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Getting Started

To successfully install ArcSketch, you must have

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 for 9.2

To check for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools. If you do not currently have Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, or you have version 1.1, you can download version 2.0 to your system. Please note that both versions can exist on your system simultaneously.

Administrative Tools Window

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 for 9.1

To check for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1, go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools. If you do not currently have Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1, or you have version 2.0, you can download version 1.1 to your system. Please note that both versions can exist on your system simultaneously.

Administrative Tools Window

Esri .NET Support Feature for ArcGIS

To check for the Esri .NET Support Feature for ArcGIS, navigate to the location on your hard drive where you installed ArcGIS for Desktop and look for the DotNet folder. For example, go to C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\DotNet. If you do not find the DotNet folder, follow the instructions below for installing the Esri .NET Support Feature for ArcGIS.

To add the Esri .NET Support Feature, you will need to access ArcGIS either on CD or via your network. Go to Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs, select ArcGIS for Desktop, and click Change.

When the message window appears, either insert the ArcGIS for Desktop CD into your disk drive or browse to the source for ArcGIS for Desktop on your network and click OK. When the ArcGIS Setup window appears, select Modify and click Next. Select .NET Support, click Next, and follow the instructions to install the Esri .NET Support Feature for ArcGIS.

Start Using

To start using ArcSketch, you need to go through the following steps:

  1. Uninstall any previous versions of ArcSketch before installing a newer version.
  2. Select the version for download:
    ArcSketch 2.0 for ArcGIS 9.3
    ArcSketch 1.2 for ArcGIS 9.2
    ArcSketch 1.1 for ArcGIS 9.1
  3. Unzip the arcsketch.zip file.
  4. Run Setup.exe to install ArcSketch.
  5. Start ArcMap.

Users should refer to the comprehensive ArcSketch 2.0, 1.2, or 1.1 User Guide, as appropriate, for detailed instructions, tutorials, and information. ArcSketch 2.0 has help documentation as part of the ArcGIS for Desktop Help system. Visit the ArcSketch discussion forums or the Common Questions page for additional information.


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