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Navisworks Simulate 2013 install error - 2013 DWG File Reader

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01-07-2013 01:37 AM

Hi,

 

i have a problem running Navisworks Simulate 2013 installation from deployment. When the install gets to  2013 DWG File Reader the installation of it fails and the whole installation rolls back.

 

If I install manually just the  2013 DWG File Reader the installation succeeds

 

msiexec /I "ODBX2013.msi"

 

I have to deploy this to hundreds of workstations so doing it manually is not an option for us.

 

A excerpt of the log file 

 

Navisworks Simulate 2013 install error  - 2013 DWG File Reader doesn't install 

 

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Action start 11:24:48: NoInstallTargetsFound.
MSI (s) (10:AC) [11:24:48:931]: Product: Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2013 - 2013 DWG File Reader -- No install products found

Action ended 11:24:48: NoInstallTargetsFound. Return value 3.
Action ended 11:24:48: INSTALL. Return value 3.
Property(S): NAVSIM_INSTALLED_VERSION = 10.0.840.82
Property(S): ProgramFiles64Folder = C:\Program Files\
Property(S): Manufacturer = Autodesk
Property(S): ProductCode = {CBED6FC7-FB20-4920-AA80-3D6F3459F902}
Property(S): ProductLanguage = 1033
Property(S): ProductName = Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2013 - 2013 DWG File Reader

 

I've experienced similar problems - do you happen to have added a service pack into the deployment? I found that in my instance, the deployment rolled back because the installer expects to find certain file versions when installing the DWG readers but the versions are different due to them being patched by the service pack.

 

In the end we had to make a new deployment with no SP included and then add the SP to each machine after the initial install - not the slickest deployment method I've encountered.

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FT398
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Re: Navisworks Simulate 2013 install error - 2013 DWG File Reader

01-08-2013 05:08 AM in reply to: juha.hanninen

I've experienced similar problems - do you happen to have added a service pack into the deployment? I found that in my instance, the deployment rolled back because the installer expects to find certain file versions when installing the DWG readers but the versions are different due to them being patched by the service pack.

 

In the end we had to make a new deployment with no SP included and then add the SP to each machine after the initial install - not the slickest deployment method I've encountered.

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juha.hanninen
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Re: Navisworks Simulate 2013 install error - 2013 DWG File Reader

01-08-2013 05:44 AM in reply to: FT398

OK thanks for the answer, I think you are spot on.

Yes, I did add the sp (it has usually worked...)

 

I test with a "clean" install...

 

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Juha

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Re: Navisworks Simulate 2013 install error - 2013 DWG File Reader

01-09-2013 05:36 AM in reply to: juha.hanninen

The deployment worked without the Service Pack!

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Re: Navisworks Simulate 2013 install error - 2013 DWG File Reader

01-09-2013 05:48 AM in reply to: juha.hanninen

As an additional bit of info on this matter, I updated our deployments today and decided to revisit the SP issue. I recall that the first time I built the image, I used the 'append' method for the SP where the SP is applied after the install of the original product. This time around I used the 'merge' method where the SP is applied to the actual original install and surprisingly this way it worked for me. It therefore looks that it is only the 'append' method that causes the failure - or at least this was the case in my situation.

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