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Installation Instructions

For AutoCAD® 2010 and greater:

See below.

For all other AutoCAD® or IntelliCAD® software :


Installation:


After downloading the program, double-click the program (exe) file.
The installation wizard will start.
Just follow the prompts.
Click the "finish" button on the installer.
Start Autocad® or IntelliCAD® software.
Open Windows explorer
Browse to the directory you installed the program into, the default is:
c:\Program Files\CogoSoftware\dpcogo\
Depending on the software you purchased, drag one of the following files into your drawing: aCogoLoader.lsp or aCogoPkgLoader.lsp or aCogoDtmLoader.lsp
This will append our pull down menu to your existing menu as well as load the toolbar menus.
You will see all the toolbars appear. Close all of the toolbars that you do not want to use by clicking the "x" in the corner.


Note:
The menus will stay loaded until you unload them.

Some brands of IntelliCAD are: ProgeCAD®, CADian®, CMS®, AcceliCAD® and BricsCAD®

Some brands of IntelliCAD® do not remember the program paths that the installer set:


If you open IntelliCAD® and the CogoSoftware programs do not respond, you will need to set the program paths.
To set the paths, Go to Tools -- Options...
Click the "Paths/Files" tab
Add the following paths to the IntelliCAD® search paths:
You can add them under drawings or menus.
(assumes the default installation)
c:\Program Files\CogoSoftware\dpcogo
c:\Program Files\CogoSoftware\dpcogo\dwglib
c:\Program Files\CogoSoftware\dpcogo\toolbar
c:\Program Files\CogoSoftware\dpdtm
c:\Program Files\CogoSoftware\dproad


Other Information:


Once the menu is loaded, you can switch between the Metric menu and the English menu if desired
(look under the "Drafting" pull down menu).

If you update your CAD program and the menus get reset, you may easily reload the CogoSoftware menus by doing the following:
Start AutoCAD® or IntelliCAD®
Open Windows explorer
Browse to the directory you installed the program into, the default is:
c:\Program Files\CogoSoftware\dpcogo\
Drag the following file into your drawing: LoadMenu.lsp

Installing in more than one CAD program:


If you have another CAD package installed on your computer, you may load our software into it also.
Start the other Autocad® or IntelliCAD® software.
Open Windows explorer
Browse to the directory you installed the program into, the default is:
c:\Program Files\CogoSoftware\dpcogo\
Depending on the software you purchased, drag one of the following files into your drawing: aCogoLoader.lsp or aCogoPkgLoader.lsp or aCogoDtmLoader.lsp
This will append our pull down menu to your existing menu as well as load the toolbar menus.
The menus will stay there until you unload them.
Note: You may also need to set the paths as explained above.

Menu Loading for AutoCAD 2010 and greater:

In order to use the program sucessfully your AutoCAD program will need to know the path to the CogoSoftware program and our menu (either English or Metric) must be loaded into the CAD program. If you need help in doing this, please fill in a free support request on this web site.

To set the program paths:
Start Autocad
At the prompt type: OPTIONS
Click the "Files" tab
Enter the paths under "Support file search path"
Click the "Add..." button, then click the "Browse..." button and browse to each of the following directories and click the "OK" button.
(assumes the default installation)
c:\Program Files\CogoSoftware\dpcogo
c:\Program Files\CogoSoftware\dpcogo\dwglib
c:\Program Files\CogoSoftware\dpcogo\toolbar
c:\Program Files\CogoSoftware\dpdtm
c:\Program Files\CogoSoftware\dproad

Now click the "Apply" button then click the "OK" button.

Close AutoCAD.

To Load the Menu:

Start Autocad
At the prompt type: CUILOAD
When the dialog box appears, click the "Browse..." button
The "Files of type" should be set to "Customization files (*.cuix)"
Browse to the directory you installed the program into, the default is:
c:\Program Files\CogoSoftware\dpcogo\ toolbar

Depending on the program you purchased, select one of the following menus:
(You will only see one English menu and one Metric menu)

To load the English menu select:
Land Development Suite English Menu.cuix
or: Cogo Suite English Menu.cuix
or: Cogo English Menu.cuix

To load the Metric menu select:
Land Development Suite Metric Menu.cuix
or: Cogo Suite Metric Menu.cuix
or: Cogo Metric Menu.cuix

Then click the "Open" button.
Then click the "Load" button.
Then click the "Close" button.

The menu will load with pull-down menus and ribbon tabs

To turn on pull-down menus, type MENUBAR and set the value to 1.
To turn off pull-down menus, type MENUBAR and set the value to 0.




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