Enhanced Express Tools 2004 Menu
AutoCAD 2004, Express Tools are again part of the standard AutoCAD
For some reason though, certain of the Express Tools functions are only
accessible through the command line and are not part of the Express Tools
pull down menu.
To rectify this, I have modified the
AutoCAD Express Tools Menu to include the Command Line functions.
Please note that this modification does not
effect the functionality of the Express Tools default menu. It only adds
Before you do anything though, you need
to download the Enhanced Express Tools 2004 Menu by clicking here.
Now, the installation of the Enhanced Express Tools 2004 menu is a simple
matter of replacing the default Express Tools menu - acetmain.mnu -
with the modified menu file contained in the download zip file.
Unzip the acetmain.mnu file
contained in the zip file into the AutoCAD Support directory containing
the default Express Tools menu. This can normally be found within a
directory path that looks something like this :
c:/documents and settings/username/application
folder will, of course, change to suit your set up.
If you open AutoCAD and look
under "Tools" - "Options"
- "Files" - "Support File Search Path", you
will also find the AutoCAD support directory listed there :
Unzipping to this folder, will overwrite the default menu file contained
therein, so you may want to make a copy of the existing menu file before
As we now want to force the Express Tools menu to recompile, you now need to
delete the following two files from the same directory as the menu file :
Now restart AutoCAD.
The Express Tools Menu will recompile and you will find that all the Command
Line functions have been added to the Express Tools pull down menu.
Hint of the Day!!
Express Tools 2002 can be downloaded from here :