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.

 

 


Civil 3D 2016 deployment through SCCM and missing HHApps, Subassemeblies

Some functionality within Civil 3D 2016 might be missing after deploying the software through or other deployment tools.

Following script could help to fix this issue for all the users logging into the machine after deploying the software as System account.

 

Please use this script to deploy through SCCM instead of the single setup.exe command line.

 

 

REM Take Backup of the existing xml file
IF EXIST C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\appIndex.xml (REN "C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\appIndex.xml" "appIndex.ORG")


REM Install software
Start /w .\Img\Setup.exe /q /w /I .\Img\c3d2016x64.ini /language en-us


REM Delete newly created XML file
Del /q "C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\appIndex.xml"

REM copy backup xml file
IF EXIST C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\appIndex.ORG  (REN "C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\appIndex.ORG" "appIndex.xml")

REM Copy Missing C3D_Profiles folder from the deployment image

xcopy .\Img\Content\en\C3D_Profiles "C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2016\C3D\en-US\ContentPacks\en\C3D_Profiles\"

 

 

 

 


Autodesk Revit Collaboration Suite 2016 activation states that it's Project Concord - License Status [1.1.0]

If you are trying to activate  Revit 2016 from the Autodesk Revit Collaboration Suite, you may get the following error:

RCS-110-Concord

Please review this solution to solve the problem.

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Autodesk-Revit-Collaboration-Suite-2016-activation-states-that-it-s-Project-Concord-License-Status-1-1-0.html

Thanks to Jeffry Asbury for sharing this tip with the community.


Autodesk Software for Educational Facilities (Free)

I have been getting a lot of calls on how to get a license for an educational facility.  I typically tell them to Google:  Autodesk ARC to get to the Academic Resource Center.  There are 3 videos on how to setup the account, get the license & download the software.

Autodesk ARC

For a school classroom environment:

ARC

For students/teachers (1 license for each Autodesk product) valid for 3 years:

EDU

If you need Student support, please check out this post:

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2015/08/autodesk-support-for-students.html


Revit Answer Day | October 7th 2015 | 6 AM - 6 PM PST

Answerday

We had a really successful AutoCAD Answer Day on May 7th, 2015 and we are expanding it to Revit! For more info, please go here:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-answer-day/revit-answer-day-october-7th-2015/td-p/5787599

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-answer-day/bd-p/11

Reference

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/autocad-2013-2014-2015-2016/autocad-answer-day-may-7th-2015/m-p/5574865#M94981