Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Autodesk Cloud Rendering and Simulation

Did you know with each subscription seat of Autodesk software you receive 100 cloud credits! These credits are renewed each year when you renew your subscription. You can now purchase additional cloud credits in packs of 100 credits. 

What are Cloud Credits and what are they for? 
Cloud credits are the units Autodesk uses to measure the cost of various tasks in Autodesk 360, such as renderings and simulations.

If you have not already been out to the Autodesk 360 website, 360.autodesk.com I encourage you to take advantage of this service! Not only do you get 100 cloud credits, you also get 25GB of online storage per subscription seat.

How are cloud credits charged?
  • Cloud credits are charged per megapixel (MP), and at different rates depending on the size, quality, and type of rendering.

What is the charge for basic renderings?
Basic renderings are charged as follows:
  • Renderings of single images at Standard quality under 1 MP are free.
  • Renderings over 1 MP at Standard quality cost half a cloud credit per total number of MPs.
  • Renderings of any size at Final quality cost one cloud credit per total number of MPs.

For more information about cloud credits please visit the Cloud Credit FAQ page here or call Prosoft at 1-888-263-0393. 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Downloading Your 2014 Autodesk Products

With the full line of Autodesk products having been released, if you are on subscription you can now download and install the 2014 versions of your products! Starting with the 2014 release Autodesk is going green and fulfilling all products through download only. What this means for you is Autodesk will no longer be providing physical media for new and upgraded software packages. However if you still require physical media Autodesk will provide a copy for $30 plus $10 shipping and handling , for each software package requested on physical media.
If you have never downloaded your software from the subscription center, or need a refresher, here is how to guide on downloading your software!
Software is downloaded from the Autodesk Subscription Center, http://subscription.autodesk.com I recommend using Google Chrome.
You will need to login with your Autodesk User ID and password. If you do not have an Autodesk login, click on ‘Create and Account’. If you have an account but do not remember your User ID or password, you can regain access to your account by clicking ‘Forgot User ID’ or ‘Forgot Password’. This will email you instructions on getting your user id and resetting your password.
Once you have logged into the subscription center click Get Your Upgrade

You will now see all products, and versions you have access to. Click on the Product version, select the language and OS Type you would like to download. You will see a drop down menu with several options, Install Now, Download Now, and Browser Download. I recommend using ‘Download now’ , and if you have troubles with that, then try ‘browser download. The install now function downloads a small piece of the software, then goes through the regular installation setup process, after selecting components and clicking install, it will only download and install the pieces you have selected. This method seems to have the most issues, and does not give you the ability to copy the installation files to install on another machine. Download now uses a download manager utility to download the software installation files to the directory C:\Autodesk, and download now uses the web browsers built in downloading utility to download a compressed installation package that will need to be unzipped prior to installation.
Note: For Windows systems, 32-bit or 64-bit refers to the version of your operating system, which you can check by going to Control Panel > System . You must choose the correct version in order to use the software.

When using the Download Now method, you'll need to first download the Autodesk Download Manager before you begin downloading your software.

Click Run, then read and Agree to the Download Manager License Agreement. When finished click Install.

5.    Once the Download Manager has been installed, it will begin downloading your software. Click OK to save the download in the default location (recommended).
When the download has finished, it will automatically begin the installation process. The installation files will be located in C:\Autodesk, and can be copied to another machine, external hard drive, server location etc to install on additional machines. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Export Bing Map (Basejump) to AutoCAD

Had the question come up today about how to EXPORT the Bing map connection (Basejump) to a drawing that can be accessed by others that do not have Map 3D and/or Civil 3D.

Quick steps below:

  1. Connect to your Bing maps in the task pane.
  2. Zoom into your area of interest.
  3. Right click on the connecting in the Task Pane and choose "Resample Raster"
  4. Save your drawing (if needed)
  5. IF in the "Planning and Analysis" workspace.  Choose the OUTPUT tab on the ribbon and choose "Save Current Map to AutoCAD"
  6. This will export to a new ACAD file and create a PNG image as an XREF.

