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:




The Pitfalls of Security

Pitfall!_CoverartSecurity software is normally a good thing. It can protect you from all kinds of hazards, whether it be computer viruses, data loss, or ponds full of crocodiles. But sometimes it protects a bit too well.

One example we ran into recently has to do with a program called InterGuard DataLock. That program locks down data on a computer so it can't be copied externally, like through email or a USB drive.

The problem is, it also locks down the files used by Autodesk desktop subscription licensing. InterGuard DataLock doesn't give you the option to exclude the desktop subscription files from being locked down, so the only way to get it working is to uninstall InterGuard DataLock.

The following article provides the details:

Installation error referencing /SecondRun and /FirstRunThreadId


Sometimes an install failure can be a symptom of a larger problem with Windows. Such was the case in an issue we encountered recently.

At first the error message didn't seem particularly useful. It simply says "Error", with a path to a file in the Windows temp folder, along with some command line arguments. As it turns out, the problem lies with the Windows temp folder itself.

There are a couple of workarounds for the issue. First, you can simply log in with a different Windows account (which will have a different Windows temp folder) and install the software in that account. The other workaround is to move the location of the Windows temp folder. You can find the details in the following article: