Thursday, May 25, 2017

Critical Update for AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT 2018

Important info for anyone with AutoCAD 2018 and all AutoCAD 2018 vertical Products! It is critical for users who installed the initial 2018.0.1 Update to install the AutoCAD 2018.0.2 Update as soon as possible and before June 1, 2017. An error in the 2018.0.1 update will cause AutoCAD to expire June 1st 2017. To avoid interruption, install the 2018.0.2 update. 
See the Instructions below for more information. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

ProSoft PowerLaunch - The Power Of One


It's that time of year again! TIME FOR PROSOFT'S POWER LAUNCH

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

WHAT’S NEW IN AUTODESK REVIT 2017

WHAT’S NEW IN AUTODESK® REVIT® 2017



REVIT 2017 ARCHITECTURAL

DEPTH CUEING



Depth Cueing lets you add depth to your elevations and sections to create stunning visuals to better communicate your design.

This functionality works with shadows on, realistic, hidden lines, sketchy lines, ambient shadows, anti-aliasing and more.  It operates in any view effect.  When you turn it on, you can control where the depth starts, stops, and the limits.

You have control over the outcome to meet your needs.  Designed for Architects, depth cueing adds pop to your elevations and sections in either architecture or coordination views.

Bottom Line: Add depth to your elevations and sections to create stunning visuals to better communicate your design

IMPROVED RAILING HOSTS



Now you can host railings on shaped edited floors, roofs, and on the top of walls with a single sketch line.
This provides architects with the ability to do a unique design and host the rail as it is intended to be built on the site.
Bottom Line: This continues on improving the railing functionality so you can model the way you want.

AUTODESK® FORMIT® 360 CONVERTER


FormIt 360 Converter is now provided with the Revit installation, which gives you the ability to continue to work smoothly with your FormIt designs in Revit.

You convert FormIt 360 files into an open Revit file from within Revit 2015 or Revit 2016. You can also convert SketchUp SKP files for use within FormIt, Revit RFA files for use within FormIt, and RFAs used in FormIt, back into the original RFA in Revit for a fully integrated BIM workflow.

You can launch FormIt 360 from within the application.

Bottom Line: Sharing data between Autodesk FormIt 360 and Revit is made easier

AUTODESK® INSIGHT 360*



Autodesk Revit 2017 includes access to Autodesk Insight 360 as part of your Revit subscription. Insight 360 provides Revit users with a fast, intuitive, outcomes-driven guide to better-building energy and environmental performance throughout the building lifecycle. 

By just applying a geographical location and utilizing Revit’s automatic Energy Analytical Model, Insight 360 empowers architects and integrated teams with clear guidance and recommendations powered by widely used simulation engines that lead to better building performance outcomes.

Instantly reveal a range of potential design issues through the Energy Cost Range factors to help you quickly identify key energy efficiency drivers and compare design scenarios.

Insight 360 integrates many existing workflows such as Revit Energy Analysis and Lighting Analysis, as well as expanding on these tools to provide a holistic approach to building performance. Access to EnergyPlus heating and cooling load data and in-context solar analysis results are also included in Insight 360.

Bottom Line: Whether you’re an architect, engineer, owner, or any stakeholder of building energy and environmental performance, Autodesk Revit 2017 plus Insight 360 is the powerful and impactful guide to better building energy and environmental performance.

*Cloud-based energy analysis is available to Autodesk® Maintenance Subscription and Desktop Subscription customers of Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Revit Structure, Autodesk Revit MEP, or editions of suites that contain Autodesk Revit software during the term of their subscription.

GLOBAL PARAMETERS


Global parameters have been enhanced. Now you can associate global parameters with a type property for an element and with instance or type project parameters.

You can also assign a global parameter to a group for better organization as well as move and sort global parameters within their assigned groups. Select the "Show Label in View" option to display the global parameter name with the dimension value and better understand how and where global parameters are used in a model.

You can filter a schedule by global parameter association to help find elements that have a global parameter association or are missing an association. And last but not least, you can transfer global parameters between projects.

Bottom Line: Design more efficiently with the ability to better capture design intent in the model

AUTODESK® RAYTRACER RENDERING ENGINE



Autodesk Raytracer is now the only visualization engine in Revit. It is based on more physically correct lights, materials, and reflected light and enables excellent viewing with better performance.

