Acad.exe entry point not found

Acad.exe entry point not found
Acad.exe entry point not found

Acad.exe entry point not found | When starting Autodesk software, an error appears:

Solution 1

<product.exe> – Entry Point Not Found

The procedure entry point <code point text> could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\Program Files\Autodesk\…\<file>.dll.


  • The DLL <code point text> and the DLL mentioned can vary.
  • DLL files seen to exhibit this error are:
    • accore.dll
    • acbol.dll
    • acdb16.dll
    • AcGe16.dll
    • acui24.dll 


There are multiple potential causes for this behavior:

  • The DLL referenced in the error message is the wrong version.
  • This happens when a DLL has been copied to a location on the system other than its default location.
  • Conflicting Windows or .NET update.


To resolve the error:

  1. Search the local hard drive for extra copies of the affected DLL.
  2. Remove or rename the extra files.

If the problem persists, use the following strategies:

  • Uninstall any associated object enabler.
  • Uninstall and Reinstall the software by doing the following:
    1. Perform a clean uninstall of the software by using the Microsoft Fix It tool
    2. Download the software from the Autodesk Account.
    3. Reinstall the software. 

Acad.exe entry point not found

Solution 2

Follow Instructions to Repair
‘Acad.Exe’ Errors

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