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May 6, 2015

Inventor 2016 Update 1

Autodesk has just released Update 1 for Inventor 2016.

This Update addresses multiple issues for Inventor 2016.

Here is what is addressed in Update 1:
  • Center of Gravity becomes visible and cannot be turned off
  • Empty browser is visible on left of My Home at start up
  • Inserting identical component as AnyCAD associative reference inserts a completely different model
  • Unexpected exit when Right Mouse Button in new Presentation
  • Files saved in SolidWorks2015 SP2 cannot be openned
  • Unexpected exit on close if load Mesh add-in enabled
  • Unexpected Exit when users sync Point Cloud model to AutoCAD by Sync AutoCAD command in Factory Inventor
  • Edit section sketch not working properly
  • Unexpected exit on closing Inventor if Insert Catalog Part add-in loaded
  • Some unrelated sketches are blocked from inclusion in derived workflow
  • Unable to edit view orientation after disabling "Orient from base" or "Align to Base" option
  • Poor quality of embedded Excel table in drawing when save as PDF
  • Print Studio fails to launch when Windows Explorer is set to hide file extensions
  • Unnecessary memory consumption in flat pattern drawings
  • The preview of Mate and Flush constraints in Assemble command are mismatched
  • Unable to update style from library for materials and appearances after modifying

Here is a link to download Update 1 for Inventor 2016 - Click Here...
Here is a link for the Readme File - Click Here...

This update covers the following products:

    • Autodesk Inventor Professional 2016
    • Autodesk Inventor 2016
    • Autodesk Factory Design Suite Premium 2016
    • Autodesk Factory Design Suite Ultimate 2016
    • Autodesk Product Design Suite Premium 2016
    • Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate 2016
    Credits: Autodesk

      Inventor 2015 Service Pack 2

      Autodesk has just released Service Pack 2 for Inventor 2015.

      This Service Pack 2 addresses multiple issues for Inventor 2015.

      Here is what is addressed in Service Pack 2:

