Setting Up the APS Software Manually
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Architectural Production Software 2005

If you performed the automated installation from the APS installation CD and the files copied but nothing happened when you opened AutoCAD you may only need to "Load an APS "Main" menu file" as shown below. This has been a problem with some copies of AutoCAD 2006.

If you would like to load the APS software on your computer manually follow the steps outlined below:

 

Copy the APS files directly from the APS  CD

The first thing to do is to get the APS files copied to your computer. The files are located in the Software folder on the CD. Copy these files to your computer. For these examples we will be using Windows Explorer to do the copying.

Local Installation

This example is for those who would like the APS software installed locally on each computer.

1. Insert the APS installation CD into your CD drive. Open Windows Explorer.

2. Click on the "+" sign next to the "My Computer" icon (if it is not already expanded) then click on the "+" sign next to the C: drive (if it is not already expanded).

3. Click on your CD drive so that the contents of the APS installation disc is visible on the right side of the explorer window.

4. Drag the "Software" folder from the APS CD and set it on the "Program Files" folder as shown in the image at left. The folders and files will copy to your hard drive.

 

 

 

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Setting Up the APS Software Manually
.
Architectural Production Software 2005

If you performed the automated installation from the APS installation CD and the files copied but nothing happened when you opened AutoCAD you may only need to "Load an APS "Main" menu file" as shown below. This has been a problem with some copies of AutoCAD 2006.

If you would like to load the APS software on your computer manually follow the steps outlined below:

 

Copy the APS files directly from the APS  CD

The first thing to do is to get the APS files copied to your computer. The files are located in the Software folder on the CD. Copy these files to your computer. For these examples we will be using Windows Explorer to do the copying.

Local Installation

This example is for those who would like the APS software installed locally on each computer.

1. Insert the APS installation CD into your CD drive. Open Windows Explorer.

2. Click on the "+" sign next to the "My Computer" icon (if it is not already expanded) then click on the "+" sign next to the C: drive (if it is not already expanded).

3. Click on your CD drive so that the contents of the APS installation disc is visible on the right side of the explorer window.

4. Drag the "Software" folder from the APS CD and set it on the "Program Files" folder as shown in the image at left. The folders and files will copy to your hard drive.

 

 

 

 

 

Configure the Software Paths

For those familiar with setting AutoCAD paths there are a few APS locations that need to be included. In installations on a local hard drive there are two locations, when using a network installation there are three locations that need to be included. These locations are as follows in the order shown:

Local installation

Custom folder
APS folder

 

Network installation

Local files folder
Custom folder
APS folder

Example typical folder locations
C:\Program Files\APS-2006\Custom
C:\Program Files\APS-2006
C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files
X:\APS-2006\Custom
X:\APS-2006

For network installations we separate the files that may need to be unique to each user from the files that should be shared by all in the following way:

Local Files:

Files often include:
Menu files (.cui, .mnu, .mns, .mnc .mnl, and .mnr)
Default configuration file
(APS.cfg)
Shortcut definition file (SHRTCUTS.lsp)

and any file that may or should be different than anyone else's

Shared Files:

Files include:

Everything else.

For those less familiar with adding AutoCAD paths follow the instructions below for your release of AutoCAD:

Releases 12 & 13 for DOS:

For this example we will assume that this software should be set up locally on a single computer.

  • The program files are installed in the "C:\Software\" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory

In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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Release 13 for Windows:

For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

  • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
  • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
  • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

 

The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

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Releases 14 through 2006:

For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

  • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
  • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
  • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

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\" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

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    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

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    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

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    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

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    Load an APS "Main" menu file

    By loading one of the APS "Main" menu files you will automatically load the APS software.

    Type "MENULOAD" (or "CUILOAD" for AutoCAD 2006) at the command prompt,

    Note: The APS menu files are meant to be supplemental to your existing menu file(s) do NOT use the "MENU" command to load the APS menu files.

    Press the "Browse" button.

    The APS menu files will be in one of two locations depending on how you installed the APS software.

    Default menu file locations:

        
    Local APS installations    Network APS installations

    Obviously the location of these menu files may be different if you have installed the APS software in a location other than the default.

     

    in AutoCAD 2006...

    Select the appropriate "Main" customization file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow06.cui or APS-Detailer06.cui).

     

    in prior AutoCAD versions...

    Select the appropriate "Main" menu file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow.mnu or APS-Detailer.mnu).

    The various menu files that you could load are listed here:

    APS-Main-13.mnu
    APS-Main-14.mnu
    APS-Main-2000.mnu
    APS-Main-2000i.mnu
    APS-Main-2002.mnu
    APS-Main-2004.mnu
    APS-Main-2005.mnu
    APS-Main-2006.cui
    APS-Main-2002-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2004-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2005-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2006-LT.cui

    Select the one that matches the version of AutoCAD you are using. For example if you are using AutoCAD version 2004 select the "APS-Main-2004.mnu" file as shown in the image above and press "Open".


    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

     

    Now you may use the new APS toolbars to replace the stock toolbars or if you prefer you may drag buttons off of these APS toolbars and place them on your own toolbars.

