Graitec Blog

Welcome to the Graitec blog, we hope you enjoy the content and if so please subscribe to the blog or a category for automatic notifications when new posts are added.

subscribe to blog

Advance Steel 2018 – How To Get Plain AutoCAD 2018

For AS2018, this now comes as a True vertical, so one install for product, but how do you get AutoCAD 2018. To do this we would normally expect to have to create a desktop shortcut and then point it to a profile etc. Set up for vanilla.

However, for AS2018, check under the Windows Start menu and you will find AutoCAD 2018 for AS2018. This is a shortcut created by default to allow you to launch Plain AutoCAD.

Advance steel plain autocad shortcut start menu

The short ut is already set up for users, so all they need to do is pin it to the Start menu, or the task bar.

Advance steel plain autocad shortcut start menu unpin from taskbar

Or they can open the file location and then create a desktop shortcut if so required.

Advance steel plain autocad shortcut windows explorer

The shortcut comes with a predefined target for the Vanilla profile, that is also already present inside AS2018 under the options > Profile Tab > Vanilla

Advance steel plain autocad shortcut vanilla profile

Example shortcut – with the predefined target for the Vanilla profile.

Advance steel plain autocad shortcut vanilla profile properties

Running this shortcut either directly from Start menu or from taskbar, desktop will open a plain session of AutoCAD 2018, with not Advance steel ribbon or commands.

Plain AutoCAD.

Advance steel plain autocad shortcut vanilla profile properties plain acad

Options > Profile > Vanilla

Advance steel plain autocad shortcut vanilla profile properties plain acad options

/p<<VANILLA>>

"C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2018\acad.exe" /language "en-US" /product "ADVS" /p "<<VANILLA>>"

You can watch this process in a short video below: 

Get in touch with us through the link below if you'd like to know more abour Autodesk Advance Steel or to request a quote. If you'd like to increase your Autodesk skills, why not look at our global e-training service which enables you to learn remotely and at your own pace.

Request More Information

Rate this blog entry:
Gymworks Design Visualisation - 3D Walkthrough for...
How To Get Affordable Point Cloud Data

Related Posts

autodesk reseller sept16v2
bottom logo

In order to provide you with the best online experience this website uses cookies.