DirectConnect for Maya 2017

DirectConnect for Maya 2017

Autodesk, Inc.

Digitally signed app




Starting with Autodesk® Maya® 2017 Direct Connect has been replaced by ATF (Autodesk Translation Framework). ATF in the Maya implementation has some limitations relative to Direct Connect.


ATF was introduced with Maya 2016 Extension 2 but the Direct Connect plug-in was kept for users with a previous Direct Connect install. Since Direct Connect is not available for new Maya 2017 users, the plug-in was removed in the latest version.


This plug-in is here to fill the gap with the previous implementation. It is a python plug-in which can work with an existing Direct Connect on all supported platforms.


Available on Windows, and Mac OSX

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About This Version

Version, 2/1/2017
Initial Release

Customer Reviews

(11 reviews)


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  • Does not work
    Marilyn Solt | July 14, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    load function does not work while autoload does. With implementation there is still no way to import .dwg files into maya

  • It can't get loaded in Maya2017 Plugin Manager
    Aki Dai | June 05, 2018 Verified Download (What's this?)

    "Auto Load" box is available while the "Loaded" option is invalid, even after removing and reinstallation. 

    Error message prompt by Maya2017:
    // Error: line 1:  (DirectConnect) //
    // Error: line 1: RuntimeError: file C:/ProgramData/Autodesk/ApplicationPlugins/DirectConnect/Contents/plug-ins/ line 227: aruba failed: aruba.exe: failed to get valid license. //
    // Warning: line 1: Failed to call script initialize function //

    Autodesk, please debug.

  • Same problem
    Rowan Oliver | August 18, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    // Error: line 1: (DirectConnect) plug-in doesn't load

  • Not working!!!
    担当者 システム | July 25, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    // Error: line 1: (DirectConnect)

  • Not Working
    Io Ivn | July 22, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    // Error: line 1: (DirectConnect)

  • Does not work
    Apoorva Mohan | June 28, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Need a fix for exporting maya files to IGES. In maya 2016 it was simple , doesnt work for maya 2017. Please help with a solution.

    Simon Kobinger | June 08, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Why is it so hard to fix this problem?

  • absolute piece of junk
    Bridget Orozco | April 21, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It won't load in maya 2017 mac. why did you remove direct connect and put up this crap that doesn't even work?

  • it needs 2016
    Erbay Çelik | April 01, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    it needs maya 2016 to work. then what's the point exactly?

  • Still not working
    Juan Banchero | March 30, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    with maya 2016 was so easy. And now is imposible to import cad files? Autodesk whats going on? first you kill Softimage, now trying to kill Maya?

  • Not working...sadly.
    Matthew Ingram | March 20, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Doesn't seem to load with Maya 2017 Update 3 on Windows 7.

    Sijen Zegna | June 23, 2017

    same here

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