Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Service Pack 2!!!

Hello everybody... In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2014 Service Pack 2, which fixes or addresses a variety of issues discovered by Autodesk's internal testing team and by customers using the Customer Error Reporting Utility.
Notes:
 
  • This Service Pack applies to all language versions of Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014.
  • Be sure to close Civil 3D and any other AutoCAD based application before installing this Service Pack.
  • If, during installation, the prompt "Automatically close applications and attempt to restart them after setup is complete" is displayed, choose this option and continue the installation.
  • If your system is not automatically rebooted as part of the Service Pack installation, reboot your system after the installation is complete.
  • Before applying this Service Pack, export user profile customizations to a secure location. Customizations include changes made to support file search paths, print file customizations, printer support file paths, redirections, custom template settings, etc. After successful installation of this Service Pack, import and reapply the customizations.
Please view the readme file for instructions on how to uninstall this Service Pack.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

How to modify the AutoCAD DWG Launcher…

Hi everybody… I had a couple of people asking this question the last couple of days…
“Even though I installed AutoCAD 2015, when I double click on a drawing it always opens in AutoCAD 2014 … How do I fix this?” 

The problem is that for one reason or another the AutoCAD DWG Launcher is set up to work in this case with AutoCAD 2014. 
Here is what you need to do the make it work: 
First please check that the DWG files are associated with the AutoCAD DWG Launcher. 
Select a drawing -> Right click -> Go to Properties
Go to the Registry Editor (Start -> RUN -> regedit
Look for the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\DwgCommon\shellex\apps\{F29F85E0-4FF9-1068-AB91-08002B27B3D9}:AutoCAD

Select the OpenLaunch key (right click -> Modify…) and change the software version to the correct one as this image shows...

You only need to change that key, but I modified the PrintLaunch key as well to keep consistency…  
After doing this just double click on any of your DWG files to confirm that it works as you expected and you are good to go…

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 FIFA World Cup!!!

Keeping the spirit of the FIFA World Cup!!!
I am a true Argentinean Fans....
Go Argentina Goooo!!!!
ENJOY!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I can’t open my InfraWorks Project…

If your InfraWorks Project no longer open or you are unable to work with it anymore, it is a couple of things that you could do to try to make it work again…
This is the default location of your Project Files:
C:\Users\USER_NAME\Documents\Autodesk InfraWorks Models
InfraWorks Projects have two components:
1. *.files folder (Project_Name.files)
2. *.sqlite file (Project_Name.sqlite)
There are two hidden .git file folders in the project that you need to look for:
C:\Users\USER_NAME\Documents\Autodesk InfraWorks Models\.files\.git
C:\Users\USER_NAME\Documents\Autodesk InfraWorks Models\.files\unver\.git

Select and delete index files in both of these folders.
If for some reason you can't delete these folders reboot your computer, it could be that some of the “git” processes are still running.
If after deleting the index files the Project still does not work; then delete both .gif folders.


**Important to know: Deleting the .git folders will result in converting the currently open proposal to be the master, and all other proposals including the master will be lost.**

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Online Map Imagery in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015!

Hello everyone… This is probably my favorite new feature in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015… After you assign a coordinate system to your drawing, the Geolocation tab appears on the ribbon.
**You will need to sign in to Autodesk 360 in order to use this**
Click the Geolocation tab -> Online Maps panel -> Map type pull-down, and then select Aerial, Road, or Hybrid image.
After that the map will be displayed in the drawing.
You can now Clip the Aerial image on your drawing for a particular area and it can be print as well.

You can check this link for a complete list of New Features in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New Welcome Screens on Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015!!!

Hello everybody... Here we go release time comes around...
New Welcome Screens in Civil 3D 2015...


