Thursday, June 07, 2012

Installing AutoCAD 2013 / Installer AutoCAD 2013

Last week, I assisted a customer to install the Revit Architecture 2013 Suite. There were some problems while creating network and standalone deployments. The errors related to files that could not be copied to the server. As a test, I installed AutoCAD 2013 on my laptop and had not problems with a standalone deployment. Finally, things started to go right and everything was installed.

With some trial and error, we discovered that an old AutoCAD problem has resurfaced. Revit Architecture 2013 does NOT like having an active antivirus program running during the installation. My laptop has Microsoft Security Essentials but my customer uses AVG and AVAST. I have seen this problem with Norton and McAffee as well in the past.

So, please be careful when installing your products.

La semaine dernière, j'ai aidé un client à installer le Revit Architecture 2013 Suite. Il y a eu problèmes pendant la création des déploiements réseau et autonome. Les errors étaient reliés à des fichiers qui ne pouvaient pas être copiés sur le serveur. Pour valider le problème, j'ai installé AutoCAD 2013 sur mon portable à partir d'un déploiement autonome sans problèmes. Finalement, nous avons réussi à tout installer correctement.

Avec un peu d'essais et erreurs, nous avons trouvés qu'un vieux problème d'AutoCAD est réapparue. Revit architecture 2013 n'aime PAS avoir un antivirus active sur le poste pendant l'installation du logiciel. Mon portable possède Microsoft Security Essentials mais mon client utilise AVG et AVAST. J'ai déja vu ce problème avec Norton et McAffee aussi dans le passé.

Donc, faites attention lors de l'installation de vos produits.


elixir1379 said...


i have a problem i installed autocad 2013 but after a few days my computer was working slowly and had a few bug my computer spec wasn't good enought, but i decided to uninstall autocad i did it but without doing it with the windows installker i did it manually erase the autocad 2013 files in programme files now when i try to reinstal it it install just inventor and fusion but not autocad anymore instead of having 17 step in the installation process there is just 4 please help me

Sean Campbell said...
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Sean Campbell said...

Sadly, erasing the files from any program in Windows without uninstalling first is not recommended. At this point, if reinstalling does not work, you could try to Repair the installation to get it working. Then, you can modify the installation options to add/remove the components that you need. The only caveat is that I don't know if the Inventor Fusion program can be installed without AutoCAD.