Leaderboard AdX

June 18, 2014

3Dconnexion Cuts the Cord on the SpaceMouse Pro

3Dconnexion has announced a new product in their lineup. SpaceMouse Pro Wireless is the latest addition to 3Dconnexion’s line of professional 3D mice and is the second device to go wireless.

Superior 3D Navigation

Connect on a deeper level with your 3D content. SpaceMouse Pro Wireless’s patented 6-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) controller cap delivers natural feeling 3D navigation designed specifically for professionals.

Smoothly pan, zoom and rotate models and cameras. Easily position parts, assemblies and designs. Intuitively examine and analyze your designs from every angle. It’s as close to holding your model as you can get.

While your standard mouse selects, creates and edits, the SpaceMouse Pro Wireless handles 3D navigation for a revolutionary two-handed work style preferred by the world’s top engineers, architects and 3D professionals.

Complete Wireless Freedom

No more cords. No more constraints. SpaceMouse Pro Wireless provides a real-time connection to your 3D content with 3Dconnexion 2.4 GHz wireless technology.

Just pop the USB receiver in your PC or Mac, and enjoy the reliability of a wired device coupled with the satisfaction of a cord free desktop.

SpaceMouse Pro Wireless will operate for two months between charges. When it does need juice, just connect the USB cable and continue working.

Minimize Hand Movements

View Your Work From Every Angle
Detect errors, explore alternatives, and present your work more effectively for review with SpaceMouse Pro Wireless’s 6DoF navigation and QuickView Keys.

Save Time
Conveniently positioned keyboard modifiers provide quick and easy access to Control, Shift, Alt and Esc functions, reducing the time you spend moving your hand to the keyboard.

Flexible Connectivity

Either plug the micro-USB receiver directly into your workstation or use the twin-port USB hub (included as standard). With a choice of two USB cables, it’s easy to connect and charge SpaceMouse Pro Wireless whatever your desktop setup.

Technical Specification
  • 3Dconnexion six-degrees-of-freedom
    (6Dof) sensor
  • 3Dconnexion 2.4GHz wireless technology
  • Lithium-ion polymer battery (internal, rechargeable)
  • Micro-USB connectivity (choice of cable supplied).
    Simultaneous data and recharging.
  • Full-size, soft-coated hand rest
  • QuickView Keys
  • Rotation Toggle Key
  • Intelligent Function Keys
  • On-Screen Display
  • Keyboard Modifiers (Ctrl, Alt, Shift, Esc)
  • Virtual NumPad
  • 15 Programmable keys in total
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 204x142x58mm / 8"x5.6"x2.3”
  • Weight: 563g / 1.24lb
  • 3-year warranty
Package Contents
  • SpaceMouse Pro Wireless
  • USB Receiver
  • USB Cable 1.5m
  • USB Cable 0.5m
  • Twin-port USB Hub
  • CD ROM: Drivers, Demos and Tools
Image Credits: 3dConnexion

June 11, 2014

AutoCAD 2015 Service Pack 1

Autodesk has released Service Pack 1 (SP1) for AutoCAD 2015.

Here is a link to download AutoCAD 2015 SP1 32-bit, Click Here...
Here is a link to download AutoCAD 2015 SP1 64-bit, Click Here...

Here is a link for the Readme file, Click Here…

This Service Pack can be applied to AutoCAD 2015 installed as a standalone application as well as AutoCAD 2015 installed from the following Autodesk Design Suites.
  • AutoCAD Design Suite 2015
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite 2015
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Revit LT Suite 2015
  • Autodesk AutoCAD with Advanced Steel 2015
  • Autodesk Building Design Suite 2015
  • Autodesk Factory Design Suite 2015
  • Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2015
  • Autodesk Plant Design Suite 2015
  • Autodesk Product Design Suite 2015
Here are the details regarding what is included in the SP1:

