Longbow Software

Install and run your 32bit AutoCAD on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows Vista 64bit

The Longbow Converter V8

Install your 32bit AutoCAD on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Vista both 32bit and 64bit  

NEWS! Full AutoCAD 2016 support included in V8!!
NEWS! Full AutoCAD 2015 support included in V7!!
NEWS! We have now added AutoCAD R13 support!!
NEWS! We have now added AutoCAD 2000 support!

NEWS! We have now added Windows 8 support for 32bit and 64bit AutoCAD!
NEWS! We have now added Suites support - install 32bit Inventor on 64bit Windows!
NEWS! We have now added AutoCAD R14 support!
The Longbow Converter makes your 32bit AutoCAD run on Windows 7 and Windows 8

What the The Longbow Converter tool solves...

Do you have one of the
issues with your AutoCAD or AutoCAD installer:

  • You are running 32bit or 64bit AutoCAD 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 or 2012 on Windows 8 and are experiencing random crashes or issues that you cannot explain?
  • You are using some 3rd party AutoCAD application plug-ins written in ObjectARX, VBA, VB6, or .NET which can only run on 32bit AutoCAD? Maybe you have specific AutoCAD CNC control software that only works in 32bit? Some examples of 32bit apps that the Longbow Converter has already helped people get working again on 64bit Windows...
    • Bentley Road, Bentley Inroads, Site Design, Bentley MX, Bentley WaterCAD, ProSteel 3D 
    • Microvellum Cabinet Maker, Smartlister, Vitruvian Built, SmartMachining, CGSurvey
    • Stabiplan's StabiCAD and StabiBase, AutoStage Pro, EBOM Electrical, ER Mapper,
    • Softdesk AEC, Softdesk Building Systems, Softdesk Civil/Survey,  GE XA21 DBF
    • YFCAD InteriCAD 6000 7000 T5, CADCode/ACAM, Accubid CADLive, Keytrix, AutoTURN
    • Tyco Sprinkcad, SurveyMBS, Flairbase Amine, AutoNest, Easy Hatch, ProCAD, Mitek WoodEngine,
    • 20-20 CAP Studio, 20-20 SymbolSource for Allsteel, BlueCielo InnoCielo Meridian
    • CADKON, C & G Surveying software for AutoCAD, PAMCAD, FastrackCAD, EDMWire
    • GlobalCad Toolbox LT, ELCOVISION, APS for Architecture, Carson Survey, 3DConstructor
    • Mensch und Maschine, Basepoint, Softech PLM and RMData AutoCAD based products  
    • Mentor Graphics VeSys, faciliCAD, BOSS RiverCAD Pro, AutoCAD OEM, SOFiCAD (all SOFiSTiK AutoCAD plugins), and more!

  • You have a new computer running 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Vista, and you just want to install your AutoCAD but it refuses to install with messages like...

    "This operating system is not supported by AutoCAD"

    "You cannot install this product on the current operating system"

    "You are attempting to use a 32-bit installer on a 64-bit operating system. Please exit and use the 64bit installer available from your installation media or from Autodesk.com"

    "This is a 32-bit AutoCAD 'version'. It cannot be installed on 64-bit Windows"

    "Wrong OS. AutoCAD supports Windows NT 4.0, Windows NT 5.0, Windows 95 and Windows 98"

    "This app cannot run on your PC"

  • Is your AutoCAD installed and running but it won't hold or keep the authorization?
  • You have VBA code which runs very slowly or doesn't even work on 64bit AutoCAD? This is because AutoCAD VBA runs in a whole separate exe away from AutoCAD on 64bit Operating Systems, making it almost 1200 times slower than AutoCAD VBA running 32bit AutoCAD.
  • You have Oracle Server or general ODBC functionality which doesn't work on 64bit AutoCAD or is very slow because Oracle and/or Microsoft's ODBC drivers/Jet Engine drivers only support 32bit.
  • You can't use the Visual Studio 'Program Edit and Continue' feature or Mixed Mode Debugging is unbearably slow when debugging 64bit AutoCAD 
  • You're finding that AutoCAD 64bit is slower than AutoCAD 32bit? That's because 64bit Windows are not automatically faster than their 32bit counterparts. In some cases, they may even perform slower because of the larger pointers as well unrelated OS overheads.
  • Your 32bit AutoCAD is running out of memory? The 2GB RAM limit is not enough especially when you are missing out on a potential 4GB available to you on 64bit Windows!
  • You are getting a Run-time error '429': ActiveX component can't create object because your mixing 64bit DLLs inside of the 32bit VBA module?
  • You have a custom application that depends on a 32bit VB6 ActiveX control like MSFlexGrid/MSHFlexGrid and it wont run on 64bit AutoCAD 
  • Or if you just want to use the software that you already have...
...then The Longbow Converter will help you. It will correct your software so that your 32bit AutoCAD will install and run again, totally normally, on your 64bit Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows Vista machine. 

Works with...
  • All AutoCAD versions <= 2007 (see second Works With list below)

  • AutoCAD - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (All languages)
  • AutoCAD Architecture - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (All languages)
  • AutoCAD Mechanical - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (All languages)
  • AutoCAD Electrical - 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015,2016 (All languages)
  • AutoCAD Plant 3D /PnID - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (All languages)  
  • AutoCAD MEP - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (All languages)
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (All languages)
  • AutoCAD Map 3D - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (All languages)
  • AutoCAD LT - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (All languages)
  • AutoCAD Land Desktop (LDT) - 2008, 2009 (All Languages
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D Land Desktop Companion
  • AutoCAD Raster Design 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (All languages)      
  • AutoCAD OEM - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (All languages)
  • VBA Enabler - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Full Support for R13, R14, 2000, 2000i, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 (and vertical variants such as Map, Civil, ADT, etc) also included!! See below for more details!

