Autodesk Desktop Connector

May 1, 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 May 1, 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.

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Autodesk Desktop Connector

This Autodesk Desktop Connector (ADC) release supports the Autodesk 2025 products.
AutoCAD 2025 (and verticals) require Desktop Connector 16.0 or above.

This release includes performance enhancements and bug fixes for Desktop Connector.

Read the Release Notes

New Features and Enhancements

  • Support for Inventor files in Autodesk Docs
    • Project support for Inventor files was enhanced. Inventor files can now be used with Desktop Connector. (CDX-23960, CDX-23959)
    • Resolved an issue with Inventor that led to original part files being deleted and backup files being uploaded when saving. (CDX-21726)
    • We added a feature to prompt for an IPJ file (Inventor Project File) to resolve references when using the Upload Files and References Tool. (CDX-23958)
    • An issue has been resolved where Desktop Connector could not identify a reference while using Inventor and Vault, despite both functioning properly. (CDX-21808)
    • The Inventor OldVersions folder was set to be uploaded. However, the Desktop Connector no longer uploads temp files into the OldVersions folder. (CDX-23128)
    • The feature to edit/save from Inventor to Desktop Connector v16.x project workspace was enhanced to maintain file history. (CDX-23959)
    • Included support for Inventor 2025 and Solidworks 2024 files. (CDX-23946)
  • The Project Selection Limit increased to 80 Projects
  • Fixed a bug where the issue of the Welcome Screen creating multiple instances was resolved. (CDX-22467)
  • Prevented .save files from uploading which resolved an issue with ArcGIS. This will take effect in all versions after v16.6.0.2138. (CDX-23974)
  • Prevented .ai.bak files from uploading which resolved an issue with Adobe Illustrator. This will take effect in all versions after v16.7.1.2164 (CDX-23905)
  • Resolved an issue where uploading changes to a file may result in conflicts in the home screen when there are no conflicts on disk. This occurs more frequently with uploads of many files in your workflow. (CDX-23994)
  • Fixed a bug where an "Application Error" dialog was being displayed when interacting with AutoCAD DWG files. (CDX-23738)

CAD Workflows

Since the 2025 release some Autodesk products now require Desktop Connector v16.x. The following confirmed products will only work with Desktop Connector v16.x are AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Plant 3D, ReCap, and Revit.