Problems Reported with the Customer Error Reporting Utility
DB Connect
  • Occasional crashes when using DB Connect feature on 64-bit machines with 4GB and more RAM.
Status Bar
  • Occasional crashes when opening drawing file when a bubble notification is still displayed.
New Tab
  • Occasional crashes when clicking New in the Quick Access Toolbar or the Start Drawing tile on the New Tab page.
  • Occasional crashes when clicking the New Tab Plus button after adding LayerFilterComboControl or Filter in the CUI dialog box.
Design Center
  • Occasional crashes when inserting a block from Design Center on the second time.
  • Occasional crashes when selecting the "Fully open the drawing file" option that displays when opening a drawing that was saved in the partial open state.
  • Occasional crashes when exiting AutoCAD.
General Service Pack Updates

3D Modeling
  • Using the ViewCube dropdown for selecting a saved UCS will not accept UCS names that contain a space.
  • The SCALE command is not applied correctly for scale factors less than 1/100th.
  • Cursor trails will display on the screen for users with Optimus or Dynamic Switchable Graphics technology.
  • Lineweight is applied and displayed for solid hatch objects.
  • Additional lines display in the selection highlighting for a solid hatch object.
  • Hatch objects do not apply LAYLOCKFADECTL or XDWGFADECTL.
  • The angle of a gradient changes the appearance of that gradient.
  • Solid hatch objects display the edge color.
  • ViewCube will appear on plots under certain conditions.
  • Unable to execute SendCommand API in multiple drawings.
  • The number of recently used files accepts a maximum of 10. The maximum has been restored to 50.
Security Hotfix
  • This Service Pack includes the Autodesk AutoCAD Security Hotfix. This Service Pack can be applied whether that security hotfix was originally applied to your system or not.
  • If you have Autodesk ReCap 2015 installed together with AutoCAD 2015, please install Autodesk ReCap 2015 Hotfix 1 via Autodesk Application Manager.

June 3, 2014

Inventor 2015 Update 1

Autodesk has just released Update 1 for Inventor 2015.

This Update addresses multiple issues for Inventor 2015.

Here is what is addressed in Update 1:
  • Workplane display prevents view at half section of assembly
  • ACAD DWG with 3D entities with units in meters will be imported into Inventor in millimeters
  • After shrinkwrap composite surface disappear and editing of derived assembly cause change of the composite to solid
  • Cut normal fails on a contour flange with two adjacent bends
  • Failure to create tangent constrain for Interpolation Spline
  • FreeForm edit change not recognized as a model change
  • Inventor HSM doesn't support Redo cases
  • OpenSSL Heartbleed security vulnerability
  • Section view of assembly containing Content Center parts gives incorrect result
  • Unable to constrain when changing the dimension
  • When the background color is changed, it becomes difficult to see the dimension text
  • Unexpected exit during move item with Tube and Pipe items attached due to Bolted Connection
  • Unexpected exit during sketch constraint
  • Unexpected exit if calling FindUsingVector API in OnPreSelect event handler if in Assembly file
  • Unexpected exit when opening certain files with stored VBA code or when attempting to open the VBA editor within Inventor
  • Unexpected exit on Cut Normal on a sheet metal part with contour flange and contour roll
  • Unexpected exit saving drawing standard with imported materials in hatch pattern defaults
  • Unexpected exit when attach the incorrect point cloud model
  • Unexpected exit when attempting to edit a sick sweep
  • Unexpected exit when copy and paste Workplane
  • Unexpected exit when editing hole
  • Unexpected exit when enter Frame Analysis environment after Insert Frame
  • Unexpected exit when import the style (with material changed) which was previously exported
  • Unexpected exit when open a drawing
  • Unexpected exit when retrieving dimension
  • Unexpected exit when saving as dwg file
  • Unexpected exit when the user switches to LOD with missing reference file on forward creating derive assembly
  • Unexpected exit after undo and delete moved component
  • Multiple general stability enhancements
Here is a link to download Update 1 for Inventor 2015 - Click Here...
Both the 32-bit and 64-bit are included in the download.
Here is a link for the Readme File - Click Here...

This update 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