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What does Hurricane do? and why do I need it? Why is Hurricane the best scripting utility for AutoCAD? What are the steps to creating a Hurricane Batch script? Why "scripting", why not access AutoCAD through Active-X or VBA? Upgrade Policy
What are the system requirements to run Hurricane? What are my software requirements to run Hurricane? Can I use Hurricane with Mechanical Desktop, Land Desktop or other verticals? What version of AutoCAD do I need?
Installation Options (Network or Local Installation) Hurricane Setup - What do I do first? How do I configure the SETTINGS Tab?
AutoCAD Setup - Running a Script Setup AutoCAD 2000 (and higher) - SDI system variable
How much does Hurricane cost? How do I purchase Hurricane? How the licensing works Licensing Options How do I retrieve Hurricane's .DMO file (serial number)? What is my UserName? What is my Computer ID? I've rebuilt my PC. What do I do? License to USB Flash Drive License to Enterprise License to Enterprise - Lease Option Is it safe to purchase online?
Hurricane Admin Tool
What is the Admin Tool? What is the "/SCRIPTS-SIMPLE/" directory? What is a ".DMO" file? What is a ".SN" file? What is the ".KEY" file? What is a .simple file?
How do I contact support? Is there a Newsletter? Can I contribute to this FAQ? Can I link to this FAQ? What is the meaning of "74mph"?
Hurricane Features Explained
File Renamer TAGS Static TAGS Dynamic TAGS Project TAGS META-Commands How to Launch Files How to Drag and Drop Files How to Drag and Drop Folders (to Navigate Hurricane) How to Drag and Drop TXT files that contain lists of files into Queue What are the "Filters" for? The "+" Button "SAVEAS Options" Tab "SAVEAS" Checkbox "Delay" Checkbox "Test Run" Checkbox "Display Scripts in DWG Directory" Checkbox "Explorer" Button "Quick Pick" Button "Quick Queue" Button "Editor" Button "Command Capture" Tool "Favorites" Button FileLists "Preview" Button "Verify" the Files in Queue Removing Duplicate files in Queue "Edit" and "Append" Modes "Settings" Tab "Create and Run Batch Script" Button "Create Batch Script" Button Sort the filenames in the Queue "Smart-Sort" Explained
Hurricane General Questions
Can Hurricane run in the Background? How do I update the text in all my TitleBlocks? How can I easily import a script from some other location? How can I import a list of files from another application? How to create a File-List using the Windows command prompt. How to COPY all filenames in the file-queue to the clipboard? How can I "LOG" my Hurricane Batch Scripting usage? Other "hidden" features Simple Mode ALT+Key Listing
Hurricane Tools & Wizards
What is "Night Run"? AutoCAD Command Capture Reset AutoCAD System Variables Tool Vintage DWG Search Tool Import PageSetup Wizard Purge Wizard Report Limits to File Wizard Search and Replace Text Wizard Search and LOG text to file Wizard Title-Block Update Wizard
What is Hurricane Watch? and how do I set it up?
Hurricane Batch Script Help
How do I add comments to my scripts? Why don't some of the example scripts work for me? How do I batch PLOT? (A2K+) How do I batch PLOT? (r14) How do I batch PURGE? How do I "redefine" a block? How do I DELETE a block from all drawings? How do I specify a different PC2 file when plotting? (R14) How do I load PAGESETUP files into drawings? (A2K+) How can I Extract Attribute Contents to a Text File? How do I run a Lisp routine on all my files? AutoCAD LT won't run lisp... BUT... How do I erase everything outside the drawing limits? How do I "search and replace" TEXT in a drawing? How do I select entities in a script? How do I make my drawing settings consistent? How do I insert a block in every drawing? When I insert a block, AutoCAD keeps asking "Enter attribute values"... How do I interrupt a script while it is running? How can I make AutoCAD show the batch scripts progress? How do I "resume" an interrupted script? How do I "slow-down" a script? How do I make a never-ending slide-show? Can a script call another script? Where do I enter a QSAVE command? I can't get a script to work, what should I do!? Which AutoCAD commands have command-line functionality?
When I attempt to run a script I get "_.OPEN Nil" on the command line. When I try to run a script, a DIALOG Box appears and the script stops... When I "DRAG AND DROP" Files into Hurricane, ALL files are added? Message: "hurricane.scr file not found"... message when the Hurricane button is pressed in AutoCAD Message: "Previous working directory renamed/missing..."? When I double-click on a file in Hurricane ANOTHER AutoCAD session is started!? What changes does Hurricane make to the System Registry? How do I reset Registry Entries? I can't see my Network Paths in the file selector? The "Hurricane Preview" window doesn't work? How do I upgrade Hurricane to the most current version? How do I install a Hurricane Update/Patch? How do I enable the "underscores" for alt-key navigation? When I run a script it stalls after the "(if (/= (getvar..." command. When I run a script it stalls with a "Y" on the command prompt. Revision List
How do I view the AutoCAD "text window"? When I try to run a particular lisp routine, it stops with a bunch of garbage on the screen... After I generate a new script, AutoCAD always runs the same script! When I try to run a Hurricane script, I get "Cannot Set SDI to that value". How do I prevent AutoCAD R14 from opening multiple instances of itself?
Other AutoCAD Related Info
Script Writing Resources AutoCAD Command Listing AutoCAD Command line switches AutoCAD System Variables Listing AutoCAD Command & System Variable History - Unofficial
Hurricane Features Explained