Installing CoolDUCT program is simple. Select only one version of AutoCAD to start the installation.
The program can be run on several versions
of AutoCAD. However, the block created
by higher version of AutoCAD may not be inserted onto the drawing that is
using lower version of AutoCAD. If you need to run CoolDUCT on different
version of AutoCAD late, just follow the procedure shown on "Step 2" below and select the original
location of "CDUCT-share" folder.
Step 1 - Copy two folders
program to unzip the file named "CoolDUCT-(SI)-v6.0.zip" into your local hard drive. A new folder named "CoolDUCT-(SI)-v6.0" will automatically be created on your hard drive.
There will be two folders, "CoolDUCT" and "CDUCT-share" inside the "CoolDUCT-(SI)-v6.0" folder.
The "CoolDUCT" folder will contain all program files to be used by this computer. Move out this folder from the "CoolDUCT-(SI)-v6.0" folder and save it on local hard drive such as "C:\CoolDUCT".
The "CDUCT-share" folder will
contain all configuration files
and standard blocks. It can be shared with other computers which also run
CoolDUCT program . For network users, the "CDUCT-share" folder can be saved on network server to maintain
the same drawing standard for all network users. Move out this folder from the "CoolDUCT-(SI)-v6.0" folder and save it on the Roof Directory of
local hard drive or network server
such as "C:\CDUCT-share" or "P:\CDUCT-share". You need to specify
the location of the "CDUCT-share" folder during the installation late.
The "CDUCT-share" folder full pathname shall not contain space like "C:\Program Files\CDUCT-share" or "P:\Hvac CAD\Job Files\CDUCT-share" as AutoCAD will not be able to find the drawing files inside the "CDUCT-share" folder. The pathname like "P:\Hvac-CAD\Job-Files\CDUCT-share" will be OK. The best location of "CDUCT-share" folder is on the Roof Directory. You can change the "CDUCT-share" folder location after the installation at any time.
Step 2 - Add "CoolDUCT" folder location to AutoCAD's Support File Search Path...
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