      Stress Analysis
      • The precision of pressure is inaccurate when you convert it from MPa to psi.
      • Inventor unexpectedly exits while working in the Stress Analysis addin. This occurs when finishing a simulation and reading back simulation results.
      Security
      • Service Pack 2 addresses POODLE SSL v3 vulnerability
      API
      • API GraphicsIndexSet.Add method has performance regression since Inventor 2015.
      Application Functionality
      • Inventor hangs when saving a file after you expand and collapse the browser.
      • Unable to export files to CAD format in particular machines.
      • The browser does not automatically reposition when one monitor is missing.
      • Inventor performance is poor if you run Inventor on dual monitors or under customer DPI setting.
      • Non-English Inventor unexpectedly exits when you type the letter 'a' in Communication Center.
      • The last opened file might not be listed in the Recently Used tab after resetting the ribbon.
      • A project cannot be changed using the dropdown menu in My Home when an opened document is closed using undo.
      • Non-localized strings display within the context menu of the Home page.
      • Inventor 2015 freezes on startup: The message "AutoCAD Component has Stopped Working" displays.
      • View manipulation does not work as expected with 3D device if Rotation is disabled.
      • Manually changing the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Inventor\RegistryVersion19.0\System\Preferences\File\CefOptions setting in the registry is no longer required.
      Assembly Modeling
      • Inventor unexpectedly exits when you copy components into certain assembly files.
      • Sheet metal solid body is not selectable under Select Body Priority in the Assembly environment.
      • Some defined Assembly Joint Limits are unexpectedly lost when computing large amounts of existing Joints.
      • Assembly constraints that specifically Insert type constraint, sometimes provides a wrong direction when based on a normal vector of a selected circular edge. This issue was caused by using incorrect precision to compare direction of the two vectors in order to decide a final constraint direction. Editing existing Insert constraints may switch the constraint direction to the opposite direction.
      • Locked Design Views that are activated while occurrences are suppressed will no longer turn unsuppressed instances to invisible later.
      • When a part is inserted in an assembly, the center of gravity is made visible and cannot be turned off.
      • Assembly Joints that are created using the Substitute LOD of the components will fail sometimes when activating the Master or Substitute LOD.
      • A locked view representation when changing a component to invisible does not immediately update the browser icon to gray.
      Content Center
      • Some materials are empty in custom Content Center family after migration from R2012.
      Drawing Manager
      • Drawing views are out of sync with Assembly data.
      • Model sketches do not update in the drawing view if the model has no volume.
      • The size of a bounding box of a raster view is incorrect.
      • Inventor unexpectedly exits when creating a detail view.
      • Welds are incorrectly represented in the drawing when you change a Model State from Welds to Machining.
      • Cannot delete the crop view when annotations are unattached.
      • A memory leak problem happens when updating a drawing view.
      • You cannot copy/paste some drawing views.
      • Poor performance occurs when creating drawing views.
      • Inventor unexpectedly exits when creating drawing views from a weldment assembly.
      • Inventor unexpectedly exits when you create a crop view and undo it.
      • The PartsListColumn.Reposition method does not work for iAssembly member columns.
      • Inventor unexpectedly exits when deleting symbols before the Select Other mini toolbar appears, or while the toolbar is active.
      • The order in BOM is not correct when sorting components by Item.
      • Data row height cannot be adjusted by dragging the data cell line up and down in the Partslist table, general table and revision table.
      Engineer's Notebook
      • Inventor unexpectedly exits after undoing an Engineering note several times until the part that includes the engineering notebook is closed with two components.
      Enhanced Visualization
      • Inventor prompts error message when creating a drawing view because of a bad front plane definition.
      • The preview quality is not good when creating a drawing base view from a small part.
      • Abnormal triangles may appear in a drawing document when you zoom in to drawing sheet.
      • Faces disappear when checking the component visibility off check box and when zooming into the assembly.
      • Inventor unexpectedly exits when you delete some Assembly components in express mode under the Conservative graphics setting.
      • Dimension texts are blurry after applying Update 1.
      • Inventor unexpectedly exits when you use the API to copy the sheet to another drawing, delete the sheet and save a new drawing.
      • Thai characters incorrectly display in Inventor drawing files.
      Materials/Appearances
      • A relative path for the Materials and Appearance libraries is not supported in Project setting.
      Part Modeling
      • Inventor hangs when you update non-English datasets containing many exported parameters.
      • Physical iProperties are not calculated for large models that contain a rectangular pattern feature.
      • Inventor sometimes unexpectedly exits when you select the Rebuild All button.
      Presentations
      • Some nodes are missing in the IPN browser when opening legacy .ipn files.
      Reality Capture
      • The point clouds of regions created in ReCap does not display in the Inventor point cloud Navigator dialog box.
      Sketch
      • Inventor unexpectedly exits when clicking on a point to place copied sketch texts.
      Translators
      • A component is either missing or is altered after exporting to a STEP file.
      • You cannot export weldment beads correctly to an IGES/STEP file format.
      • A hatch pattern AR-CONC does not scale correctly after exporting the current drawing file to an AutoCAD DWG file.
      • Elements of the drawing are lost when batch generating visualization files with the Vault Job Processor.
      • You cannot open some special NX models that have compound and pseudo bodies.
      • Bodies are lost when importing some special NX models that contain compound and pseudo bodies.
      Vault
      • No edge displays in a DWF file if it is published by the Vault Job Processor.
       
      Here is a link to download Service Pack 2 for Inventor 2015 for 32-bit - Click Here...
      Here is a link to download Service Pack 2 for Inventor 2015 for 64-bit - Click Here...
      Here is a link for the Readme File - Click Here...

