By Daniel Du
Are you bilingual, trilingual or even octalingual? Are you working languages other than English in AutoCAD? In previous release, you probably need to install multi copies of AutoCAD, like myself, I have to install AutoCAD English and Chinese on my laptop. A good news of AutoCAD 2014(AutoCAD 2013 actually) is that we can just install the language package rather than the whole product.
I first installed AutoCAD 2014 English on my laptop, if I examine the the short-cut, I can find that it is :
"C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2014\acad.exe" /product ACAD /language "en-US"
Now I would like to use Chinese version as well, so I start AutoCAD 2014 and go to Help –> Download Language Packs and download my favorite Simplified Chinese language pack and install it. A new shortcut will be created like this:
"C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2014\acad.exe" /product ACAD /language "zh-CN"
With this new shortcut, I can start Chinese version of AutoCAD!
Hope this helps.