How to create an AutoCAD for MAC deployment image

Anyone that tries to deploy AutoCAD for MAC in a MAC environment may notice that there is no deployment option in the installer for AutoCAD for MAC.

In order to create an AutoCAD for MAC deployment image on a MAC system, you would need to capture the installation sequence of AutoCAD for MAC, using the Composer provided by Apple.

See the workflow below.

  • Capture an install of Autocad 2015 as normal, removing non-relevant files from the Composer capture.
  • Now, in the captured directory structure within: /Library/Preferences/ create the following directories:

FLEXnet Publisher

Note: These two directories should be owned by root and have 777 permissions.


  • The installer is then built as a .dmg (not .pkg) and deployed.

A BIG thank you to Amos Deane from University of the Arts in London for sharing this tip with the community.

How to deploy Fusion 360 on multiple machines


We in the support seen cases were end customers asked us about deploying Fusion 360 on multiple systems.

First of all it is important to understand that Fusion 360 installer is streamed to your system and does not provide an deployment option.

However, some Suite Products that include the Fusion 360 installer do and can be used as a workaround. - For instance Product Design Suite Ultimate

See a quick demo of the workflow here.


Note: After the roll out, additional steps are required to install Fusion 360 on the system, as this method destributes only the webinstaller to the clients.

Command Line installation on Mac for 2016 products


Please note the following articles and installation docs for setting up a command line installation for Maya and Mudbox for Mac. Please keep an eye out for the syntax!


Maya 2015/Mudbox 2015

Maya 2016

Mudbox 2016

The syntax is noted below:

Maya 2015 syntax is:        --license_type=<kNetwork or kStandalone>
Mudbox 2015 syntax is:    --license_type=<kNetwork or kStandalone>

Maya 2015 syntax is:        --license_type=<kNetwork or kStandalone>
Mudbox 2016 syntax is:    --license_type=<Network or Standalone>

How do I create a deployment of Revit 2015 R2 with the UR7?


Please check out the following article:

What is confusing is the name of the browser downloaded file:


This file name has R2 in it it but it does not have the Revit 2015 R2 enhancement, you need to download it in the Product Enhancements section in our Autodesk Acccount [Subscription Benefit].

Workflow Video:

Source Media and Service Pack Updates


It is much easier to keep the media or deployment paths in the same location on the server.  In fact, it's a law refenced here:

In some instances, you will need to change the path of the source media in a deployment, please review this article:

Happy hacking and thanks to Jeffry Asbury & Jeremy Hanson for sharing this tip with the community!


AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 + Blank Ribbon + AU = Updated Article

At Autodesk University [AU], when we deployed Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate 2015, we had this problem with AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 when launching it.


As soon as I saw this error, I knew the cause of the problem. We were using an SCCM Administrator account to install the software.  After installing the software, we were running the software in an account called Expert.  Please check out the solution below to solve the problem:

I just updated the solution above with another workflow that will save you 8 steps. When you are prepping hundreds of computers, that is a lot of time saved!

In summary, we just needed to copy the C3D Support folders to the user account's Local & Roaming location before we ran AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015.  The SCCM guru at AU created a batch script that we pushed out to the lab so this process below was completed by a double click.