      This Service Pack covers the following products:

        • Autodesk Inventor Professional 2015
        • Autodesk Inventor 2015
        • Autodesk Factory Design Suite Premium 2015
        • Autodesk Factory Design Suite Ultimate 2015
        • Autodesk Product Design Suite Premium 2015
        • Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate 2015
        Credits: Autodesk

          Inventor 2014 Update 6 for Service Pack 2

          Autodesk has just released Update 6 for Inventor 2014 Service Pack 2.

          This Update addresses multiple issues for Inventor 2014. Update 6 is cumulative and includes all changes from Update 1, Update 2, Update 3, Update 4 and Update 5.

          Here is what is addressed in Update 6:
          • Poor quality of embedded Excel table in drawing when save as PDF
          • Section view in weldment without machining shows inconsistent dimension
          • Some unrelated sketches are blocked from inclusion in derived workflow
          • Stability enhancement
          • Autodesk Licensing Hotfix - POODLE SSL v3 vulnerability
          Here is a link to download Update 6 for Inventor 2014 Service Pack 2 32-bit - Click Here...
          Here is a link to download Update 6 for Inventor 2014 Service Pack 2 64-bit - Click Here...
          Here is a link for the Readme File - Click Here...

          This update covers the following products:

          • Autodesk Inventor Professional 2014
          • Autodesk Inventor 2014
          • Autodesk Factory Design Suite Premium 2014
          • Autodesk Factory Design Suite Ultimate 2014
          • Autodesk Product Design Suite Premium 2014
          • Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate 2014
          Credits: Autodesk

          April 15, 2015

          Inventor 2016 & AutoCAD 2016 - Free Trial

          Autodesk has now released the downloads so you can try out Inventor 2016 & AutoCAD 2016 for a 30-day trial. Also, these are full functioning copies of the 2016 releases, no features are missing. You can run it through its paces to decide for yourself if you are going to upgrade or purchase it as a standalone or in a product suite.


          Here is the link for Inventor 2016 30-day free trial, Click Here...

          Here is the link for AutoCAD 2016 30-day free trial, Click Here...

          So head on over to the links and give them a try.

          April 13, 2015

          Product Design Suite 2016

          Here is what is included in Product Design Suite 2016.

          Product Design Suite Premium
          • Inventor
          • Fusion 360
          • AutoCAD
          • AutoCAD Mechanical
          • AutoCAD Raster Design
          • ReCap
          • Vault Basic
          • 3ds Max Design
          • Navisworks Simulate
          • Showcase
          Product Design Suite Ultimate
          • All of the above plus:
          • Replace Inventor with Inventor Professional
          • Replace Fusion 360 with Fusion 360 Ultimate
          • Replace Navisworks Simulate with Navisworks Manage
          • AutoCAD Electrical
          • Alias Design
          Here is the press release talking about all of the Design Suites, Click Here...

          March 27, 2015

          Inventor 2016 System Requirements

          Here are the system requirements for Inventor 2016:

          Please make sure that you are installing the appropriate version of Autodesk Inventor software for your operating system. Inventor provides separate installers for 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Note that a 64-bit version of Inventor cannot be installed on a 32-bit system and vice versa.

          Inventor 2016 - What's New

          Here we are again, a new release of Autodesk Inventor. Inventor 2016 has a lot of new features and some tweaks to some old ones that make working much easier. They include improvements to Inventor Studio, text input, 3D printing (Additive Manufacturing), Sheet Metal Parts, Freeform Parts, Standard Part design, Sketching,  Assembly, Drawing Enhancements, and also a revamped Representations. Hope you enjoy.

