A Celebration of Life....

Giancarlo-moloWith great sadness, I have been informed that one of the founding members of this blog and a geographically distant friend, Giancarlo Molo, has passed away.

He has been a part of Autodesk for over 20 years and my first meeting with him was in 2011, when we went to Manchester, NH for Citrix XenApp 6.0 training.  Some of us came down from Toronto to the Boston and we waited for him at the airport to pick him up from Switzerland.  I recall holding a sign with his name on it so I basically looked like a limousine driver.

My last (9/15/2015) online chat with him is below:

Giancarlo-chat

Carpe diem.  There is no time like the present and there's no present like the time. If you have any fond memories of Giancarlo, please feel free to comment in this post.


Up and Ready at Autodesk University 2015

I have been absent from posting for a while because I am now part of a different team at Autodesk.  It was nice working at Autodesk University this year so I could meet up with my fellow Autodesk collegues from around the world (GCSO, ACG, Events).

Some unique hardware: HP Sprout20151130_001746_resized

Up and Ready Bloggers: David Lau & Hashim Mundol20151203_180650_resized

The Mclaren P120151203_181917_resized

For people that have been following this blog, you may notice I seem to have my favorite shirt on too.

Shirt

Reference

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2012/02/cool-hp-z1.html


Avecto Defendpoint and AutoCAD clipboard

One of the customer reported an AutoCAD error message „copy to clipboard failed“ when using CTRL+C to copy features through all versions (2012 to 2016) and verticals (ACA, Map)

The issue was that a few users in a pilot group got Avecto Defendpoint client installed to monitor their daily tasks in order to personalize windows user rights.

As soon as Avecto Defendpoint client was installed AutoCAD threw the error message for CTRL+C.

The context menu function „copy selection“ worked as expected and could be used as workaround.

Using CTRL+C in other applications, e.g. MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) is working fine without issues.

 

Here is the fix for this issue.

 

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Avecto-Defendpoint-conflicts-with-AutoCAD.html

 


Setup.exe – Entry Point Not Found AdDownload.dll.

During Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Premium 2015 installatin, if you receive error Setup.exe – Entry Point Not Found, AdDownload.dll

 

AdDownload.dll_error

To resolve this issue you can copy the following DLL files from your Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Premium 2015 installer (x64\audadmin\MRF\Setup\Setup\) to C:\Windows\SysWOW64 and run Setup.exe:

addlm.dll
addownload.dll
mc3.dll
lzma.dll
zlib.dll

 

Thanks to Jason Rhodes for sharing this tip with the community. 


How to install AutoCAD Plant 3D 2016 Ext1 silently.

A. Download AutoCAD Plant 3D Ext1 from your Autodesk account portal and extract msp files from it.

AutoCAD_Plant_3D_2016_Ext1_x64.exe /e AutoCAD_Plant_3D_2016_Ext1_x64.msp

Note: this will give you 3 msp files:

AutoCAD_Plant_3D_2016_Ext1_x641.msp
AutoCAD_Plant_3D_2016_Ext1_x642.msp
AutoCAD_Plant_3D_2016_Ext1_x643.msp

B. Now you can install each msp file as follows:

msiexec /update AutoCAD_Plant_3D_2016_Ext1_x641.msp /quiet /log 1.log
msiexec /update AutoCAD_Plant_3D_2016_Ext1_x642.msp /quiet /log 2.log
msiexec /update AutoCAD_Plant_3D_2016_Ext1_x643.msp /quiet /log 3.log


Unable to install Map 3D 2016 Service Pack 1 through SCCM.

Following workaround might not be feasible in all instances ,especially if you are pushing the updates through SCCM or other software delivery/deployment tools.

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad-map-3d/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Unable-to-install-Map-2016-Service-Pack-1.html

Reason for the error is one of the .MSP file which included in the .exe file is Hotfix 3 for AutoCAD 2016. This can’t be installed on AutoCAD 2016 Sp1.

If you extract .MSP files from the exe with the following command line, you will find 2 .MSP files.

Map3D2016_x64_Sp1.exe /e Map3D2016_x64_Sp1.MSP

Map3d

Only second file needs to be applied to Map 3D 2016.

Msiexec /p Map3D2016_x64_Sp1.MSP /q

Note:/q is important for the above command line, else you might get following error.

 

Template

 

Similar workaround might be required for Civil 3D 2016 Service pack 1 as well.