As a few of you have already noticed, the installer for AutoCAD 2014 is broken, as is the uninstaller for Autodesk 360. You can do a custom install and UNCHECK Autodesk 360 but it gets installed anyway. Then when you uninstall Autodesk 360 via the control panel it causes issues with the properties palette in 2013 (if you have it installed) and 2014. These palettes appear blank and non-functional.
If you've found yourself in this boat, the current fix is to uninstall 2013/2014 and reinstall to get either/both of them working again. Doing a repair install does nothing to fix the issue.
If you are about to install 2014 for the first time and do not want Autodesk 360 installed you can do the following. Thanks goes to Mike Burke for this work-around.
There is a simple edit in the setup.ini file (or the deployment ini file if you create deployments) that is needed to stop Autodesk 360 from installing.
In the setup.ini file look for the following line
Remove ADSYNC; from that line so you are left with:
And that’s it. Autodesk 360 will not install when you use setup.exe.
An additional tip from Darren Young
Also note, if you want both options, copy setup.exe and setup.ini to setup-no360.exe and setup-no360.ini and edit that one. Setup.exe will use the ini of the same name so you could have multiple versions available for install without constantly editing the ini file.
Hope this saves some frustration and down time for others.
Thanks for the tip. I thought I omitted 360 before installing (the company firewall blocks it), but I put it down to old age!
Where do I find this Setup.ini file so that I can edit? A360 is causing error messages with windows explorer.
Many thanks for help,
Update: Found the file and managed to install Autocad LT 2014 without A360. Lets hope that my issue with Windows explorer error message will now dissapear!
Would wish to use A360 in the future but will not touch it until Adesk undertake further testing and find the bug that is causing so much problems for many users.
As per post 1 - you will find the setup.ini file on your disk (one is setup.exe and the other is setup.ini). Open the setup.ini file (usually opens in wordpad) and find the above line entry and edit (save the document when you leave the file). Now install the software and dont forget to untick A360 in customs option of install.
Best of luck,
>> One cannot change a file on the DVD.
You can copy the content from your DVD to a local temp folder, there you can modify the files and install from that position.
- alfred -
Whether download or from disk/thumbdrive, I always drop a copy of the installer on our network. Even if something goes *really* wrong (somone borrows disc and leaves it on coffee cup warmer, office fire, etc.), I can always grab the installer from archives.