    To drag an APS button from an APS toolbar to a location on a toolbar of your own, right-click on any toolbar and select "Customize...", then drag buttons to the desired locations. Note when customizing the toolbars that there is one special toolbar that has appeared separate from the others, our "Active Toolbar", it is shown docked on the top of the screen just below AutoCAD's "Standard" toolbar. This is a special toolbar that has the ability to change so only commands relating to the type of drawing being worked on will show. For more on this toolbar see Using the active toolbar.

    If you would like to get rid of a toolbar, just drag it so that it is "floating" in the middle of the drawing area and then click on the "x" to close it.

    Paths

    For those familiar with setting AutoCAD paths there are a few APS locations that need to be included. In installations on a local hard drive there are two locations, when using a network installation there are three locations that need to be included. These locations are as follows in the order shown:

    Local installation

    Custom folder
    APS folder

     

    Network installation

    Local files folder
    Custom folder
    APS folder

    Example typical folder locations
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006\Custom
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006
    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files
    X:\APS-2006\Custom
    X:\APS-2006

    For network installations we separate the files that may need to be unique to each user from the files that should be shared by all in the following way:

    Local Files:

    Files often include:
    Menu files (.cui, .mnu, .mns, .mnc .mnl, and .mnr)
    Default configuration file
    (APS.cfg)
    Shortcut definition file (SHRTCUTS.lsp)

    and any file that may or should be different than anyone else's

    Shared Files:

    Files include:

    Everything else.

    For those less familiar with adding AutoCAD paths follow the instructions below for your release of AutoCAD:

    Releases 12 & 13 for DOS:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up locally on a single computer.

    • The program files are installed in the "C:\Software\" directory
    • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory

    In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

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    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

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    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

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    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top

     

    Load an APS "Main" menu file

    By loading one of the APS "Main" menu files you will automatically load the APS software.

    Type "MENULOAD" (or "CUILOAD" for AutoCAD 2006) at the command prompt,

    Note: The APS menu files are meant to be supplemental to your existing menu file(s) do NOT use the "MENU" command to load the APS menu files.

    Press the "Browse" button.

    The APS menu files will be in one of two locations depending on how you installed the APS software.

    Default menu file locations:

        
    Local APS installations    Network APS installations

    Obviously the location of these menu files may be different if you have installed the APS software in a location other than the default.

     

    in AutoCAD 2006...

    Select the appropriate "Main" customization file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow06.cui or APS-Detailer06.cui).

     

    in prior AutoCAD versions...

    Select the appropriate "Main" menu file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow.mnu or APS-Detailer.mnu).

    The various menu files that you could load are listed here:

    APS-Main-13.mnu
    APS-Main-14.mnu
    APS-Main-2000.mnu
    APS-Main-2000i.mnu
    APS-Main-2002.mnu
    APS-Main-2004.mnu
    APS-Main-2005.mnu
    APS-Main-2006.cui
    APS-Main-2002-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2004-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2005-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2006-LT.cui

    Select the one that matches the version of AutoCAD you are using. For example if you are using AutoCAD version 2004 select the "APS-Main-2004.mnu" file as shown in the image above and press "Open".


    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

     

    Now you may use the new APS toolbars to replace the stock toolbars or if you prefer you may drag buttons off of these APS toolbars and place them on your own toolbars.

    To drag an APS button from an APS toolbar to a location on a toolbar of your own, right-click on any toolbar and select "Customize...", then drag buttons to the desired locations. Note when customizing the toolbars that there is one special toolbar that has appeared separate from the others, our "Active Toolbar", it is shown docked on the top of the screen just below AutoCAD's "Standard" toolbar. This is a special toolbar that has the ability to change so only commands relating to the type of drawing being worked on will show. For more on this toolbar see Using the active toolbar.

    If you would like to get rid of a toolbar, just drag it so that it is "floating" in the middle of the drawing area and then click on the "x" to close it.

    Paths

    For those familiar with setting AutoCAD paths there are a few APS locations that need to be included. In installations on a local hard drive there are two locations, when using a network installation there are three locations that need to be included. These locations are as follows in the order shown:

    Local installation

    Custom folder
    APS folder

     

    Network installation

    Local files folder
    Custom folder
    APS folder

    Example typical folder locations
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006\Custom
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006
    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files
    X:\APS-2006\Custom
    X:\APS-2006

    For network installations we separate the files that may need to be unique to each user from the files that should be shared by all in the following way:

    Local Files:

    Files often include:
    Menu files (.cui, .mnu, .mns, .mnc .mnl, and .mnr)
    Default configuration file
    (APS.cfg)
    Shortcut definition file (SHRTCUTS.lsp)

    and any file that may or should be different than anyone else's

    Shared Files:

    Files include:

    Everything else.

    For those less familiar with adding AutoCAD paths follow the instructions below for your release of AutoCAD:

    Releases 12 & 13 for DOS:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up locally on a single computer.

    • The program files are installed in the "C:\Software\" directory
    • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory

    In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

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    Load an APS "Main" menu file

    By loading one of the APS "Main" menu files you will automatically load the APS software.

    Type "MENULOAD" (or "CUILOAD" for AutoCAD 2006) at the command prompt,

    Note: The APS menu files are meant to be supplemental to your existing menu file(s) do NOT use the "MENU" command to load the APS menu files.

    Press the "Browse" button.

    The APS menu files will be in one of two locations depending on how you installed the APS software.

    Default menu file locations:

        
    Local APS installations    Network APS installations

    Obviously the location of these menu files may be different if you have installed the APS software in a location other than the default.

