Thursday, June 22, 2017

Geolocation Online Maps Hotfix for ACAD Based Software's 2015 - 2018

Hi everyone... Autodesk just released a hotfix for the Geolocation Online Maps...
Microsoft® is ending support for version 7 of Bing® Maps on June 30th, 2017. This Hotfix will upgrade your version of Bing Maps to version 8 so that you can continue to use the Geolocation Online Map Data feature.
This Hotfix applies to all 32-bit and 64-bit publicly released versions of the following products (including Service Packs and Updates):
  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2015, Autodesk AutoCAD LT® 2015, and Autodesk AutoCAD 2015-based vertical products
  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2016, Autodesk AutoCAD LT 2016, and Autodesk AutoCAD 2016-based vertical products
  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2017, Autodesk AutoCAD LT 2017, and Autodesk AutoCAD 2017-based vertical products
  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2018, Autodesk AutoCAD LT 2018, and Autodesk AutoCAD 2018-based vertical products
Downolad and install the hotfix, please remember refear to the README file for detailed instructions.
Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2015-2018 Geolocation Online Map Hotfix

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Design Review 2017 Digital Signature issue

Hello everybody... Autodesk released a new version of Design Review, unfortunately, this new version doesn't allow you to add a digital signature to your DWF, for some government entities this is a must have, so if you updated to the new version you will need to rollback to the 2013 version in order to make it work.
Sadly it is no way to get this from the Autodesk website, so here is a link that you can get it from...
Autodesk Design Review 2013 installer

Thursday, May 4, 2017

InfraWorks Fence and Barrier Styles

Hi, all... This time I would like to share some InfraWorks Fence and Barrier Styles...
InfraWorks Fence and Barrier Style - Safety Fence

InfraWorks Fence and Barrier Style - Iron Fence

And here is a short video that shows how to create a fence and barrier style using a transparent PNG image...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

InfraWorks Mobility Simulation

Hi all... This time I just want it to show you some cool studies that you can do with InfraWorks like Mobility Simulation...
Here is a site and parking done in Civil 3D with a Revit building, and this mobility simulation shows how people gets in and out the building and the parking lot and how traffic gets affected by this new site... Enjoy!

Monday, May 1, 2017

What is New in InfraWorks 2018.0 - Simplified Trees!

Hello, everybody... I just want it to share one of my favorite features of InfraWorks 2018.
If you work with a lot of trees on your model you will love this.... InfraWorks 2018 has now the ability to work with Simplified Trees... Disable realistic trees in your views...
Enabling and disabling realistic trees is a simple toggle switch within your view settings.
Working a simplified style of trees will consume few resources and will allow you to see objects behind the trees.
Take a look at this video courtesy of Autodesk Infraworks Youtube Channel:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

What is New in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 - Interoperability Between Versions

Hello everyone… With the introduction of a New File Format and Feature Format on Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2018 Interoperability Between Versions is, as usual, a hot topic…
Here are a couple of things you need to know…
Objects in a drawing saved in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 are available only as proxies when the drawing is opened in a prior version of the software.
Within AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018, set the PROXYGRAPHICS drawing setting to 1 to save the graphics with the drawing, otherwise, a bounding box is displayed where the object is located when the drawing is opened in a prior version of the software.
Hope this will help!

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