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Migrating 2000's Express Tools To 2002

If you are upgrading from AutoCAD 2000 to AutoCAD 2002 and also have Express Tools installed, you should choose to install without uninstalling the older software version first. This option will ensure that Express Tools migrate into AutoCAD 2002 without difficulty. 
Users who choose to completely uninstall AutoCAD 2000 prior to installing AutoCAD 2002, will need to first backup the Express Tools library as the library is not included with AutoCAD 2002. 

Step by Step Guide

1 Prior to uninstalling AutoCAD 2000, please make a backup copy of the following Express Tools-related files found in the following directories:

  • Express\*.*
  • Support\acettest.fas
  • Help\acetmain.hlp
  • Help\acetmain.cnt
  • Help\acetfaq.hlp

2 Install AutoCAD 2002.

3 Restart your PC.

3 Create a subdirectory called Express under the directory you installed AutoCAD 2002. For example if you installed AutoCAD on the C:\ drive in the directory C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2002, create the directory C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2002\Express.

4 Copy all of the Express Tools files from Express\*.* backed up in Step 1 into this new directory you created in Step 3.

5 Copy acettest.fas to the AutoCAD 2002 Support Files subdirectory. Following the example above, if you have installed AutoCAD on the C:\ drive in the C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2002 directory, the Support files directory would be C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2002\Support.

6 Copy acetmain.hlp, acetmain.cnt, acetfaq.hlp to the AutoCAD 2002 Help subdirectory. Again, following the example directories above, the help directory would be C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2002\Help. 

7 At the command line, enter the EXPRESSMENU command by typing EXPRESSMENU at the command line. 

The Express Tools menu will now load automatically in AutoCAD 2002 and

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