     

    in AutoCAD 2006...

    Select the appropriate "Main" customization file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow06.cui or APS-Detailer06.cui).

     

    in prior AutoCAD versions...

    Select the appropriate "Main" menu file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow.mnu or APS-Detailer.mnu).

    The various menu files that you could load are listed here:

    APS-Main-13.mnu
    APS-Main-14.mnu
    APS-Main-2000.mnu
    APS-Main-2000i.mnu
    APS-Main-2002.mnu
    APS-Main-2004.mnu
    APS-Main-2005.mnu
    APS-Main-2006.cui
    APS-Main-2002-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2004-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2005-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2006-LT.cui

    Select the one that matches the version of AutoCAD you are using. For example if you are using AutoCAD version 2004 select the "APS-Main-2004.mnu" file as shown in the image above and press "Open".


    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

     

    Now you may use the new APS toolbars to replace the stock toolbars or if you prefer you may drag buttons off of these APS toolbars and place them on your own toolbars.

    To drag an APS button from an APS toolbar to a location on a toolbar of your own, right-click on any toolbar and select "Customize...", then drag buttons to the desired locations. Note when customizing the toolbars that there is one special toolbar that has appeared separate from the others, our "Active Toolbar", it is shown docked on the top of the screen just below AutoCAD's "Standard" toolbar. This is a special toolbar that has the ability to change so only commands relating to the type of drawing being worked on will show. For more on this toolbar see Using the active toolbar.

    If you would like to get rid of a toolbar, just drag it so that it is "floating" in the middle of the drawing area and then click on the "x" to close it.

    Paths

    For those familiar with setting AutoCAD paths there are a few APS locations that need to be included. In installations on a local hard drive there are two locations, when using a network installation there are three locations that need to be included. These locations are as follows in the order shown:

    Local installation

    Custom folder
    APS folder

     

    Network installation

    Local files folder
    Custom folder
    APS folder

    Example typical folder locations
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006\Custom
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006
    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files
    X:\APS-2006\Custom
    X:\APS-2006

    For network installations we separate the files that may need to be unique to each user from the files that should be shared by all in the following way:

    Local Files:

    Files often include:
    Menu files (.cui, .mnu, .mns, .mnc .mnl, and .mnr)
    Default configuration file
    (APS.cfg)
    Shortcut definition file (SHRTCUTS.lsp)

    and any file that may or should be different than anyone else's

    Shared Files:

    Files include:

    Everything else.

    For those less familiar with adding AutoCAD paths follow the instructions below for your release of AutoCAD:

    Releases 12 & 13 for DOS:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up locally on a single computer.

    • The program files are installed in the "C:\Software\" directory
    • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory

    In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

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    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

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    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

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    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

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    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

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    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

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    Load an APS "Main" menu file

    By loading one of the APS "Main" menu files you will automatically load the APS software.

    Type "MENULOAD" (or "CUILOAD" for AutoCAD 2006) at the command prompt,

    Note: The APS menu files are meant to be supplemental to your existing menu file(s) do NOT use the "MENU" command to load the APS menu files.

    Press the "Browse" button.

    The APS menu files will be in one of two locations depending on how you installed the APS software.

    Default menu file locations:

        
    Local APS installations    Network APS installations

    Obviously the location of these menu files may be different if you have installed the APS software in a location other than the default.

     

    in AutoCAD 2006...

    Select the appropriate "Main" customization file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow06.cui or APS-Detailer06.cui).

     

    in prior AutoCAD versions...

    Select the appropriate "Main" menu file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow.mnu or APS-Detailer.mnu).

    The various menu files that you could load are listed here:

    APS-Main-13.mnu
    APS-Main-14.mnu
    APS-Main-2000.mnu
    APS-Main-2000i.mnu
    APS-Main-2002.mnu
    APS-Main-2004.mnu
    APS-Main-2005.mnu
    APS-Main-2006.cui
    APS-Main-2002-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2004-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2005-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2006-LT.cui

    Select the one that matches the version of AutoCAD you are using. For example if you are using AutoCAD version 2004 select the "APS-Main-2004.mnu" file as shown in the image above and press "Open".


    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

     

    Now you may use the new APS toolbars to replace the stock toolbars or if you prefer you may drag buttons off of these APS toolbars and place them on your own toolbars.

    To drag an APS button from an APS toolbar to a location on a toolbar of your own, right-click on any toolbar and select "Customize...", then drag buttons to the desired locations. Note when customizing the toolbars that there is one special toolbar that has appeared separate from the others, our "Active Toolbar", it is shown docked on the top of the screen just below AutoCAD's "Standard" toolbar. This is a special toolbar that has the ability to change so only commands relating to the type of drawing being worked on will show. For more on this toolbar see Using the active toolbar.

    If you would like to get rid of a toolbar, just drag it so that it is "floating" in the middle of the drawing area and then click on the "x" to close it.

