Installation

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

  • License checkout timed out. What do you want to do?

    License checkout timed out. What do you want to do?

    "License checkout timed out. What do you want to do?" when launching Autodesk 2020 or newer software on Windows.

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  • Autodesk: “An error occurred while preparing the installation”

    Autodesk: “An error occurred while preparing the installation”

    When you are trying to install Autodesk Products. You receive a message saying “An error occurred while preparing installation”.

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  • Autodesk: Error “Install Failed” When you try to install Autodesk 2022 Products

    Autodesk: Error “Install Failed” When you try to install Autodesk 2022 Products

    When you look through the log file you located at %localappdata%/Autodesk/ODIS. You may notice an issue with The directX installation.

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  • Autodesk: When I Invite Users to my “Named User Account” They never receive the email

    Autodesk: When I Invite Users to my “Named User Account” They never receive the email

    These Invites can be “blocked” and an exception should be added to Firewalls.

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  • Clean Uninstall of the IMAGINiT Reprise License Manager

    Clean Uninstall of the IMAGINiT Reprise License Manager

    Clean Uninstall of the IMAGINiT Reprise License Manager

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  • How to use the IMAGINiT Autodesk_License_Reset batch file

    How to use the IMAGINiT Autodesk_License_Reset batch file

    How to use the IMAGINiT Autodesk License Reset batch file to reset Autodesk 2017 thru 2021 licensing. For use in resetting Autodesk Networking licenses to Named Users licenses.

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  • Autodesk Named User Transition – Need to Know9:45

    Autodesk Named User Transition – Need to Know

    In this 30 minute session Dottie Townshend and Rob Wiederman summarize the path to and benefits of Autodesk’s named-user license environment plus an overview and what is required for licensing once yo

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  • Installing from Autodesk Desktop App: The Digital Signature needed for this install cannot be verified

    Installing from Autodesk Desktop App: The Digital Signature needed for this install cannot be verified

    When installing from the Autodesk Desktop App you receive an error. “The Digital Signature needed for this install cannot be verified”.

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  • Desktop Connector v14.8 - Reading the "Fine Print"

    Desktop Connector v14.8 - Reading the "Fine Print"

    I think it's safe to assume that most of us aren't in the habit of reading the information about every update. If you're like me, you get the notice, click on the link to download, install & move on.

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  • Autodesk: "Check that your system clock is set to the current date and time before you try again"

    Autodesk: "Check that your system clock is set to the current date and time before you try again"

    This is because your Time in Windows does not match the current time. Here's how to fix it.

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  • Modify a Network deployment to use as a Named Users deployment

    Modify a Network deployment to use as a Named Users deployment

    Modify an Autodesk Network deployment to use with Named Users.

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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 locate direct download links for currently available product updates

    How to locate direct download links for currently available product updates

    Earlier updates, such as the 2017 updates can be located under the Product Updates if you allow enough time for all available updates to load in the filter tool.

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  • Autodesk To Expand Previous Version Access To 5 Previous Versions

    Autodesk To Expand Previous Version Access To 5 Previous Versions

    To be clear, Autodesk only supports the current software version and 3 previous versions (i.e. 2021-2018).

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  • PDQ error 259 when deploying Autodesk products

    PDQ error 259 when deploying Autodesk products

    Resolution if you receive PDQ error code 259 when trying to deploy your Autodesk products.

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  • How to use PDQ to uninstall Autodesk products

    How to use PDQ to uninstall Autodesk products

    Using PDQ to uninstall Autodesk products using a batch file.

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  • Using the deployment Uninstall.txt file to create a batch file to uninstall Autodesk products

    Using the deployment Uninstall.txt file to create a batch file to uninstall Autodesk products

    How to uninstall products from a deployment using the deployment built-in “Uninstall.txt” file.

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  • How to use PDQ to deploy AutoCAD 2021

    How to use PDQ to deploy AutoCAD 2021

    How to deploy AutoCAD 2021 using PDQ Deploy

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  • Creating a Network Deployment for AutoCAD 2021

    Creating a Network Deployment for AutoCAD 2021

    A deployment provides an efficient way to install one or more Autodesk products with a standard configuration on multiple computers.

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  • Check for Expired license file using the LMTools Utility

    Check for Expired license file using the LMTools Utility

    Issue: No one can get a license from the network license server. First check to see if the network license file is expired using the LMTools utility.

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