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AIA Contract Documents Software Update - Version

In May 2015, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) released an updated version of AIA Contract Documents software. Version 4.14 includes the following enhancements:

• Support for Microsoft® Word and Excel 2016

Compatibility with text sizes of up to 200%

Who should not update their software?

Users with AIA Contract Documents software version should not update their software.

How long will the download take?
The size of the AIA Contract Documents software update file is approximately 60 megabytes (MB). Download times vary depending on a number of variables, such as modem compression and the performance of your connection. Download times may range from 3.5 minutes for users with a T1 internet connection to over two (2) hours for users with a 56K internet connection.

How do I update my software?
Download the Update file and save it on your PC, as follows:

1. Click on the following link to download the Update:

2. Choose Save.

3. Choose where you want to save the Update file (aiacontractdocuments.exe), and then click Save.

4. Note the location where you saved the Update file. After downloading the file, install the Update file as follows:

    a. Make sure that you are logged in to your computer with Local Administrator Rights and close all other programs.

    b. Go to the location where you saved the Update file, and then double-click the file.

          Note: Some users may be asked to download the latest version of Microsoft's .NET framework. If so, follow the instructions in Step 5 below. If not, go to Step 6.

5. To download the latest version of Microsoft's .NET framework:





      If you need the latest version of Microsoft's .NET framework, click on the link provided to access the download. You will need to be online.


Click the Download button on the Microsoft web page.





Click Run to install the .NET Framework.


Select Run to install the software.


Select I accept the terms of the License Agreement to accept the .NET Framework license, and then click Install.


Installation will take a few minutes. When, you receive the confirmation dialog, click Finish.

IMPORTANT: Once the .NET Framework installation has been completed, please return to the AIA update installation file that you downloaded and saved on your

desktop in Step 3. Double click that file and then proceed to Step 6 below.

6. Click Yes to All to overwrite existing setup files.

7. Accept the End User License Agreement.

8. Choose Typical or Custom installation. AIA recommends Typical installation.

9. Select Install.

Need more help?
If you have questions or need more help, please contact AIA Contract Documents Technical Support at 1-800-942-7732 or send an email to


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