Installing Mechanical Desktop 6 on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Installing Mechanical Desktop 6 (MDT 2002) on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 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.

Before starting, a quick word of advice: best to follow the instructions below precisely and to the letter, including folder names and paths, that way you will reduce the risk of having any problems…
  1. Obtain your copy of the Longbow Converter here
  2. Copy your Mechanical Desktop 6 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:\Autodesk\mdt2002 
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool, select the 2nd tab, pick the c:\Autodesk\mdt2002 folder, and click Run. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK. Once the 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:\mdt2002 (not Program Files (x86)\Mechanical 6**
  5. Once installed, go back to the Converter tool, select the 3rd tab, pick the newly installed c:\mdt2002 folder and click Fix.
  6. Now you can happily run your Mechanical Desktop 6.
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