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Cannot update DesignCAD 2018
« on: May 18, 2018, 03:16:31 AM »
Hello everyone,
I have problem update DesignCAD 2018 to 2018.2. When I proceed, it will appear this prompt:
The upgrade patch cannot be installed by the Windows Installer service because the program to be upgraded may be missing, or the upgrade patch may update a different version of the program. Verify that the program to be updated exists on your computer and that you have the correct upgrade patch.
(please see attached screenshot).
Thank you for your help.
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Emil

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Re: Cannot update DesignCAD 2018
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2018, 04:30:55 AM »
Did you download the correct file for your installation? 3D/32/64 bit or 2D/32/64 bit?

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Re: Cannot update DesignCAD 2018
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 04:36:22 AM »
Yes, file was correct - 3D/64 bit
I'm trying now to reinstall Windows 10 and try that update again.

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Re: Cannot update DesignCAD 2018
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 07:11:38 AM »
What's the release date shown in Help/About DesignCAD? Unfortunately the patches for 2018 aren't updating the version number (i.e. from .0 to .1 to .2) so we can only go by the release date as to which one you have installed.
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Re: Cannot update DesignCAD 2018
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 08:54:33 AM »
Release Date: 2/23/2018  Version 27.0

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Re: Cannot update DesignCAD 2018
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 09:18:57 AM »
Was the folder or exe file renamed, or moved?

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Re: Cannot update DesignCAD 2018
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 09:28:21 AM »
Hello Lar,
I am just freshly reinstall whole Windows 10. DesignCAD is newly installed in path C:/IMSIDesign/DesignCAD 3D Max 2018.
Application is originally named: Dcad27x64
What I need to do next for update?
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Emil

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Re: Cannot update DesignCAD 2018
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2018, 10:37:21 AM »
You should be able to download the patches for 3Dmax 64 bit from the two most recent posts under news and announcements, and install them in order the older one first.

Many programs allow you to install only the most recent update which will include all previous updates, but for Designcad, you need to install both of them in order.
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Re: Cannot update DesignCAD 2018
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 11:17:39 AM »
I just did the way you desribe, but the same result. The upgrade patch cannot be installed......
Any suggestions?
Thanks.
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Re: Cannot update DesignCAD 2018
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2018, 04:10:29 PM »
Just re-reading all of the above, I note your release date is 2-23-2018.

Mine with patches installed is 2-27-2018.

Therefore, I suspect you have the latest version installed from an updated full installer package.

You could confirm this by testing for a couple of the bugs which were corrected in the latest update, as per the posted release notes.

In any case, I think you are good to go.
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Re: Cannot update DesignCAD 2018
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2018, 06:13:06 PM »
Thanks Rob. I try install patches again, but not successful. So, as you wrote, that I may have latest package from installer.
Maybe if anyone have same issue, will read this.
Thanks and regards. E.

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Re: Cannot update DesignCAD 2018
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2018, 06:59:56 AM »
I'm getting the same message. Today I installed DesignCad 2D 2018 x64 b6.2 version 4.1.100.1332, and the Update 2D (64 bit) 2018 16.0.0.400. (BTW there are two different versions available for update 16.0.0.400. One is 26,685 KB and the other is 25,242 KB.) It won't install. I'm trying to import an AutoCAD 2018 file, but that doesn't import.

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Re: Cannot update DesignCAD 2018
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2018, 08:00:56 AM »
JUst curious, where are you getting these version numbers and file numbers - i don't recall ever seeing anything like those.

Where did you get the original installer from - if from IMSI and recently, you may well already have the latest version - what is the release date on the help-about screen?

Not too may of us here use the 2D version, so not sure if it can import autocad which may contain 3D bits in it. 

Have you tried some other simple autocad files to see if they will import - maybe a problem with that particular file??

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Re: Cannot update DesignCAD 2018
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2018, 12:27:57 PM »
The file numbers are listed in the Properties of the file.

Yes, the download was from IMSI on 8/1/2018. The release date is 7/18/2018 Version 27.0.

Other AutoCAD files --possibly earlier versions-- do import.

I deleted earlier versions of DesignCAD, but I still get the same message.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Cannot update DesignCAD 2018
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2018, 01:27:10 PM »
So this confirms you do have the latest version, released on  7/18/2018, so no further updates are available.

You could see if someone who has a copy of recent autocad or whoever authored the file van save to an older version for you to try.

It is supposed to import autocad 2018 files
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