ERROR

ArcGIS for AutoCAD setup requires Autodesk AutoCAD. Please refer to the installation notes for more information

Last Published: April 18, 2022

Error Message

In some instances, the ApplicationPlugins folder for Autodesk products is not created. When the ArcGIS for AutoCAD installer performs its checks it might present the user with the following notification:

ArcGIS for AutoCAD setup requires Autodesk AutoCAD. Please refer to the installation notes for more information.
ArcGIS for AutoCAD installation halted notification.

Cause

The folder, C:\Program Files\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins, is not created when the Autodesk product is installed.

Solution or Workaround

Create the missing folder and rerun the ArcGIS for AutoCAD installation.

  1. Open Windows File Explorer.
  2. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Autodesk.
  3. Create the missing folder, ApplicationPlugins.
    • This action might require Administrator privileges.
  4. Run the ArcGIS for AutoCAD setup again.

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