Archive for March, 2012

Want Access to AutoCAD 2013 Today?

March 27, 2012

For all Subscription Customers holding AutoCAD based products, your 2013 upgrade is available to download through the Autodesk Subscription Center. If your profile settings were changed in years past, physical media will be delivered in the next few weeks as well. – Subscription Center Access and where it all begins….!

For instructions on how to download your 2013 product, email Patricia Padamada

Happy 2013 Release Day to all of our Followers!

2013 First Customer Ship Dates

March 27, 2012

Below is a list of the 2013 products that have been released…

AutoCAD® for Mac®

AutoCAD LT® for Mac®
AutoCAD® Raster Design
AutoCAD® Mechanical
AutoCAD® Electrical
AutoCAD® Inventor LT™ Suite
Autodesk® Inventor®
Autodesk® Inventor LT™
Autodesk® Inventor® OEM
Autodesk® Inventor® Professional
Autodesk® Inventor® Publisher
Autodesk® Simulation CFD
Autodesk® Simulation CFD Advanced
Autodesk® Simulation CFD Motion
Autodesk® Simulation DFM
Autodesk® Simulation Mechanical
Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow® Adviser
Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow® CAD Doctor
Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow® Design Link
Autodesk® Simulation Moldflow® Insight
Autodesk® Simulation Multiphysics
Autodesk® Vault Collaboration
Autodesk® Vault Professional
Autodesk® Vault Workgroup
AutoCAD® Map 3D
AutoCAD® Plant 3D
Autodesk® Infrastructure Map Server
AutoCAD® Architecture
Autodesk® Quantity Takeoff
Autodesk® Revit® Architecture
Autodesk® Revit® Structure
Autodesk® Revit® MEP
Autodesk® Vault Collaboration AEC

Discontinuing of Revit Suites

March 22, 2012

Effective April 12, 2012 Autodesk is discontinuing new seat purchases and upgrades of their Autodesk Revit Suite packages.

  • AutoCAD® Revit® Architecture Suite
  • AutoCAD® Revit® MEP Suite
  • AutoCAD® Revit® Structure Suite

Customers will then have the option to purchase or upgrade to a Building Design Suite Package.

** Customers who have Revit Suite licenses on a Current Subscription Contract are unaffected by this change, but additional purchases or upgrades forward will need to follow the path to a Building Design Suite solution **

Model-Based Design and Visualization Autodesk® Building Design Suite Premium 2012 offers architects and engineers an optimized set of tools in a single economical and convenient package. Create compelling visualizations, document more efficiently, and take advantage of Building Information Modeling (BIM).


  • AutoCAD®
  • AutoCAD® Architecture
  • AutoCAD® MEP
  • AutoCAD® Structural Detailing
  • Autodesk® Showcase®
  • Autodesk® SketchBook® Designer
  • Autodesk® Revit® Architecture
  • Autodesk® Revit® MEP
  • Autodesk® Revit® Structure
  • Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design

Tools for Design and Construction Autodesk® Building Design Suite Ultimate 2012 is ideally suited for construction professionals. It offers the power of BIM and an advanced set of comprehensive tools for design and construction in a single economical and convenient package.


  • All Solutions Available in Premium, plus….
  • Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage
  • Autodesk® Quantity Takeoff
  • Autodesk® Inventor®

Building Information Modeling for Buildings

Total CAD Systems’ Support and Services Team, Suites and Subscription are your winning advantage!

If you have any questions regarding this change, please email me at or call (281)445-6161 Ext. 236

Uninstalling an Autodesk Product and Windows Explorer Fails to Restart

March 21, 2012

Have you uninstalled an Autodesk product lately?  I have, and during the uninstall, it prompts you to close Explorer.  When you choose to have it close automatically, it closes, the program uninstalls, BUT Explorer never starts back up.  You end up having to warm boot your machine.

Autodesk has put out a solution for this.  Refer to TS14898448 on the Autodesk website, or follow the link here.

AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2012 SP1 SMB V2 Hotfix

March 15, 2012

Autodesk has released a hotfix for help with the network utilization traffic caused when using Sheet Set Manager files with AutoCAD 2012 based products over a SMB (Server Message Block) V2 network configuration.

This hotfix applies to vertical products as well.

Read about this hotfix and download it here.