Readme for the Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 and Autodesk Civil Series 2004 Save As 2000 Enabler

The Autodesk Save As 2000 Enabler

The Autodesk Save As 2000 Enabler allows users of Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 and Autodesk Civil Series 2004 to share drawings with users of AutoCAD (2000 and 2002) or Autodesk Mapô (4.5, 5, and 6).

This Readme contains the latest information regarding the installation and use of the Save As 2000 Enabler. It is strongly recommended that you read this entire document before you apply the Save As 2000 Enabler to your product. For your reference, you should save this Readme to your hard drive or print a copy.

This Readme includes the following topics:

 

What Is the Save As 2000 Enabler?

The Save As 2000 Enabler enhances the functionality of the Save As command in Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 and Autodesk Civil Series 2004. By installing this enabler, you can use the Save As command on the File menu to save Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 drawings to the AutoCAD 2000 format. The 2000 drawing format can be read by AutoCAD 2000 and 2002 as well as by Autodesk Map 4.5, 5, and 6.

For more information on sharing drawings by using the Save As 2000 Enabler and the Export to AutoCAD command, see the White Paper entitled "Sharing Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 Drawings," available on the Autodesk Land Desktop Utilities and Drivers website (http://www.autodesk.com/landdesktop-support > Data & Downloads > Utilities & Drivers).

 

What Is the Difference Between Save As 2000 Format and Export to AutoCAD 2000 Format?

Both the enhanced Save As command, available with this Save As 2000 Enabler, and the Export to AutoCAD command already available in Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 on the File menu, allow you to save drawings in the AutoCAD 2000 format. However, each method treats Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 objects differently. When deciding which of these methods to use, keep in mind the following general guidelines:

The advantage of using the Save As method is that the original objects are intact when the drawing is brought back into Autodesk Land Desktop 2004. Note, however, that you cannot manipulate Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 objects in an AutoCAD 2000-based application, because the objects are proxies.

Important: Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 drawings that have been saved in the 2000 format should not be opened in Autodesk Land Desktop 2i or 3. These previous releases are not equipped to handle Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 objects. However, you can Xref these drawings to a 2i or 3 drawing and still have full access to the external project data. For more information, see "How Can I Use My 2004 Drawings in a Previous Version of Autodesk Land Desktop?".

 

How Can I Use My 2004 Drawings in a Previous Version of Autodesk Land Desktop?

To use Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 drawings in release 2i or 3 of Autodesk Land Desktop, use the following general guidelines:

For more information, see the White Paper entitled "Sharing Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 Drawings," available on the Autodesk Land Desktop Utilities and Drivers website (http://www.autodesk.com/landdesktop-support > Data & Downloads > Utilities & Drivers).

 

Installing the Save As 2000 Enabler for Autodesk Land Desktop 2004

The following installation instructions are for installing the Save As 2000 Enabler for Autodesk Land Desktop 2004. For instructions on installing the Save As 2000 Enabler for Autodesk Civil Series 2004, see Installing the Save As 2000 Enabler for Autodesk Civil Series 2004.

You must install Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 and the Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 Service Pack 1 on your machine prior to installing the Save As 2000 Enabler.

The Save As 2000 Enabler for Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 is for the English-language locked or unlocked versions of Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 running on English-language or non-English-language operating systems. This enabler should not be installed on other versions of Autodesk Land Desktop, AutoCAD, or other AutoCAD desktop applications.

To install the Save As 2000 Enabler for Autodesk Land Desktop 2004:

  1. Exit Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 if it is currently running.
  2. Download the LDT2004SaveAsEnabler.exe file from the Utilities and Drivers website.
  3. Double-click the file to run it.

To verify the Save As 2000 Enabler has been installed, start Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 and select File > Save As. In the Save Drawing As dialog box, expand the Files of Type list and verify that AutoCAD 2000/LT 2000 Drawing (*.dwg) is available as one of the format options.

 

Installing the Save As 2000 Enabler for Autodesk Civil Series 2004

You must install Autodesk Civil Series 2004 on your machine prior to installing the Save As 2000 Enabler.

The Save As 2000 Enabler for Autodesk Civil Series 2004 is for the English-language locked or unlocked versions of Autodesk Civil Series 2004 running on English-language or non-English-language operating systems. This enabler should not be installed on other versions of Autodesk Land Desktop, AutoCAD, or other AutoCAD desktop applications.

To install the Save As 2000 Enabler for Autodesk Civil Series 2004:

  1. Exit Autodesk Civil Series 2004 if it is currently running.
  2. Download the CivilSeries2004SaveAsEnabler.exe file from the Utilities and Drivers website.
  3. Double-click the file to run it.

To verify the Save As 2000 Enabler has been installed, start Autodesk Civil Series 2004 and select File > Save As. In the Save Drawing As dialog box, expand the Files of Type list and verify that AutoCAD 2000/LT 2000 Drawing (*DWG) is available as one of the format options.

 

Uninstalling the Save As 2000 Enabler

If you want to turn off the Save As enhancement after installing the Save As 2000 Enabler, you can install the Save As 2000 Disabler.

To install the Save As 2000 Disabler:

  1. Exit Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 or Autodesk Civil Series 2004 if it is currently running.
  2. Do one of the following: