As I have mentioned before, I am a fan of using Civil 3D on a 64-bit Operating System. For those of you using Civil 3D in this environment, you will run into a small bump in the road when you go to install Raster Design. You will get a message stating that “No supported desktops for AutoCAD Raster Design 2010 were found…” This is because, Raster is looking for a 64-bit version target. Not to hard to workaround though.
To correct this issue, you need to redirect the installer to look for 32-bit applications on the 64-bit operating system. Follow these steps:
- Copy the entire contents of the installation disk to a folder on the hard drive.
- In the root of this folder, locate the Setup.ini file and open it with Microsoft® Notepad.
- Under [SETUP], modify the line below as follows:
Old line: x64_IMAGE_PATH=x64
New line: x64_IMAGE_PATH=x86
- Save and close the Setup.ini file.
- In the root of this folder, run the Setup.exe file.
And that’s it. The same steps apply for 2009, as well. We actually have a Technical Solution on this, but I still see quite a few questions regarding this, so I wanted to put it up here.
Enjoy the weekend!