Extracting Downloaded Autodesk Software

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Extracting Downloaded Autodesk Software

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If you haven’t downloaded your software yet, you can find instructions for downloading the newest versions here:

Downloading Autodesk Software

Or, check out downloading previous versions here:

Downloading from Autodesk Virtual Assistant

Once downloaded, you’ll see the files listed similar to this:


What’s important is what is shown at the end. The 001_007 and so on indicates the download number_total number.

You always want to double-click the 001 file. That will launch the Autodesk Extraction Tool, which extracts EVERYTHING you’ll need.


The extraction tool will default to the C:\Autodesk directory. You can pick Change to switch directories, or pick OK to accept.

Once complete, all files that you’ve downloaded will be extracted and the Autodesk Installation Wizard will be launched automatically. If you look inside the directory you chose to extract the files to, you’ll see a folder, in the case of Building Design Suite Ultimate 2016 that says BDSU_2016_English_Win_32_64bit_dlm. In that folder, are your setup files.


At any time, you can come back to this location and double-click the Setup.exe file to launch the Autodesk Installation Wizard.

Now that the download and extraction steps are complete, you are ready to install. You have two options at this point. You can Install on a Single Computer, or Create a Deployment. Find the appropriate link below for your next steps.

Installation on a Single Computer

Creating a Deployment