Autodesk software slow to acquire network license

Autodesk software slow to acquire network license

Bored waiting? Problem: Your network (or “multi-user”) license of Autodesk software is slow to acquire a license when starting, especially after changing the license server. Cause: Over time, the licenses server name(s) are recorded in the Windows registry of the CAD workstation in the registry key ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE located here: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FLEXlm License Manager The troublesome application…

Autodesk Vault 2015 Service Pack 1

Autodesk Vault 2015 Service Pack 1

Last week Autodesk released Autodesk Vault 2015 Service Pack 1 for the following versions of Vault: Autodesk Vault Basic 2015 Autodesk Vault Workgroup 2015 Autodesk Vault Professional 2015 Download Service pack 1 here. All clients and servers should be upgraded at the same time to the Autodesk Vault 2015 Service Pack 1 The Service Pack fixes…

Overriding the Display of Multiple Linked Revit Model Instances

Overriding the Display of Multiple Linked Revit Model Instances

This one goes out to the Auckland Revit User Group RUGAKL. How to override the display of a Linked Model Instance. Here’s the scenario, you have a project that you want to Link into another project and place this Link two or more times. But for each instance of this Link, you want to override…

3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Pro Wireless – Why go Pro?

3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Pro Wireless – Why go Pro?

A few months ago 3Dconnexion released a wireless version of their successful SpaceMouse Pro CAD productivity device. It’s a simple evolution, add a wireless transmitter with a long life battery et voilà. Sure if you were to never move the device from your desk and wires don’t bother you but charging batteries does, then there…

What’s new AutoCAD 2015

What’s new AutoCAD 2015

AutoCAD 2015 delivers new features and many enhancements for both new and seasoned AutoCAD users.The following highlights are key new features from what is a packed release. Refined Interface There’s no denying the out of the box dark interface looks slick – the coloured icons really pop! AutoCAD Mac and some Autodesk 3ds Max users…

What’s new CADmep 2015

On this new release of CADmep 2015 we only have few things, just 4. See the list below. Added manufacturer content and patterns Thousands of added imperial content items and pattern templates. Everyone loves content, so it’s good to know that Autodesk have provided new items for this release. I will review the quality of…

What’s new ESTmep 2015

On this new release of ESTmep, we only have few things, just 5. It’s not a revolution. See the list below Built-in Harrison codes and prices Imperial content contains Harrison codes and prices. This new feature will not benefit Metric users. Added manufacturers content and patterns Thousands of content items and pattern templates. Everyone loves…

IFC exchange using ESTmep, CADmep

IFC exchange using ESTmep, CADmep

To create an IFC file within ESTmep or CADmep, you have to be sure to choose the correct format for the application. in other words the format will vary for Autodesk Navisworks or Tekla BIM sight.  Export to Navisworks ESTmep By using the command “export 3D” (shortcut “EX3D”), you can choose one of these formats….

Calculating Rod Length in CADmep & ESTmep

Calculating Rod Length in CADmep & ESTmep

In this article, I want to show you how CADmep or ESTmep calculate the rod length. We can use two methods, the first one is using a constant length that you could define in your database. The second one is using the soffit from the section where the duct is. In both cases, CADmep and…

Managing the impact of Anti-Virus on Autodesk Vault

Managing the impact of Anti-Virus on Autodesk Vault

We received a support request yesterday asking about using Anti-virus software on any servers running Autodesk Vault. At first I wasn’t sure how to answer the question fully, so I deferred to Autodesk Support to seek clarification. Interestingly they weren’t able to help with the specifics in this case, so I took to the internet. In doing…