Author: Donnie Gladfelter

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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A First Look at AutoCAD 2018

Autodesk just announced the release of AutoCAD 2018 and with it a wealth of new tools designed to help you stay at the forefront of design. Beyond the collection of new features typical of the new release, AutoCAD 2018 also marks the 35th anniversary of the world’s most popular design platform. My impression of this release is that it is as much about the legacy of AutoCAD as it is the future of AutoCAD. Opening AutoCAD 2018 for the first time you will find tools to help with common workflow challenges, improvements to save performance, the ability to fully...

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Troubleshooting Installations with the Autodesk Installation Diagnostic Assistant

Instead of seeing new icons on your desktop, you get the rather unhelpful “Some products Failed to install” message at the end of your Autodesk software installation. Where do you go from here? How do you even begin to find why your software failed to install in the first place? The good news is the installation log file has the answer to both of these questions. The bad news is these log files aren’t always the easiest thing to read – much less find. Who am I kidding? Unless you’ve learned the secret language of LOG file they’re next...

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Why is my AutoCAD Civil 3D drawing so slow?

Your computer is one notch below the classification of super computer. You’ve tried the mosaic of AutoCAD configuration tweaks scattered across the internet – LAYOUTREGENCTL, SAVEFIDELITY, among others. You’ve purged, cleaned, and optimized your drawing by freezing layers and more – yet your AutoCAD Civil 3D drawing is still slow. In every practical sense, you’ve done all the right things and yet performance remains a concern – why? While configuration tweaks may result in some small performance gains, software configuration is rarely the issue when customers reach out to us about Civil 3D performance. In a similar way, customers who reach out to us have typically...

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