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February 13, 2014

Dear Bill:

I'm at the library.  I've had scant email access for the last 1 1/2 weeks so I'm emailing you with a handicap.

Maybe you can help...again!

On my office computer I am a password protected standard user named "Molly Clark."  My computer's name is "OWNER-PC" and my workgroup is "WORKGROUP."

I have more or less solved the problem of closing windows, by right clicking my mouse.

I believe AutoCAD is installed, however not activated... but I can't do much because I don't have internet access now (a problem which I am trying to concurrently resolve.)  I get the icon but nothing happens when it is double clicked.

I'm not sure if I know how to add paths to files (I think I do) & I don't know what an AutoCAD profile is.

You're making me feel like a newbie; hopefully it is for the better...& thanks!

Very truly yours,

Sheldon Goodman

Standard users need elevated status to install programs, especially ones like AutoCAD. Can you log in as Owner or Administrator and go to Control Panel, Users, and change Molly Clark's status to Administrator?  Before I go any further, I need to make sure we're not in driving distance from one another. Where do you live?  If close by, I can meet wiyh you.  


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Bill DeShawn


I can address all 2-D questions and some 3-D questions. I do programming in AutoLISP if it doesn`t involve solid modeling. I can also address menu customization issues and can help you find answers to questions I can`t answer by taking your question directly to Autodesk via their newsgroups.


I used to do electronic and mechanical design for a flat panel monitor manufacturer, and now I do architectural drafting for an architect. I did and do AutoLISP and menu customization and take pride in making my lisp routines to do the work exactly the way the client likes them done.

I had a routine published in CADENCE magazine (no longer in publication and taken over by CADALYST). Some of my routines are published on my website at

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