Raytracer significantly improves performance, as there is a notable increase in speed when using Raytracer. You get more physically based rendering results that are more accurate.

Bottom Line: Enjoy excellent visualization with much better performance

TEXT EDITOR AND LAYOUT ENGINE




With the new Text Editor and layout engine “What You See Is What You Get” with new editing features to help communicate your design.

You can edit in canvas and have text set to uppercase, subscript, superscript. You can add spaces between bulleted points, multi-level lists, indenting, and incrementing numbers.

The way text in AutoCAD is measured is now the same for Revit text, enabling better import and export to AutoCAD. When upgrading, Text notes will change for certain fonts due to text sizing, line spacing, or wrapping.

Bottom Line: The new Text Editor and layout engine now give you editing the way you want for better design communication.

CALCULATE IN ANNOTATION TAGS



Annotation tags now allow calculated values and obey pin restrictions. You can create a tag with a calculation in it and use with any tag type. When you reposition an element, a pinned tag remains in place while its leader adjusts to accommodate the new position of the element.

A pinned tag does not relocate when the leader is turned on and off and when set to Free end. Additionally, the leader of a pinned tag does not change its shape when you switch from Free end to Attached end.

Bottom Line: You can now create a tag with a calculation for greater consistency and accuracy of project documentation.

DYNAMO GRAPHICAL PROGRAMMING INTERFACE



Dynamo visual programming platform is now fully integrated with Revit and no longer requires an additional download. It provides you with powerful scripting capability without any additional installation. It’s also accessible to non-programmers and programmers.

Bottom Line: Get complex geometric and data problems solved faster with a fully integrated visual programming interface.

TANGENCY LOCKS




Tangency Locks allows you to place tangency locks to sketch lines and works when in the sketch editor and family editor.  It works anytime you are drawing a shape (like a floor, ceiling, etc.)  It works when creating geometry in the family editor.  However, it does not work for model lines or reference lines.

You can lock the various lines when sketching to avoid accidentally moving them.

Bottom Line: This gives you greater control and accuracy when drawing in the Family Editor.

SCHEDULE IMPROVEMENTS



Schedules have been enhanced in a few areas. To simplify the reuse of schedules, you can create a schedule view template. Schedule view templates include parameters for Fields, Filter, Sorting/Grouping, Formatting, Appearance, and Phase Filter.

The Schedule Properties dialog has been improved to facilitate schedule creation and modification. You can also now display minimum values, maximum values, or both minimum and maximum values for calculations in columns.

Bottom Line: This enhancement helps improve productivity with more streamlined documentation to help maximize efficiency.

REVIT 2017 STRUCTURAL IMPROVEMENTS

REINFORCEMENT CONNECTORS




Reinforcement connectors are family-based and fully customizable, and each team member can use them according to their needs. Rebar connectors interact with the rebar that they connect to, facilitating change management.

Structural engineers can use schematic connectors to define requirements. Detailers can use them to produce shop drawings. Manufacturers can go into full detail, precisely modeling and representing reinforcement connectors to create installation instructions. You can add the connectors to groups, assemblies, and partitions with unique coupler numbering, and you can export them to various formats.

Bottom Line: This feature improves the level of details for reinforcement modeling and documentation.

VARIABLE REBAR DISTRIBUTION



Now you can define more accurate reinforcement for non-standard concrete element shapes by fitting rebar for non-standard geometry with rebar sets that vary along inclined faces.

You can use multi-rebar annotations, customizable numbering settings, and more accurate schedules that display varying lengths. 

Bottom Line: This increases 3D rebar modeling versatility and helps you to define the exact reinforcement for non-standard shapes of concrete elements.

GRAPHICAL REBAR CONSTRAINTS MANAGEMENT



Now you can experience an improved reinforcement workflow with new in-canvas tools that replace the Rebar Constraints dialog box. You can place rebar more precisely with the graphical constraints manager. You can place standard rebar shapes that snap to adjacent standard rebar or constrain them to host faces.

The user interface highlights each rebar segment that can be constrained, along with available targets. The snap constraint maintains its relationship when you place, move, drag, or copy rebar.

Bottom Line: This functionality helps increase productivity and provides faster model definition completeness, contributing to coordinated and accurate designs.

