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28 April 2010


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The CHM's work just fine on 64-bit Windows 7.

Thank you for the feedback. I am not sure what exactly the Windows 7 64bit issue was but Product Support mentioned it. Perhaps it was specific to a browser or function, not sure at this point.


When running under Windows 7 64-bit, the Search pane is blank, as it is in the CHM Help for earlier releases. That's unfortunate, because searching is a major thing at which the browser-based system is currently very poor. The Index panel works, though, and it's quick.

Kudos to Autodesk for being big enough to admit something's wrong and do something about it. The solution may not be perfect, but it's still thumbs up from me.

Thanks Steve.

Yup, that must be it, I didn't check the search in my quick look but looking now it's blank.

You can get the help to work with Win7 64bit, I had to manually add the chm files in the "Add Search Location" options and it works fine (takes a few seconds to index the file). The results show up under the "Local/Network file" area instead of "Autocad Help" but I really don't care where it finds the result.


Just downloaded the CHM help bundle and tried to use it. Encountered one major problem. When I try to open anything under 'AutoLISP, Visual LISP, and DXF' section I get the following error:

"cannot open file: ... \acad_dev181.chm::/1alg.html"

Apparently the autolisp developer documentation got left out of this bundle? The autolisp documentation is also not available with the PDF files mentioned in the article.


Is there plans to have the architecture 2011 to have the chm and pdf file created?



I am not sure if other products that have the online Help will be releasing a CHM or PDF versions.

You can find most current documentation online at


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