Thursday, July 24, 2008

AutoCAD 2009 Update

Autodesk just release an update for AutoCAD 2009 which addresses a number of issues, many of them reported by customers.

Download the update here.

Updates have also been made available for the following products:
  • AutoCAD LT 2009
  • AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2009
  • AutoCAD Revit Structure Suite 2009
Please navigate to the readme file for this download to read about the details on this update.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Nvidia Performance Display Drivers for AutoCAD

To get your performance display driver for any AutoCAD-based products from Nvidia, visit this website.

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Older Processors Cause Install Error For Revit Products

Users are commonly reporting that they are getting an installation error during the install of the Revit 2009 product family. The error reads "The Rendering library is not installed. Rendering features will be disabled". In an effort to assist our clients with this issue we have diligently working with Autodesk to determine the cause. We were most recently informed that the cause may be linked to older processors. It seems that older processors that are not SSE2 compliant seem to display this behavior. Autodesk is aware of the problem and are currently investigating the issue.

You might be asking what is SSE2 anyway, I know I was. Below is the link to the definition according to Wikipedia:

Known mainstream processors that DO NOT SUPPORT SSE2 include: Intel Pentium 3 and earlier processors and AMD Athlon XP and earlier processsors. If you are trying to install on a computer utilizing one of these processors and are encountering a problem, the reason above may be the cause.

Keep an eye out on Autodesk’s website as well as this blog for updates to this issue.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Interoperability for Autodesk and Bentley

Recognizing interoperability as one of the primary hurdles to success, Autodesk and Bentley Systems have agreed to share DWG and DGN technologies going forward. This is exciting news for the market indeed; sure to make the capabilities of reading and writing in native formats between the two software companies' products much more compatible than what is available today.

Read more about this groundbreaking accord.