15 November 2012

Autodesk Installation Error 1603

While installing Autodesk 2012, we were confronted with an error 1603. The error is caused by the Microsoft Visual C++, as outlined in this blog. Specifically, it is the design review portion of the package that requires the Visual C++. The solution provided does work, but the issue is not resolved if you need the newer version installed for other applications, such as Newforma. The solution for this is:

  1. Uninstall both x86 and x64 versions of Visual C++
  2. Install Autodesk, which will reinstall the old version of C++
  3. Again, uninstall both x86 and x64 versions of Visual C++
  4. Install the most current version of Visual C++
The older version of C++ is only required during the installation process. Once the application is installed, it can run off of the newer version. 

NOTE: The same process will have to be taken when uninstalling the product. It will require the older version of C++. 


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