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System Requirements

ArcSketch is built on top of Esri's desktop technology and uses the ArcMap application within ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo.

ArcSketch 2.0

ArcSketch 2.0 requires ArcView 9.3, ArcEditor 9.3, or ArcInfo 9.3. It will run on Windows XP or Vista.

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and the Esri .NET Support Feature for ArcGIS are required to successfully install ArcSketch.

ArcSketch 1.2

ArcSketch 1.2 requires ArcView 9.2, ArcEditor 9.2, or ArcInfo 9.2.

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and the Esri .NET Support Feature for ArcGIS are required to successfully install ArcSketch.

Windows 2000 users must ensure that they have Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) Version 2.6 or later. Windows 2000 users can check the version they have installed by using the MDAC Utility: Component Checker.

ArcSketch 1.1

ArcSketch 1.1 requires ArcView 9.1, ArcEditor 9.1, or ArcInfo 9.1.

Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and the Esri .NET Support Feature for ArcGIS are required to successfully install ArcSketch.

Windows 2000 users must ensure that they have Microsoft Data Access Components Version 2.6 or later. Windows 2000 users can check the version they have installed by using the MDAC Utility: Component Checker.

Version Support Information

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Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 for 9.2

To check for Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0, go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools. If you do not currently have Microsoft .NET Framework Version 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 Version 1.1, go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools. If you do not currently have Microsoft .NET Framework Version 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.


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