Category Archives: Updates + Hot Fixes

September 2021

ADB 2021 – Software Release

ADB 2021: features an updated graphical editor, together with support for the latest version of SAP Crystal Reports.

ADB 2021 now integrates with both Revit 2022 and AutoCAD 2022.

Enhanced Revit functionality now incorporates the following: Area Mismatch, Room Data Sheet preview and the option to save room height in addition to area.

Incorporated within ADB 2021 is the ability for ADB 2020 users to now use the latest version of SAP Crystal Reports seamlessly.

ADB 2021 includes an updated Revit Library.

ADB 2018 – SP1

Activity Database 2018 Service Pack 1 incorporates all hot-fixes since the 2018 release version.

  • 20181208 – Issue with SQL Server licensing.
  • 20190204 – ADB filters for Revit 2018/2019.
  • 20190208 – Component Instance data on MS Access projects.
  • 20190219 – Where-Used report for SQL Server licensing.

SP1 also reinstates support for AutoCAD 2010, 11 and 12 both 64 and 32 bit versions for those users not on the Autodesk subscription programme.

ALL hot-fixes must be removed prior to installation, the service pack requires that Activity Database 2018 is already installed.

Hot Fixes – Feb 2019

Hot fixes round up for ADB 2018.

HF#20190204 – Fixes an issue when using filters for collaborative working, affects Revit users on 2018 and 2019. – hot fix has no prerequisites.

HF#20190208 – Fixes an issue for Component Instance Data with MS Access projects, affects users setting dynamic/stretched length values. – hot fix has no prerequisites.

HF#20190219 – Fixes an issue for Where-Used component reports with SQL Licencing, only affects users that have switched to SQL Licensing. – hot fix has no prerequisites.

ADB 2018 – Windows 10 Installation fails to complete


During the installation of ADB 2018 on a clean build of Windows 10 files fail to register with the system.

  1. ADBOLE32.dll
  2. ADBEditor.ocx

with HRESULT -2147010895. Contact your support personnel.

Users that have ignored the unregistered components issue will find that they are caught in an infinite login loop.


A Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 runtime dependency is missing from the Windows installation, the dependency could be installed from any other software package or an earlier Windows Update.

The dependency may also be present from users upgrading to Windows 10 from any other version of Microsoft Windows.

The dependency is not distributed on Windows Update for clean builds of Windows 10.


Download and install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 redistributable package from Microsoft,

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