Archive for September, 2010

Subscription Advantage Packs Available for 2011 Products

September 30, 2010

Autodesk has released the Subscription Advantage Packs for the following products:

3ds Max 2011

AutoCAD 2011

Revit Structure 2011

3ds Max Design 2011

MEP 2011

AutoCAD Architecture 2011

AutoCAD Electrical 2011

Inventor 2011

Map 3D 2011

Civil 3D 2011

Navisworks 2011

Revit MEP 2011

Revit Architecture 2011

AutoCAD Mechanical 2011

You can download these Advantage Packs in Autodesk’s Subscription website by clicking on the link below:

Subscription Advantage Packs for 2011

AutoCAD WS Released On iTunes Today

September 29, 2010

Check out the new free iphone/ipad app from Autodesk on iTunes.  Below is the Autodesk link where you can create an account and find more information to get started.



 Be sure to take a look at some of the other apps available from Autodesk.

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An ‘UPDATE 1’ has been released for Civil 3D 2011

September 28, 2010

The terminology has been changed from Service Packs to Updates.

Be aware that there are two updates available for download, a 32-bit and a 64-bit. It is important to download the correct update based on the workstation operating system. You can check this by going into Window Explorer, right clicking on My Computer and select Properties. From the System tab, if it doesn’t indicate the system type as 64-bit then it can be assumed the operating system is a 32-bit.

From the thread below, you can open the Readme file that list the issues that have been fixed in this update.ViewCube

Last Note: After installing Update 1, users have noticed the background area of the ViewCube has turned white. This can be corrected by simply turning the video hardware acceleration on/off or vise versa (3DCONFIG).

Click thread to quickly access UPDATE 1

Ryan Caudell

Total CAD Systems, Inc.

What Service Pack Do I Have Installed?

September 23, 2010

Most of you know that Service Packs have been reclassified as Updates.  So, now when you call in for support and we ask you, the customer, which service pack you have installed, you have no idea.  Mainly because it doesn’t show up in the About dialog box like it used to.  There is, however, a way of viewing this.  BUT, it isn’t as clear as it used to be either.  Jason Hickey from Autodesk has posted a blog on how to read the current update installed.

Almas Suljevic, from Autodesk, has taken this a bit further.  Almas explains in his blog where to view the Service Packs installed.  Take a look at his blog, click the link below.

View Blog

Thanks Jason and Almas!!

Video: Create Section Views and Section Sheets

September 17, 2010

As promised, I created a blog with regards to our recent webcast. The purpose of the webcast is to understand the sequence of operations to complete the following task of generating Sample Lines, Computing Materials, insert Multiple Section Views, editing Section Views and Sections, and finally creating Section Sheet layouts.

Please click the image below to watch this in action!


For those who participated in the webcast, thanks again!

For future events, go to:

Ryan Caudell

Total CAD Systems, Inc.