Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Announcing AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2009.1

The 2009.1 edition of AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite comprises AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture and Revit Architecture software. This comprehensive software suite provides maximum flexibility for a smooth transition to building information modeling (BIM), helping you get started today.

The previous version of AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite contained AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit Architecture, the newly released 2009.1 includes AutoCAD Architecture allowing you to work with the most appropriate solution for your architectural designs.

You can now support ongoing work in AutoCAD or AutoCAD Architecture while starting new projects in Revit Architecture, all with one product.

Autodesk Service Packs and Updates

The following have all be listed within the last 60 days. Be sure to read all the readme or FAQ files before you execute any update or pack. We highly recommend you have a backup of your files before you begin as a precaution.

AutoCAD 2009 - Update 1
Publish date: 7/30/08
Applies to: AutoCAD 2009

AutoCAD LT 2009 - Update 1
Publish date: 7/30/08
Applies to: AutoCAD LT 2009

AutoCAD 2009 - Update 1 for AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2009
Published date: 7/30/08
Applies to: AutoCAD 2009, AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2009, Revit Architecture 2009

AutoCAD 2009 - Update 1 for AutoCAD Revit Structure Suite 2009
Published date: 7/30/08
Applies to: AutoCAD 2009, AutoCAD Revit Structure Suite 2009, Revit® Structure 2009

AutoCAD Architecture 2009 - Update 1 32-Bit
Published date: 7/25/08
Applies to: AutoCAD Architecture 2009

AutoCAD Architecture 2009 - Update 1 64-Bit
Published date: 7/25/08
Applies to: AutoCAD Architecture 2009

AutoCAD Civil 3D Land Desktop Companion 2009 - Update 1
Published date: 8/8/08
Applies to: AutoCAD Civil 3D Land Desktop Companion 2009

AutoCAD Electrical 2009 Service Pack 1
Published date: 8/6/08
Applies to: AutoCAD Electrical 2009

AutoCAD Land Desktop 2009 - Update 1
Published date: 8/8/08
Applies to: AutoCAD Land Desktop 2009

AutoCAD MEP 2009 - Update 1 64-Bit
Published date: 7/25/08
Applies to: AutoCAD MEP 2009

AutoCAD MEP 2009 - Update 1 32-Bit
Published date: 7/25/08
Applies to: AutoCAD MEP 2009

AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite 2009 - Update 1 32-Bit
Published date: 8/4/08
Applies to: AutoCAD MEP 2009, AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite 2009, Revit MEP 2009


AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite 2009 - Update 1 64-Bit
Published date: 8/4/08
Applies to: AutoCAD MEP 2009, AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite 2009, Revit MEP 2009

AutoCAD Raster Design 2009 Service Pack 1
Published date: 7/23/08
Applies to: AutoCAD Raster Design 2009

Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 Service Pack 1
Published date: 7/29/08
Applies to: Autodesk 3ds Max 2009

Autodesk Design Review 2009 – Service Pack 1
Published date: 7/11/08
Applies to: Autodesk Design Review 2009

AutoCAD 2009 Update 1 for AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2009
Published date: 7/30/08
Applies to: AutoCAD 2009, AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2009, Revit Architecture 2009

AutoCAD 2009 Update 1 for AutoCAD Revit Structure Suite 2009
Published date: 7/30/08
Applies to: AutoCAD 2009, AutoCAD Revit Structure Suite 2009, Revit Structure 2009


Revit MEP 2009 Web Update 1
Web Update Enhancement List
Improvements made in Web Update 1 build (20080602_1900)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

AutoCAD 2009 Drawing Recovery Prompt Issue.

When you open a drawing, you receive the following error (or similar):

“Unable to open this drawing. It contains incorrect or corrupted information. The RECOVER command may be able to restore undamaged material from this drawing.”

If a drawing contains materials or AEC objects and was saved to an earlier drawing format, then you may perform the following steps to resolve this error without requiring the use of the Recover command. Autodesk Support has posted the following Technical Solution to this issue:

Either of these solutions allow you to open the drawings in AutoCAD 2009 without being prompted to recover them:

  1. Using AutoCAD 2008 or DWG TrueView, save the files in AutoCAD 2007 format.
  2. Using AutoCAD 2008, open the drawing, set 3DCONVERSIONMODE to 0, and then save in the AutoCAD 2004 or AutoCAD 2000 file format.

For the full details visit the Autodesk support site.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Civil 3D 2009 Update 1 is Now Available!

Hot off the presses! Autodesk just released an update for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 which addresses a host of customer-reported issues.

Download the Civil 3D 2009 Update here.

Please click on this link to read more about this update.

What the Heck is Geomarker?

When I use my AutoCAD Map 3D or a product that has AutoCAD Map 3D (AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Land Desktop) 2009 I have a weird symbol in my drawing and I can not erase it.

This is known as the Geomarker and shows if you have a coordinate system assigned to the drawing. This is a No Plot object but can be turned off by typing.

1) Geomarkervisibility
Set this to
2) 0
now the marker is off
0 = Off
1 = On