    Paths

    For those familiar with setting AutoCAD paths there are a few APS locations that need to be included. In installations on a local hard drive there are two locations, when using a network installation there are three locations that need to be included. These locations are as follows in the order shown:

    Local installation

    Custom folder
    APS folder

     

    Network installation

    Local files folder
    Custom folder
    APS folder

    Example typical folder locations
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006\Custom
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006
    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files
    X:\APS-2006\Custom
    X:\APS-2006

    For network installations we separate the files that may need to be unique to each user from the files that should be shared by all in the following way:

    Local Files:

    Files often include:
    Menu files (.cui, .mnu, .mns, .mnc .mnl, and .mnr)
    Default configuration file
    (APS.cfg)
    Shortcut definition file (SHRTCUTS.lsp)

    and any file that may or should be different than anyone else's

    Shared Files:

    Files include:

    Everything else.

    For those less familiar with adding AutoCAD paths follow the instructions below for your release of AutoCAD:

    Releases 12 & 13 for DOS:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up locally on a single computer.

    • The program files are installed in the "C:\Software\" directory
    • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory

    In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

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    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top

     

    Load an APS "Main" menu file

    By loading one of the APS "Main" menu files you will automatically load the APS software.

    Type "MENULOAD" (or "CUILOAD" for AutoCAD 2006) at the command prompt,

    Note: The APS menu files are meant to be supplemental to your existing menu file(s) do NOT use the "MENU" command to load the APS menu files.

    Press the "Browse" button.

    The APS menu files will be in one of two locations depending on how you installed the APS software.

    Default menu file locations:

        
    Local APS installations    Network APS installations

    Obviously the location of these menu files may be different if you have installed the APS software in a location other than the default.

     

    in AutoCAD 2006...

    Select the appropriate "Main" customization file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow06.cui or APS-Detailer06.cui).

     

    in prior AutoCAD versions...

    Select the appropriate "Main" menu file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow.mnu or APS-Detailer.mnu).

    The various menu files that you could load are listed here:

    APS-Main-13.mnu
    APS-Main-14.mnu
    APS-Main-2000.mnu
    APS-Main-2000i.mnu
    APS-Main-2002.mnu
    APS-Main-2004.mnu
    APS-Main-2005.mnu
    APS-Main-2006.cui
    APS-Main-2002-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2004-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2005-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2006-LT.cui

    Select the one that matches the version of AutoCAD you are using. For example if you are using AutoCAD version 2004 select the "APS-Main-2004.mnu" file as shown in the image above and press "Open".


    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

     

    Now you may use the new APS toolbars to replace the stock toolbars or if you prefer you may drag buttons off of these APS toolbars and place them on your own toolbars.

    To drag an APS button from an APS toolbar to a location on a toolbar of your own, right-click on any toolbar and select "Customize...", then drag buttons to the desired locations. Note when customizing the toolbars that there is one special toolbar that has appeared separate from the others, our "Active Toolbar", it is shown docked on the top of the screen just below AutoCAD's "Standard" toolbar. This is a special toolbar that has the ability to change so only commands relating to the type of drawing being worked on will show. For more on this toolbar see Using the active toolbar.

    If you would like to get rid of a toolbar, just drag it so that it is "floating" in the middle of the drawing area and then click on the "x" to close it.

    Paths

    For those familiar with setting AutoCAD paths there are a few APS locations that need to be included. In installations on a local hard drive there are two locations, when using a network installation there are three locations that need to be included. These locations are as follows in the order shown:

    Local installation

    Custom folder
    APS folder

     

    Network installation

    Local files folder
    Custom folder
    APS folder

    Example typical folder locations
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006\Custom
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006
    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files
    X:\APS-2006\Custom
    X:\APS-2006

    For network installations we separate the files that may need to be unique to each user from the files that should be shared by all in the following way:

    Local Files:

    Files often include:
    Menu files (.cui, .mnu, .mns, .mnc .mnl, and .mnr)
    Default configuration file
    (APS.cfg)
    Shortcut definition file (SHRTCUTS.lsp)

    and any file that may or should be different than anyone else's

    Shared Files:

    Files include:

    Everything else.

    For those less familiar with adding AutoCAD paths follow the instructions below for your release of AutoCAD:

    Releases 12 & 13 for DOS:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up locally on a single computer.

    • The program files are installed in the "C:\Software\" directory
    • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory

    In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

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    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

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    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

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    Load an APS "Main" menu file

    By loading one of the APS "Main" menu files you will automatically load the APS software.

    Type "MENULOAD" (or "CUILOAD" for AutoCAD 2006) at the command prompt,

    Note: The APS menu files are meant to be supplemental to your existing menu file(s) do NOT use the "MENU" command to load the APS menu files.

    Press the "Browse" button.

    The APS menu files will be in one of two locations depending on how you installed the APS software.

    Default menu file locations:

        
    Local APS installations    Network APS installations

    Obviously the location of these menu files may be different if you have installed the APS software in a location other than the default.

     

    in AutoCAD 2006...

    Select the appropriate "Main" customization file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow06.cui or APS-Detailer06.cui).

     

    in prior AutoCAD versions...

    Select the appropriate "Main" menu file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow.mnu or APS-Detailer.mnu).

    The various menu files that you could load are listed here:

    APS-Main-13.mnu
    APS-Main-14.mnu
    APS-Main-2000.mnu
    APS-Main-2000i.mnu
    APS-Main-2002.mnu
    APS-Main-2004.mnu
    APS-Main-2005.mnu
    APS-Main-2006.cui
    APS-Main-2002-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2004-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2005-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2006-LT.cui

    Select the one that matches the version of AutoCAD you are using. For example if you are using AutoCAD version 2004 select the "APS-Main-2004.mnu" file as shown in the image above and press "Open".