Had a video here, but doesn't seem to want to upload, and no audio!!  Email if you would like the link:


or try this link:



Saturday, April 20, 2013

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Pressure Pipe Changes!!

Plenty of changes for Pressure Pipes in Civil 3D 2014

Civil 3D 2014 has many improved features for Pressure Pipe Networks. One of the most important improvements is the ability to create pressure pipe network data shortcuts. Meaning you can now share pressure pipe network data in the same style as other data shortcuts.

However, since 2014 Civil 3D is "Backwards Compatible" you will not be able to use the data shortcuts in Civil 3D 2013 files. Files created and saved in 2014 with pressure network references will open in 2013, but the network will not have the full functionality in 2013.

Other Pressure Pipe improvements are:

  • Edit multiple pressure network parts in plan view by sliding or moving them
  • Edit multiple pressure network parts in profile view by changing the slope or elevation
  • Use the 3D Plane compass setting to rotate the compass plane when laying out and editing pressure networks in model view
NoteExisting parts lists created in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 are not sorted automatically when the drawing is opened in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014. You can edit the parts list and sort it using the context menu command available in the Pressure Network Parts List dialog box.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The full product line of Autodesks 2014 products are now released.  If you are on subscription your products are automatically fulfilled and available now for download through your subscription site. Click to link below to access you subscription login:

Subscription Site Login

For information on all the Autodesk products, click below:

Autodesk Products

For information on what is included in your suites, click below:

Autodesk Suites

Beginning with the 2014 product releases, software will be available for download only.  You may contact ProSoft and/or Autodesk to request media be shipped to you for a small charge.
Contact us below for further information, or to inquire about any Autodesk products and how we may be able to assist you:

Office - (888) 263-0393

Email - support@prosoftnet.com

Autodesk product keys for 2014

The product keys for Autodesk 2014 products are as follows:

