Using Windows Explorer, click on this link to download the AutoSolids 2K install disk and unzip the contents to c:\InstallDisks\AutoSolids2000 (setup.exe must be in this folder)
Next, start the Longbow Converter tool and select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver”. Using the “…” button pick the folder path c:\InstallDisks\AutoSolids2000folder and click “OK”.
Next, click the “Run Old Installer” button, it will start processing.
When the Converter asks if this is a plugin to AutoCAD, click “Yes”
Read and understand all prompts as they appear, before pressing OK to dismiss them.
Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait at least 45 minutes for your AutoSolids 2K setup.exe program to appear.
Once the AutoSolids 2K setup starts, stop and read the next step…
Note: If your AutoSolids 2K setup does not start after 45 minutes, read the Troubleshooting section below.
In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, except when you get to the installation folder input dialog, **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\acad2000 (not C:\Program Files\AutoSolids A2K as normally prompted)** – see image…
AutoSolids A2K Custom Install Path
Now carry on with the install (do not reboot once the install is complete).
Do not reboot if prompted to do so
Now start AutoCAD 2000, your AutoSolids 2K should now be working as normal.
If not, see Troubleshooting section below
If your AutoSolids A2K setup is not starting after 45 minutes, try rebooting, then restart the steps above.
If it is still failing, most likely it’s because of another application on your system which is preventing our setup routine from starting (perhaps anti-virus, or similar) – try installing AutoSolids A2K using the same instructions as above but from Windows Safe Mode
If your AutoSolids A2K is not loaded
Try loading the c:\acad2000\AutoSolidsTB.mnu via the MENULOAD command in AutoCAD
If you now see the AutoSolid A2K menus but the program isn’t running, using the APPLOAD command try loading the c:\acad2000\AutoSolids.arx
After you activate and then restart your Autodesk 2006 or 2007 product, you receive error 0.1.0011 or 11.1.6011 and are required to reactivate.
This problem can occur for Autodesk’s 2006/2007-based products on computers with SATA Raid controllers.
Note: This update must be applied to all computers that share a license. Therefore, if you apply this update to one computer and then want to use the Portable License Utility to transfer the license to another computer, be sure to install the update on that computer, too.
If this update is applied to a computer that does not have a SATA Raid controller, the license on that computer will be broken. You will need to reactivate the product to repair the license.
AutoCAD Electrical 2006/2007
AutoCAD LT 2006/2007
Autodesk3ds Max 8/9
Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2006/2007
Autodesk Building Systems 2006/2007
Autodesk Civil 3D 2006/2007
Autodesk Inventor Professional 10/11
Autodesk Inventor Series 10/11
Autodesk Land Desktop 2006/2007
Autodesk Map 3D 2006/2007
Autodesk Raster Design 2006/2007
Autodesk AutoCAD Revit Series 8.0 / Autodesk Revit Building 8.0
Autodesk AutoCAD Revit Series 8.1 / Autodesk Revit Building 8.1
Autodesk Revit Structure 1.0
Autodesk Survey 2006/2007
Autodesk Utility Design 2006/2007
Autodesk Viz 2006/2007
Autodesk 2006 products
Close all applications and log in as Administrator.
Using Windows Explorer, copy Disk 2 (not Disk 1) of your Inventor Series 7 CD to your hard drive, to folder path c:\Autodesk\InstallCDs\mdt2004
Start the Longbow Converter tool…
Select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver“
Pick the ‘…’ button and select the folder path c:\Autodesk\InstallCDs\mdt2004\Bin\ACADFeui
Now click the “Run Old Installer…” button
Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
In the setup program…
navigate through each setup dialog as normal, except when you get to the installation folder, **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\mdt2004 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD Mechanical 2004**
If you see an error in install “.NET Runtime Optimization Service has stopped working” – simply ignore by clicking the “Close Program” button
Once installed, go back to the Converter tool…
select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver“
pick the newly installed c:\mdt2004 folder
click “Fix Old Program…“
Now you can run happily your MDT 2004 in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 both 32bit and 64bit.
NOTE: If you see a warning dialog when you run saying “This program has known compatibility issues“, simply click “Don’t show this message again” and then click “Run the Program…”
Using Windows Explorer, copy Disk 1 of your AutoCAD Mechanical 2016 install media to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\MDT2016
If you have more CD’s, copy them all directly over the top of Disk 1, overwrite all files in your previously copied c:\Autodesk\MDT2016 folder
If you have a single self extracting exe downloaded from Autodesk called something like Mechanical_2016_English_Win_32_64bit_en-us_Setup.exe
Simply run the exe, it will ask to unzip to a folder inside of c:\Autodesk, make a note of the folder for later use (we’ll refer to it from here as c:\Autodesk\MDT2016), now click OK. Wait until all of the files have extracted, when they do, the AutoCAD Mechanical 2016 setup will automatically launch – simply close it and move to the next step.
Now, start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 1st tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\MDT2016 folder, and click the Convert button.
Once the conversion process is complete, click Install/Run Setup to start setup. Simply install as normal.
Installing AutoCAD Mechanical (MDT) 2006 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…
IMPORTANT NOTE: Autodesk no longer supply License Activation codes for this version of AutoCAD. The best way is to transfer your existing license to the new PC but there are other options, we document them here
Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire MDT 2006 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\mdt2006
Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver“, pick the c:\Autodesk\mdt2006 folder, and click Run. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, except when you get to the installation folder, **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\mdt2006 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD Mechanical 2006 as usually prompted by default)**
Once installed, go back to the Converter tool, select the 3rd tab “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver“, pick the newly installed c:\mdt2006 folder and click Fix.
Now you can happily run your MDT 2006 on Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Installing the MDT 2006 Service Pack 2
Click one of these to download the MDT 2006 sp2 (you will either have a locked or unlocked version labeled on your original CD)