Autodesk Desktop Connector 15.0 Update

Oct 4, 2021 – Autodesk released the Autodesk Desktop Connector Update

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The Autodesk Desktop Connector 15.0 Update is available via the Autodesk Desktop App or via download from the Autodesk subscription site. The update requires access to the original install resources.

The official listed release date is Sept 29, 2021.
The Autodesk Desktop Connector (ADC) update build version is

Notification was not available via the Desktop Connector interface until a few days after the official release date.

Warning: Check the Release Notes page in Autodesk Desktop Connector Help for the current and correct download link.

Download the latest build of Autodesk Desktop Connector

Autodesk Desktop Connector 15.0

If you are upgrading from an ADC release prior to 14.8 see the important Release Notes.

Autodesk Desktop Connector 15.0 Install Details

The Desktop Connector install is manual and overwrites any previously installed version of the Desktop Connector.
A computer Restart is suggested.

Note that Autodesk clearly states that Autodesk Customer Support only supports the current version of the Desktop Connector.

New Features and Enhancements

  • Folders Shared using Autodesk Drive are now visible on the desktop when using Desktop Connector.
  • When using Autodesk Collaboration for Civil 3D, an XML configuration file can be used to prevent a drawing's reference template file from being uploaded when saving or dragging and dropping the drawing to Autodesk Docs.
    Multiple configuration files can be used if needed to support multiple groups or companies. This feature requires version of Desktop Connector.

Current versions of the Desktop Connector work best with the Civil 3D 2022.1+, Civil 3D 2021.3+ and Civil 3D 2020.6+ Updates that are also currently available.

Resolved Issues

  • AutoCAD 2022.1 will no longer create bak, dwl, dwl2 files when the dwg was opened from the workspace. For AutoCAD releases prior to 2022.1, Desktop Connector will add dwl and dwl2 files to the ignore list so they will no longer be uploaded.
  • In Autodesk Drive web, 'My Data' cannot be renamed or deleted. To match that behavior, Desktop Connector has removed those commands when right clicking on 'My Data'.


Read the Release Notes