Overtur for Revit Plugin Installation Guide
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This document was last updated on 25 August 2021
- All versions of Overtur for Revit 3.1.x.x are currently supported and active
- The most current version of Overtur for Revit available for public use is 3.1.0825.15
- Release 25 August 2021
Thank you for your continued collaboration. We are excited to share the latest Overtur for Revit plugin. As with any software installation, local IT policies may impact the Overtur for Revit installation. We suggest you contact your local IT administrator before attempting to install Overtur for Revit Plugin and ensure that Revit is closed to install, per Autodesk SOP.
Please note: Local admin privileges are often required to install software and updates. Additionally, all sessions of Revit must be closed before the installation of Overtur for Revit. Overtur for Revit is a single install for the current version(s) of Revit installed on your computer.
Overtur for Revit Download Options
There are two (2) different installation options. Always consult your IT administration team to verify the preferred method of installation. Either option requires the appropriate permissions for installing applications.
- Ensure Revit is closed prior to installation.
- Run the installation as an administrator.
- An attempt to run the installation without running as an administrator could result in an Error 1925. Run the installation again, as a local administrator.
The EXE installer will include any DotNet installation requirements, which can assist in installation when DotNet updates or other components may be required.
MSI is an installer package file format used by Windows. Its name comes from the program’s original title, Microsoft Installer, which has since changed to Windows Installer. MSI files are often part of a bulk installation, storage, and removal of programs. These files are part of an installation package and then used with the program’s client-side installer service, an [.EXE] file, to open and install the program.
Our MSI format is provided for IT specialists to package and distribute with numerous software deployment services. When using the MSI option for your local deployment, please check to ensure your desktop client is up to date with Microsoft .NET Framework and all other SOPs recommended by Autodesk.
Virus Protection Applications
An executable as part of this installation process authenticates the user access to Overtur. To ensure a user has access to Overtur, please allow the following folder within your preferred virus protection application: Allow this folder: %programdata%/OvtPlugin4Rvt
The OvtPlugin4Rvt.Auth.exe within the AUTH subfolder authenticates the user within Overtur. If this file is missing from the folder location noted above, it will be necessary to re-install the Overtur for Revit plugin.
See the following instructions, where group policies allow silent installation or other means of bulk distribution of applications.
(Applicable to versions prior to 3.1.0802.x only).
When multiple users log into a shared virtual machine, Auth0 communicates through a single port. This process results in User B being unable to access Overtur, as User A already had the port occupied. Therefore, additional dynamic ports allow the communication of multiple users within the same virtual resources. Those ports include:
- 4444 (default port)
A Microsoft (Windows) Installer MSI package is used to make the installation process easier on a Windows Operating System.
Installation without a user interface
msiexec /i "OvtPlugin4Rvt_X.msi" /passive
Uninstallation without user interface
msiexec /x "OvtPlugin4Rvt_X.msi" /passive
A passive/silent installation allows an IT administrator to install the Overtur for Revit Plugin without returning any messages or prompts. The following examples can be applied within a network environment that utilizes group policies to install applications across a network environment.
[Setup filename].exe /s /v“\[MSI command parameters\]" [Setup filename].exe /s /v“ALLUSERS=1"
Passive/Silent installation example
[Setup filename].exe /s /v"/passive"
Removing Overtur for Revit
A passive or silent uninstall; allows the IT administrator to remove the Overtur for Revit plugin without returning any messages or prompts.
Silent Uninstall Template example
[Setup filename].exe /s /x /v"/passive"