Windows Explorer. See below.

The Software .TXT file is created in the root folder of the C: drive (the path is C:\Software .TXT) with all of the information compiled from your machine. The same information is also displayed in the following dialog:

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling)

The dialog displays all of the information compiled. When you are done viewing the information press and the dialog will close.

 

Breakdown of the information provided:

APS-Verify - 2002 v3.07 - Verification compiled: 12/10/2002

The version of the APS software and the date this list was compiled.

 

ACAD VERSIONS - ACAD: 15.06 APS: 15.06

The AutoCAD versions as reported by AutoCAD and the APS software. Both of these values should be the same.

 

PLATFORM: Microsoft Windows NT Version 5.1 (x86)

The operating system and version.


------------VERIFY APS-SHELL COMMAND IN PGP FILE----------------
APS-SHELL     verified

Some of the APS commands need a way to communicate with the operating system for some file manipulation. The APS-SHELL in the PGP file allows this. This check makes sure that the appropriate line has been added to the PGP file during installation.

If the line in the PGP file doesn't exist this command will make an attempt to add it.

 

------------VERIFY AUTOCAD PATH----------------------------------
Software Program folder     in path
Software Custom folder       in path
Path Sequence                       paths in proper sequence

Both the program folder and the custom folder must be in the AutoCAD path. This portion verifies that they are. The custom folder also must be listed above the program folder in the list of paths, the last line verifies that this is the case.

If for some reason the paths to the Software software are lost or are in the wrong order these paths can be reconfigured, see Verifying and Fixing Problems with Software Paths in AutoCAD.

 

------------VERIFY CONFIGURATION----------------------------------
Software .CFG          found       C:\APS-Config\Software .CFG
Browser executable     found       C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
Characters in Job #      8
Object snap mode         0
...

This verifies that the configuration file can be located and lists it's path. It also lists some Software system variables that are helpful in troubleshooting some common problems.

If the configuration file cannot be found see Verifying and Fixing Problems with Software Paths in AutoCAD.

 

------------VERIFY REQUIRED FILES---------------------------------
Software program folder
APS-CMD01.LSP        found    C:\Program Files\Software \APS-CMD01.LSP
APS-CMD02.LSP        found    C:\Program Files\Software \APS-CMD02.LSP
...
Software Custom folder
APS-AT.MNU           found    C:\Program Files\Software \Custom\APS-AT.MNU
APS-ELEVBLKS.lsp     found    C:\Program Files\Software \Custom\APS-ELEVBLKS.lsp
...
Software Users_Manual folder
index.htm            found    C:\Program Files\Software \users_manual\index.htm
...
Software Troubleshooting folder
index.htm            found    C:\Program Files\Software \troubleshooting\index.htm
...

This area lists all of the files required to run the APS software, whether they can be found by AutoCAD, and where they are being loaded from. There are four folders that have required files in them. Each is listed and the files that should be in them are listed after them.

If any of these files are missing you must replace the missing file in order for the software to work properly. See Replacing Software Files from the Installation CD.

 

------------VERIFY OPTIONAL FILES-----------------------------------------------------------
Software Custom folder
1ANGLE.PAT     found    C:\Program Files\Software \Custom\1ANGLE.PAT
1ANSI31.PAT    found    C:\Program Files\Software \Custom\1ANSI31.PAT
...
Software ElevBlks folder
bbalhoop.dwg   found    C:\Program Files\Software \ELEVBLKS\bbalhoop.dwg
cabsct01.dwg   found    C:\Program Files\Software \ELEVBLKS\cabsct01.dwg
...
Software PlanBlks folder
1x2fluor.dwg   found    C:\Program Files\Software \Custom\1x2fluor.dwg
1x4fluor.dwg   found    C:\Program Files\Software \Custom\1x4fluor.dwg
...

This area lists all of the files that should have been loaded initially when the software was loaded but due to customization may no longer be needed. It also lists whether they can be found by AutoCAD, and where they are being loaded from. There are three folders that have these optional files in them. Each is listed and the files that originally were in them are listed after them.

These files are not required and the software will run without them, however these files add functionality and if missing you may want to replace them. If so see Replacing Software Files from the Installation CD.

 

Running the APS-VERIFY command when the APS commands are not loading on their own

Unless the APS-LOAD.LSP file is loaded when a drawing is opened the APS commands will not load. Typically this file is loaded either in the ".MNL" file for your menu file or in the ACAD.LSP file.

If for some reason you receive an "Unknown command" response when you type in "APS-VERIFY" you may run the command by loading the "APS-VERIFY.LSP" file.

 The simplest way to load the "APS-VERIFY.LSP" file is by dragging it from Windows Explorer over to the AutoCAD screen area. The steps for doing this are outlined below:

 

Open both AutoCAD and Windows Explorer. Make sure that no commands are active in AutoCAD and then position and size both programs so that you can see AutoCAD behind Windows Explorer as shown above.

 

 Browse in Explorer until you've found the "APS-VERIFY.LSP" file. Now drag the file over to the screen area of AutoCAD (the cursor will look similar to above) and "let go" of the file (release the mouse/puck button). The file will load in AutoCAD and the APS-VERIFY command will run. If you get a symbol instead of the cursor above it means that there is a command active in AutoCAD. Cancel the command and try again.

 

 

Solutions to common questions and problems with this command

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