Hey guys, I had a message this morning for an update in my CAD 2013. When I tried to install, I received an ERROR CODE 1603. I searched what the code is for and was directed to a site that said I needed to uninstall Service Pack 1.1 is this true? Since I upgraded to the 2013 Inventor Suite I have been having trouble receiving drawings from other companies. Everytime I try to open a drawing created by someone else, I get a message that says the "file is read only do I still want to open it?" I can open the drawing by clicking ok, but it is annoying. I was hoping the update would clear up this issue. Anyone have any ideas? Or know if I truly need to uninstall the service pack?
Select a file in Windows Explorer, right-click, and select PROPERTIES: is it tagged as read-only?
Is the file in a folder you do not have read-write access to?
Are you in a limited Windows User Acount?
The update is not the fix since the program is not the problem.
For installation help with your 1603 error, post here:
I have already tried this route. I am the administrator and I have permission to do anything to my computer, but ALL DWG files I try to open with 2013 tell me that they are read only. I open them and "SAVE AS" and delete the old file. It's a pain in the tookas, but it's the only way I can figure out how to get around it.
I too get "ERROR code 1603 while trying to INSTAL the 1.1 update. Want to curse, but won't.
With Vista/Seven, sometimes the result in better, when you select the EXE file,
then Right Clic then "Run as Administrator" !
Even if you have already logged as an Admin !!
The problem with this installation is this; Click Product Update Available to launch the default browser.
Before you click on the Update button, remember to close your AutoCAD Electrical 2013 first. I took this advice with AutoCad 2013 and it worked, good luck!
What worked at our company was a simple reboot and then installing from a saved location - we saved the hotfix to our desktops first.
Hope this helps!