Autodesk Desktop Connector is the application that integrates BIM 360 document folders with your PCs file management system, giving you the ability to “drag and drop” files and folders. Autodesk recently renamed this application from “Autodesk Desktop Connector” to “Autodesk Docs.” However, Autodesk stills uses the names interchangeably. I’ll use the acronym ADC in the instructions below.
When Autodesk rebranded ADC they pushed out a lot of changes that went beyond their normal update process, so this time around, it requires reinstallation.
Here are the steps for installing and updating ADC:
Go to the magnifying glass next to the Windows logo in the lower-left corner of your screen and start typing the phrase “Software Center.”
Open the Software Center and look for the “AutoDesk Connector” application, but DO NOT CLICK IT!
If you do not see this application, stop and submit a ticket to BATS, requesting that it be added to your Software Center. Please include the following information in your ticket:
PC Name: TSS-PDC-123
Office Location (Bldg/Room):
If you do have the AutoDesk Connector in your Software Center, you must first EXIT from the ADC program, by going to the “System Tray” in the lower, right-hand corner of your screen and “right-clicking” the white letter A (Autodesk logo) and then selecting the “EXIT” option from the drop-down list.
Go back to the Software Center and launch the AutoDesk Connector by clicking on it.
Click the Blue “Install” button.
Wait for the installation process to complete. This should take about 5-10 minutes. If it takes longer, click the cancel button and submit a support ticket to BATS.
Click “OK” if you encounter any error messages during the installation process. Our experience so far has been that the program will install successfully despite these error messages being displayed. If the program does not install correctly please submit a ticket to BATS.
You may see this pop-up window after the new version of ADC is installed. If you do, just click “OK.”
You may also see a “Welcome to Autodesk Desktop Connector” screen appear after installation is complete. This is a tutorial on how to use ADC. You can skip this tutorial if you’re already familiar with the program by clicking the “X” in the upper right corner of the pop-up.
You will see the screen below once the installation is complete. Close the Software Center by clicking the red X in the upper right corner of the screen. Also note that the white Autodesk logo has reappeared in the System Tray (red arrow below).
Sign back into the ADC application by right-clicking on the white Autodesk logo and selecting “Sign In…”
You should now be able to use ADC by opening Microsoft File Explorer and clicking on the “Autodesk Docs” icon and navigating to your projects located under the main “University of Florida” folder.