Setup and Features

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Setup and Features

Requirements and compatibility for EQuIS for AutoCAD are as follows.


The following AutoCAD versions:

ov7.0+: AutoCAD 2019 and 2020

oLegacy versions available for 2010 - 2017

AutoCAD Civil 3D and AutoCAD LT are not supported.


Install and Register EQuIS for AutoCAD


1.Download and unblock the installer that corresponds to the version of Professional installed.

2.Unzip and run the EQuIS for AutoCAD .exe file.

3.Send Computer ID or ServerID with registration request.

4.Keys may be applied in Professional or after prompted by selecting Connect in EQuIS for AutoCAD.


Run AutoCAD and Connect to EQuIS Database


1.Launch EQuIS_for_AutoCAD from the application shortcut or executable at C:\Program Files\EarthSoft\EQuIS for AutoCAD\EQuIS_For_AutoCAD.exe.

2.Click on the EQuIS tab in the top ribbon.

3.Click Connect.


Navigate to the desired database connection in the EQuIS Login window that opens and double-click to connect.




Tips: After an EQuIS for AutoCAD installation, if the EQuIS tab does not appear in AutoCAD, load the tab manually:


1.Type cuiload in the AutoCAD command prompt to open the Customizations Manager.

2.Remove any existing EQuISCAD customization groups in the menu that appears.

3.Select Browse and navigate to C:\Program Files\EarthSoft\EQuIS for AutoCAD and select the cuix file.

4.Select Load to reload the EQuIS tab in AutoCAD.

If after executing the steps above you are unable to make a connection to your facility, do the following:


5.Type "NETLOAD" into the command prompt and push "Enter" on your keyboard.

6.Navigate to the EQuIS For AutoCAD directory, typically "C:\Program Files\EarthSoft\EQuIS For AutoCAD".

7.Select the EarthSoft.Interface.AutoCAD.dll and click OK. You should now be connected to your facility.


Showing a Report in EQuIS for AutoCAD


Any report can be shown in EQuIS for AutoCAD by following the steps below in EQuIS Professional.


1.Publish the report to the database as shown in the help articles Publishing a Report - Quick Start Guide and Report Publisher.

2.Save the report parameters as a User Report.

3.Create a Crosstab configuration from this report where Separate tables by each unique: SYS_LOC_CODE is selected in the options.

4.Publish the Crosstab configuration to the database (do not publish as grid report).


The report plots as an AutoCAD table and can be moved and formatted as such.


Office Hour Video


The Office Hour video EQuIS for AutoCAD is available to view on YouTube; see the section on plotting Spider Diagram for viewing reports.