Monday, April 25, 2016

Microsoft "Run as administrator" and Autodesk software issue

Hi everyone... In previous versions of Windows, you had to use an administrator account to do certain things, such as changing system settings or installing software. If you were logged on as a limited user, the Run as command eliminated the need to log off and then log back on as an administrator.

Since Windows 7, the Run as command has been changed to Run as administrator.

In Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, it seems that something changed on the permission protocols of Windows and if you launch your Autodesk software with " Run as administrator " you will run into some issues.

- The first one of them is the inability to Drag and Drop files into the application because this function is prohibit, like SHP files to name some of them in AutoCAD Civil 3D or Map 3D or any type of drag and drop data in InfraWorks 360. (Video)

- The second one is the inability to access your Mapped Network Drives from within the software, because they don't show under the Microsoft Explorer tree. (Video)

Here is the link to my original post from the Autodesk Knowledge Network

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

How to assign Coordinate System to a Revit Model using Autodesk Shared Reference Point

Hello everyone... This time I would like to share how using Autodesk Shared Reference Point for Civil 3D and Revit, you will be able to assign true coordinate system to your Revit Model and use that information to locate your building on a real content information model in InfraWorks 360 as well.
The Autodesk® Shared Reference Point extension provides functionality to export known points and elevation from AutoCAD Civil 3D to an external file, in which Revit can import and setup a ‘Shared Coordinate System’. This enables the collaboration of exported RVT, DWG and NWC files back to AutoCAD Civil 3D and to coordinate models in Autodesk Navisworks.
Key Features of this Extension
Autodesk® Shared Reference Point consists of the following features:
  • Two individual installations for AutoCAD Civil 3D and Revit
  • Export coordinates and elevation from AutoCAD Civil 3D to external .xml file
  • Import .xml into Revit based on same known positions and create a ‘Shared Coordinate System’

Friday, January 29, 2016

"There was a problem sending the command to the program" AutoCAD error

Hi there.... This time I will like to show you how to fix the very annoying Microsoft association file error message.
The issue is that when you double click in any DWG file you get this error message:
Here is how to fix it:
1. Go to:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\AcShellEx
2. Select the file call AcLauncher.exe and right click on it.
3. Go to Properties -> Compatibility Tab -> Change settings for all users.
4. And select Run this program as an administrator, click Apply and OK until you exit the Properties window.
 5. Then select one of your DWG files, right click on it and go to Open with -> Choose another app
6. Select the AutoCAD DWG Launcher and make sure that you the box Always use this app to open .dwg files and click OK.
After this you should be able to open any DWG file double clicking on it without getting any error message.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

AutoCAD 2015/2016 Freezing Up…

We had couple of customers calling about their AutoCAD’s freezing up at multiple times randomly during the day; after trying multiples things, here are the changes we did to make it work:
1. Autodesk software needs full permission to:
 

Registry Entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\AUTODESK

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AUTODESK
 

Folders:
The folder the program was installed in, such as:
C:\program files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 201x (for example)
 

Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10:
C:\Users\All Users\Autodesk
C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Autodesk
C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared
 

2. Disable “Show Home Base on Startup” in the Registry Editor:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\DirectConnect\RegistryVersion20.0\System\Preferences\File

Look for: 
ShowHomeBaseOnStartup and change it to cero (0)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Whats New in InfraWorks 360 - September 2015 release?

InfraWorks 360 2016.3 has been released... The September release include cool new features and enhancements.
Here is an update overview video courtesy of  Eric Chappell, Autodesk Community Evangelist for InfraWorks 360:
 
You can find more information on the Autodesk InfraWorks 360 Video Library

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Autodesk Windows 10 Support

It is very important to know that Windows 10 it is NOT Supported by any Autodesk software yet. This may change as Autodesk release any specific service pack to address this.
As instated on the Autodesk Knowledge Network:

Windows 10 support for Autodesk products



Issue:

You want to know which Autodesk products are supported on Microsoft® Windows® 10.
Note: Unless indicated otherwise, this information applies to only the 2016–2013 versions of all Autodesk products. Autodesk product versions of 2012 and earlier are no longer supported and are not included in considerations of Windows 10 compatibility.

Solution:

Windows 10 is not yet an officially supported operating system across the Autodesk product line. Autodesk intends to support many of our key products on Windows 10 and will add products to the list of products supported on Windows 10 as updates and future versions are released. Product Support will assist customers who have issues with current Autodesk products running on Windows 10.
Note: This article will be updated as new Windows 10 compatibility information becomes available.

Autodesk 2016 Software’s Supported OS
OS
32-bit
64-bit
Windows® 8.1
Windows 8.1,
Windows 8.1 Pro,
Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Windows 8.1,
Windows 8.1 Pro,
Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Windows® 8
Windows 8,
Windows 8 Pro,
Windows 8 Enterprise
Windows 8,
Windows 8 Pro,
Windows 8 Enterprise
Windows® 7
Windows 7 Enterprise,
Windows 7 Ultimate,
Windows 7 Professional,
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Enterprise,
Windows 7 Ultimate,
Windows 7 Professional,
Windows 7 Home Premium
Autodesk 2015 Software’s Supported OS
OS
32-bit
64-bit
Windows® 8.1
Windows 8.1,
Windows 8.1 Pro,
Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Windows 8.1,
Windows 8.1 Pro,
Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Windows® 8
Windows 8,
Windows 8 Pro,
Windows 8 Enterprise
Windows 8,
Windows 8 Pro,
Windows 8 Enterprise
Windows® 7
Windows 7 Enterprise,
Windows 7 Ultimate,
Windows 7 Professional,
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Enterprise,
Windows 7 Ultimate,
Windows 7 Professional,
Windows 7 Home Premium
Autodesk 2014 Software’s Supported OS
OS
32-bit
64-bit
Windows® 8
Windows 8,
Windows 8 Enterprise,
Windows 8 Professional
Windows 8,
Windows 8 Enterprise,
Windows 8 Professional
Windows® 7
Windows 7 Enterprise,
Windows 7 Ultimate,
Windows 7 Professional,
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Enterprise,
Windows 7 Ultimate,
Windows 7 Professional,
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows® XP
Windows XP Professional,
Windows XP Home Edition
(SP3 or later)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
(SP2 or later)
Autodesk 2013 Software’s Supported OS
OS
32-bit
64-bit
Windows® 8
Standard,
Professional,
Enterprise
(Requires AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT 2013 SP2)
Standard,
Professional,
Enterprise
(Requires AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT 2013 SP2)
Windows® 7
Enterprise,
Ultimate,
Professional,
Home Premium
Enterprise,
Ultimate,
Professional,
Home Premium
Windows® XP
Professional,
Home Edition
(SP3 or later)
Professional x64 Edition
(SP2 or later)
Just so you know Microsoft Fix It doesn’t work with Windows 10.
Please Upgrade “Cautiously”.


@Civil3DBTF