BENT FABRIC SHEETS REINFORCEMENT



When placing fabric reinforcement sheets, you can now sketch bent sheets to accommodate different shapes of concrete hosts. You can later edit them to adjust to any change.

Bottom Line: This gives you more accurate and completed detailing and documentation of structural elements.

STRUCTURAL CONNECTIVITY



During the project process from design to detailing, there are many discussions between the engineer, detailer, and fabricator about how to connect the multi-material framing elements like beams, columns, and bracings. For cases like that, you can place a structural connection to supply information about the desired relationship and define the relations between the elements.      
        
Beneath several parameters for schedules and tags, it also enables you to store pictures and link to further documentation about the connection, like connection requirements or design report. The symbolic connectors can be shown in drawings and use colors based on approval and/or code checking status parameter for an easier review and/or approval workflow. If required, the connection between framing steel elements can be extended with detailed steel connections.

Bottom Line: This feature improves workflow between design and detailing within the BIM environment.

AUTODESK STEEL CONNECTIONS FOR REVIT




To prepare a model for detailed coordination modeling and construction, you can now convert design level of detail model elements to construction level of detail elements using the Design to Fabrication tool.

The Design to Fabrication tool will present a list of potentially related services for selected design level of detail duct and pipe elements. The converted elements are generated according to the rules defined in the fabrication services.

Reviewable Warnings help you to identify straight segments that are longer than their specified standard lengths. After you optimize to standard lengths, you can adjust the location of short segments, and extend fittings such as elbows and tees to consume the remaining short pieces.

Bottom Line:  Then new tools and enhancements enable you to more quickly iterate from a design level of detail model to a fabrication level of detail model.

COLUMN SPLIT



To improve workflows and extend usability for fabrication models, the Split tool can now cut vertical columns at the desired point.

Bottom Line: This gives you greater model accuracy and precise design intent definition to include connections.

MORE ACCURATE AND CONSISTENT STEEL CONTENT



The new Steel profiles catalogs for Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Poland, US, India and based on Eurocode are available.

Bottom Line: This extends the previous content offering, reducing the need for users to seek alternative sources of content.

       Eurocode           (EN 10219, EN 10210, 1993-1-1) (Subs)
       ANZ                     (AS 1163:1991, AS/NZS 3679.1:2010, AS/NZS 3679.2:1996) (Subs)
       Germany            (EURONORM; DIN 1025, DIN EN 10056, DIN EN 10210) (Subs)
       France                 (EN 10219, NF EN 10210, NF EN 10219, NF A45-255) (Subs)
       Poland                (EC, N-H-93452:2005)    (Subs)
       US                        (AISC Arcelor Mittal L And W-Shape profiles) (Subs)
       India                    (IS: 808-1989, IS: 4923: 1997 , IS: 1173 - 1957, IS: 1161- 1998) (Subs) (+ AS update)

IMPROVED STRUCTURAL FOUNDATIONS



Now you can attach structural columns to isolated foundations and footing. Thanks to this, the column length adjusts in response to changes in the foundation level.

Bottom Line: This feature improves users’ productivity.

REVIT 2017 MEP IMPROVEMENTS

DESIGN TO FABRICATION IMPROVEMENTS



To prepare a model for detailed coordination modeling and construction, you can now convert design level of detail model elements to construction level of detail elements using the Design to Fabrication tool.

The Design to Fabrication tool will present a list of potentially related services for selected design level of detail duct and pipe elements. The converted elements are generated according to the rules defined in the fabrication services.

Reviewable Warnings help you to identify straight segments that are longer than their specified standard lengths. After you optimize to standard lengths, you can adjust the location of short segments, and extend fittings such as elbows and tees to consume the remaining short pieces.

Bottom Line:  Then new tools and enhancements enable you to more quickly iterate from a design level of detail model to a fabrication level of detail model.

PART MODELING IMPROVEMENTS




To help automate the fabrication model layout, the new Route and Fill tool enables you to select two open endpoints of a run, and Revit will give you options to connect them. 

You can preview which fittings will be inserted in each option. Additionally, you can specify which fittings are required and force only solutions that incorporate those accessories, providing a lot of control over automating the layout between the two open ends, including sloped runs. Additionally, the Cut Into option of route and fill enables you to connect tee and tap scenarios.

Bottom Line: Now you can help increase modeling productivity and accuracy by automating layout with detailed options.

