Archive for June, 2009

Autodesk Design Review 2010 Hotfix Released

June 22, 2009

Autodesk Design Review 2010 has been plagued by very large file sizes when plotting a DWF or DWFx to PDF. As a result, it took a very long time to create the PDF and in many cases the PDF quality was sub-standard as well.

Autodesk released a hotfix today to address this specific problem. You can download it here.

FLEXnet Licensing Hotfix for 64 bit

June 12, 2009

The guys over at Without A Net posted some information about a new hotfix for network licensing on 64 bit systems. You can read more at the link below.

64 bit – The basics

June 11, 2009

We get questions all the time about the differences between 32 bit and 64 bit.

Which one is better for a given software and why?

Will it run my current/legacy software?

As a result, I thought it would be a good idea to include some generic info about 64 bit, both Computers and Operating Systems.

  • A 64-bit computer can run a 64-bit operating system, naturally
  • A 64-bit computer with a 64-bit OS can run 64-bit programs
  • A 64-bit computer can also run a 32-bit OS
  • With either a 32-bit or a 64-bit OS, a 64-bit computer can run almost all 32-bit programs
  • A 64-bit computer with a 64-bit OS cannot run old 16-bit programs

You will probably find the occasional 32-bit program that has a compatibility problem with 64-bit Windows. Often you can get around this problem by running the application in a 32-bit OS inside of Microsoft Virtual PC.

Much more commonly, though, you’ll find that older printers and other peripherals don’t have 64-bit drivers. It really doesn’t pay for the printer vendor to spend time and money creating a 64-bit driver for a model they’re no longer selling. A virtual PC won’t help you here. If there’s no 64-bit driver you just can’t use that peripheral with a 64-bit operating system.