Installing Land Desktop 3 (LDT 2002) on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Installing Land Desktop 3 (LDT 2002) on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps…

NOTE: These steps do not bypass normal Autodesk licensing/authorization, you should expect to use your own serial numbers in the normal way.

It is recommended that you follow these steps precisely as documented so as to eliminate the risk of something going wrong with the install…

Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here

How to install Land Desktop 2002 

  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Insert your LDT 2002 CD into your computer
  3. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is ProblemSolved-1.pngStart the Longbow Converter tool
    1. Select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver”
    2. Using the “. . .” button, pick your LDT 2002 CD ROM
      1. Now click the “Run Old Installer” button
      2. Next, just follow the Converter’s instructions.
    3. Once the AutoCAD setup starts, stop and read the next step
  4. 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:\ldt2002 (not Program Files (x86)\Autodesk Land Desktop 3 as usually prompted by default)**
    1. Now carry on with the install as usual
    2. Do not reboot if asked to do so
  5. Once installed…
    1. Be sure to completely close the setup application
    2. Now go back to the Converter app and make sure it’s completed the final stage of processing using the “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver” tab, it should say SUCCESS!!
    3. Finally, reboot your PC and run your AutoCAD as normal
  6. Now you can happily run your LDT 2002!

Installing LDT 3 Service Packs

You must first install sp1, followed by sp2…

LDT 3 sp1 – software lock/unlocked with html documentation

LDT 3 sp2 – software lock/unlocked with html documentation 

  1. Unzip the sp1 into a folder called c:\Autodesk\LDT3 sp1
  2. Next, start the Converter, select the 3rd tab “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver” select the c:\Autodesk\LDT3 sp1 folder, then click Fix.
    1. If asked if this is a service pack by the Converter tool, say yes.
  3. Now run the sp1 as you need from Windows Explorer.
  4. Repeat for sp2

Installing Civil Design 3

Using the Longbow Converter solution, you can also install the Civil Design add-on to LDT 3.

  1. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Civil Design 3 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\ldt2002 – Civil Design 3 
  2. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\ldt2002 – Civil Design 3 folder, and click Run. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  3. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal
  4. Now your Civil Design 3 is up and running with LDT.

Installing Survey 3

Using the Longbow Converter solution, you can also install the Survey add-on to LDT 3.

  1. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Survey 3 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\ldt2002 – Survey 3 
  2. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\ldt2002 – Survey 3 folder, and click Run. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  3. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal
  4. Now your Survey 3 is up and running with LDT.

Installing Raster Design 3

Using the Longbow Converter solution, you can also install the Raster Design add-on to LDT 3.

  1. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire Survey 3 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\ldt2002 – Raster Design 3 
  2. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\ldt2002 – Raster Design 3 folder, and click Run. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK. Once the setup starts, stop and read the next step…
  3. In the setup program, navigate through each setup dialog as normal
  4. Now your Raster Design 3 is up and running with LDT.

Troubleshooting

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2 thoughts on “Installing Land Desktop 3 (LDT 2002) on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

  1. Hydrology tools on Civil Design 3 are not working. I have this installed on two win10 laptops and doesn’t work on either. t does work on a Win7 installation. This is with or without service packs 1 and 2. Any suggestions?

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