OK, so I can see how to install the program in English if the installation is in a non-English language, but how do I do the reverse?
My boss's son is going to University tomorrow and he's asked me to set up a laptop for him. I need this thing set up by tomorrow.
I have installed a large number of products from our company's reservoir of licenses so he can have a great computer for his design classes. Most of these programs are installed in Chinese or English/Chinese on top of Win7 Ultimate which can switch from English to Chinese and back again. Location is set to Taiwan and Locale is set to Chinese Traditional. I'm the system administrator for the company here and I've built up 15 computers in the past 2 weeks alone, but nothing so far has compared to my experience with Solidworks.
However, where it comes to Solidworks, for some bizarre reason, the installer REFUSES to install the program in Chinese.
There is no option anywhere in the installer to change the primary language to Chinese. There *is* an option to include the optional Chinese Language pack, but this appears to have no effect on anything. Once the program is installed, it is 100% English, with a Chinese language pack installed, which is presumably only there for character support.
There is NO OPTION ANYWHERE to CHANGE the language of the program to Chinese.
I am now dicking about with uninstalling bits and pieces and trying to use the chinese .msi files to build some semblance of a half-usable program in Chinese.
Seriously - WTF?!?!? I'm at hour 4 of this bizarre experience of trying to INSTALL
Yeah, I understand completely that it's rather ridiculous for engineers anywhere in the world to be incapable of dealing with things in English, and I have made the strongest recommendations for him to just use the Adobe suite in English because he will have more opportunity to learn more throughout his career if he can use that program in English than if he can only use it in Chinese.
However, that doesn't help one little bit where it comes to him actually learning it.
I just can't see anything anywhere that can force this program to install in a language of my choosing.
Considering that MS Office can switch from English to Chinese and back again in seconds, Adobe Everything, Sony, Skype, and any of the dozens of other programs kicking about in my bag of tricks can ALL be installed quickly and easily in any language simply by choosing one during the install, I am flabbergasted that I have gone through such a rigamarole with Solidworks 2012.
How in the HECK am I supposed to get this thing installed and ready for him to take when he moves to the next province TOMORROW AT NOON?!?!?
And WHY for the LOVE of all things 3D and 2D does it have to be so complicated that a guy with 20 years experience with all forms of technology can't figure out how to simply choose the freakin' LANGUAGE of the install?
Isn't that a little 1999?