I have downloaded ArcGIS for AutoCAD and now need instructions on how to plug it in to AutoCAD 2020.
The application was created before AutoCAD 2020 existed. If you have a previous version of AutoCAD like AutoCAD 2018 you can install it on that machine, be sure to run that version of AutoCAD before attempting to install the download. Then you can simply copy the files in the directory that gets created. In AutoCAD you would want to set your PREFERENCES to include that directory as a SUPPORT directory and also a TRUSTED directory. Then you should be able to use the launcher or use the AutoCAD command NETLOAD. The launcher will use the last version of AutoCAD that was active. NETLOAD will then prompt you to select a .DLL. You would browse to the ArcGISforAutoCAD.dll when using netload. The next release available this summer will include an installer for AutoCAD 2020.
Is this comment also applicable to AutoCAD LT?
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No, AutoCAD LT does not support the necessary API's required by ArcGIS for AutoCAD.
I have successfully loaded build 370 into AutoCAD 2020.
Can someone give me some specifics on how to get it to "stick"? When i close AutoCAD and open it again it is no longer there. I know i can go back to Netload, and reload the .dll.... but i'd like to have it automatically load each time i open autocad.
The application comes with a launcher that you can find in your start menu. This launcher will open both AutoCAD and ArcGIS for AutoCAD loaded, while AutoCAD 202 isn't officially certified for the 370 release I believe the launcher should still work. In the upcoming 400 release, we will be automatically loading when AutoCAD launches, to alleviate this problem.
Another easy way to make ArcGIS for AutoCAD load whenever AutoCAD starts is to use either an ACAD.LSP file or a Script. Each of these is outlined in the documentation for ArcGIS for AutoCAD.
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