The MechQ installer is normally a one step automatic process. But on some installations you may need to manually add the menu pull-downs for MechQ. Below is a short video on how easily to install them in less than a minute.
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Here’s how to install Mech-Q Utilities after you download it:
1.) Begin by saving your work and exiting AutoCAD
2.) Verify you are the administrator of your system. If not see your IT manager.
3.) Are your running Vista or Windows 7? (see below)
4.) Click “Start” then select “Run” then click the “Browse” tab to locate the Mech-Q demo
5.) Can’t find it? Click start button again, choose search, then type MQ*.EXE in the box
6.) Found it great! Next dbl click and follow the screen prompts.
7.) Start AutoCAD in the normal fashion. You will see Mech-Q menu and floating toolbars.
8.) Don’t see any menus or toolbars? See troubleshooting.
9.) Under Mech-Q, Maintenance pulldown set your preferred layers, font file & style, text size.
10.) Read through the Mech-Q User Manual & Tutorials. (PDF – requires Abobe’s Acrobat Reader.)
Can’t locate the help files? Download the most recent MECH-Q Manual and more..
Running Vista or Windows 7?
If you have Vista or Windows 7, one of the first things you will want to check is check your administrator permissions.