New tools included with the latest version!

All new Large Memory Addressing Tools!!

Configure your 32bit AutoCAD so that it will then be capable of using up to 4GB of RAM on a 64bit system, instead of the age old and restrictive 2GB limit. 

          AutoCAD Error Aborting. Fatal Error: Out of Memory - shutting down.     
 No more "Out of Memory" errors!!! 

(NOTE: This tool also works on Windows 32bit, however, the system must be configured to use the /3GB switch in order to increase limit to 3GB of RAM per process)

Disable Windows 64bit Device Driver Signing Verification!!

If you are running a locked version of AutoCAD (e.g. 2002, 2004, etc) and are having problems with running Macrovision Safecast/C-Dilla and/or the Softlock License Manager on 64bit Windows (Error [1.248.1001] or Error [7.1.29] or Error [436.4.1] for instance) then this feature is for you. It gets C-Dilla working in one quick step!

Specially built
 'Old AutoCAD Installer Reviver' and 'Old AutoCAD Program Reviver' tools.

Both override the latest Windows security restrictions so that your old AutoCAD will install and run properly on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Vista 32bit and 64bit. The tool also fixes AutoCAD LT "BEX" errors!

Works with... 

  • AutoCAD R13, R14, 2000, 2000i, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • AutoCAD LT95, LT97, LT98, LT 2000, LT 2000i, LT 2002, LT 2004, LT 2005, LT 2006, LT 2007
  • AutoCAD LDD/LDT Release 1, 2 and 3 including the Civil Design, Survey add-on's
  • AutoCAD AEC Professional Suite 1, 2 and 3
  • and all other equivalent version AutoCAD variants (there are just too many to list!)
    • NEW! Autodesk Inventor Series 11 (2007)
    • NEW! Autodesk Inventor Suite 2008

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      Convert AutoCAD 32bit, 32 bit installer MSI 64bit 64bit OS Windows 7 Windows Vista, 64bit, 64 bit, out of process, ODBC on 64bit Windows, Jet Driver on 64bit Windows, CheckFor64BitOS, PLATFORM=NO_WOW_64_PROCESS, InstallExecuteSequence. The Longbow Converter makes 3rd party ObjectARX or .NET plugins work on 64bit Windows. The Longbow Converter fixes Slow VBA, makes your Visual Studio 32bit Debugging easier with AutoCAD 32bit, failed objectdbx.z, it also lets Visual Studio Edit and Continue feature start working again. If you are working in x86 or x64 AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD 2012, AutoCAD Land Desktop, LDT, AutoCAD Architecture, ADT, AutoCAD Civil 3D then the Longbow Converter is for you. This solution fixes all Bentley Road, Bentley Inroad, Site Design, Bentley MX on Windows 64bit issues. All versions of 32bit Cap Studio 20-20 are supported to run on 64bit Windows. Microvellum Cabinet maker woodworking software is fully supported. Some compatibility flags that are supported are: WINXPSP2, RUNASADMIN, ELEVATECREATEPROCESS, DisableNXShowUI, LARGEADDRESSAWARE, editbin.exe, /3GB.  if you are having problems with Bentley WaterCAD then our solution offers the fix. Error messages the the Longbow Converter resolves are as follows “不支持此操作系统。”,  “不支援此作業系統.”,“Produkt AutoCAD tento operační systém nepodporuje.”,“Dieses Betriebssystem wird von AutoCAD nicht unterstützt.”,“Este sistema operativo no es compatible con”,“Ce système d'exploitation n'est pas pris en charge par”,“Ezt az operációs rendszert nem támogatja a(z)”,“Questo sistema operativo non è supportato da”,“このオペレーティング システムは"、”ではサポートされていません。“, “이(가) 지원하지 않는 운영 체제입니다“,“Ten system operacyjny nie jest obsługiwany przez”,“Данная операционная система не поддерживается программой“. The Longbow Converter software works with Tyco Sprinkcad too. The Longbow Converter software works with SurveyMBS perfectly. The Longbow Converter software works with Flairbase Amine addins for 32bit. If you need to run your AutoCAD plugin AutoNest our Longbow Converter solution works perfectly. The Longbow Converter software works with GlobalCad Toolbox LT running on Windows 7. Run-time error '429': ActiveX component can't create object is a typical error message that the Longbow Converter resolves. The Longbow Converter software works with "C & G" Surveying software for AutoCAD. The Longbow Converter software works with APS for Architecture too. If you use the Bentley products such as Bentley Inroads and want to use it on Windows 64bit then the Longbow Converter is for you. If you are using 'Easy Hatch' as a 32bit application, then the Longbow Converter is what you need..Installing 32bit Mentor Graphics VeSys on 64bit Windows is supported.Using the Longbow Converter you can make your copy of faciliCAD work fast again.The Converter allows VisionFM from Cappstone to install on Windows 7 64bit. The Longbow Converter fully supports 32bit Smartlister on Windows 64bit. The Longbow Converter fully supports 32bit Viturivan on 64bit Windows.Works with Keytraffic systems Keypost and Autostripe.The Longbow Converter also supports installing 32bit AutoQuotes on 64bit Windows. The Longbow Converter also supports installing 32bit Keytraffic Keysign on 64bit Windows. The Longbow Converter also supports installing 32bit Keytraffic KeySIGNALS on 64bit Windows. The Longbow Converter also supports installing 32bit Keytraffic KeyOSC on 64bit Windows. 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