Turning off InfoCenter in AutoCAD 2014

The AcadInfoCenterOff.msi file on the ManuSoft Freebies page has been updated to support AutoCAD 2014 based products. Note that you must log out of Autodesk 360 if you disable the InfoCenter, else some versions of AutoCAD will crash during startup.

18 thoughts on “Turning off InfoCenter in AutoCAD 2014”

  1. It is still only showing Acad 13 as latest version in Freebies page link? Is there somewhere else to get this for 2014? BTW Thanks for the program, I was crashing and slowing down a lot on 13 and after I used your Info off program my Acad ran smooth.

    1. Good catch. I uploaded the current file before 2014 was released, then forgot to update the page afterward. That file does support 2014. The page is corrected now.

  2. Owen, Thank you for the AcadInfoCenterOff.msi. I ran it on my AutoCAD 2014 to remove Sign In to Autodesk 360, Autodesk Exchange Apps & Stay Connected from the top right menubar. Just to let you know when I installed AutoCAD 2014 I copied the disk to a server and had removed the prerequisite ADSYNC from the install as discussed in the Autodesk Forums. But now that I’ve AcadInfoCenterOff.msi I’ve also removed my Help button from the top right. My office does not want the facebooking and tweeting that is now built inside AutoCAD and I appreciate your program taking this off the screen. But I can’t set up my users with no Help button. (I can’t get on my users to read the Help if I’ve taken away the button). Is it all or none? Would you know of a way to take away the foolishness but leave the Help? Thank you, Steve

    1. I’m afraid it’s all or nothing with respect to the InfoCenter. The local HELP command (aka F1 help) is still available and works fine, so you can add a button for it to your ribbon or QAT. You could probably create a custom command for starting the online help as well, but it would be a bit more work.

  3. That’s a great program and has helped so far in speed for sure. You wouldn’t have anything that will convert dynamic blocks from not allowing to be exploded to being able to be exploded do you, without having to go into each block to change the drop down setting?

  4. Great job Owen. I have LT 2015 and it was bogging me down.

    I ran the info center disable routine from the freebies page it took about 1min and had instant results.

    LT 2015 is no longer slowing me down

    thank you

  5. I ran your script and even renamed the wscommcntr executables on my machine but the infocenter stuff is still in the title bar for AutoCAD Map 3D 2015. I am running on Windows 7. Any other suggestions?

    Appreciate all your time.
    Thank You!

    1. I don’t have Map 3D to test, so I’m not sure what might be causing it to load. The only thing I can think of offhand is to make sure you’re logged out of A360.

  6. Thanks for your reply. The wscommcntr is no longer loading since I renamed them and I looked in the registry to make sure the infocenter is turned off but the tools are still in the title bar. I have never logged into A360 so I am not even sure how to make sure I am logged out. Oh well, will keep trying! Again thanks for your reply!

      1. Yes I still have the QAT which is located on the left side of the toolbar but there are still icons on the right side of the toolbar for Sign In(Autodesk 360), Autodesk Exhange Apps and Stay Connected.

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