Installing Autodesk Simulation CFD Local Help

Step 1:

Download the Help Installer (exe) and run Autodesk_Simulation_CFD_2014_Help.exe

The Simulation CFD Local Help installs by default to:

C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Simulation CFD 2014\SimCFDHelp


C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\Simulation CFD 2014 360\SimCFDHelp

(If you are using Simulation CFD 360).


Step 2:


Download the file called SimCFDHelpIds.xml, and copy into the Simulation CFD installation folder.


By default, the installation folder is one of the following, but yours may be different:

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Simulation CFD 2014


C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Simulation CFD 2014 360


You may need administrator help to overwrite this file.


Step 3:

After running the Help Installer, set the value of the flag called use_local_help to 1 using the Flag Manager in Simulation CFD. This flag causes the locally installed documentation to open when you click a dialog box context help icon or F1 in the ribbon.

To set this flag:

1.      Start Simulation CFD. Open the Flag Manager by clicking Flags from the Start & Learn (tab) > Launch (panel) drop-down menu.

2.      On the Flag Manager, click Default flag settings.

3.      In the Search field, enter use_local_help.

4.      In the flag list, check the box adjacent to the use_local_help flag, and change the value to 1.

5.      Click Apply.

To access the on-line help, change the value of the use_local_help flag back to 0.

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