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Adding local AutoCAD help to Civil 3D 2011.

A - answer By default, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 uses local CHM help files (for both Civil and AutoCAD functions) to display localized contents for the Help function (F1).

But if you run only a plain AutoCAD from the Civil 3D installation and you don't want to use the default online help from the Autodesk web site (i.e. you switch to the local help in Options > System), on the next invoke of Help (F1) AutoCAD displays the error "Help - File not found" (AutoCAD help files cannot be found in the specified location).

The remedy is simple - just copy the help files (all, but especially .HTML, .JS and .GIF files, including subfolders) from the Civil installation media - from the folder (language dependent) en-US\Docs\ to the Civil Help directory - typically C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011\Help\. You don't need to restart AutoCAD.

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applies to: Civil 3D 2011 ·

See also:
Tip 13582:My Fusion 360 stays in offline mode and cannot be switched online.
Tip 10283:Where to find Language Packs for Revit 2016?
Tip 7739:Empty (white) activation window.
Tip 7289:Switching online Help in AutoCAD 2011 to local help files.

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