AutoCAD takes a long time to start
IssueWhen your computer is not connected to the Internet, AutoCAD® may take a long time to start.
A solution to the underlying issue in .NET Framework was included by Microsoft in Service Pack 1 for .NET 2.0.
You can download this service pack from the following web page:
Service Pack 1 for .NET Framework 2.0
For AutoCAD 2007 and 2008, in addition to installing the service pack for .NET, you also need to modify the acad.exe.config file. Follow these steps:
- In Windows Explorer, navigate to the folder where AutoCAD is installed. For AutoCAD 2008, this is typically C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2008
Locate the acad.exe.config file.
Make a backup copy of this file, and then rename the copy, acad.exe.config.BAK.
Open the acad.exe.config file with a text editor, such as Microsoft® Notepad.
Select all text, and then delete it.
Copy and paste the following text into the document:
<!--We always use the latest version of the framework installed on the computer. If you
are having problems then explicitly specify .NET 2.0 by uncommenting the following line.
<!--All assemblies in AutoCAD are fully trusted so there's no point generating publisher evidence-->
- Save and close the file.