    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

     

    Now you may use the new APS toolbars to replace the stock toolbars or if you prefer you may drag buttons off of these APS toolbars and place them on your own toolbars.

    To drag an APS button from an APS toolbar to a location on a toolbar of your own, right-click on any toolbar and select "Customize...", then drag buttons to the desired locations. Note when customizing the toolbars that there is one special toolbar that has appeared separate from the others, our "Active Toolbar", it is shown docked on the top of the screen just below AutoCAD's "Standard" toolbar. This is a special toolbar that has the ability to change so only commands relating to the type of drawing being worked on will show. For more on this toolbar see Using the active toolbar.

    If you would like to get rid of a toolbar, just drag it so that it is "floating" in the middle of the drawing area and then click on the "x" to close it.

    Paths

    For those familiar with setting AutoCAD paths there are a few APS locations that need to be included. In installations on a local hard drive there are two locations, when using a network installation there are three locations that need to be included. These locations are as follows in the order shown:

    Local installation

    Custom folder
    APS folder

     

    Network installation

    Local files folder
    Custom folder
    APS folder

    Example typical folder locations
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006\Custom
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006
    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files
    X:\APS-2006\Custom
    X:\APS-2006

    For network installations we separate the files that may need to be unique to each user from the files that should be shared by all in the following way:

    Local Files:

    Files often include:
    Menu files (.cui, .mnu, .mns, .mnc .mnl, and .mnr)
    Default configuration file
    (APS.cfg)
    Shortcut definition file (SHRTCUTS.lsp)

    and any file that may or should be different than anyone else's

    Shared Files:

    Files include:

    Everything else.

    For those less familiar with adding AutoCAD paths follow the instructions below for your release of AutoCAD:

    Releases 12 & 13 for DOS:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up locally on a single computer.

    • The program files are installed in the "C:\Software\" directory
    • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory

    In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

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    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top

     

    Load an APS "Main" menu file

    By loading one of the APS "Main" menu files you will automatically load the APS software.

    Type "MENULOAD" (or "CUILOAD" for AutoCAD 2006) at the command prompt,

    Note: The APS menu files are meant to be supplemental to your existing menu file(s) do NOT use the "MENU" command to load the APS menu files.

    Press the "Browse" button.

    The APS menu files will be in one of two locations depending on how you installed the APS software.

    Default menu file locations:

        
    Local APS installations    Network APS installations

    Obviously the location of these menu files may be different if you have installed the APS software in a location other than the default.

     

    in AutoCAD 2006...

    Select the appropriate "Main" customization file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow06.cui or APS-Detailer06.cui).

     

    in prior AutoCAD versions...

    Select the appropriate "Main" menu file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow.mnu or APS-Detailer.mnu).

    The various menu files that you could load are listed here:

    APS-Main-13.mnu
    APS-Main-14.mnu
    APS-Main-2000.mnu
    APS-Main-2000i.mnu
    APS-Main-2002.mnu
    APS-Main-2004.mnu
    APS-Main-2005.mnu
    APS-Main-2006.cui
    APS-Main-2002-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2004-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2005-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2006-LT.cui

    Select the one that matches the version of AutoCAD you are using. For example if you are using AutoCAD version 2004 select the "APS-Main-2004.mnu" file as shown in the image above and press "Open".


    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

     

    Now you may use the new APS toolbars to replace the stock toolbars or if you prefer you may drag buttons off of these APS toolbars and place them on your own toolbars.

    To drag an APS button from an APS toolbar to a location on a toolbar of your own, right-click on any toolbar and select "Customize...", then drag buttons to the desired locations. Note when customizing the toolbars that there is one special toolbar that has appeared separate from the others, our "Active Toolbar", it is shown docked on the top of the screen just below AutoCAD's "Standard" toolbar. This is a special toolbar that has the ability to change so only commands relating to the type of drawing being worked on will show. For more on this toolbar see Using the active toolbar.

    If you would like to get rid of a toolbar, just drag it so that it is "floating" in the middle of the drawing area and then click on the "x" to close it.

    Paths

    For those familiar with setting AutoCAD paths there are a few APS locations that need to be included. In installations on a local hard drive there are two locations, when using a network installation there are three locations that need to be included. These locations are as follows in the order shown:

    Local installation

    Custom folder
    APS folder

     

    Network installation

    Local files folder
    Custom folder
    APS folder

    Example typical folder locations
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006\Custom
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006
    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files
    X:\APS-2006\Custom
    X:\APS-2006

    For network installations we separate the files that may need to be unique to each user from the files that should be shared by all in the following way:

    Local Files:

    Files often include:
    Menu files (.cui, .mnu, .mns, .mnc .mnl, and .mnr)
    Default configuration file
    (APS.cfg)
    Shortcut definition file (SHRTCUTS.lsp)

    and any file that may or should be different than anyone else's

    Shared Files:

    Files include:

    Everything else.

    For those less familiar with adding AutoCAD paths follow the instructions below for your release of AutoCAD:

    Releases 12 & 13 for DOS:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up locally on a single computer.

    • The program files are installed in the "C:\Software\" directory
    • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory

    In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top

     

    Load an APS "Main" menu file

    By loading one of the APS "Main" menu files you will automatically load the APS software.

