Installation

For those who need help getting up and running with Autodesk software, including AutoCAD, Revit, Civil 3D, Inventor, and more.

  • How to change your email address or username in the Autodesk portal

    How to change your email address or username in the Autodesk portal

    You need to either change your email address or your username in your Autodesk account.

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  • Error 3051 when installing an Autodesk Update - Unable to install. A required install component is missing or corrupted.

    Error 3051 when installing an Autodesk Update - Unable to install. A required install component is missing or corrupted.

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  • Network Licensing Error “An incompatible version…”

    Network Licensing Error “An incompatible version…”

    How to resolve the Autodesk network licensing error "An incompatible version of the Autodesk network license manager is installed on the server..."

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  • Installing AutoCAD 202111:30

    Installing AutoCAD 2021

    Get step-by-step instructions from Ryan Wunderlich on how to install AutoCAD and AutoCAD-based products version 2020 or 2021.

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  • How to Download Autodesk Applications

    How to Download Autodesk Applications

    The default method to download and install Autodesk applications uses a “bootstrap” installation process. This process begins installing the software while it is still downloading.

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  • How to use the Autodesk Desktop App to Install Updates

    How to use the Autodesk Desktop App to Install Updates

    When running the Autodesk Desktop App (ADA) it will show you an icon for each Autodesk program that is installed.

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  • Obtaining Updates For Twinmotion

    Obtaining Updates For Twinmotion

    How to obtain updates for Twinmotion

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  • Storm and Sanitary Install fails with 15 Error or Civil 3D Deployment fails to install

    Storm and Sanitary Install fails with 15 Error or Civil 3D Deployment fails to install

    This problem is due to the novaPDF9SDK(x64).msi fails the Windows Verify Trust process (the certificate has expired).

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  • Revit 2021 install fails if Revit 2022 is installed

    Revit 2021 install fails if Revit 2022 is installed

    We often encounter trouble installing Revit 2021 if it was previously installed or if you already have Revit 2022 installed. The error that is provided by the installer is the generic 1603 error.

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  • How to bypass the “Open File-Security Warning” Message

    How to bypass the “Open File-Security Warning” Message

    Trying to install Autodesk software using a batch file you receive a message:  “Open File - Security Warning We can't verify who created this file. Are you sure you want to run this file?"

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  • Install Inventor Read-only Mode using Custom Install

    Install Inventor Read-only Mode using Custom Install

    You want to install Inventor Read-only Mode without Inventor for a user that needs an Inventor file viewer without design capabilities.

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  • Silently install the Autodesk Desktop Connector

    Silently install the Autodesk Desktop Connector

    How to silently install the Autodesk Desktop Connector

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  • Error 1622 during the installation of an Autodesk product

    Error 1622 during the installation of an Autodesk product

    Installation of an Autodesk product fails and when checking the ODIS install.log, you find an error 1622.

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  • How to run an Autodesk product as an Admin using the desktop icon

    How to run an Autodesk product as an Admin using the desktop icon

    If you need to set the desktop icon to open the Autodesk product as an admin every time, here's what to do.

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  • How to create a FLEXLM_TIMEOUT environment variable

    How to create a FLEXLM_TIMEOUT environment variable

    Create a FLEXLM_TIMEOUT variable to increase the maximum time for finding a license file for an Autodesk product.

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  • How to Export the Windows Event Viewer “Administrative Events” for Technical Support

    How to Export the Windows Event Viewer “Administrative Events” for Technical Support

    You need to find and export the Windows “Administrative Events” to a .evtx file to provide to Technical Support.

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  • Error Launching Inventor- Inventor.exe needs to reregister with the Operating System

    Error Launching Inventor- Inventor.exe needs to reregister with the Operating System

    Autodesk recommends terminating the offending processes to ensure proper registration.

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  • Autodesk account management roles

    Autodesk account management roles

    Here's a handy table of the different Autodesk Account management roles available and what they can do within the system.

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  • Loading a Missing Interface Element (tab) to AutoCAD Based Programs

    Loading a Missing Interface Element (tab) to AutoCAD Based Programs

    Here is the issue, you’ve just installed a new set of tools which are supposed to have their own tab in AutoCAD, but it's not showing up.

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  • Autodesk Clean Uninstall/ Reinstall Directions

    Autodesk Clean Uninstall/ Reinstall Directions

    Using the Autodesk uninstall tool to remove 2021 and older product is a quicker method that removes the items in the order it wants to be uninstalled while removing all parts associated.

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