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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,783
United States Rank #6,607
Reach 0.0818%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.11 days
740.88 days >
Average installed length: 389.28 days


VersionDistribution 9.05% 90.95%

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Autodesk Design Review 2012

What is Autodesk Design Review 2012?

Autodesk Design Review 2012 is a free viewing application that enables all members of the project team to easily view, measure, markup and print designs shared electronically. Built around the DWF file format, Design Review enables users to view and print complex 2D and 3D drawings, maps, and models published from Autodesk design applications or from the DWF Writer. Also, all Markups and Annotations created in Design Review can be imported to the original file when using Autodesk applications.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is designreview.exe. The software installer includes 46 files and is usually about 107.09 MB (112,293,222 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.autodesk.com/designreview
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk Design Review 2012\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk Design Review 2012\Setup\Setup.exe /P {A49BDCBE-590E-43A6-AB77-7C40E499B7C1} /M ADR /language en-US
Estimated size: 107.09 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Autodesk Design Review 2012

Program executable:designreview.exe
Name:Autodesk Design Review
Path:C:\Program Files\autodesk\autodesk design review 2012\designreview.exe
Additional files:
  • dwfapp_wt.1.6.0.dll - DWF Application Framework Library
  • w3dtk_wt.1.6.1555.dll - Autodesk W3D Toolkit for DWF (W3D Toolkit for DWF)
  • AdApplicationFrame.dll - Autodesk Windows Components (Autodesk Application Framework DLL)
  • AdApplicationFrameRes.dll - Autodesk Application Framework Resource DLL
  • AdWindows.dll - AdWindows
  • ProjectPointClient.dll - ProjectPoint API Toolkit (COM Interface to ProjectPoint)
  • Branding.dll - Autodesk Design Review (Autodesk Branding Resources Module)
  • DesignReviewDll.dll - Autodesk Design Review Module
  • DWFBatchPrint.dll - DWF Batch Print Module
  • DWGImporter.dll - DWG Import Support Module
  • GeoRefUtils.dll - ID System Module
  • dwftk_wt.7.6.0.dll - Autodesk DWF Toolkit (DWF Toolkit)
  • adimagingservices4.dll - Autodesk DWF Viewer (Autodesk AdImagingServices Module)
  • DwfSelection.dll - Autodesk DwfSelection Module
  • Notifications.dll - Autodesk Notifications Module
  • dwfcore_wt.1.6.0.dll - DWF Core Library
  • DGN2DWFCore.dll - DWF Extensions (Translate DGN into DWF)
  • DesignReviewCore.dll - DesignReview (DesignReviewCore)
  • JTImporter.dll - JT Importer (JT Importer Module)
  • ManagedMC3.dll - ManagedMC3
  • senddmp.exe - SendDmp (SendDmp component)
  • MC3.dll - MC3
  • Interop.DwfComApi.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'DwfComApi'.
  • GetLayoutsR9.dll
  • xerces-c_1_6_0.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C Version 1.6.0 (Shared Library for Xerces-C Version 1.6.0)
  • HPIP.dll (by Hewlett-Packard) - HP Instant Printing (HPIP Dynamic Link Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DesignReview.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8383656-A774-44EB-8B79-AA921B162A0D}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DesignReview.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autodesk Design Review 2012\DesignReview.exe'.

How do I remove Autodesk Design Review 2012?

You can uninstall Autodesk Design Review 2012 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Autodesk Design Review 2012, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Design Review 2012.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.10%
Windows 10 9.92%
Windows XP 6.32%
Windows Vista 3.41%
Windows Server 2003 0.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.72%
Windows 7 Professional 22.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.78%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.53%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.54%
Windows 10 Home 3.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.28%
  Italy 6.18%
  Brazil 3.80%
  United Kingdom 3.59%
  Canada 3.27%
  Germany 3.17%
  Iran 2.85%
  France 2.59%
  Australia 2.11%
  India 2.06%
  Mexico 1.85%
  Spain 1.69%
  Taiwan 1.32%
  Netherlands 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.86%
Hewlett-Packard 26.65%
Acer 14.20%
ASUS 10.41%
Toshiba 5.54%
Samsung 2.72%
Intel 2.14%
Lenovo 2.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.80%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.97%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.05%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.61%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.40%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.18%

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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