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Should I remove Autodesk DirectConnect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,849
United States Rank #37,797
Reach 0.0033%


2008.08.04 2.17%
2008.02.17 69.57%
2006.09.26 13.04%
2006.03.28 15.22%

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Autodesk DirectConnect 2.0

What is Autodesk DirectConnect?

Autodesk DirectConnect is a family of data translators. Each of these translators imports a specific CAD file format into one or more Autodesk products.

About  (from Autodesk)

Autodesk┬« DirectConnect software enables you to exchange industrial design data efficiently with engineers using CAD products. The result is a fluid digital design workflow that eliminates rework, saves time, and preserves your design intent. To exchange data with mechanical design and engineering products from Autode...  Read more


The most used version is 2008.02.17, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 92 files.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.autodesk.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\DirectConnect2.0\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{C76FE689-6457-47C9-BACE-AA17060A9813}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Autodesk DirectConnect 2.0

  • AcAuthEntities17enures.dll - AcAuthEntitiesTLB Resource DLL (AcAuthEntitiesTLB)
  • AcMPolygonMGD.dll - MPolygon Dynamic Link Library
  • AdIntImgServices.dll - Atil Dynamic Link Library
  • ac1st17.dll - Autodesk, Inc. ObjectDBX
  • acdb17.dll
  • acdb17enures.dll - acdb17dres.dll
  • acge17.dll - acge17d.dll
  • acgex17.dll - acgex17d.dll
  • AcMPolygonObj17enuRes.dll - AcMPolygonObjRes Module
  • AcAxDb17enures.dll - AcAxDbTLB Resource DLL (AcAxDbTLB)
  • ASMAHL120A.dll - Autodesk ShapeManager (D-Cubed Hidden Line Manager)
  • ASMBASE120A.dll - ASM Baseutil
  • ASMBLND120A.dll - ASM Blend
  • ASMBOOL120A.dll - ASM Boolean
  • ASMCOVR120A.dll - ASM Cover
  • ASMCSTR120A.dll - constructor
  • ASMCT120A.dll - ASM Cellular Topology
  • ASMEULR120A.dll - ASM Euler
  • ASMFCT120A.dll - ASM Faceter
  • ASMGA120A.dll - ASM Generalized Attributes
  • ASMIHL120A.dll - ASM IHL
  • ASMINTR120A.dll - ASM Intersections
  • ASMKERN120A.dll - ASM Kernel
  • ASMLAW120A.dll - ASM LAW
  • ASMLOP120A.dll - ASM Local Operations
  • AcSignCore16.dll - AcSignCore Module
  • AcGradient17.dll - AcGradient DLL
  • aruba.exe - DirectConnect (Autodesk DirectConnect)
  • ad17asm120.dll - adasm Module
  • acdbmgd.dll - ObjectDBX (AutoCAD ObjectDBX Application)
  • AcPersSubentNaming17.dll - AutoCAD (AcPersSubentNaming DLL Application)
  • AcSceneRes.dll - Scene Resources
  • AdImaging.dll - AdImaging Module
  • AdImagingRes.dll - AdImagingRes Module

How do I remove Autodesk DirectConnect?

Quickly and completely remove Autodesk DirectConnect 2.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Autodesk DirectConnect from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Autodesk DirectConnect 2.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Autodesk DirectConnect.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 8 2%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.91%
Windows Vista 13.04%
Windows XP 10.87%
Windows 8 2.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.91%
Windows 7 Professional 17.39%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.87%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.70%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.19%
  India 18.87%
  Taiwan 7.55%
  France 5.66%
  Canada 5.66%
  Sweden 3.77%
  Germany 3.77%
  United Kingdom 3.77%
  South Africa 1.89%
  KH 1.89%
  Belgium 1.89%
  GE 1.89%
  Australia 1.89%
  Japan 1.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.56%
Dell 22.22%
Acer 13.89%
ASUS 11.11%
American Megatrends 5.56%
Toshiba 2.78%
Lenovo 2.78%
Common models
Micro-Star MS-7529 2.70%
HP-Pavilion FT863AV-ABA d... 2.70%
HP Compaq 8510w 2.70%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1020 2.70%
BIOSTAR Group A780L3L 2.70%

About Autodesk

Autodesk focuses on 3D design application for use in the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media and entertainment industries.
Publisher URL: www.autodesk.com


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