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FATAL Error: Unhandled e06d7363h Exception at fe17cacdh on AutoCAD LT 2013

Cannot initialize license manager: ADLM: Startup Failed on Autodesk Simulation CFD 2013

Our of our technicans spent 3 hours of blood, sweat and tears on this interesting issue.

  • Autodesk Simulation CFD 2012 was installed in C:\Program Files\Autodesk\  > OK
  • Autodesk Simulation CFD 2013 was installed on D:\Program Files\Autodesk\ > Not OK

The errror message was:


Cannot initialize license manager:  ADLM: Startup Failed

We then tried to copy Common Files to the D:\ drive, even a potential uninstall and reinstall on the C:\ drive did not resolve the issue.

It this scenario, the user's computer was configured as en-CA and to resolve the issue we needed to change the Locale to en-US.

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\Simulation CFD\13.0] 
  • Locale=en-US

Autodesk CFD 2013 supports English (US), French, German, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and Japanese. 

For more information on this solution and to download batch file to fix the issue, please check out:


Thanks to Jeffry Asbury and the CFD team for sharing this solution to the community.


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