Autodesk Revit 2018.1 Update Readme

Thank you for downloading the Autodesk® Revit® 2018.1 Update.

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 Revit 2018, either as a standalone product or as part of a product suite, such as Autodesk Building Design Suite 2018, Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2018, or Autodesk Plant Design Suite 2018. After this update is applied successfully, the build number specified on the Help > About dialog will be For reference, you should save this readme to your hard drive or print a copy.

Issues resolved by this update

This update addresses issues and crashes reported directly to Autodesk and contains the fixes included in the Revit 2018.0.1 and 2018.0.2 Hot Fixes. Consult the release notes for all areas improved by this update.

Additional software included in this update

With this install the following will be updated: Revit 2018, Collaboration for Revit 2018, and Dynamo. The updated version of the Dynamo Revit add-in does not include a desktop shortcut and can be accessed from the Visual Programming panel found on the Manage ribbon tab. If multiple versions of the Dynamo Revit add-in are installed, a dialog will prompt you to select which version to launch.

After this update is applied, there will be two versions of Dynamo Core installed, and

Autodesk Uninstall Tool

After this update is applied, attempts to uninstall Revit 2018 using the Autodesk Uninstall Tool may become unresponsive during the Dynamo Revit uninstall process. To avoid this problem, uninstall Dynamo Revit first and then continue with the uninstall of Revit 2018.


  • Who should install this update?
  • Supported operating systems
  • General installation information
  • Installation instructions

    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 Revit 2018


    Autodesk Building Design Suite 2018 Ultimate or Premium editions


    (Note that this update will only update the Revit 2018 portion of your suite product.)

    Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2018 Ultimate or Premium editions


    (Note that this update will only update the Revit 2018 portion of your suite product.)

    Autodesk Plant Design Suite 2018 Ultimate or Premium editions


    (Note that this update will only update the Revit 2018 portion of your suite product.)

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    This update can be used with the following operating systems:

    • Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 64-bit (Enterprise, Ultimate, Professional, or Home Premium)
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit (Enterprise or Professional)
    • Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit (Enterprise or Professional)

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    Before you begin

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

    Administrative privileges

    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 Revit 2018 from the DVD or USB, you may be asked to insert the disk or USB during installation of the update. Please have the disk or USB available before starting.

    If you downloaded and installed Autodesk Revit 2018 from the web and later deleted the extracted files (default location of extracted files is C:\Autodesk\WI\Autodesk Revit 2018), the update installation may not be able to continue. In that case, you should follow these steps:

    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 Revit installer screen appears, click "Cancel".
    4. Continue with the update installation as described in the installation instructions.

    Backup custom files

    Back up all customized files, such as Revit.ini, before starting.

    Network deployment

    Special command line switches are available for administrators.

    /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.

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    Apply this update to an existing installation

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

    1. Download Autodesk_Revit_2018_1.exe 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 EXE file.

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    Apply this update to a deployment installation image

    Follow these instructions to apply this update to a deployment image.

    1. Start the Autodesk Revit 2018 deployment creation process. If you need to add an update to an existing deployment image, launch the update shortcut located in the Tools\ApplyUpdates folder and skip to step 4.
    2. When the deployment creation or modification process is complete and the Deployment Configuration Complete dialog is displayed, click Add Updates.
    3. If a Security Warning dialog is displayed, click Run.
    4. In the Autodesk Application Manager, click Update Software.
    5. Click Add for the update to be applied to this deployment image.
    6. Once the update has been successfully downloaded, click Close to exit the Autodesk Application Manager.

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    Uninstall this update

    Note: This update cannot be uninstalled to revert Autodesk Revit 2018 to its pre-update state. If you need to remove the update, please uninstall Autodesk Revit 2018 and then reinstall it.

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