Wednesday, December 3, 2008

ACAD-7001:409 = AutoCAD 2009 English

If you need to know all the productID’s and localeID’s for AutoCAD and AutoCAD-based products this Knowledge Base document is for you: Determining ProductID for Autodesk software. The most common use of them are when you want to automate things in the registry like installations, making changes, etc.
The string ProductName in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R17.2\ACAD-7001:409 has the value “AutoCAD 2009” for example.
If you use AutoLISP you can use the function (vlax-product-key) and it will return for example: "Software\\Autodesk\\AutoCAD\\R17.2\\ACAD-7001:409"
This information can be used also with VB.NET, C#, VBA, etc.
One example of usage is related to this Knowledge Base document: AutoCAD freezes when plotting to file. When plotting to a file and clicked the Browse button to select the Plot Destination folder AutoCAD locked up and froze. To solve the problem you need to access the registry and find the correct location and for that you need the productID and localeID.

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