PART MODELING IMPROVEMENTS



The Trim and Extend tool works the way you expect in Revit, and will also take into consideration conditions and connectivity rules when inserting fittings. 

When you know you want a specific fitting in a particular scenario, but are not aware of the dimensions of the joint, you can place the fitting and stretch it into place using Quick Connect.

Bottom Line: Modify fabrication duct and pipe runs with tools that make it easier.

FABRICATION LAYOUT IMPROVEMENTS



You can use the slope control on straight fabrication segments to change their slope. 

The type selector can be utilized to swap fabrication elements for similar parts.

The new fabrication documentation capabilities in Revit enables you to document the model layout more efficiently.  A variety of parameters have been added for scheduling and tagging, and graphical representations have been improved.

Visibility control for insulation and lining have been provided as fabrication element subcategories, and fabrication parts will now respect MEP hidden line settings. Rise-fall symbols assigned to Services in the fabrication database are automatically mapped to Revit Rise/Drop symbols.

Bottom Line: Improve your efficiency when modeling fabrication elements, as well as better document the fabrication model.

HANGER IMPROVEMENTS



More flexible hanger capabilities have been added to facilitate detailed support planning.

Now you can have multi-tiered Trapeze hangers enabling you to support one hanger with another. You also have the ability to adjust the rod position on the bearer to coordinate with structure locations or avoid other services.  Support for cantilevered elements enables you to extend the bearer on a hanger to support additional services. The improvements to hangers also allow you to place a rod in free space.

Bottom Line: HelpS ensure constructability and facilitate detailed support planning with more flexible hanger capabilities.

ELECTRICAL APPARENT LOAD CALCULATION OPTIONS




New design improvements help better communicate the engineering data with Apparent Load Calculation Options, Temperature Difference Parameter Type, and accounting for the Pressure Drop at tap fittings functionality.

You now have control over which method you prefer to use to calculate the electrical loads with Apparent Load Calculation Options. There are two options to choose from to meet load tabulation preferences. You can choose to either sum the true load and reactive load, which is the default method, or sum the apparent load, a more simplified approach.

Bottom Line:  Then new electrical calculation options enable you to design more efficiently and choose the calculation options for your needs.

DESIGN COMPUTATION IMPROVEMENTS



The new Temperature Difference Parameter Type simplifies design computations in family definitions. You can now easily compute the Delta T using the new unit type parameter, and use this computed value for other calculations.

To provide more accurate pressure drop calculations on duct networks, it is now possible to associate a pressure drop table with duct fitting taps. After doing so, Revit computes the pressure drop along the main and at the branch at tap fittings

Bottom Line: New design improvements help better communicate the model engineering data

SCALABILITY IMPROVEMENTS



To improve performance, Mark Values are no longer assigned automatically to MEP model elements, minimizing the number of duplicate mark warnings generated and maintained when multiple users are working on the central model.

Pipe System Volumes are now computed on the secondary processors to help improve performance on design models. By utilizing secondary processors, the volume property of systems updates without impeding the user’s model editing interactions.

Display of Duct is now optimized in two new ways. Revit now only computes and generates the geometry of duct elements that are in the view, eliminating computation related to elements outside the view. Additionally, when zoomed out, any duct elements that are a single pixel wide will be simplified to reduce drawing time, yet maintain visual fidelity.

Bottom Line: Improve scalability and performance when working with large models

Monday, April 18, 2016

What’s New in Civil 3D 2017?


It’s that time again! Tis the season for new releases of the Autodesk products. Where we all rush to install the moment it hit’s our account……..or do we? Are you one that waits until the inevitable SP1 to come out? Maybe you skip all the odd numbered years? Or maybe you are still in LDT (or others) world and contemplating Civil 3D?

Either way, I truly believe that Civil 3D 2017 is by far the best and most productive release so far and you may just want to get to it no matter what your past preferences may be.

This article looks at some of the top new features within AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 and may help you make your decision to download and install today.

Feature Line as Corridor Baseline

I thought about saving the best for last, but I feel the first feature I am going to highlight is something I have been asked since the very beginning of Civil 3D and should just get right to the point!  If you have ever ran a corridor, or designed a parking lot using feature lines, I’m sure you have asked yourself……Can I use an assembly on a feature line? Should I corridor a parking lot?

