Helpdesk: Have Simulation Mechanical and Revit on the Same Machine? Read this.

Posted on April 25, 2014 by Mark Lancaster, Synergis Product Support Specialist:

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Are you currently using Autodesk Mechanical Simulation 2014?

Do you have Autodesk Revit installed on the same machine?

If you can answered “YES” to both of these questions you may have a scenario in which the resulting environment may not function properly in the Simulation Mechanical. First, we will need to check your Windows registry to determine if the scenario already exists on your machine.

To do this, launch the Windows Registry Editor (regedit) and navigate to the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{CCD8C5EB-3980-11D0-A37A-00805FCA87EB}\1.0\win64 location. If its value points to the REVITDB.dll file, you will need to either delete the entire registry key or rename the “win64” location to “old-win64”.  However, before making any changes to your registry, it is highly recommended to create a backup of your information.

Next, exit the registry and reboot the machine.  Prior to launching simulation, navigate to its installed location (typically “C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Simulation 2014\”) and locate the RegAll.bat file.  Right mouse click on the batch file and select “Run As Administrator”.  IMPORTANT NOTE: This batch file must be run with administrative rights in order for it to function properly.

This information was originally included in the Mechanical Simulation 2014 readme file and may have been overlooked when your installation occurred.

Any questions regarding this information, please feel free to contact us.

Mark Lancaster is the newest member to our Synergis technical team, having just joined us back in August.  His most previous experience is as the CAD Design Manager of Pall Corporation, one of our long time customers.  In that position, he was responsible for workstation optimization and design management, established uniform standards for the local and global offices, and developed global systems to control and manage their design data.

Have a question for Mark or any of our technical staff?  Contact us and we will get back to you quickly.

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