How to install AutoCAD Plant 3D 2016 Ext1 silently.

A. Download AutoCAD Plant 3D Ext1 from your Autodesk account portal and extract msp files from it.

AutoCAD_Plant_3D_2016_Ext1_x64.exe /e AutoCAD_Plant_3D_2016_Ext1_x64.msp

Note: this will give you 3 msp files:


B. Now you can install each msp file as follows:

msiexec /update AutoCAD_Plant_3D_2016_Ext1_x641.msp /quiet /log 1.log
msiexec /update AutoCAD_Plant_3D_2016_Ext1_x642.msp /quiet /log 2.log
msiexec /update AutoCAD_Plant_3D_2016_Ext1_x643.msp /quiet /log 3.log

Unable to install Map 3D 2016 Service Pack 1 through SCCM.

Following workaround might not be feasible in all instances ,especially if you are pushing the updates through SCCM or other software delivery/deployment tools.

Reason for the error is one of the .MSP file which included in the .exe file is Hotfix 3 for AutoCAD 2016. This can’t be installed on AutoCAD 2016 Sp1.

If you extract .MSP files from the exe with the following command line, you will find 2 .MSP files.

Map3D2016_x64_Sp1.exe /e Map3D2016_x64_Sp1.MSP


Only second file needs to be applied to Map 3D 2016.

Msiexec /p Map3D2016_x64_Sp1.MSP /q

Note:/q is important for the above command line, else you might get following error.




Similar workaround might be required for Civil 3D 2016 Service pack 1 as well.



Civil 3D 2016 deployment through SCCM and missing HHApps

Some functionality within Civil 3D 2016 might be missing after deploying the software through or other deployment tools.

Following script could help to fix this issue for all the users logging into the machine after deploying the software as System account.


Please use this script to deploy through SCCM instead of the single setup.exe command line.


IF EXIST C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\appIndex.xml (REN "C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\appIndex.xml" "appIndex.ORG")

Start /w .\Img\Setup.exe /q /w /I .\Img\c3d2016x64.ini /language en-us

Del /q "C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\appIndex.xml"

IF EXIST C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\appIndex.ORG  (REN "C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\appIndex.ORG" "appIndex.xml")

Autodesk Revit Collaboration Suite 2016 activation states that it's Project Concord - License Status [1.1.0]

If you are trying to activate  Revit 2016 from the Autodesk Revit Collaboration Suite, you may get the following error:


Please review this solution to solve the problem.

Thanks to Jeffry Asbury for sharing this tip with the community.

Autodesk Software for Educational Facilities (Free)

I have been getting a lot of calls on how to get a license for an educational facility.  I typically tell them to Google:  Autodesk ARC to get to the Academic Resource Center.  There are 3 videos on how to setup the account, get the license & download the software.

Autodesk ARC

For a school classroom environment:


For students/teachers (1 license for each Autodesk product) valid for 3 years:


If you need Student support, please check out this post:

Revit Answer Day | October 7th 2015 | 6 AM - 6 PM PST


We had a really successful AutoCAD Answer Day on May 7th, 2015 and we are expanding it to Revit! For more info, please go here:


Building Design Suite Ultimate 2016 + Inventor 2016 = Update Error 1328

For users of Inventor 2016 that was installed from  the Building Design Suite Ultimate 2016, you will get this error when trying to update it:


Please check out this article to solve your problem:

Thanks to Aaron Maller for sharing this tip with the community.

Installing AutoCAD 2015 on Windows 10 + .NET 4.5 Error Workaround

Windows-10-LogoAs we start getting more cases on Windows 10, our offical support statement is noted here:

I would like to thank ar.zaher for posting this tip to the community in regards to installing AutoCAD 2015 on Windows 10: