Dropbox and AutoCAD

Dropbox and AutoCAD

As of November 2017, Dropbox and AutoCAD became best buddies. By connecting your Dropbox account to AutoCAD, Dropbox users can now open and save DWG files directly to Dropbox without leaving the AutoCAD desktop application.  This is particularly useful for a number of reasons; Short on disk space, Contractor access to your files, Not using selective…

Windows 10 Update Potential Issue

The Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update may cause issues with some Autodesk software –  particularly Autodesk Vault.  The suspicion is that a .net update is the cause of the problems. More details to come. The default Windows Update settings should be changed to ‘Current Branch for Business’ to avoid this issue. Each company will…

Design Suite 2018 Entitlements

Design Suite 2018 Entitlements

Design Suite 2018 Entitlements Design Suite 2018 Entitlements are tough to find since Autodesk introduced Industry Collections and stopped selling new licenses of the Suites. To have a 2018 Suite, you must have either a current maintenance plan or subscription. The Suites have the following versions: AutoCAD Design Suite Standard and Premium Building Design Suite…

Autodesk Manufacturing Innovation Update

Autodesk Manufacturing Innovation Update

Join Autodesk’s keynote speakers fresh from Autodesk University Australia 2016 in Auckland & Christchurch for a Manufacturing Innovation update – Register Now 4 Benefits when you attend Autodesk Manufacturing Event: Stay current with new trends and technology in the manufacturing industry. Learn from leading product experts and working professionals from Autodesk Connect with industry peers, thought leaders…

Network Licensing and Autodesk 2017 software

Network Licensing and Autodesk 2017 software

If you’re running a network (multi-user) license of any Autodesk’s software and planning to update to 2017, then you’ll need to plan the update of your license manager. Whilst this is a fairly simple procedure, getting it wrong can leave all your user unable to operate their software, so a few minutes of planning and…

CADPRO Systems Ltd acquires Salesoft CAD Solutions Ltd

CADPRO Systems Ltd acquires Salesoft CAD Solutions Ltd

Effective Thursday 23rd June 2016, the amalgamation of these two businesses will create the largest New Zealand owned Autodesk reseller with over 20 staff based in Auckland and Christchurch. The integration of Salesoft CAD Solutions into CADPRO Systems Ltd is a positive move for the Autodesk user community in New Zealand. Hans Grootegoed, Managing Director…

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…

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…

How important is your Vault data? Part2

In our previous post, we discussed some of the issues of protecting your Vault data and highlighted the advantages of using ADMS backups.  What we wanted to do now is give you an example of an ADMS script, break it down so you can see how it works, and then give you helpful little utility to make it all the better. In the Advanced Configuration…