Update Autodesk Desktop Connector

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:

Step 1

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.”


Step 2

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:
Your Name:
PC Name: TSS-PDC-123
Office Location (Bldg/Room):

Step 3

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 Autodesk logo and then selecting the “EXIT” option from the drop-down list.


Step 4

Step 4

Go back to the Software Center and launch the AutoDesk Connector by clicking on it.


Step 5

Click the Blue “Install” button.

Step 6

Wait for the installation process to complete. This should take less than 5 minutes. If it takes longer, click the cancel button and submit a support ticket to BATS.

Step 7

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 a gray box with the white letter “D” (for Desktop Connector) has reappeared in the System Tray, in the lower right corner of your screen. If you place your cursor on the “D” icon (mouse over) it should now indicate the updated version:

Step 8

Sign back into the ADC application by right-clicking on the “D” (Desktop Connector) icon 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.