AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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Installation troubles: FaroSDK reports an error during the installation

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01-31-2012 11:17 AM

I'm a student trying to install Autodesk Electrical 2012 on a Windows 7 machine.  I've downloaded the AutoCAD_2012_English_Win_32bit.exe file from the student area, and successfully installed the utilities.  The installer seemed generic, but I tried to install it anyways.  The .NET environment and Visual C++ Redistributables installed successfully, but the installer hangs on the FaroSDK step with the message:


AutoCAD 2012

An error occurred during the installation of asembly 'Faro.LS,version="1.1.406.58",type=win32",processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1d23f5635ba800ab"'.  Please refer to Help and Support for more information.


Because I haven't been able to install the software, I can't very well get to the help and support.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Installation troubles: FaroSDK reports an error during the installation

06-05-2013 08:28 PM in reply to: vermeerk
im having the same problem ..... can somone please help us?
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Re: Installation troubles: FaroSDK reports an error during the installation

06-07-2013 07:53 AM in reply to: VORNORACK

Hi Vornorack,


Sometimes the Faros Installer is a little flaky and you have to install it before the rest of the programs.

so on the media (...your download) look for something like:



(mine came from the Product design suite, thats why you see PRDSU_2014)

You should see "AutoCAD_Electrical".


oh and the error message is indicating that you downloaded (or tried to install) the wrong version.

if it came up and said Faros.... Processor Architecture = x86 it means the Faros Version is 32bit...

So if you have a 64 bit version of windows 7 it will not install properly. (if at all)

Make sure your downloaded version matches the computer.




James Alger

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