Application Details:

Version: 9
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.32

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Selected Test Results

What works

almost all

What does not

language selection during the installation;don't open .dwg's saved with autocad 2009/10


What was not tested


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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 04 20091.1.32Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowGentoo LinuxSep 14 20060.9.20.Yes Yes Silverwinebug 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

installation notes running on Wine circa 0.9.20 (earlier 0.9.x probalaby OK)
The following assumes a virgin wine configuration as created with winecfg 0.9.20 . This means no library over-rides and default win2k behaviour. I have prefered to use ~/.wine/c instead of ~/.wine/drive_c since it saves typing and scans easier when comparing to a true windows system. If you choose the drive_c paradigm simply adjust instructions below appropriately.

Two common issues: "cant find EULA" during installation ; cant find dlls on startup.

1/ mount your CD in the normal way or mount an ISO image using loopback. See you distribution doc if you're confused , that is not a wine isssue and not dealt with in detail here.

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
mount -o loop /mnt/cdrom

use winecfg to create a device for that location if not already available or do directly:

cd ~/.wine/dosdevices
ln -s /mnt/cdrom h:

you should now be able to run the installer directly:

wine h:setup

2/ dlls are installed in two directories during installation, but paths are not being set for the application. Solution , copy all to same directory and run the program directly from that location.

assuming wine was configured under ~/.wine/c and using * to prevent huge filenames with spaces and quotes everywhere, the following should copy the files where they will be found

cp ~/.wine/c/Prog*/Common*/Autodesk*/* ~/.wine/c/Prog*/Auto*/Auto*

if in doubt chech with :
ls ~/.wine/c/Prog*/Common*/Autodesk*/* ~/.wine/c/Prog*/Auto*/Auto*

cd ~/.wine/c/Prog*/Auto*/Auto*
wine sketch.exe

On start up the will be a warning about needing Mozilla , cancel and ignore. Then an empty error box with an OK button , click OK. Finally an empty online registration dialog. Cancel and the program should start up fine.

Technical note: setting PATH for Autosketch using regedit
Technical note: setting PATH for Autosketch using regedit

Currently wine does not implement the installer's WriteEnvironmentStrings routine. That is the cause of the "missing dll" problem.

This can be corrected using regedit instead of copying the files across as suggested above.

This will give you a setup closer to the standard windows installation although you may find copying all to one place a bit tidier anyway.

As an alternative to copying the dll and to make "wine sketch.exe" work from outside the install directory you can use wine's regedit program to add the required PATH settings:

in regedit , navigate to :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment

highlight PATH and change it to the following:

c:\windows\system32;c:\windows;c:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autosketch9;c:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared

Be careful if not familiar with regedit. You could mess up your wine configuration if you change things you do not understand.


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Autosketch 9
by Dan on Sunday September 27th 2015, 4:59
Ubuntu 14.04, autosketch 9 and Wine 1.6.2.
Worked perfectly
by Abdon Gonzalez on Thursday December 3rd 2009, 13:56
As stated under 'what doesn't work', language selection doesn't work during the installation. What it doesn't say is that language defaults to what looks like Russian alphabet. Fortunately it only shows on a few window labels and the program is still usable, but annoying as hell.

I tried installing it on a Windows machine and copying the installation directory over to the Linux box but that didn't work. I tried searching the registry for the bit that would hold the language value but could not find it.

Could somebody pretty please look up where the stupid registry entry for language is and post it?
Had to upgrade wine 0.9.21 to 0.9.36-2
by Mike Ward on Wednesday June 20th 2007, 22:25
After looking around for a linux CAD program like AutoSketch to no avail and trying to run AutoSketch v 2.0 in FC5 under wine 0.9.21, I finally bit the bullet and bought version AutoSketch 9.0 and tried to install it under wine 0.9.21. It did not install. Upgrading wine to 0.9.36-2 did the trick using the instructions above.

The electronic registration at each startup is a bit anoying, so I poked around the registry trying to disable it, but could not stop the tenatious piece of code. If anyone finds out how, please post it.
RE: Had to upgrade wine 0.9.21 to 0.9.36-2
by Dave Hylands on Saturday December 1st 2007, 20:41
In the registery, after installing AutoSketch you should find:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Autodesk\Reg\ASK\8\0\0\0\User (I was using AutoSketch 8).

Create a REG_SZ in the User key called volnoshow and give it a value of 1.

This stopped the registration request from showing up.
RE: Had to upgrade wine 0.9.21 to 0.9.36-2
by Dave Hylands on Friday November 13th 2009, 17:51
For AutoSketch 9, in ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Autodesk/AutoSketch9 create a etxt file called ASK9ENURegData.ini with the following two lines:


I made sure the file had DOS line endings (but I didn't try with linux line endings).
RE: Had to upgrade wine 0.9.21 to 0.9.36-2
by Dave Hylands on Friday November 13th 2009, 18:56
It seems that the ENU portion of the filename changes based on your language setting. On one of my machines, ENC was used (for Canada). If you run

strace Sketch.exe > strace.log 2>&1

once it's installed and then search strace.log for ASK9, you'll find out the name of the file it's really looking for.