Well yesterday the answer was NO! But today is a new day and this feature has finally arrived.

In addition to alignments and profiles, feature lines can now be used as corridor baselines. Feature lines can also be selected when creating the corridor and when adding baselines.




A parking lot is a good example of where to apply this new workflow to.  When I design a parking lot, I typically design the edge of pavement in order to see true slopes of asphalt. I then use the stepped offset command to give me flow line and/or back of curb elevations, and sometimes I may use grading objects to keep some level of dynamics.  But now you can add the feature line to a corridor along with a curb & gutter assembly and have a much more dynamic and accurate surface.



Ability to Data Shortcut (DREF) Corridors

You can now create data shortcuts for corridors so they can be referenced in other drawings. When data shortcuts are created for a corridor, shortcuts are also created for the alignments and profiles that make up the corridor baselines.



This creates the ability to even further streamline workflows.  You can create your sample lines, sections, materials takeoff, etc all in separate drawings.  This will help during the design process and allow the corridor to continue to be designed/edited while others work on sections, surfaces, quantities, etc.  This may also help in the breakup of large corridor models into smaller sections.

Extract Corridor Feature Lines Workflow

**This was in 2016 Productivity Pack #2**

The functionality of extracting feature lines, and keeping them dynamic, has been in Civil 3D for as long as I can remember.  However, this functionality has now been enhanced with many new options.  The options for selecting which feature lines to extract include:

·         Extract all feature lines at once
·         Select them one by one
·         Define Station Range
·         Select a subset based on a corridor region or a simple polyline.




By selecting a polyline, you will then be given the option on which feature lines to include/exclude for the extraction procedure.  Select the settings option to choose whether or not to dynamically link them to the corridor.  You can choose to add them to a site, or now use the “Siteless” feature line options.

Data Shortcut (DREF) Management


Subfolders for References – You can now create subfolders to help organize model data.  This is similar to the way Alignments work with the subfolders for different alignment types.




Simply right-click an object collection or a data shortcut collection and click Create Folder. Existing objects can be dragged-and-dropped into the new folders and folders can be nested inside other folders.

Streamlined Creation of References -
You can now create multiple data shortcut references at once, by either right-clicking the data shortcuts and selecting the Create Reference command, or by selecting them and dragging them into the drawing. I will repeat the last sentence….DRAG AND DROP YOUR DREF’s ONTO YOUR SCREEN!

Cache DREF Surfaces - Cache terrain surfaces improve ability to share Civil 3D drawings more broadly.
Now you can save the geometry of a reference surface in the drawing that contains the data shortcut reference. This increases the performance of the drawing.




Pressure Pipe Content

Ever since the pressure pipe tools were introduced they lacked one important thing….OUT OF THE BOX CONTENT.  People wanted more content, relevant content and accurate content.  I think this is one of the reasons the adoption of the pressure pipe tools hasn’t been very high.

But in Civil 3D 2017 the content has been greatly increased. No there is no one size fits all, and pressure pipe workflows and construction materials vary across the nation.  But take a look at the content catalog in 2017 and you will be thoroughly impressed.




2017 will include Pressure Pipe Content for HDPE, PVC and Steel Pipes. Additional Fittings and Valves have been included also for Flanged Fittings and Mechanical Fittings.

Advanced Roundabout Design

Roundabout-related features from Autodesk Vehicle Tracking have been integrated into AutoCAD Civil 3D enabling the creation of a new type of roundabout object in AutoCAD Civil 3D.




In addition, Roundabout designs from Autodesk InfraWorks 360 can now be brought into AutoCAD Civil 3D drawings.

Misc. Features

Most, if not all, of the Productivity Pack enhancements have been rolled into the software, along with other subscription perks throughout the 2016 release.  See the April 2016 article on the Productivity Packs for more information.

Here are a few additional enhancements to note:
·         Corridor Solids Display and Extractions:
·         Siteless option for feature lines:
o    Feature lines that are created outside of a site do not interact with each other, so you do not need to specify the style priority for them like you do with feature lines that exist in the same site.
·         Corridor Model Accuracy:
o    Where corridor tangents intersect at a corner, and where the corridor is created at a fixed width, the inner and outer corners of corridors are cleaned up automatically to improve modeling efficiency and accuracy.
§  Bowties Fixes (Interior Corners)
§  Deflection behavior at corners
·         BIM Information Association:
·         Reference Styles Utility:
o    Styles in a drawing can now be synchronized with the styles in external reference templates. Reference templates simplify the management of drawing styles and keep them up to date.

