Thank you for downloading Autodesk® Revit® 2015 Update Release 8.
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 2015, either as a standalone product or as part of a product suite, such as Autodesk Building Design Suite 2015 Ultimate or Autodesk Building Design Suite 2015 Premium. After Update Release 8 is applied successfully, the build number specified on the Help > About dialog will be 20150512_1015. For reference, you should save this readme to your hard drive or print a copy.
Issues Resolved by this Update Release
This update release addresses issues reported directly to Autodesk and contains the fixes provided within Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 1, 2, 3, Multi-Category Schedules Hotfix for Update Release 3, as well as Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 4, 5, 6 and 7. Consult the enhancements documentation for all areas improved by this update.
In addition, this update release addresses the Heartbleed vulnerability - a security bug in the open-source OpenSSL cryptography library. Heartbleed is registered in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures system as CVE-2014-0160. For more information, please visit the CVE dictionary at http://cve.mitre.org
Installed Version required by this Update Release
This update requires one of the following:
Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 3 will need to be applied to any Revit 2015 installation that has either Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 1 (build: 20140322_1515) or Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 2 (build: 20140323_1530) applied. Additionally, Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 7 will need to be applied to any Revit 2015 installation that has either Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 5 (build: 20141119_1515) or Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 6 (build: 20150127_1515) applied.
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 2015
Autodesk Building Design Suite 2015 Ultimate or Premium editions
(Note that this Update will only update the Revit 2015 portion of your suite product.)
This update can be used with the following operating systems:
As you prepare to install this update, keep the following in mind:
In order to apply this update, you must have administrative privileges to install and uninstall products.
Under some circumstances, you may be asked to provide the original installation source.
If you installed Autodesk Revit 2015 from the DVD or USB, you will 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 2015 from the web and later deleted the extracted files (default location of extracted files is C:\Autodesk\WI\Autodesk Revit 2015), the update will not be able to continue. In that case, you should follow the below procedure:
- Obtain the Web download file and save it to your computer.
- Double click the download file and allow it to extract its files, noting where they are being saved.
- When the Autodesk Revit Installer screen appears, click "Cancel".
- Continue with update installation as described in the Installation Instructions.
Backup Custom Files
Back up all customized files, such as Revit.ini, before starting.
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.
/e - Extracts the MSP file from the update executable.
Follow these instructions to install this update on a single computer.
Follow these instructions to apply this update to a Deployment image.
Note: In addition, the above steps require a deployment image created from Revit 2015 Update Release 3 (build: 20140606_1530).
If deployment image was created from an earlier build of Autodesk Revit 2015, Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 3 will need to be added to the deployment image by the following instructions.
Note: This update cannot be uninstalled to revert Autodesk Revit 2015 to its pre-update state. If you need to remove the update, please uninstall Autodesk Revit 2015 and then reinstall it.
Users of A360 Collaboration for Revit may experience an error on Revit startup if they install the Revit 2015 Update Release 8 but not the corresponding A360 Collaboration for Revit update, version 2015.5.
The error dialog will reference the following: File name: 'Autodesk.RevitServer.Versioning.Client,.....
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