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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Solution for Revit DB Link and Microsoft Access compatibility for 64 bit vs 32 bit systems

The incompatibility between 32 bit Microsoft Office database systems and 64 bit Revit program architecture have been causing headaches for a while, but this technical solution may provide the answer you have been looking for: how to get 64 bit database drivers running alongside 32 bit Office installation.

Support page:
How to install 64-bit Microsoft Database Drivers alongside 32-bit Microsoft Office | AutoCAD Civil 3D | Autodesk Knowledge Network

The Problem:
"You cannot install the 64-bit version of Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 because you currently have 32-bit products installed..."

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Quote and heads-up from LinkedIn:
... a way to get Revit 64 bit systems to export an Access 2010 DB link on a 32 bit version. Here is the link with step by step instructions: http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad-civil-3d/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-to-install-64-bit-Microsoft-Database-Drivers-alongside-32-bit-Microsoft-Office.html 
 

How to install 64-bit Microsoft Database Drivers alongside 32-bit Microsoft Office knowledge.autodesk.com


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Finally a solution for DB Link and Access compatibility for 64 bit vs 32 bit systems | LinkedIn

1 comment:

  1. Works like a charm, thnx!
    Just followed the steps in the link and I was able to use DB link in my Revit 2015 with Acces 2010 32-bit without re-installing Acces.

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