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.