Archive for the ‘Software Updates’ Category

Microsoft Windows Update KB2987107 (Critical)

October 20, 2014

philip.s from the Installation & Licensing forum made an important post about the Internet Explorer Security Update 2987107. Not only does it resolve serious vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, but it also fixes several issues regarding crashes with the Autodesk Standalone Licensing Wizard, as well as AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP. Read philip.s‘s post here and the complete details of the security update here.

The security update is deemed Critical for Internet Explorer 6 through 11 on affected Windows clients and Moderate for Internet Explorer 6 through 11 on affected Windows servers. A few of the vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer being addressed are remote code execution, memory corruption, elevation of privilege, information disclosure, and security feature bypass. Be sure to install the update to protect yourself.

Thank you philip.s for sharing this information!

DGNPURGE is Now Part of 2015

June 5, 2014

How many of you are familiar with a couple of lines in a drawing and the drawing file size being EXTREMELY large?

I know a few of your are familiar with this because I sent you instructions on how to use the DGNPurge hotfix.  However, this hotfix is only for 2012/2013/2014.

It is now incorporated into the PURGE and –PURGE commands; it’s new name is Orphaned Data.



AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2015 Has Been Released

March 27, 2014


AutoCAD 2015 has been released!! Other 2015 products will be available within the coming weeks. Autodesk Subscription Contract Managers will receive email notifications from the Autodesk Subscription Team regarding 2015 availability. If you would like media for your new product upgrade, you can make a request through your Autodesk Subscription Center or have Total CAD request on your behalf by calling (281)445-6161.

Autodesk Subscription is no longer the name of the software maintenance program offered by Autodesk; it is now the umbrella brand for all of the Subscription offerings provided by Autodesk, including the following options:

The smart choice for the best value. Previously referred to as the Autodesk Subscription Program.

The flexible choice for ultimate freedom. Previously referred to as rental plans.

The powerful choice for cloud workflows. Subscription to various cloud services.

Customer Benefit:

Maintain perpetual software license
Latest software release
Autodesk 360 Cloud benefits
Flexible Licensing Rights
Technical Support

Customer Benefit:

Pay-as-you access
Stay up to date
Scalable Licensing
Autodesk 360 Cloud benefits

Customer Benefit:

Simplified collaboration
Streamlined workflows
Virtual infinite computing power
Access work, from anytime anywhere

With more purchasing options than ever before, you can choose the plan that best fits your current project needs and budget. Autodesk Subscription puts software, services, and support at your command to accelerate your entire workflow, now and into the future.

Call our office (281) 445-6161 for more information on the new Subscription offerings or on the 2015 products.

AutoCAD 2013 Service Pack 2

June 10, 2013

Autodesk has released a service pack 2 for AutoCAD 2013.  This service pack also applies to the Suites.

You can read about it, and download here.

Autodesk 360 Desktop Companion Live Update 1

April 29, 2013

Autodesk has released an update for the Autodesk 360 desktop companion.  If you have version to, then you need to apply this update.

To read more about this and to download the update, click here.