If you experience an Error with ArchSymb after installing (ie, the menu or commands won't work) It is probably one of 3 things. The paths are not setup, the main LISP or OpenDCL is not loading. Follow these steps to see if it one of these issues:


  1. Type OPENDCL at the command prompt. If nothing happens, then all is fine...
  2. If you receive an error "unknown command OPENDCL" you will need to add the OpenDCL ARX to your startup suite (APPLOAD). The file version varies depending on your version of AutoCAD. The files are located at "C:\Program Files\Common Files\OpenDCL" on 64 bit systems it is located at "C:\Program Files(x86)\Common Files\OpenDCL" 

    • AutoCAD 2007-2009 32 bit - OpenDCL.17.arx
    • AutoCAD 2007-2009 64 bit - OpenDCL.x64.17.arx
    • AutoCAD 2010-2012 32 bit - OpenDCL.18.arx
    • AutoCAD 2010-2012 64 bit - OpenDCL.x64.18.arx 
    • AutoCAD 2013-2014 32 bit - OpenDCL.19.arx
    • AutoCAD 2013-2014 64 bit - OpenDCL.x64.19.arx 
    • AutoCAD 2015 64 bit - OpenDCL.x64.20.arx 

 ArchSymb Paths

  1.  Type OPTIONS at the command prompt. Click on the files TAB.
  2. Open the first group "Support File Search Path" by clicking on the PLUS sign next to the name.
  3. Verify that ArchSymb & ArchSymb Template paths are in included, if not CLICK HERE for instructions on adding them.

 ArchSymb Startup LISP

  1. Type APPLOAD at the command prompt, click on StartUp Suite.
  2. Verify if "as55_var.lsp" is part of the Suite.
  3. If it is not, add it by following these steps:
  4. Click on the "Add..." button.
  5. Go to the ArchSymb Folder (C:\Program Files\ArchSymb5) and select AS55_var.LSP, then click "Add...".
  6. Click on the "Close" button, this will close the Startup Suite.
  7. Click on the "Close" button and the will close the Load/Unload Applications dialog.
  8. You will have to Exit and the launch AutoCAD for the changes to take place.


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