    Type "MENULOAD" (or "CUILOAD" for AutoCAD 2006) at the command prompt,

    Note: The APS menu files are meant to be supplemental to your existing menu file(s) do NOT use the "MENU" command to load the APS menu files.

    Press the "Browse" button.

    The APS menu files will be in one of two locations depending on how you installed the APS software.

    Default menu file locations:

        
    Local APS installations    Network APS installations

    Obviously the location of these menu files may be different if you have installed the APS software in a location other than the default.

     

    in AutoCAD 2006...

    Select the appropriate "Main" customization file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow06.cui or APS-Detailer06.cui).

     

    in prior AutoCAD versions...

    Select the appropriate "Main" menu file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow.mnu or APS-Detailer.mnu).

    The various menu files that you could load are listed here:

    APS-Main-13.mnu
    APS-Main-14.mnu
    APS-Main-2000.mnu
    APS-Main-2000i.mnu
    APS-Main-2002.mnu
    APS-Main-2004.mnu
    APS-Main-2005.mnu
    APS-Main-2006.cui
    APS-Main-2002-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2004-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2005-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2006-LT.cui

    Select the one that matches the version of AutoCAD you are using. For example if you are using AutoCAD version 2004 select the "APS-Main-2004.mnu" file as shown in the image above and press "Open".


    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

     

    Now you may use the new APS toolbars to replace the stock toolbars or if you prefer you may drag buttons off of these APS toolbars and place them on your own toolbars.

    To drag an APS button from an APS toolbar to a location on a toolbar of your own, right-click on any toolbar and select "Customize...", then drag buttons to the desired locations. Note when customizing the toolbars that there is one special toolbar that has appeared separate from the others, our "Active Toolbar", it is shown docked on the top of the screen just below AutoCAD's "Standard" toolbar. This is a special toolbar that has the ability to change so only commands relating to the type of drawing being worked on will show. For more on this toolbar see Using the active toolbar.

    If you would like to get rid of a toolbar, just drag it so that it is "floating" in the middle of the drawing area and then click on the "x" to close it.

    Paths

    For those familiar with setting AutoCAD paths there are a few APS locations that need to be included. In installations on a local hard drive there are two locations, when using a network installation there are three locations that need to be included. These locations are as follows in the order shown:

    Local installation

    Custom folder
    APS folder

     

    Network installation

    Local files folder
    Custom folder
    APS folder

    Example typical folder locations
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006\Custom
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006
    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files
    X:\APS-2006\Custom
    X:\APS-2006

    For network installations we separate the files that may need to be unique to each user from the files that should be shared by all in the following way:

    Local Files:

    Files often include:
    Menu files (.cui, .mnu, .mns, .mnc .mnl, and .mnr)
    Default configuration file
    (APS.cfg)
    Shortcut definition file (SHRTCUTS.lsp)

    and any file that may or should be different than anyone else's

    Shared Files:

    Files include:

    Everything else.

    For those less familiar with adding AutoCAD paths follow the instructions below for your release of AutoCAD:

    Releases 12 & 13 for DOS:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up locally on a single computer.

    • The program files are installed in the "C:\Software\" directory
    • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory

    In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top

     

    Load an APS "Main" menu file

    By loading one of the APS "Main" menu files you will automatically load the APS software.

    Type "MENULOAD" (or "CUILOAD" for AutoCAD 2006) at the command prompt,

    Note: The APS menu files are meant to be supplemental to your existing menu file(s) do NOT use the "MENU" command to load the APS menu files.

    Press the "Browse" button.

    The APS menu files will be in one of two locations depending on how you installed the APS software.

    Default menu file locations:

        
    Local APS installations    Network APS installations

    Obviously the location of these menu files may be different if you have installed the APS software in a location other than the default.

     

    in AutoCAD 2006...

    Select the appropriate "Main" customization file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow06.cui or APS-Detailer06.cui).

     

    in prior AutoCAD versions...

    Select the appropriate "Main" menu file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow.mnu or APS-Detailer.mnu).

    The various menu files that you could load are listed here:

    APS-Main-13.mnu
    APS-Main-14.mnu
    APS-Main-2000.mnu
    APS-Main-2000i.mnu
    APS-Main-2002.mnu
    APS-Main-2004.mnu
    APS-Main-2005.mnu
    APS-Main-2006.cui
    APS-Main-2002-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2004-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2005-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2006-LT.cui

    Select the one that matches the version of AutoCAD you are using. For example if you are using AutoCAD version 2004 select the "APS-Main-2004.mnu" file as shown in the image above and press "Open".


    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

     

    Now you may use the new APS toolbars to replace the stock toolbars or if you prefer you may drag buttons off of these APS toolbars and place them on your own toolbars.

    To drag an APS button from an APS toolbar to a location on a toolbar of your own, right-click on any toolbar and select "Customize...", then drag buttons to the desired locations. Note when customizing the toolbars that there is one special toolbar that has appeared separate from the others, our "Active Toolbar", it is shown docked on the top of the screen just below AutoCAD's "Standard" toolbar. This is a special toolbar that has the ability to change so only commands relating to the type of drawing being worked on will show. For more on this toolbar see Using the active toolbar.

    If you would like to get rid of a toolbar, just drag it so that it is "floating" in the middle of the drawing area and then click on the "x" to close it.

