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9th Jul 2009, 04:26 pm
I am currently using AutoCAD Mechanical 2010. I am trying to use the Express Tools but they do not work. I have tried add/remove in control panel to do a reinstall and repair but still no option to install express tools.
9th Jul 2009, 05:02 pm
Have you tried reinserting the DVD? Maybe there is an option there for install Express Tools?
9th Jul 2009, 05:16 pm
Yes, that gives me the same type options for repairing and reinstalling. As of right now a the only option seems to be uninstalling and reinstalling to get a clean install. Apparently there was a box to check in a custom install in which I did not check. Was hoping there was an easier way.
9th Jul 2009, 05:19 pm
I would hope so too.
9th Jul 2009, 05:30 pm
See if this method will work.
1. Insert the AutoCAD Mechanical 2010 installation CD into your computer's CD-ROM drive.
2. Go to Windows Control panel.
3. Add/remove programs.
4. Select Mechanical Desktop 2010/Mechanical 2010 and click Change/Remove.
5. Then choose Add/Remove features button on the third page.
6. This should allow you to install the Express Tools or remove them.
9th Jul 2009, 06:00 pm
Only option I get is to Install Autodesk Inventor Link
9th Jul 2009, 07:08 pm
Well that was my last best shot. Sorry I could not provide you with a fix. :(
9th Jul 2009, 07:09 pm
No prob... Thanks for the effort
28th Jul 2009, 08:05 pm
kmonson - I'm having the same problem. I did find an option for express tools within the "Install Autodesk Inventor Link". However, I still do not see the Express Menu on my screen and command EXPRESSMENU does not work. Have you discovered a solution yet? I would greatly appreciate any help you can provide...
28th Jul 2009, 08:46 pm
I have not had any luck in finding an answer. I have completely uninstalled and re-installed with no luck there either. Sorry.
28th Jul 2009, 08:57 pm
Yeah! I have discovered a way around this.
-First go to this thread: (shoot, this forum will not let me post a website address) so google: Ribbon for AutoCad Express Tools 2009, the first site is the one you want (Cadforum powered by Xanadu)
-Download the acetmain.zip file to your hard drive
-unzip the file
-in Autocad, type MENULOAD
-locate and select the acetmain.cui file that you just unziped
Voila! Express Menu is loaded!!!
Uh-oh, it seems that only some of the commands work...I guess this is because the zip file was for autocad 2009. Atleast it is a start...
28th Jul 2009, 09:11 pm
I did it this time!
There is no need to download the zip file I told you about.
-go to your folder location:
C:\Documents and Settings\[YOUR NAME]\Application Data\Autodesk\AutoCAD Mechanical 2010\R18.0\enu\Support
-you should see a file with the name acetmain.cuix
this is the file that you want to look for when you type MENULOAD
-if you don't see this file, I may have gotten it when I installed the express tools option through the autodesk Inventor Link - not sure
Everything looks great!
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