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FACTORY2016 in AutoCAD does not Autoload



im trying to install Factory in Autocad 2016.

When I started AutoCAD it said somthing like: Customization "acad.cuix" failed.

Factory didn't load itsself, so i typed in the command line "factory" as described in the Help.


I'm getting the following failure. The Factory Tab opens, but when i want to start FactoryCAD it says: LoadingFactoryFailed2.png




Can anyone help?


Tank you



Re: FACTORY2016 in AutoCAD does not Autoload

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Siemens Creator


This is a registration issue not a licensing issue. Try the following to fix this issue:


1. Run CimfCleanRegistry17.exe (default location is C:\Program Files\Siemens PLM Software\Factory Programs XXXX\Program) and try the FACTORY command again. Additional information can be found in the Factory Install Guide.  

2. If this does not work, uninstall/reinstall should fix the issue.


Since you did not mention a crash, I'm assuming you were not coming across the error below but thought I would mention it just in case. I recently saw the CIMF_USECADLICENSE error but I was also seeing the following AutoCAD error:


"Exception in mc3.dll / mc3d.dll ARX Command"


Autodesk has posted a solution to this on their Knowledge Network. This seemed to fix the problem on my machine.

Re: FACTORY2016 in AutoCAD does not Autoload


Thank you! With the registry clean it worked fine.

I didn't get an AutoCAD error.