Friday, March 28, 2014

Autodesk AutoCAD 2015 - New Commands and System Variables


Hello everybody… With each release of AutoCAD, Autodesk introduce new commands and new system variables, here are the ones introduced with Autodesk AutoCAD 2015…
**Commands

New commands
Description
AutoCAD
AutoCAD LT
GEOMAPIMAGE
Captures a portion of the online map to an object known as a map image, and embeds it in the drawing area.
X
X
GEOMAPIMAGEUPDATE
Reloads map images from the online maps service and optionally resets their resolution for optimal on-screen viewing.
X
X
NEWTAB
Displays a New Tab which allows direct access to files, learning resources, Autodesk 360 and more.
X
X
ONLINEAUTOCAD360
Launches AutoCAD 360 in your default browser.
X
X
PMTOGGLE
Controls whether the Performance Recorder is turned on or off. The Performance Feedback tool can be used to record performance issues for analysis by Autodesk.
X

POINTCLOUDCOLORMAP
Displays the Point Cloud Color Map dialog box, used to define settings for Intensity, Elevation, and Classification point cloud stylizations.
X

POINTCLOUDCROP
Crops a selected point cloud to a specified polygonal, rectangular, or circular boundary.
X

POINTCLOUDMANAGER
Displays the Point Cloud Manager palette, used to control display of point cloud projects, regions, and scans.
X

POINTCLOUDMANAGERCLOSE
Closes the Point Cloud Manager.
X

POINTCLOUDSTYLIZE
Controls the coloration of point clouds.
X

POINTCLOUDUNCROP
Permanently removes all cropped areas from selected point clouds.
X

PTYPE
Specifies the display style and size of point objects.
X
X
TEXTALIGN
Aligns multiple text objects vertically, horizontally, or obliquely.
X
X
RECAP
Launches Autodesk ReCap from within AutoCAD.
X


**System Variables

New system variables
Description
AutoCAD
AutoCAD LT
COLORTHEME
Sets the color theme of the ribbon, palettes, and several other interface elements to dark or light.
X
X
COMMANDPREVIEW
Controls whether a preview of the possible outcome of the command is displayed.
X
X
COMPLEXLTPREVIEW
Controls whether a preview of the complex linetype is displayed during interactive operations.
X
X
HIGHLIGHTSMOOTHING
Controls the anti-aliasing effect on object highlighting.
X
X
HPLINETYPE
Controls the display of linetype in a hatch pattern.
X
X
LAYOUTTAB
Controls whether Model and Layout tabs are displayed or not.
X
X
MTEXTAUTOSTACK
Controls autostacking for the MTEXT command.
X
X
MTEXTDETECTSPACE
Controls whether the keyboard spacebar is used to create list items in the MTEXT command.
X
X
NEWTABMODE
Specifies whether clicking the plus sign (+) on the file tab bar displays the New Tab or opens a new drawing.
X
X
ORBITAUTOTARGET
Controls how the target point is acquired for the 3DORBIT command.
X

OSNAPOVERRIDE
Determines whether the object snap settings in the OSNAP dialog are enforced.
X
X
PCMSTATE
Indicates whether the Point Cloud Manager is open or closed.
X

POINTCLOUDLIGHTING
Controls the way lighting effects are displayed for a point cloud.
X
X
POINTCLOUDLIGHTSOURCE
Determines the light source for point clouds when lighting is turned on.
X
X
POINTCLOUDLOD
Sets the level of density of point display for point clouds.
X
X
POINTCLOUDPOINTMAXLEGACY
Applies only to legacy (pre-2015) point clouds. Sets the maximum number of points that can be displayed for all legacy point clouds attached to the drawing.
X
X
POINTCLOUDPOINTSIZE
Controls the size of the points for new point cloud objects.
X
X
POINTCLOUDSHADING
Specifies whether the brightness of the points in the point cloud are diffuse or specular.
X
X
POINTCLOUDVISRETAIN
Controls whether a legacy drawing (created in AutoCAD 2014) retains the on or off status of individual scans (RCS files) and regions referenced by an attached point cloud project (RCP file).
X
X
SORTORDER
Specifies whether the layer list is ordered using a natural sort order or ASCII values.
X
X
STATUSBARSTATE
Indicates whether the status bar is visible or not.
X
X
TEXTALIGNMODE
Stores the alignment option for aligned text.
X
X
TEXTALIGNSPACING
Stores the spacing option for aligned text.
X
X
TEXTALLCAPS
Controls automatic correction for MTEXT and TEXT/DTEXT when CAPS LOCK is active.
X
X
TEXTAUTOCORRECTCAPS
Controls whether or not Caps Lock is automatically turned off for Multiline text and Text.
X
X
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