    Paths

    For those familiar with setting AutoCAD paths there are a few APS locations that need to be included. In installations on a local hard drive there are two locations, when using a network installation there are three locations that need to be included. These locations are as follows in the order shown:

    Local installation

    Custom folder
    APS folder

     

    Network installation

    Local files folder
    Custom folder
    APS folder

    Example typical folder locations
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006\Custom
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006
    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files
    X:\APS-2006\Custom
    X:\APS-2006

    For network installations we separate the files that may need to be unique to each user from the files that should be shared by all in the following way:

    Local Files:

    Files often include:
    Menu files (.cui, .mnu, .mns, .mnc .mnl, and .mnr)
    Default configuration file
    (APS.cfg)
    Shortcut definition file (SHRTCUTS.lsp)

    and any file that may or should be different than anyone else's

    Shared Files:

    Files include:

    Everything else.

    For those less familiar with adding AutoCAD paths follow the instructions below for your release of AutoCAD:

    Releases 12 & 13 for DOS:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up locally on a single computer.

    • The program files are installed in the "C:\Software\" directory
    • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory

    In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top

     

    Load an APS "Main" menu file

    By loading one of the APS "Main" menu files you will automatically load the APS software.

    Type "MENULOAD" (or "CUILOAD" for AutoCAD 2006) at the command prompt,

    Note: The APS menu files are meant to be supplemental to your existing menu file(s) do NOT use the "MENU" command to load the APS menu files.

    Press the "Browse" button.

    The APS menu files will be in one of two locations depending on how you installed the APS software.

    Default menu file locations:

        
    Local APS installations    Network APS installations

    Obviously the location of these menu files may be different if you have installed the APS software in a location other than the default.

     

    in AutoCAD 2006...

    Select the appropriate "Main" customization file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow06.cui or APS-Detailer06.cui).

     

    in prior AutoCAD versions...

    Select the appropriate "Main" menu file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow.mnu or APS-Detailer.mnu).

    The various menu files that you could load are listed here:

    APS-Main-13.mnu
    APS-Main-14.mnu
    APS-Main-2000.mnu
    APS-Main-2000i.mnu
    APS-Main-2002.mnu
    APS-Main-2004.mnu
    APS-Main-2005.mnu
    APS-Main-2006.cui
    APS-Main-2002-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2004-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2005-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2006-LT.cui

    Select the one that matches the version of AutoCAD you are using. For example if you are using AutoCAD version 2004 select the "APS-Main-2004.mnu" file as shown in the image above and press "Open".


    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

     

    Now you may use the new APS toolbars to replace the stock toolbars or if you prefer you may drag buttons off of these APS toolbars and place them on your own toolbars.

    To drag an APS button from an APS toolbar to a location on a toolbar of your own, right-click on any toolbar and select "Customize...", then drag buttons to the desired locations. Note when customizing the toolbars that there is one special toolbar that has appeared separate from the others, our "Active Toolbar", it is shown docked on the top of the screen just below AutoCAD's "Standard" toolbar. This is a special toolbar that has the ability to change so only commands relating to the type of drawing being worked on will show. For more on this toolbar see Using the active toolbar.

    If you would like to get rid of a toolbar, just drag it so that it is "floating" in the middle of the drawing area and then click on the "x" to close it.

    Paths

    For those familiar with setting AutoCAD paths there are a few APS locations that need to be included. In installations on a local hard drive there are two locations, when using a network installation there are three locations that need to be included. These locations are as follows in the order shown:

    Local installation

    Custom folder
    APS folder

     

    Network installation

    Local files folder
    Custom folder
    APS folder

    Example typical folder locations
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006\Custom
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006
    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files
    X:\APS-2006\Custom
    X:\APS-2006

    For network installations we separate the files that may need to be unique to each user from the files that should be shared by all in the following way:

    Local Files:

    Files often include:
    Menu files (.cui, .mnu, .mns, .mnc .mnl, and .mnr)
    Default configuration file
    (APS.cfg)
    Shortcut definition file (SHRTCUTS.lsp)

    and any file that may or should be different than anyone else's

    Shared Files:

    Files include:

    Everything else.

    For those less familiar with adding AutoCAD paths follow the instructions below for your release of AutoCAD:

    Releases 12 & 13 for DOS:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up locally on a single computer.

    • The program files are installed in the "C:\Software\" directory
    • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory

    In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

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    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top

     

    Load an APS "Main" menu file

    By loading one of the APS "Main" menu files you will automatically load the APS software.

    Type "MENULOAD" (or "CUILOAD" for AutoCAD 2006) at the command prompt,

    Note: The APS menu files are meant to be supplemental to your existing menu file(s) do NOT use the "MENU" command to load the APS menu files.

    Press the "Browse" button.

    The APS menu files will be in one of two locations depending on how you installed the APS software.

    Default menu file locations:

        
    Local APS installations    Network APS installations

    Obviously the location of these menu files may be different if you have installed the APS software in a location other than the default.

     

    in AutoCAD 2006...

    Select the appropriate "Main" customization file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow06.cui or APS-Detailer06.cui).

     

    in prior AutoCAD versions...

    Select the appropriate "Main" menu file for your version of AutoCAD. If you are using either the APS Doors and Windows commands or the APS Detailer, Blocks, and Hatch Palettes commands select the appropriate menu for them (either APS-DoorWindow.mnu or APS-Detailer.mnu).

