AutoCAD appeared (in use at ZF Transmissions) about 01:20:00 into the marathon Microsoft Build Day One keynote. It was a segment about ‘empowering first line workers”: I.e. the ones who do actual work…
It was interesting but what got my attention were the toolbars. I Love the ribbon!
Big announcement at Autodesk University AEC keynote today about integration of BIM 360 platform and its collaboration extension to other platforms: Civil 3D and AutoCAD included. This is a significant change from "BIM 360" being a collection of cloud products, some on different clouds, to a single cloud infrastructure running all the BIM 360 functions. New capabilities stemming from this include insight into cloud and project data, a unified development & services platform, and integration of other design platforms (beyond Revit) for collaboration. This creates a true common data environment living in a single cloud infrastructure with the Forge platform for customisation, AI enhancements and extension to other services and data sources.Huge innovations to a platform that is already powdering thousands of projects.
Mine is an ancient one that doesn’t even have a button in the current ribbon user interface: OOPS!
OOPS predates the current Undo/Redo commands and, from my sketchy memory, was used to restore the geometry AutoCAD deleted when you created a block. This was in the AutoCAD DOS era (yes I’m that old!) but the command is still in the current version.
Software Updates, Service Patches, Bug Fixes. Call them what you will they come around fairly frequently. However, this AutoCAD 2018 & AutoCAD LT 2018 update for an earlier update comes with a rare instruction to install this month! Check out Heidi’s blog post for more details and how to install via the desktop app or direct download.
A few weeks ago, we explained a mistake that was made with the 2018.0.1 Update, and quickly resolved the issue by releasing the AutoCAD 2018.0.2/AutoCAD LT 2018.0.2 Update*. As this update fixes a defect that would cause the product to not start, it is critical for users who installed the initial 2018.0.1 Update to install the AutoCAD 2018.0.2/AutoCAD LT 2018.0.2 Update as soon as possible and before June 1, 2017…
If you are trying to assist someone troubleshoot any software or hardware problem knowing the machine configuration can be a big help. If you have AutoCAD installed there is an easy way to get it in a format that is easy to share.
Start AutoCAD then from Command: GRAPHICSCONFIG click the Tuner Log button.
You’ll get a text file with detailed system information for processors, disks, monitor drivers/display resolution, operating system version, physical & virtual memory and more.
While some of it is AutoCAD specific the “Additional System Info” is a great resource for support staff.