Shadow Multi Cast – How to Install LT Version

The setup process is very easy to do. In most instances all you will need to do is close AutoCAD, the run the setup file to install the Shadow Mulit Cast software.
Once you open AutoCAD, the Shadow Multi Cast menu should appear near the top right hand of the AutoCAD window.
If it doesn’t appear, you may need to follow some simple manual instructions listed below.

If you still have trouble after following this guide, send me an email and I will help you one on one.

I have made the steps as basic as possible so you hopefully don’t get lost. The whole process shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes. Once it is setup, you only have to manually set it up again if you reinstall AutoCAD

Installation of Files

Step 1

Double click on setup file. A menu screen will appear. Click on ‘next’

Step 2

You will be asked if you accept the License Agreement. If you do, select the ‘I accept the agreement’ then click ‘next’

Step 3

You will be asked if you accept the License Agreement. If you do, select the ‘I accept the agreement’ then click ‘next’

Step 4

A new pop window will appear. Left click on the version of AutoCAD you are installing Shadow Multi Cast on, then click install. Repeat this process for all installations you want to install on.
Then click the ‘Close’ button

Step 5

The post installation menu screen appears.

Step 6

Open your version of AutoCAD you are going to setup Shadow Multi-Cast in.

Step 7

Once AutoCAD is open, at the top of the screen above the modify panel there is an arrow facing down. Click on the arrow.

If you cannot see this arrow, at the AutoCAD command prompt type:
MENUBAR then press Enter
then type
1 then press Enter

Step 8

A drop down menu will appear. If not already selected, left click on the ‘Show Menu Bar’. This will show the menu bar at the top of the screen so you will be able to access the Shadow Multi-Cast menu once it is setup.

Step 9

The menu bar should now be visible.

Step 10

At the AutoCAD command prompt, type ‘Options’ then press ‘enter’

Step 11

The options menu will appear. Click on the ‘Files’ tab as shown if it isn’t already selected.

Step 12

Left click on ‘Supprt File Search’ then left click on ‘Add’ then click ‘Browse’.

Step 13

A menu will appear.

Go to C:/Program Files/Shadow Multi Cast LT

Then click on OK. This will add the directory to AutoCAD so it can find the files needed when generating shadow diagrams.

Step 14

AutoCAD will now have 1 folder added to the ‘Support File Search Path” Make sure you click ‘Apply’ then Click OK and you will be back in the AutoCAD model/paper space.

Note: The image to the right shows the directory names for the Demo version.

Step 15

Once you are back in AutoCAD, at the command prompt type Menuload.

Step 16

A window will appear. Click on the browse button and navigate to the Shadow Multi Cast LT directory. C:/Program Files/Shadow Multi Cast LT

Step 17

Make sure MNU file types are selected and select the menu then click on Open

Step 18

After clicking Open, click on the button Load to load the menu.

Shadow Multi-Cast should now be set up for use. To use Shadow Multi-Cast, click on the Shadow Multi-Cast menu on the
AutoCAD menu bar.


If you have issues with setup, please view the troubleshooting section.