          March 23, 2015

          AutoCAD 2016 System Requirements

          Here are the system requirements for AutoCAD 2016:

          Operating System:

          • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1
          • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Pro
          • Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise
          • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
          • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
          • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
          • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

          CPU Type:

          • Minimum Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor

          Memory:

          • For 32-bit AutoCAD 2016:
            •  2 GB (3 GB recommended)
          • For 64-bit AutoCAD 2016:
            • 4 GB (8 GB recommended)

          Display Resolution:

          • 1024x768 (1600x1050 or higher recommended) with True Color

          Display Card:

          • Windows display adapter capable of 1024x768 with True Color capabilities. DirectX 9 or DirectX 11 compliant card recommended

          Disk Space:

          • Installation 6.0 GB

          Pointing Device:

          • MS-Mouse compliant device

          Media (DVD):

          • Download and installation from DVD

          Browser:

          • Windows Internet Explorer 9.0 (or later)

          .NET Framework:

          • .NET Framework Version 4.5

          Additional requirements for Large Datasets, Point Clouds, and 3D Modeling

          Memory:

          • 8 GB RAM or greater

          Disk Space:

          • 6 GB free hard disk available, not including installation requirements

          Display Card:

          • 1600x1050 or greater True Color video display adapter, 128 MB VRAM or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Direct3D-capable workstation class graphics card

          Note:

          • 64-bit Operating Systems are recommended if you are working with Large Datasets, Point Clouds and 3D Modeling

          March 20, 2015

          AutoCAD 2016 What's New Preview Guide

          AutoCAD 2016 was released yesterday, I gave you a brief overview of What's New, AutoCAD 2016 - What's New. Now here is the pdf for the AutoCAD 2016 What's New Preview Guide, Click Here...

          You can also see all of the What's New Documents in the above tab called AutoCAD What's New.
          Also, here are a few videos done by the team at Design and Motion.

          Dim Improvements

          System Variable Monitor

          User Interface

          Documentation Enhancements
          Revision Cloud

          March 19, 2015

          AutoCAD 2016 - What's New

          Here is the full list of What's New in AutoCAD 2016.

          File Tabs

          The New Tab drawing file tab has been renamed to Start and remains persistent as you create and open additional drawings.

          Layouts

          Layouts now support drag and drop to move or copy layouts to positions that are hidden in the overflow menu. As you drag the selected layouts to the right or left edge of the layout tabs they automatically scroll enabling you to drop the layouts into the proper position.

          Status Bar

          The status bar can now automatically wrap onto two rows when there are more icons than can fit into a single row. Isolate objects and Lock UI have been added to the status bar customization menu.

          Revision Clouds

          The Revision Cloud tool is enhanced in AutoCAD 2016 to provide more flexibility. It is accessible from the Annotate ribbon panel and includes 3 methods of creation: Rectangular, Polygonal, and Freehand.

          Dim Command Enhancements

          The DIM command is significantly enhanced in AutoCAD 2016 and is now accessible from the Ribbon. The DIM command automatically creates appropriate dimensions based on the type of objects you select. A preview as you pass the cursor over those objects enables you to see the resulting dimension before you actually create it.

          Text Wrap in Dimensions

          When editing dimension text, a width sizing control is displayed above the text enabling you to specify the width for text wrapping.

          Layers for Dimensions

          A new Dimensions layer is automatically added to the drawing when dimensions are created.

          Text

          A new Text frame property has been added to Mtext objects enabling you to create a border around the text.

          Closed Polyline Snapping

          By enabling the existing Center object snap to snap to the geometric center of a closed polygon/polyline. Tooltips distinguish the Center osnap from the Arc Center osnap which is displayed for arcs and polyline arc segments.

          Move/Copy Enhancement

          When you move or copy a large number of objects together in the 2D Wireframe visual style in AutoCAD 2016, move function preview is generated quickly allowing you to move the selected objects freely without significant lag.

           Section Object

          The section Plane tool creates a section object that acts as a cutting plane through 3D objects including solids, surfaces, meshes, regions and now point clouds. The sections object's type can be set to represent a simple cutting plane, a bounded area, or volumetric area. A new Slice type has been added to the section object. The Slice type generates a thin cut through the model that always contains parallel front to back section planes.

          These are just some of the upgrades and enhancements in AutoCAD 2016. When I receive the full breakdown, it will be posted on the site.