Deployment

Including Newest Autodesk Application Manager During Install

ApplicationManager

With the release of version 5 of Autodesk Application Manager a few weeks ago, we've started getting questions about including the new version when you either install or create a deployment for an Autodesk product. The version that gets installed by default is version 4, and you then need to download version 5 from within Autodesk Application Manager. That's not a huge deal if you're only installing the software on one computer, but it can be a gigantic headache if you're deploying to hundreds of computers.

This article shows how to include version 5 during the install / deployment creation process:

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/article/How-to-include-the-newest-version-of-Autodesk-Application-Manager-with-an-install-or-deployment


How to create an AutoCAD for MAC deployment image

Anyone that tries to deploy AutoCAD for MAC in a MAC environment may notice that there is no deployment option in the installer for AutoCAD for MAC.

In order to create an AutoCAD for MAC deployment image on a MAC system, you would need to capture the installation sequence of AutoCAD for MAC, using the Composer provided by Apple.

See the workflow below.

  • Capture an install of Autocad 2015 as normal, removing non-relevant files from the Composer capture.
  • Now, in the captured directory structure within: /Library/Preferences/ create the following directories:

 
.com.flexnetlicensing
FLEXnet Publisher

Note: These two directories should be owned by root and have 777 permissions.

Autocad_2015_Final_2

  • The installer is then built as a .dmg (not .pkg) and deployed.

A BIG thank you to Amos Deane from University of the Arts in London for sharing this tip with the community.


How to deploy Fusion 360 on multiple machines

TIP!

We in the support seen cases were end customers asked us about deploying Fusion 360 on multiple systems.

First of all it is important to understand that Fusion 360 installer is streamed to your system and does not provide an deployment option.

However, some Suite Products that include the Fusion 360 installer do and can be used as a workaround. - For instance Product Design Suite Ultimate

See a quick demo of the workflow here.

  • http://autode.sk/1GR72cv

Note: After the roll out, additional steps are required to install Fusion 360 on the system, as this method destributes only the webinstaller to the clients.


Command Line installation on Mac for 2016 products

Maya-mudbox

Please note the following articles and installation docs for setting up a command line installation for Maya and Mudbox for Mac. Please keep an eye out for the syntax!

 

Maya 2015/Mudbox 2015

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2014/10/installing-maya-2015-on-the-mac-via-command-line.html

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/maya/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-do-I-install-Maya-2015-or-newer-from-a-Terminal-command-line-on-Mac-OS-X.html

http://help.autodesk.com/view/INSTALL_LICENSE/2015/ENU/?guid=GUID-10885D2B-D900-4DD6-BB14-B82920C2D294

Maya 2016

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/maya/troubleshooting/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2016/ENU/Installation-Maya/files/GUID-10885D2B-D900-4DD6-BB14-B82920C2D294-htm.html

Mudbox 2016

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-do-I-install-Mudbox-2016-on-Mac-silently-via-command-line-through-the-Terminal.html

The syntax is noted below:

Maya 2015 syntax is:        --license_type=<kNetwork or kStandalone>
Mudbox 2015 syntax is:    --license_type=<kNetwork or kStandalone>

Maya 2015 syntax is:        --license_type=<kNetwork or kStandalone>
Mudbox 2016 syntax is:    --license_type=<Network or Standalone>


How do I create a deployment of Revit 2015 R2 with the UR7?

Revit

Please check out the following article:

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-do-I-create-a-deployment-of-Revit-2015-R2-with-the-UR7.html

What is confusing is the name of the browser downloaded file:

Autodesk_Revit_Architecture_2015_R2.sfx.exe

This file name has R2 in it it but it does not have the Revit 2015 R2 enhancement, you need to download it in the Product Enhancements section in our Autodesk Acccount [Subscription Benefit].

Workflow Video:  https://screencast.autodesk.com/Main/Details/ffd7a6c5-371b-4796-b394-43cac3313567


Source Media and Service Pack Updates

Dvd-34919_640

It is much easier to keep the media or deployment paths in the same location on the server.  In fact, it's a law refenced here:

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2012/11/laws-dont-delete-your-original-deployment-files.html

In some instances, you will need to change the path of the source media in a deployment, please review this article:

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-to-change-the-install-source-for-an-Autodesk-product.html

Happy hacking and thanks to Jeffry Asbury & Jeremy Hanson for sharing this tip with the community!

Reference

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2013/09/quick-start-suite-deployment-tips.html