AutoCAD 2017

As usual, Civil 3D will include all the base product enhancements of AutoCAD 2017.  See the article for What’s New in AutoCAD 2017 for detailed info, but I did want to mention the following enhancement that I think may be a great addition to your workflow.

Create Geometry from PDF

You can now import geometry from a PDF file or underlay into the current drawing as AutoCAD objects! You can import all geometry or specify an area on screen.  I think this is a fantastic addition and something that I’m sure will be widely used.




From your PDF, you can specify:
  • The type of data imported from the PDF (geometry, solid fills, text, and raster objects)
  • How layers are assigned to imported objects
  • Different post-processing options for imported geometry



Conclusion

As I mentioned in the opening, I truly believe that AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 is by far the best release.  There may not seem like a ton of new features, but the new features and enhanced features will help in your everyday workflows.

I would love to hear from you regarding the new features and features you would like to see added or enhanced, so feel free to call or email me anytime.

Now let the Wish List for 2018 begin!

Thank you!

Shawn Herring
sherring@prosoftnet.com


  

Thursday, April 7, 2016

AUGIWorld Magazine

The April 2016 edition of AUGIWorld Magazine is now out! 

Check out the articles online @ https://lnkd.in/efPJGhm.

How Productive Can Productivity Packs Make You? — Shawn Herring lays out the many benefits you’ll get from Productivity Packs 1 and 2 in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016.

Friday, November 20, 2015

**URGENT UPDATE**

From November 1, 2015 to January 22, 2016, Autodesk Commercial customers with expired Maintenance Subscription contracts that are 31 to 364 days past expiration may renew their Maintenance Subscription and Autodesk will waive the Autodesk per seat late fee.  Renewal of contract term(s) must be fully booked and invoiced into Autodesk systems by the end of the 364th day following the expiration date.


Monday, November 9, 2015

AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP Crashing




An issue cropped up last week with AutoCAD Architecture and AutodCAD MEP that caused a crash of the software with the error "Exception in mc3.dll / mc3d.dll ARX Command". The application crashes when opening a file, or randomly during use. This was caused by a damaged file, whitelist.xml. 

User-added image

If you are getting this error, you can remedy the issue by following the instructions below. 

Solution:

To fix the crash:
  • Exit all Autodesk programs.
  • For AutoCAD Architecture 2016:
  • Navigate to this folder: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\ARCHDESK\2016\{5783F2D7-F004-0409-2102- 0060B0CE6BBA}\7.8.44.0\MC3
  • Delete the file WHITELIST.XML.
  • Reboot the machine.
  • Launch AutoCAD Architecture 2016.
  • Enable Desktop Analytics, if you previously disabled it.
  • The program will download a corrected WHITELIST.XML file.
  • For AutoCAD MEP 2016:
    • Navigate to this folder: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\BLDSYS\2016\{5783F2D7-F006-0409-2102-0060B0CE6BBA}\7.8.106.0\MC3
    • Delete the file WHITELIST.XML.
    • Reboot the machine.
    • Launch AutoCAD MEP 2016.
    • Enable Desktop Analytics, if you previously disabled it.
    • The program will download a corrected WHITELIST.XML file.
Note: The numbered build folder will vary based on whether or not any service packs are installed (the folder just before MC3). 

If the above does not resolve the issue, as a workaround, you may bypass the functionality that causes the crash by doing the following:
  1. Go to Help > Desktop Analytics (or type DESKTOPANALYTICS on the command line).
  2. Deselect the "Yes, I would like to contribute to this program." option.
  3. Click OK.
Next:
  1. Go to Help > Customer Involvement Program (or type CUSTOMERINVOLVEMENTPROGRAM on the command line).
  2. Select "No, I do not want to join the program at this time."
  3. Click OK.
  4. Restart the program.
If AutoCAD crashes before you can disable the Desktop Analytics and CIP options, you can make an edit in the registry:
  1. Close all instances of AutoCAD.
  2. Press WINDOWS-R on the keyboard to bring up the Run window, enter REGEDIT and click OK.
  3. Navigate to and select the following registry folder:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER/software/Autodesk/MC3
  4. On the right pane of the window, double-click ADAOptIn.
  5. Change the value to 0 (zero).
  6. Click OK and close the Registry Editor.
Alternatively, if you have an older version of AutoCAD installed, disabling the Desktop Analytics and CIP options within it should apply to version 2016 too. 