Product Key
AutoCAD 2014001F1
AutoCAD Architecture 2014185F1
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014237F1
AutoCAD Design Suite Premium 2014768F1
AutoCAD Design Suite Standard 2014767F1
AutoCAD Design Suite Ultimate 2014769F1
AutoCAD ecscad 2014562F1
AutoCAD Electrical 2014225F1
AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite 2014596F1
AutoCAD LT 2014057F1
AutoCAD LT Civil Suite 2014545F1
AutoCAD Map 3D 2014129F1
AutoCAD Mechanical 2014206F1
AutoCAD MEP 2014235F1
AutoCAD P&ID 2014448F1
AutoCAD Plant 3D 2014426F1
AutoCAD Raster Design 2014340F1
AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2014241F1
AutoCAD Revit LT Suite 2014834F1
AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite 2014257F1
AutoCAD Revit Structure Suite 2014256F1
AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2014587F1
Autodesk 3ds Max 2014128F1
Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2014495F1
Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2014774F1
Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite Standard 2014661F1
Autodesk Alias Automotive 2014710F1
Autodesk Alias Design 2014712F1
Autodesk Alias Surface 2014736F1
Autodesk Animation Academy 2014548F1
Autodesk AutoCAD Utility Design 2014213F1
Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium 2014765F1
Autodesk Building Design Suite Standard 2014784F1
Autodesk Building Design Suite Ultimate 2014766F1
Autodesk Design Academy 2014200F1
Autodesk Display Cluster Module for Autodesk VRED Design 2014889F1
Autodesk Education Master Suite 2014651F1
Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite For Education 2014656F1
Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2014 ExclusivesP02F1
Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Standard 2014 ExclusivesP01F1
Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2014793F1
Autodesk Fabrication CADmep 2014839F1
Autodesk Fabrication CAMduct 2014842F1
Autodesk Fabrication CAMduct Components 2014844F1
Autodesk Fabrication ESTmep 2014841F1
Autodesk Fabrication RemoteEntry 2014845F1
Autodesk Fabrication Tracker 2014843F1
Autodesk Factory Design Suite Premium 2014757F1
Autodesk Factory Design Suite Standard 2014789F1
Autodesk Factory Design Suite Ultimate 2014760F1
Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Premium 2014786F1
Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Standard 2014787F1
Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate 2014785F1
Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server 2014796F1
Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server 5 Activations 2014877F1
Autodesk InfraWorks 2014808F1
Autodesk Inventor 2014208F1
Autodesk Inventor Engineer-to-Order Series 2014805F1
Autodesk Inventor Engineer-to-Order Server 2014752F1
Autodesk Inventor LT 2014529F1
Autodesk Inventor Professional 2014797F1
Autodesk Maya 2014657F1
Autodesk Maya Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2014775F1
Autodesk Maya Entertainment Creation Suite Standard 2014660F1
Autodesk MotionBuilder 2014727F1
Autodesk Mudbox 2014498F1
Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2014507F1
Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2014506F1
Autodesk Plant Design Suite Premium 2014763F1
Autodesk Plant Design Suite Standard 2014788F1
Autodesk Plant Design Suite Ultimate 2014764F1
Autodesk Product Design Suite for Education 2014654F1
Autodesk Product Design Suite Premium 2014782F1
Autodesk Product Design Suite Standard 2014783F1
Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate 2014781F1
Autodesk Raytracing Cluster Module for Autodesk VRED 2014890F1
Autodesk Real-Time Ray Tracing Cluster 2014692F1
Autodesk Revit 2014829F1
Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014240F1
Autodesk Revit LT 2014828F1
Autodesk Revit MEP 2014589F1
Autodesk Revit Structure 2014255F1
Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2014547F1
Autodesk Showcase 2014262F1
Autodesk Showcase Professional 2014295F1
Autodesk Simulation CFD 2014809F1
Autodesk Simulation CFD 2014 Advanced810F1
Autodesk Simulation CFD 2014 Connection for NX815F1
Autodesk Simulation CFD 2014 Connection for Parasolid824F1
Autodesk Simulation CFD 2014 Connection for Pro/E822F1
Autodesk Simulation CFD 2014 Design Study Environment812F1
Autodesk Simulation CFD 2014 Motion811F1
Autodesk Simulation DFM 2014837F1
Autodesk Simulation Mechanical 2014669F1
Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Adviser Premium 2014571F1
Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Adviser Standard 2014570F1
Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Adviser Ultimate 2014572F1
Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Insight Premium 2014574F1
Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Insight Standard 2014573F1
Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Insight Ultimate 2014575F1
Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Synergy 2014579F1
Autodesk Simulation Multiphysics 2014667F1
Autodesk SketchBook Designer 2014741F1
Autodesk SketchBook Pro for Enterprise 2014871F1
Autodesk Softimage 2014590F1
Autodesk Softimage Entertainment Creation Suite Standard 2014662F1
Autodesk Vault Collaboration 2014549F1
Autodesk Vault Collaboration AEC 2014801F1
Autodesk Vault Office 2014555F1
Autodesk Vault Professional 2014569F1
Autodesk Vault Workgroup 2014559F1
Autodesk VRED 2014884F1
Autodesk VRED Design 2014885F1
Autodesk VRED Presenter 2014888F1
Autodesk VRED Professional 2014886F1
Autodesk VRED Server 2014887F1
CADdoctor for Autodesk Simulation 2014577F1
mental ray Standalone 2014718F1
RealDWG 2014151F1
T1 Enterprise Multi-flex 2014535F1
T1 Enterprise Multi-flex Standard Bundle 2014891F1

2013 Autodesk Product Keys

Thursday, April 11, 2013

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Hotfix 3

In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Hotfix 3 which fixes or addresses a variety of issues discovered by customers and by Autodesk's internal testing team. 

This Hotfix does not include previous Hotfixes or Service Packs for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013. In order to install AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Hotfix 3 you must have already applied AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Service Pack 1.