Install Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3.3 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Follow these instructions to solve issues around installing/running your old AutoCAD Architecture 3.3 (ADT 2002) on newer versions of 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

How to install AutoCAD ADT 3.3 

  1. Obtain your purchased copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. Insert your AutoCAD CD into your CDRom drive
    2. Select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    3. Using the “…” button, path the to your AutoCAD CD
    4. Click “Run Old Installer
      1. Read and follow all the prompts
      2. Once the AutoCAD setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  3. In the AutoCAD setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal, with these exceptions…
    1. When you arrive at the installation folder path setup dialog…
      1. **it’s vitally important to make sure you install to c:\adt2002 (not Program Files (x86)\AutoCAD Architecture 3.3)**.
    2. Once installed
      1. Do not reboot if asked to do so
      2. Make sure to fully close the setup program when the installation is complete.
      3. Back in the Converter app and make sure it’s completed the final stage of processing using the “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver” tab
  4. Finally, it’s important to now reboot your PC and then install the service pack update below

Install AutoCAD Architecture 3.3 Sp2

To install the sp for your AutoCAD…
  1. Download your AutoCAD ADT 3.3 Sp2
  2. Copy the service pack exe installer to folder path c:\Autodesk\sp
  3. Start the Converter App
    1. select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    2. Using the “. . .” button, pick the c:\Autodesk\sp folder
    3. click “Fix Old Program“.
  4. Now you can run the service pack exe installer from Windows explorer as normal

Last step…
We highly recommend that you disable the “Today” start page page that pops up when ADT starts…. Right click the command line->Options->Preferences->System->Startup:Do not show a startup dialog

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