    The various menu files that you could load are listed here:

    APS-Main-13.mnu
    APS-Main-14.mnu
    APS-Main-2000.mnu
    APS-Main-2000i.mnu
    APS-Main-2002.mnu
    APS-Main-2004.mnu
    APS-Main-2005.mnu
    APS-Main-2006.cui
    APS-Main-2002-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2004-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2005-LT.mnu
    APS-Main-2006-LT.cui

    Select the one that matches the version of AutoCAD you are using. For example if you are using AutoCAD version 2004 select the "APS-Main-2004.mnu" file as shown in the image above and press "Open".


    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

    Next press "Load" and the APS toolbars will appear. You might also note that the "APS" menugroup has also appeared. Press "Close" and the menuload dialog will close and the APS software will load. As long as you have one of the APS "Main" menu files loaded (so that the "APS" menugroup shows up) the APS software will load. Therefore if you ever needed to "unload" the APS software all you would have to do is select the "APS" menugroup and press the "Unload" button.

     

    Now you may use the new APS toolbars to replace the stock toolbars or if you prefer you may drag buttons off of these APS toolbars and place them on your own toolbars.

    To drag an APS button from an APS toolbar to a location on a toolbar of your own, right-click on any toolbar and select "Customize...", then drag buttons to the desired locations. Note when customizing the toolbars that there is one special toolbar that has appeared separate from the others, our "Active Toolbar", it is shown docked on the top of the screen just below AutoCAD's "Standard" toolbar. This is a special toolbar that has the ability to change so only commands relating to the type of drawing being worked on will show. For more on this toolbar see Using the active toolbar.

    If you would like to get rid of a toolbar, just drag it so that it is "floating" in the middle of the drawing area and then click on the "x" to close it.

    Paths

    For those familiar with setting AutoCAD paths there are a few APS locations that need to be included. In installations on a local hard drive there are two locations, when using a network installation there are three locations that need to be included. These locations are as follows in the order shown:

    Local installation

    Custom folder
    APS folder

     

    Network installation

    Local files folder
    Custom folder
    APS folder

    Example typical folder locations
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006\Custom
    C:\Program Files\APS-2006
    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files
    X:\APS-2006\Custom
    X:\APS-2006

    For network installations we separate the files that may need to be unique to each user from the files that should be shared by all in the following way:

    Local Files:

    Files often include:
    Menu files (.cui, .mnu, .mns, .mnc .mnl, and .mnr)
    Default configuration file
    (APS.cfg)
    Shortcut definition file (SHRTCUTS.lsp)

    and any file that may or should be different than anyone else's

    Shared Files:

    Files include:

    Everything else.

    For those less familiar with adding AutoCAD paths follow the instructions below for your release of AutoCAD:

    Releases 12 & 13 for DOS:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up locally on a single computer.

    • The program files are installed in the "C:\Software\" directory
    • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory

    In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in is the "Support" line. Click in the edit box next to where is says support and press the "End" key on your keyboard to get to the end of the text in this edit box. (You can also use the arrow keys if you prefer to scroll to the end) When your cursor is at the very end of the line it should look something like what is shown here at left. Make sure that your cursor is to the right of the semi-colon after FONTS; (or whatever the last entry is) and type in the following paths (these are from the assumptions above, substitute your paths):

    C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files;X:\Software\Custom;X:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Releases 14 through 2006:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder)

    Note: The example below shows the setup of APS-2005, substitute your version (Software) in the path if applicable.

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\APS-200X\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" or "Options" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Files" tab and then on the plus sign "+" next to "Support File Search Path" (it should be the top one). It might look something like this:

    Press the button and then the button and locate the folder with the local configuration file. For this example the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" folder.

    Repeat the above process for the APS-200X\Custom and APS-200X folders. Make sure that you press the button prior to the button or you will simply change whichever path you last set up. The dialog should look something like this when done:

    The order of the paths is important. The folder for the configuration file "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files" should be on top, the X:\APS-200X\Custom folder next, and the X:\APS-200X folder on the bottom. If they are not in the proper order you can move them by highlighting one of them and pressing the or buttons.

    These paths are from the assumptions above, please substitute your paths.

    back2top
    \" directory
  • The custom files are installed in the "C:\Software\Custom\" directory
  • In your AUTOEXEC.BAT, ACADR12.BAT or whichever batch file you set the AutoCAD system variables in, change the "SET ACAD=" line so that it includes the paths to the CUSTOM and Software directories. Assuming the above paths, the "SET ACAD=" line might look like this: (Software paths shown in red)

    SET ACAD=C:\ACAD\SUPPORT;C:\ACAD\ADS\;C:\Software\CUSTOM;C:\Software;

    back2top

     

    Release 13 for Windows:

    For this example we will assume that this software should be set up for use on a network. (If you installed the APS software on a single computer do not add the "C:\Program Files\APS-Config" folder)

    • The program files are installed in the "X:\Software\" folder
    • The custom files are installed in the "X:\Software\Custom\" folder
    • Each machine has local configuration, shortcut, and menu files located in the "C:\Program Files\APS-Local Files\" folder.

    In AutoCAD type "Preferences" at the command prompt to open the configuration dialog.

    Click on the "Environment" tab. The dialog will look something like this:

     

    The area that we are interested in i