Autodesk® Quantity Takeoff 2010 Update 1 Readme

Thank you for downloading Autodesk® Quantity Takeoff Update 1.

This readme contains the latest information regarding the installation and use of this update. It is strongly recommended that you read this entire document before you apply the update to your licensed copy of Autodesk® Quantity Takeoff 2010. For reference, you should save this readme to your hard drive or print a copy.


This update is for the following Autodesk products running on all supported operating systems. Be sure to install the correct update for your software.



Autodesk Quantity Takeoff 2010

Autodesk_Quantity_Takeoff_2010_Update1_enu.exe for English
Autodesk_Quantity_Takeoff_2010_Update1_deu.exe for German
Autodesk_Quantity_Takeoff_2010_Update1_rus.exe for Russian

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This update can be used with the following operating systems:

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When applying this update while running Autodesk Quantity Takeoff 2010, it is recommended that you do not click the "Automatically close applications and attempt to restart them after setup is complete" option. Instead, before you install this update, close Autodesk Quantity Takeoff 2010 manually.

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The following defects have been fixed in Autodesk Quantity Takeoff 2010 Update 1:



Localized Versions




3D Models

Opening Projects

Windows 7


Before You Begin

As you prepare to install this update, keep the following in mind:

Administrative Privileges

During installation, you may be prompted for the original installation media or a network image. In order to apply this update, you must have administrative privileges to install and uninstall products.

Product media

Under some circumstances, you may be asked to provide the original installation source. If you installed Autodesk Quantity Takeoff 2010 from the DVD, you will be asked to insert the disk during installation of the update. Please have the disk available before starting.

If you downloaded and installed Autodesk Quantity Takeoff 2010 from the web and later deleted the extracted files (Installed by default to Program Files\Autodesk Quantity Takeoff 2010\Download), the update will not be able to continue. In that case, you should follow the below procedure:

  1. Obtain the Web download file and save it to your computer.
  2. Double click the download file and allow it to extract its files, noting where they are being saved.
  3. When the Autodesk Quantity Takeoff Installer screen appears, click "Cancel".
  4. Continue with update installation as described in the Installation Instructions.

Backup Custom Files

Back up all customized files such as KeyboardShortcuts.txt before starting.

Network Deployment

Special command line switches are available for administrators. The full list can be obtained by running the update with the /? Switch.

/rc - Updates central content for the indicated deployment. Run this from the Program folder of the installed product.

  • Example: Autodesk_Quantity_Takeoff_2010_Update1.exe /rc
  • /q - Suppresses the completion message after this update is applied. This is useful if you use a script or batch file to apply this update to multiple computers.

    /e - Extracts the MSP file from the update executable.

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    Apply This Update to a Stand-Alone Installation

    Follow these instructions to install this update on a single computer.

    1. Download the update and save it to any folder.
    2. Ensure the original product installation media is available.
    3. Find the folder where you saved the update and double-click the executable (EXE) file.
    4. When the installation is completed, the following message will be displayed: "The Service Pack was successfully installed and Autodesk Quantity Takeoff 2010 has been updated."

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    Apply This Update to a Network Administrative Image

    At this time it is not possible to "Merge" this update to a network Administrative Image created using the Deployment Wizard.

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    Uninstall This Update

    Note: This update cannot be uninstalled to revert Autodesk Quantity Takeoff 2010 to its pre-update state. If you need to remove the update, please uninstall Autodesk Quantity Takeoff 2010 and then reinstall it.

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