Thursday, September 30, 2010

Service Pack 2 out for all Revit 2011 products

Autodesk has announced the availability of the Revit 2011 Update 2 build (20100903_2115) Release. the links below:

Revit Architecture

Revit MEP

Revit Structure

Autodesk Revit Platform 2011 Enhancements

  • Improves stability when locking of constraints within families.
  • Improves stability when modifying the properties of an element.
  • Ensures „Select All Instances‟ when used on viewports within a sheet does select all the viewports.
  • Improves stability when using the “Create Form” tool when In-Place edit a mass.
  • Improves stability when using “Complex” complexity mode during gbXML Export.
  • Corrects glazing area when using “Simple” complexity mode during gbXML Export.
  • Improves stability when editing element Phase inside a group.
  • Improves consistency of the ifcflowsegment and ifcflowfitting properties during a re-export to IFC.
  • Improves stability when exporting to AutoCad 2000 DWG files.
  • Improves stability during export to DWG files when exporting a view with a linked DWG in "new layers for overrides" mode.
  • Improves stability after switching location within the InfoCenter settings
  • Improves stability of InfoCenter when logged into Revit with a double byte username.
  • Improves stability when selecting materials from within the materials dialog.
  • Improves stability when switching between views
  • Improves visibility of manually applied hidden lines during printing and exporting of Structural Hidden Lines views.
  • Improves performance when using spinner control in the Decal Types dialog.
  • Improves stability when selecting array elements from within the Reveal Hidden Elements display mode.
  • Improves stability when finishing Sketch mode.
  • Improves stability when selecting a reference plane within the conceptual mass editor.
  • Improves stability when launching multiple sessions of Revit.
  • Corrects shadow casting of linked RVT files when in realistic display mode.
  • Improves stability when dragging sun.
  • Improves stability when upgrading Revit 2010 project file.
  • Corrects color of masked regions when rendered in Consistent Color display mode.

There are other enhancements per Revit “flavour” as well as the API which can be found in the associated Update Enhancement List PDF on each product page

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Revit Server and Conceptual Energy Analysis


Autodesk is releasing a new Subscription Advantage Pack for Revit Subscription clients that will include the new Revit Server and Conceptual Energy Analysis capabilities. 

For more detailed information and software downloads you should log into your Autodesk Subscription Center. 

For a detailed overview of these Revit features you can refer to latest review article in AEC Bytes: Revit’s New Server and Conceptual Energy Analysis Capabilities

Friday, September 24, 2010

Autodesk Design Visualization Reel 2010 Call for Submissions

Autodesk is asking for Design Visualization submissions to include in their 2010 Design Show Reel.  This Reel will be showcased at AUTODESK UNIVERSITY from November 30 to December 2, 2010. It will be featured during each sessions and to the opening of the Mainstage presentation.

They are also very interested in receiving high-resolution images – up to 300 dpi – for inclusion in their marketing material leading up to and surrounding the show. Lower resolution is also most welcome.

The deadline for imagery submission and video content is Friday, October 8, 2010.

Submission Process
Follow these easy steps to submit your work.  Good Luck!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Product Support Information for AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2011


AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2011 Update 1.1 is now available. This is a re-release of Update 1 for AutoCAD 2011 software. After the original Update 1 was released, it was discovered that an issue occurred when conducting certain operations that may cause AutoCAD software to shut down.

Update 1 was subsequently removed to correct the issue and a hotfix was released for those customers who had already applied Update 1. This release of Update 1.1 includes that fix.

More detailed information and instructions can be found at Without a Net.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Autodesk's Training & Implementation Voucher Promotion

Autodesk is offering customers up to $10,000US in Training and/or Implementation vouchers on qualifying purchases of Revit, Navisworks, Civil 3D, Map 3D, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD MEP, Plant 3D, and P&ID.

For purchases of 1-5 licenses of new or cross-grade upgrades the customer will receive $200US per license in vouchers. 6+ licenses will net you $300US per license up to a maximum of $10,000US. Services must be completed by Dec. 31/10. An on-line post-service evaluation must be completed by the customer.