Microsoft KB Archive/92903

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AutoCAD 386 Version 12 PIF Cannot Run with Windows


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows versions 3.1, 3.11


AutoCAD 386 version 12 is an MS-DOS-based program that comes with its own program information file (PIF), ACAD.PIF. The ACAD.PIF includes ACAD.EXE as the program filename; however, Autodesk has confirmed that loading ACAD.EXE does not allow AutoCAD to work with Microsoft Windows.


AutoCAD comes with a batch file called ACADR12.BAT, which should replace ACAD.EXE as the program filename in the ACAD.PIF. This batch file sets all the environment variables that allow AutoCAD version 12 to work with Windows 3.1.

For more information, call Autodesk Technical Support.

AutoCAD 386 is manufactured by Autodesk, Inc., a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Additional query words: 3.10 3.11 Auto desk cad 3rdparty

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Technology : kbWin3xSearch kbWin310 kbWin311

Last Reviewed: October 28, 1999
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