The alternative in this case would be to download the software via an alternative method, specifically Browser Download.
If you're downloading from an Autodesk portal where this is not an available option, specifically as a trial, you can find most current + previous version download links via Matt, our Virtual Assistant.
I installed the 30 day trial from your website and I can't even open nothing. I get this error message see attachment
I have been closely watching this thread for quiet sometime cause i have been struggling to download the ''install now'' version. I have been hesitant to reply to the thread as i was waiting for an eventual ''download now'' option, but it seems that option would not be coming anytime soon.
I have tried all these options mentioned in the thread and i am still anxious to try out this new revit.
help will be greatly appreciated
Confirming that Revit 2014 direct browser download links are now available in Matt, our Virtual Assistant!
From Matt: Download and Installation -> Software Download Links -> I need to redownload my product -> Autodesk Revit Products -> Autodesk Revit.
I downloaded Revit 2014 trial version. Same communication error as described in this post. Tried in 3 different computers with same results. Disabled firewall, same results. Deleted the .exe file, downloaded again 3 times with same results. Tried in Windows 7 ultimate and Windows 8 in another computer.
Other posts suggest opening ports (what is that and how is it done????) and there's one post saying that an email client solves the problem. What does this mean? I use outlook here, I would think that's an email client.......and what in the world does that have to do with this issue?
This is all very strange and it seems there's no convincing answer for this yet. I hope to find the solution
Sorry to hear that you're having issues Eduardo.
Instead of troubleshooting the communication errors which are typically difficult to pinpoint, the simplest workaround is to obtain the necessary browser download links from Matt, our Virtual Assistant.
Instructions from Matt: Download and Installation -> Software Download Links -> I need to redownload my product -> Autodesk Revit Products -> Autodesk Revit.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions, concerns, or issues!
I am having the same problem. Seems like the new install method is not working. Have been trying it for more than a a month .This download method should be remove and replaced immediately. It is causing a lot of wasted time and frustration.Obviously the software download method has not been tested properly. The web download should be posted to the main download site.
It has not been more than 2 months and it is still not fixed ? Now we have to google to find out how to solve this problem ? Autodesk please get your act together !
When you click on Install Now button and a small Setup.exe starts getting downloaded then do not click anywhere on the web page, do not refresh it and do not close it. Installer needs some data for the product which you have selected to Install, so you need to wait on that web page.
Once the <...>_Setup.exe is downloaded, then click on it and wait for the installer to launch. Once the installer is launched, then you can close/refresh/click anywhere on the web page.
Please try these steps and send me a Private Message in case it still doesnt work.
Thanks for your patience.