Wednesday, April 14, 2010

AutoCAD 2011 32bit disc 1 of 2 missing

When first opening the box you see two discs, one labeled 64 bit Disc 1 of 2 and 32 & 64 bit Disc 2 of 2.:

Where is the 32 bit disc 1? - It’s behind the booklet:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Naviswroks Review being Retired

Upon the upcoming releases of 2011 products, Autodesk will be retiring the Navisworks Review product.  

Currently (2010 versions) Autodesk offers Navisworks Review, Navisworks Simulate, Navisworks Manage, and Navisworks Freedom.  The latter being a free viewer downloadable from their website.  Detailed descriptions on each listed below.

Any customer who currently have licenses of Navisworks Review 2010 (either indivdually or within a Suite) on Active Subscription at the time of 2011 release will be automatically fulfilled to Navisworks Simulate 2011.  If your not on Subscription, get on Subscription now.  If you miss getting on subscription before the release of 2011, upgrade offerings will be available by Autodesk.

All the functionality of Naviswork Reviewer is included in Naviswork Simulate.  What will Naviswork Review users gain by getting Navisworks Simulate?  The following :

TimeLiner allows customers to link their model geometry to times and dates for 4D simulation. They can import task data from 3rd party scheduling applications to visualize and analyze project sequencing.

Presenter allows customers to create photorealistic renderings for export as still images or movies. They can configure materials, lights, backgrounds, and rendering styles to aid in the visual communication of projects.

The Animator and Scripter tools allow customers to animate and interact with project models. They can apply movement to geometry and cameras in the model, and link those animations to events and triggers, including TimeLiner tasks, to simulate real-world behavior.

Navisworks Manage software offers design and construction professionals the most comprehensive project review solution, providing advanced tools for interference analysis and
spatial coordination.

Navisworks Simulate software provides comprehensive project review and analysis capabilities to demonstrate design intent and simulation of construction to drive insight and predictability.

Navisworks Freedom software is the free viewer for NWD and 3D DWF files. Navisworks Freedom extends the whole-project view to all project stakeholders, improving communication and collaboration.