Release 23, Version 17.2

Application Details:

Version: 2009
License: Demo
Votes: 6
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.5

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

The installer starts. this is a pretty big improvement over some earlier versions  of wine. 

What does not

everything else you get to the point where you hit install, and get a lovely error message that says

C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2009 is not empty. Do you really want to install to this location?

this dialog box is the last thing you see before it errors out and setup shuts down entirely.


What was not tested

everything was not tested the program does not install does not work.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

This is fundamentally crippling to anyone in Architecture, Engineering design, Electronics design, Broadcasting, Landscape design, or anyone who needs to work with a standardized industry. Unfortunately Autodesk is a monopoly and in order to be competetive you have to use it to be standards compliant with the rest of the industry you work in. There are litterally hundreds of fields that it is used for from genetics to television to home construction. It is the standard and as long as it doesn't run under linux, posix, unix, solaris. Windows will be the choice of OS because there isn't any other. This needs to get fixed as a top priority. it's an incredibly windows integrated program so getting it to run would probably make ANYTHING else run besides.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE 11.3Oct 20 20101.3.5No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 08 20081.1.10No Not installable Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 09 20081.1.8No Not installable GarbageAM 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 26 20081.1.7No Not installable GarbageAM 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 12 20081.1.6No Not installable GarbageAM 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
12532 Multiple applications fail to install due to msi.dll MsiDatabaseGenerateTransformW stub (Autodesk DWG TrueView 2009-2021, 3D Studio Max 201X, AutoCAD 201X, Torch tool from WiX, Orca) NEW View
25974 AutoCAD 2009 LT: acadlt.msi doesn't start installer UNCONFIRMED View
31704 AutoCAD 2008: Next button doesn't work in activation window NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


by NSLW on (February 3th 2011)

1. Get latest Wine sources from here

2. Search for MsiDatabaseGenerateTransform in /dlls/msi/msiquery.c


4. Compile your Wine

5. Download winetricks by following command


6. Install required components by following command

 sh winetricks dotnet30 windowscodecs

It will take some time because winetricks will download all above components

7. Install AutoCAD

After completing above steps your AutoCAD won't be working as you would like.