Install Instructions.txt Driver File Contents (HDI_718.exe)

Instructions for Upgrading to HDI 7.18

* Download the latest HDI Driver, HDI_718.EXE
* Double Click on the file to extract the driver files.  The files are extracted to   C:\ENCAD\DRIVERS\HDI\718 by default.
* Open AutoCAD 2000I or AutoCAD 2002.
* Go into the Plotter Manager and delete all .pc3 files for any ENCAD printer/plotter.
* Go into the AutoCAD 2000I or AutoCAD 2002 folder through My Computer or Windows Explorer.   By default these folders are installed under Program Files.
* Open the DRV subfolder in the AutoCAD folder.
* Delete these three files:
                  encad7.hdi
                  encad7.drc
                  encad7.hif
* Copy the extracted files into the same DRV subfolder in the AutoCAD folder.
* Open AutoCAD.
* Go into Plotter Manager- Add Plotter Wizard.
* Choose your ENCAD printer/plotter model from the list of manufacturers.
* After the install, go into the properties of the .pc3 file.
* Verify that the version number next the encad7.hdi is 7.18.
* Verify that the version number next to the encad7.drc file is 7.18.
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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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