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Autodesk A360: Collaboration for Revit

Autodesk® A360 Collaboration for Revit® (A360 C4R) is a Cloud Subscription service that hosts Revit BIM (Building Information Models) in the cloud, enabling project team members from multiple companies or locations to concurrently author models. With Revit and Autodesk A360 integration, A360 Collaboration for Revit empowers design teams to work better together.

By utilizing A360 C4R, design teams can bypass the lengthy and tedious file-sharing process with real-time model collaboration in a shared environment. A360 C4R provides up-to-the-minute model changes to all members of the design team—speeding up the design coordination phase of a project—resulting in savings of time and costs.

Key Values:
·         Centralized access to project data for all team members
o    Streamline costly and inefficient processes for sharing models such as use of FTP sites, sharing software or email with attached PDFs.
o    Minimize complex and costly IT setup and maintenance.
·         In-context communication
o    Enable better team understanding of model changes through its integrated project activity feed.
o    Receive notifications of new chat messages, connection requests, and synchronize status for workset-enabled models.
·         Autodesk A360 integration for better team collaboration
o    Connect external team members and project contributors who do not use or have access to Revit software.
o    Enable project members to view, search, and socially interact on models, discuss challenges and successes, and stay current with project activities.
·         Security


o    Store all project and design data in A360. A360 is part of Autodesk’s secure cloud environment. 



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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ProSoft PowerLaunch 2015 is almost here!!


The annual ProSoft PowerLaunch is right around the corner. 
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Confused yet on what flavor of Infraworks you have and what is does?



Wednesday, April 29, 2015

A recap of RECAP!!



The new Autodesk ReCap comes in 3 flavors:
  • ReCap - Available as a free download or as part of a Suite, ReCap allows you to import laser scans, visualize, publish, and share point clouds, and prepare your data for modeling.
  • ReCap 360 - The must-have for anyone working with point clouds, ReCap 360 includes all the features of ReCap, plus advanced measurement and markup tools, search, and access to the photo-to-3D service.
  • ReCap 360 Ultimate - (Formerly ReCap Pro) The go-to for anyone with a laser scanner, ReCap 360 Ultimate contains all the features of ReCap 360 plus targetless automatic registration of terrestrial laser scans.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Autodesk Subscription Center Retiring March 13th



Effective March 13, 2015, Subscription Center, the online site where Maintenance Subscription customers have historically accessed their Subscription benefits, will be retired and all customers will be directed to Autodesk Account, a personalized and easy—to—use portal where customers can track and manage all of their Autodesk products, services, and benefits in one place.


What does this mean for me? 
Subscription customers who currently go to Subscription Center to access their Subscription benefits will now go to Autodesk Account. All traffic to subscription will be automatically redirected to the new Autodesk Account page, if you have a bookmark or link to subscription center, update with the new link www.autodesk.com/account. This new site will use your existing subscription center username and password so you can log right in and get started. 

How is Autodesk Account better than Subscription Center?
Autodesk Account features a streamlined workflow that helps you quickly find everything you need to manage your Autodesk products and services in one easy to navigate portal: 
  • Download products and trials — including product updates and enhancements 
  • Manage access and permissions – view licenses and grant access to software and benefits
  • Track usage — of licenses, cloud credit consumption and trial downloads
  • Update your profile – quickly view and update information so your profile is always current
How do I download software on Autodesk Account?
Downloadable versions of all eligible software releases are available worldwide on Autodesk Account. To learn more about software delivery options and how to install software once it is downloaded, please refer to: www.autodesk.com/howtodownloadproducts

How do I access product updates and enhancements on Autodesk Account?
Autodesk Account displays product updates and enhancements so you always know when they become available. Product enhancements provide early access to new functionality and are released periodically. To learn how to download updates and enhancements, please refer to Account Management Help at: www.autodesk.com/howtodownloadenhancements

If you have any questions about the new Autodesk Account please give us a call at 888-263-0393 or email us at support@prosoftnet.com