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    Question Execute AutoCAD through a VB Script file (.vbs)?

    Hi all,

    I wish to execute AutoCAD through a VB Script file (.vbs). Any idea the following code does not work?

    Code:
    dim shObj
    set shObj = createobject("wscript.shell")
    shobj.run "c:\program files\autocad 2005\acad.exe"
    set shObj = nothing
    Highly appreciate any help.

    Thanks,
    Abdul Huck

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    Default Re: Execute AutoCAD through a VB Script file (.vbs)?

    Try this way

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    Set shObj=WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    shObj.Run ("C:\PROGRA~1\AUTOCA~1\acad.exe")
    If you have multiple versions of AutoCAD in Program Files folder, you can use AutoCA~2 or AutoCA~3 depending upon the number of versions.

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    Default Re: Execute AutoCAD through a VB Script file (.vbs)?

    Quote Originally Posted by zoomharis
    Try this way
    Cool, it works. Thanks. I think there should be some function to convert long file names to short (dos compatible) file names. Any idea?

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    Last edited by abdulhuck; 2007-02-21 at 07:17 AM.

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    Default Re: Execute AutoCAD through a VB Script file (.vbs)?

    Quote Originally Posted by abdulhuck
    I think there should be some function to convert long file names to short (dos compatible) file names. Any idea?
    Apart from the above question, one more. I linked this VBS file into an HTML document. But when I click, it opens in edit mode (in a text editor) instead of "Open with command prompt". How to run it by default instead of open in edit mode?

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    Abdul Huck

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    Default Re: Execute AutoCAD through a VB Script file (.vbs)?

    Quote Originally Posted by abdulhuck
    Apart from the above question, one more. I linked this VBS file into an HTML document. But when I click, it opens in edit mode (in a text editor) instead of "Open with command prompt". How to run it by default instead of open in edit mode?
    Abdul Huck
    Goto Folder Options --> File Types and select VBS file type. Click on 'Change' button in the 'Opens With' option under Details of VBS extension. If Microsoft Windows Based Script Host is not available in the list, then click on 'Other' button to locate 'WScript.exe' file in the System32 folder.

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    Default Re: Execute AutoCAD through a VB Script file (.vbs)?

    Fine, thanks.

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    Abdul Huck

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