Mechanical Desktop 2009 Full

1/6/2022by admin
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The last release of Autodesk Mechanical Desktop was Mechanical Desktop 2009, which was supported through Inventor 2012. Mechanical Desktop 2009 was supported on Windows XP and Windows Vista. The Mechanical desktop installer does not block Windows 7 or Windows 10 installations, however only the Windows 7 x64 workflow below has been tested. Mechanical Desktop 2009 (MDT 2009 Installer for Inventor) - version for data migration into Autodesk Inventor 2009-2012, 2018: + show all files The file is a compressed ZIP archive. You can unpack it using your Windows Explorer, or WinZIP, or similar application. Then follow the contents of the ZIP package.

Installing Autodesk Mechanical Desktop R4 on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 is almost impossible to achieve, you will run into lots of problems including the error message shown below…

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Windows 16bit setup error – This app can’t run on your PC

Installing your Autodesk Mechanical Desktop R4 (otherwise known as MDT 4 and built on the AutoCAD 2000 platform) on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 32bit or 64bit can be very easily defined in these short steps.

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Instructions on installing Autodesk Mechanical R3 can be found here…

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. Using Windows Explorer, copy your entire MDT 4 CD to your hard drive, to a folder path c:AutodeskInstallCDsmdt2000
  3. Start the Longbow Converter tool
    1. Select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver
    2. Pick the c:AutodeskInstallCDsmdt2000folder
    3. Click “Run Old Installer“.
    4. Read and understand all the prompts before pressing OK.
      1. Now, I know it’s unheard of these days, but at this point expect to wait up to 45 minutes for your Mechanical 4 setup.exe program to appear.
      2. 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:mdt2000(not .MDT as usually prompted)**

    MDT 4 Select Install path to c:mdt2000

  5. Now carry on with the install, please read all of the following tips while your installation is running so that you are prepared…
    1. Do not reboot once the install is complete.
    2. Ignore any errors related to not being able to create the shortcut folder “Mechanical Desktop 4”, you will have to create a shortcut on your computer Desktop pointing to your c:mdt2000acad.exe by hand.
    3. If you see errors stating errors with objectdbx.z or dao2535.tlb – please reboot your machine and re-do all of the steps above.
    4. Once you click “OK” to setup not being able to create your shortcut folder “Mechanical Desktop 4” – setup may now try to install Acrobat Reader 3.01. If this happens, you will see a blue Mechanical Desktop 4 screen with nothing on it, it will sit there for maybe 60 minutes, just let it do its thing and be patient. Eventually, you will see the Acrobat setup appear, install accepting all defaults.
    5. When the MDT 4 setup asks if you want to “Install the Mechanical Desktop Migration Assistant” say No.
  6. Once the installation has finished and you have closed the blue setup program, go back to the Converter tool…
    1. Select the 3rd tab named “Old AutoCAD Program Reviver
    2. Pick the newly installed c:mdt2000 folder
    3. Click the “Fix” button.
  7. Now you are ready to run your AutoCAD, simply run c:mdt2000acad.exe using Windows Explorer.
  8. If you find that you are running in raw AutoCAD mode, to enable your Mechanical Desktop features, carry out these next steps, either…
    1. Add a shortcut (recommended) to c:mdt2000acad.exe making sure that the Target Property of the shortcut is set to (including quotes) “C:mdt2000acad.exe” /p “C:mdt2000desktopdesktop.arg” and the Start In Property is set to the same path as the .arg file e.g.

      Creating a shortcut to Mechanical R4 making sure the Startin property points to where the .arg file resides

      1. For the Power Packs use a new shortcut with the Target set to either
        1. “C:mdt2000acad.exe” /p “C:mdt2000acadmmdtpp.arg”
        2. “C:mdt2000acad.exe” /p “C:mdt2000acadmacadmpp.arg”
          …with both Shortcut Start In: properties set to and the C:mdt2000acadm
    2. or update your AutoCAD support path by hand…
      1. At the AutoCAD Command line, type the command ‘Preferences’, add new Support path folders c:mdt2000acadm and then also c:mdt2000acadmsupport, now click ‘Apply’ and then ‘OK’ out of the dialog.
      2. Next, restart AutoCAD.
      3. When you are back in AutoCAD, type ‘Menuload’ at the command line, click browse, then navigate to C:mdt2000acadmsupport, change the file filter at the bottom to *.mnu, then open acadm.mnu, finally click Load, then pick Close.
      4. Now restart AutoCAD
  9. Now you can happily run your Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 4 on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 32bit or 64bit – but we do recommend you install the following Service Packs…
2009

Installing AutoCAD 2000 Service Pack 1

  1. Obtain AutoCAD 2000 sp1
  2. Unzip your newly downloaded sp to folder path c:Autodesksp
  3. Start the Converter, select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver“,
    1. pick the c:AutodeskspAutoCAD 2000 sp1 folder and click ‘Run Old Installer
  4. Wait for the setup to appear, it could take up to 45 minutes, then install as normal

Installing AutoCAD 2000 Service Pack 2

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  1. Obtain AutoCAD 2000 sp2
  2. Unzip your newly downloaded sp to folder path c:Autodesksp
  3. Start the Converter, select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver“,
    1. pick the c:AutodeskspAutoCAD 2000 sp2 folder and click ‘Run Old Installer
  4. Wait for the setup to appear, it could take up to 45 minutes, then install as normal.

Installing AutoCAD 2000 Service Pack 3

  1. Obtain the AutoCAD MDT R4 sp 3
  2. Unzip your newly downloaded sp to folder path c:Autodesksp
  3. Start the Converter, select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver“,
    1. pick the c:AutodeskspAutoCAD 2000 sp3 folder and click ‘Run Old Installer
  4. Wait for the setup to appear, it could take up to 45 minutes, then install as normal.
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Installing AutoCAD 2000 Service Pack 4a

  1. Obtain the AutoCAD MDT R4 sp 4a
  2. Unzip your newly downloaded sp to folder path c:Autodesksp
  3. Start the Converter, select the 2nd tab named “Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver“,
    1. pick the c:AutodeskspAutoCAD 2000 sp4 folder and click ‘Run Old Installer
  4. Wait for the setup to appear, it could take up to 45 minutes, then install as normal.
  • If your MDT R4 (AutoCAD 2000) 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 AutoCAD 2000 from Windows Safe Mode
  • Plotting – if you are having plotting issues, either
  • If you are getting a WinHelp() error when pressing F1 to try and access the Help system then simply install the WinHelp (WinHlp32.exe) module from Microsoft
  • If you have crashing problems using the File->Open or File->Save dialogs inside of AutoCAD please read this blog entry on the File->Open or File->Save Crash in AutoCAD
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