Autodesk Desktop Connector

Jan 18, 2024 – Autodesk released the Autodesk Desktop Connector

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

The official listed release date is Jan 18, 2024.
The Autodesk Desktop Connector (ADC) update build version is

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

Autodesk Desktop Connector

This Autodesk Desktop Connector (ADC) release supports the Autodesk 2024 products.
AutoCAD 2024 (and verticals) require Desktop Connector 16.0 or above.
If Desktop Connector 15.x versions are installed, AutoCAD will inform you that Desktop Connector needs to be updated.

Read the Release Notes

New Features and Enhancements

Delete Files Confirmation

  • Users are  now asked to confirm the deletion of files in the Desktop Connector Home screen.

Default Number of Projects

  • The default number of Projects managed by the Desktop Connector is increased from 30 to 60 projects.

Improved File Exclusion List

  • .lock and .dat files were added to the Desktop Connector file exclusion list

Issues and Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where Desktop Connector was crashing when Autodesk Identity Manager has not been installed. Added a new dialog box to inform the user to shut down Desktop Connector and install Autodesk Identify Manager
  • Created a dedicated page to assist users when upgrading from v15.x to version 16.x of Desktop Connector.
  • Diagnostic logs will now be collecting unsynced folder information and placed in an UnsyncFolderData.txt file.
  • Fixed an issue where Excel files were not versioning up properly and were instead being deleted and placed in the deleted items folder in Docs, only to be uploaded as a new version. This fix helps ensure that Excel files now correctly version up when uploaded, preventing them from being deleted and stored in the deleted items folder.
  • Resolved a sync issue where one user has a file opened at the time that another user updates the file, the first user may be put into a bad state. In this bad state, the first user may not receive updates for other, unrelated files.
  • The Properties box in File Explorer is now functional. It was previously grayed out.

CAD Workflows

  • Infraworks model files (IWM) will no longer be synchronized to the cloud from Desktop Connector.