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


Establish an Internet Connection to Continue (Reprise)

I'm starting to have nightmares where a huge creature is chasing me through a dark forest. I can hear it behind me, laughing maniacally as it crushes trees in its relentless pursuit. Just when I think I'm about to escape, I trip over a root and go sprawling on my face. As I brace for the horror I know I'm about to experience, the stench of the beast's hot breath filling my nostrils as it moves in for the kill, I glance behind me and see this:

EstablishInternetConnection

Ok, so maybe I'm exaggerating a bit. But the "Establish an internet connection to continue" error has been causing us grief for a while. Not only is it poorly worded (99% of the time the internet connection works just fine, as customers are very happy to tell us), but there are also several things that can cause the error, making it an absolute joy to troubleshoot.

Brad Hurley, one of the tenacious troubleshooters on the Autodesk Installation & Licensing team, found another potential cause for the error. It turns out that if "Use SSL 3.0" is unchecked it can cause the error.

SSL30

We've updated the following article with the new information:

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/article/Meta-licensing


Adding a Service Pack to Navisworks Manage 2016 network deployment.

This is a workaround to include Navisworks Manage 2016 SP2 to your network deployment of Navisworks Manage 2015 in case you were not able to add the SP via Application Manager.

1.Download Navisworks Manage 2016 Service Pack 2 from the link below.

 http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/navisworks-products/downloads/caas/downloads/content/navisworks-2016-service-pack-2.html

 2. Place Autodesk_Navisworks_2016_Service_Pack_2_Multilingual_Manage_64bit.msp file in your  Navisworks Manage 2016 network deployment x64\NAVMAN\ folder.

3.Open your Navisworks Manage 2016 network deployment ini file (you can find the file in your deployment Img folder, 'your_deployment_name.ini') in Notepad add the path to  Autodesk_Navisworks_2016_Service_Pack_2_Multilingual_Manage_64bit.msp under Navisworks section in PATCHES=.

 e.g.

#-PATCHES=
PATCHES=x64\NAVMAN\Autodesk_Navisworks_2016_Service_Pack_2_Multilingual_Manage_64bit.msp

4. Save the ini file 

 


How to I deploy Autodesk 2016 products with updates?

Has anyone noticed that when you expand the accordion for an Autodesk 2016 product, there is no option to include an Update or Service Pack?

Exhibit A: AutoCAD 2015 Deployment Options

Deploy-AutoCAD-2015

Please check out the new update workflow here:

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-to-I-deploy-Autodesk-2016-products-with-updates.html

Reference

Deploying Autodesk 2015 Demo Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMM-bw3W3kQ


Windows 8.1 N + Installing Autodesk Software = Content Service Installation Error

I recently got this case and I just found it interesting.   Here is the article of the issue....

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Installation-rolls-back-when-installing-Autodesk-Content-Service.html

Our software needs media support so the OS must include it.  Here is a reference note from Microsoft on the N edition of Windows:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/upgrade-to-n

Reference

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2012/12/windows-7-n-autodesk-civil-3d-2013-storm-sanitary-analysis.html


Revit 2016 Activation Error [1.1.0] from Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate 2016

One of our troubleshooting gurus, Avto Chachava solved this activation error [1.1.0] with Revit 2016:

110 error Revit with IDSU

Please review this article to solve your issue:

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/infrastructure-design-suite/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Revit-2016-Activation-Error-1-1-0-from-Infrastructure-Design-Suite-Ultimate-2016.html

Reference

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/License-Error-1-1-0-when-activating-Revit-Architecture-2013.html


Up and Ready is now mobile-friendly...

One of the interesting trends that happened in the last 3 months was that our pageviews dropped by 1000 per weekday.  I suspect that the reason for this is because Google changed their search algorithms to rank mobile-friendly sites higher.

http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/21/8463401/google-now-boosting-mobile-friendly-websites-in-search

I also want to thank Scott Sheppard for helping us get us an updated contruction crane image for our blog.

Mobile-Friendly

 

The Up and Ready Blog Team 


Microsoft Fix It will not work on Windows 10 yet...

Hot off the presses, Microsoft Fix It will not work on Windows 10 yet.  It will look like this:

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The original Microsoft Fix It  results in the not supported error message and the newer one will redirect you to Search Microsoft

Thanks to David Haukeness for sharing this tip with the community.

Reference:

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2014/02/microsoft-fix-it-for-windows-81.html

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2015/02/the-new-microsoft-fix-it.html


Windows 10 Support = Please upgrade cautiously!

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With Windows 10 just around the corner, I would upgrade cautiously.  I just googled a couple of links and I found this one helpful...

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2950916/windows/windows-10-review-its-familiar-its-powerful-but-the-edge-browser-falls-short.html

If you have any Windows 10 feedback, feel free to add a comment to the post.

Windows 10 Support for Autodesk products

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Windows-10-support-for-Autodesk-products.html

Reference:

http://upandready.typepad.com/up_and_ready/2013/10/windows-81-support-please-upgrade-cautiously.html