Author: Donnie Gladfelter

Update Required: Online Maps No Longer Display in AutoCAD

Autodesk introduced the ability to insert online map data and aerial imagery from the Bing Maps service in AutoCAD 2014. This functionality relies upon version 7 of Microsoft’s Software Development Kit for its Bing Maps service. Microsoft will end support for version 7 of Bing Maps on June 30th, 2017. This change will disable the Online Maps and Geolocation functionality built into AutoCAD 2014-2018 on that date. Because of this change, an update is required to continue using the Online Maps and Geolocation features inside AutoCAD past June 30th. A hotfix to upgrade your version of Bing Maps to...

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Action Required – Critical AutoCAD 2018.0.2 Update

We shared news of the AutoCAD 2018.0.2 update upon its release in April but wanted to revisit the update due to its “high severity” status. Beyond the bug fixes typical of all software updates, the 2018.0.2 update fixes a critical issue that may prevent your software from starting on June 1, 2017. Without the update installed by June 1st, your AutoCAD 2018-based software will not start, and the following error message will display when you attempt to. Clicking OK to the “Sorry, this pre-release product has expired” error message will close AutoCAD. In addition to AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD...

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Autodesk University 2017 Class Proposal Voting Now Open

Autodesk University isn’t until November, but planning for the event is well underway. The annual Call for Proposals closed last week, and with nearly 2,200 proposals in hand, now comes the hard part – selecting 600+ classes for this year’s conference. To help in the selection process, Autodesk is giving you a chance to vote, and let them know which classes you would like to see. Voting is currently open and will remain open until June 16th, 2017. Among the 2,200 proposals you can choose from are the fourteen submitted by our very own team of experts here at...

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AutoCAD 2018.0.2 Update Released

Addressing several recently identified defects, Autodesk released what’s being labeled as 2018.0.2 update for AutoCAD 2018. Labeled by Autodesk with a High severity, CADD recommends users of AutoCAD and all AutoCAD-based applications install this update immediately. Some of the specific defects addressed in this update include AutoLISP files not loading, plotting errors with wipeouts or masks, errors when right-clicking in block editor, annotation scaling issues with multiline attributes, the opening of DXF files, and a few other things. You can see everything included in this update from the Readme documentation. You can get this update from either the Autodesk Account website...

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What’s New in Autodesk 2018 Webinar Series

Autodesk announced many of its new 2018 software products last week. The 2018 release continues many of the trends we’ve seen over the last several years. These improvements are more than just the productivity-based enhancements common with new software releases, but also include a vast array of performance and team-based collaboration improvements as well. There’s certainly a lot to like in Autodesk’s 2018 software portfolio and our team here at CADD Microsystems is excited to share everything this release has to offer. In addition to a series of blogs, we’ll publish over the coming weeks, our team will begin a new features webinar...

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