Sunday, October 9, 2011

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.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

AutoCAD Civil 2012 Object Enabler

The Civil Object Enabler is a freeware application that you can use to access AutoCAD Civil 3D drawing files. This release allows object data created in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 to be accessed outside the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 environment. Note: Extract the OE_HELP.zip file to your desktop or other location on your harddrive by selecting the file and Saving it to a desired location. Once saved, right-click on the file and select Extract All. Once extracted, proceed to review the OE_HELP.htm file for further information on the OE and installation. If you are installing on a 32-bit OS such as Windows 7 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit or Windows XP Pro 32-bit, please download the file Civil_2012_OE_32Bit.exe Download the file Civil_2012_OE_64Bit.exe if you are installing on a 64-bit OS such as Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit or Windows XP Pro 64-bit. Attention Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis 2012 Extension users: The AutoCAD Civil 2012 Object Enabler can also be applied to the latest release. Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis is a 32 bit application, so you will need to install the 32 bit OE, regardless of your OS.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Error: The current model includes a locked published file

Issue

You received the following error message when you tried to resave a locked NWD file:

The current model includes a locked published file. You are not allowed to publish it.
Solution

You cannot resave a locked file. In order to resave the file, you will need to revert to an earlier version of the locked file before it was locked.

Note: Verify that the May be Resaved check box is selected in the Publisher dialog box.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

NWDOUT command does not work in AutoCAD

You were using a computer that has both NavisWorks and AutoCAD® installed. However, when you entered NWDOUT on the command line in AutoCAD, the NavisWorks Exporter did not work.

Solution

The NWDOUT command in AutoCAD may not work if you installed AutoCAD after NavisWorks was installed or you upgraded to a newer version of AutoCAD. In either case, you can resolve the issue by manually installing the exporter:
  1. Click Start menu > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the appropriate version of NavisWorks from the list of currently installed programs.
  4. Click the Change/Remove button.
  5. Click Add or Remove Features.
  6. Select the AutoCAD plug-in option for the version of AutoCAD that you have installed, and then click Next.
  7. Follow the prompts to install the appropriate plug-in.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

AutoCAD 2011 Not all Previous Version licenses are available after activating an Autodesk Design Suite

Issue

You have purchased and activated one of the Autodesk Design Suites or a product that is also available in an Autodesk Design Suite, e.g., AutoCAD 2011, AutoCAD Architecture 2011, etc.  Later, you purchase and activate a different Autodesk Design Suite and notice that you do not have access to all the licenses you expect for the previous versions of the products that are common between those suites.
Example #1:
You purchased and activated five licenses of Autodesk Design Suite Premium 2011 and, on another day, you purchased and activated two licenses of Autodesk Design Suite Advanced 2011.  Because you are on Subscription and have previous version support, you expect to have access to seven licenses of AutoCAD 2010-2008 (a common product between the two Suites) however only two licenses are available for these product versions.
Example #2:
You purchased and activated five licenses of AutoCAD 2011 and, on another day, you purchased and activated two licenses of Autodesk Design Suite Advanced 2011.  Again, because you are on Subscription, you expect to have access to seven licenses of AutoCAD 2010-2008 (a product that is available in the Suite and as a separately installed product) however only two licenses are available for these product versions.
Note: Previous Version Support is a Subscription benefit that allows you to run the current version of a product plus the three previous versions (if they exist). For more information, see the following:

Solution

There is a known issue when combining Autodesk Design Suite licenses where the license manager will evaluate the previous product versions that are common between an Autodesk Design Suite and a previously installed product or Suite and provides only the number of licenses for the last Suite that was activated.  Using the first example from above, you would have access to all seven licenses of AutoCAD 2011 but only two licenses of AutoCAD 2010-2008.  This is because the Suite with two licenses was added at a later date than the Suite with five licenses.  If both Suites had been activated on the same day, all seven licenses would be available for the previous product versions.
To resolve this issue you need to obtain a new package license file containing all the licenses (old and new) in a single file, issued on the same day. The issue date can be determined by inspecting your license file and looking for the ISSUED= section in each increment.  For example:
PACKAGE 64300ACD_F adskflex 2.000 COMPONENTS="71200ACD_2010_0F \
             57600ACD_2009_0F 54600ACD_2008_0F 51200ACD_2007_0F" \
             OPTIONS=SUITE SUPERSEDE ISSUED=25-May-2010 SIGN="1242 937A \
Please contact Customer Service Assistance to submit a service request for a new, consolidated, package license file.
Note: This issue does not affect the current version of products that are common between the Autodesk Design Suites (or between an Autodesk Design Suite and an installed product that is common to both); it only affects the previous versions of products that are common between the product installations.