Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Get a 1606 error or 1317 error during the install Autocad 2017

Option 1:
Run regedit.exe.
Browse to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

Check for “Name” =  Common Documents defined as C:\Users\Public\Documents.
If you cannot find Registry key name and data, add the following Registry information under:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

Key name:  Common Documents
Type:            REG_SZ
Data:            C:\Users\Public\Documents

Option 2:

Run regedit.exe.
Browse to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders

Verify the various path referenced that point to \Users\ folders, navigate to those folders in Windows Explorer and ensure the folders exist. If they do not, create them.

Option 3:

Run the Microsoft Fixit tool at this link to automatically fix problems with HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders:


Note that you will need to grant Administrator rights to the affected user in order to run the Fixit tool. The Administrator rights can be removed after the tool is run.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Autocad with gps setting

Inserting geographic location information to a drawing file makes points within the drawing correspond to geographic locations on the surface of the Earth.

Geographic location information in a drawing file is built around an entity known as the geographic marker. The geographic marker points to a reference point in model space that corresponds to a location on the surface of the earth of known latitude and longitude. The program also captures the direction of the north at this location. Based on this information the program can derive the geographic coordinates of all other points in the drawing file.
Typically a geographic location is defined by its coordinates (for example, latitude, longitude, and elevation) and the coordinate system (for example, WGS 84) used to define the coordinates. Moreover, the coordinates of a location can differ from one GIS coordinate system to another. Hence, when you specify the geographic location of the geographic marker, the system also captures the details of the GIS coordinate system.

Typically CAD drawings are unitless and are drawn at 1:1 scale. You are free to decide the linear unit a drawing unit represents. GIS systems, on the other hand, allow the coordinate system to decide the linear units. In order to map CAD coordinates to GIS coordinates, the system needs to interpret CAD drawing units in terms of linear units. The system uses the setting stored in the INSUNITS system variable as the default linear measurement of a drawing unit. However, when you insert geographic location information, you have the option of specifying a different linear measurement (for a drawing unit).

After you insert a geographic marker in a drawing, you can:

Make the program automatically determine the angle of sunlight when you perform sun and sky simulation (photometric studies).Insert a map from an online maps service in a viewport.Perform environment studies.Use position markers to mark geographic locations and record related notes.Locate yourself on the map in real-time on systems that support location sensing.Export to AutoCAD Map 3D, and expect the model to position itself automatically.Import raster files that contain geographic location information and expect them to position themselves automatically (This requires AutoCAD Raster Design).

Friday, March 6, 2015

Clean Install and Uninstall of Revit products

1.    Log on as a Local System Administrator and disable any Antivirus programs.
2.    Remove the specific Revit 2015 product from the Windows Control Panel:

Control Panel > Programs and Features > Uninstall the specific Revit 2015 product

3.    Remove the 2015 Material Library from the Windows Control Panel:

Control Panel > Programs and Features > Uninstall the Autodesk Material Library 2015 

4.    Use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the following folders as appropriate:

• C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit Architecture 2015
• C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\RAC 2015
• C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015
• C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015

5.    Open the system registry (Windows Start menu > Run > Regedit). Locate and delete the following registry keys as appropriate:

• HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015
• HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015

Sunday, October 9, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 'no internet connection'

Starting AutoCAD 2012, the Autodesk Exchange screen stays white and leads to the following error-messages: 'no internet connection'. But there is a connection. 'Autodesk server temporarily out of reach. Also not true because a colleague in another firm doesn't have the problem at the same moment. 'Your proxy is blocking Autodesk Exchange, contact your network administrator'. The Online Help isn't working either. See if you can install the cad manager tools from the dvd, and disable exchange. the in Options, set cad to NOT use online help. If you really need to use exchange or online help, you've got a browser that can get there.