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Saving drive space + Deployments + Autodesk Suites

If your company owns a Suite but you don't actually use the whole suite, you can save a lot of space when downloading and creating deployments.  The workflow is as follows:

The downloading part of the equation...

1.  For example, if you own the Building Design Suite Standard 2014 and you only need AutoCAD Architecture 2014 setup, just download [browser download] a point product if available via our Virtual Agent (#3) or Subcription Center.

2.  Create a deployment of AutoCAD Architecture 2014 using the Building Design Suite Standard 2014 Serial number and product key.

3.  In the example above, using a browser download, the size of the Building Design Suite Standard 2014 is [4 GB + 4 GB + 523 MB] & for AutoCAD Architecture 2014, it is 2.4 GB.  That is a savings of 5835 MB.

The deployment part of the equation...

1.  Create a deployment using AutoCAD Architecture 2014 download.

Aca-2014-deploy

2.  Below is the size of the deployment for AutoCAD Architecture 2014.

Aca-2014-size

3.  Now create a deployment for Building Design Suite 2013 but select only AutoCAD Architecture 2014.

Bdss-aca-only-deploy

NOTE:  You cannot uncheck the Material Library 2014 and Autodesk 360 in the Suite.  I can also confirm that AutoCAD Architecture 2014 includes the 2 components above.

Bdss-aca-only-deploy2

3.  Below is the size of the deployment for AutoCAD Architecture 2014 only using the Building Design Suite Media.

Bdss-aca-only-2014-size

4.  That is a savings of [7.12 GB - 4.48 GB] of 2640 MB.

Reference

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2013/01/quick-start-downloads.html

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2013/05/building-design-suite-premiumultimate-2014-autocad-2014-windows-xp.html

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2013/01/deploying-revit-2013-one-box-with-a-building-design-suite-license.html

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2013/09/quick-start-suite-deployment-tips.html

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