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ObjectPlacementTool will not activate

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I cannot get a Tools menu on the main menu bar in FSX when I try to activate the Object Placement Tool; I've followed the help/tutorial threads and file from Luis, and tried a copy and paste splice from the dll.xml sample in the Missions SDK, tried several FSX start up conditions with default or addon sceneries - still no Tools menu.The SDK is installed in its default location of Microsoft Games Flight Simulator FSX etc in the C: partition on my first drive. FSX is in the G:partition on a second drive.Any ideas of what is wrong?NigelVancouverMy System:Intel Core2 Duo E6400Gigabyte GA 965G DS3 mobo Sapphire ATI Radeon X1950XT video card PCI-e 512MB2GB Transcend 800Mhz DDR2 RAMMaxtor 80GB 7200rpm hard driveMaxtor 200GB 7200rpm hard driveWestern Digital 250GB 7200rpm hard driveCreative Sound Blaster Live! with latest driversNEC FE950+ crt monitorCHProducts USB yoke and pedalsWindows XP Home edition with SP2DirectX 9.0©Cooler Master 600W power supply Five case fans

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Hi Nigel,Are you sure you enabled the DLL files in the dll.xml file? By default there is a line that reads:TRUEYou need to replace the TRUE with FALSE. And of course you need to make sure the paths are correct for your installation folder.

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Hi ArnoThx for your response - yes I think I have done everything according to the book and my ddl.xml file contents are below.I have just gone through a hard drive (c:) failure, followed by a motherboard failure. This meant a new motherboard, CPU, RAM and video card. My dealer managed to recover all my Windows XP files and I found I had to re-activate FSX, but basically the computer and FSX have been operating well since. I wondered whether FSX had lost contact with the registry so I have just put the FSX discs in and done a repair. That has not resolved the Tool menu not showing.I also activated TrafficToolBox and VisualEffects to see whether they would bring in the Tools menu - no luck. The FSUIPC4 module is showing okay in the Addon menu.It is a puzzlement.Nigelddl.xml contents: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="Windows-1252" ?> - Launchdll.xmlFalseFalse - Object Placement ToolFalseFalse..Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDKSDKMission Creation Kitobject_placement.dll- Traffic ToolboxFalseFalse..Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDKSDKEnvironment KitTraffic Toolbox SDKtraffictoolbox.dll- Visual Effects ToolFalseFalse..Microsoft Flight Simulator X SDKSDKEnvironment KitSpecial Effects SDKvisualfxtool.dll- FSUIPC 4FalseModulesFSUIPC4.dll

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If your SDK is installed in the default location (presumably on the C: drive) and your FSX is installed on the G: drive, then you need to use full paths to the DLL file, and not the .. relative paths in the file listing above. Something like:c:Program FilesMicrosoft Flight Simulator X SDKMission Creation Kitobject_placement.dll Check and make sure what the exact path is to the DLL file and use that of course, I'm just guessing at some of the above :->

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TimThank you so much - that did the trick and I can get back to some design work again.Nigel

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