More New and Updated Solutions from Autodesk


Error [-124.595.0]: Cannot return the borrowed license


3ds Max


3ds max Maxscript Heap Memory Allocation


Advance Steel


Advance Steel: Workplane and its functionalities




3D solids display with extra linework in AutoCAD 2016

Error: “AutoCAD Application has stopped working” when launching AutoCAD

Exporting a DWG to DGN creates an empty file

Extra inch mark ( “ ) on your dimensions

Fatal error: Unhandled Access Violation Reading 0x0018 Exception at 69193733h

How to improve pdf quality when exported/printed from dwg

How to plot a 3D model including an image with black hidden lines

How to snap to ordinate dimensions created by an AutoCAD command, DIMORDINATE

In AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD-based products of version 2014 regapps are not getting removed

Install error “This product or its prerequisites do not support currently selected language”

Installing SP1 to AutoCAD 2016-based products (except English and Hungarian) causes Model Documentat…

Some xref entities not showing up on a dwg which has the xref attached

When viewports are on top of each other, one viewport doesn’t show its content anymore

XREF command in AutoCAD shows the old dialog window instead of the current xref palette

AutoCAD Civil 3D


In a profile view it is not possible to add pressure pipe data in Civil 3D

Unable to add Service Pack, Productivity Pack, and Transportation Extension to a Civil 3D 2016 deplo…


AutoCAD Electrical


MDB File “Not Responding”


AutoCAD Mechanical


Unable to snap to endpoint of dimension extension line




How to map an AutoCAD P&ID control valve to an AutoCAD Plant 3D drawing


AutoCAD Plant 3D


AutoCAD Plant 3D: Property palette displays cut length without any decimal places

How to add properties from the second port to the bill of material (BOM) in an isometric drawing

How to map an AutoCAD P&ID control valve to an AutoCAD Plant 3D drawing

Optimization of annotations in isometric drawings


AutoCAD Utility Design


Where is “DefaultCatalog.sqlite” file for Autodesk Utility Design


BIM 360 Field


BIM 360 Field: Export latest documents from library

Re-mapping equipment in BIM 360 Field does not work




Coupled vs de-coupled transient analyses are producing different results




Flame 2016 system requirements
Flame Assist 2015 system requirements
Flame Assist 2016 system requirements




Flare 2015 system requirements
Flare 2016 system requirements


Fusion 360


Corrupted Content Error on Fusion 360 download page

Joint Origins Ignore User Parameter Value When Edited


Helius PFA


Abaqus Error when running Abaqus with Helius PFA


Infrastructure Map Server


Selecting or searching of objects in Preview show Fusion Error: (object Object)

Site session is timing out in AIMS AppPool




Additional objects appearing on DWG Export.

Autodesk Inventor 2016 SP1 or R2 installation fails

Cannot Publish a ‘Reduced Tee’ to the content centre

Inventor 2016 fails to open due to Add-in.
Inventor 2016: Moving sketch in browser tree not possible after installing SP1 or R2
Inventor 2016: Self-illuminated objects are looking different in shaded view
Inventor Part rotated on Sketch creation.
Inventor Parts with linked parameters.
Inventor: 2016 IDW DWG Balloon bubble snap when placed no longer works
Inventor: After Content Center update some columns vanish
Inventor: Creating a coil feature on conical face can produce bad export results
Inventor: Creating a section view in assembly produces hangs between operations
Inventor: Drawing with LOD view cannot be updated
Inventor: iAssembly-BOM shows error in Quantity column
Inventor: Sketched text cannot be derived
Results from Frame Analysis are incorrect.

Why do I have an IPJ and a shortcut to the IPJ in the same folder




Modify a detailed curve with a simple curve.

Opening Maya results in crash on Mac OS X 10.9

Where to find the Mac version of Maya 2016 Extension 1 & Mudbox 2016 Extension 1




Error 304616: A beam element is connected to an internal tetrahedron node instead of on the surface

How to reduce mesh density in localized regions within Moldflow Synergy

Moldflow Adviser 2016 model import freezes during processing of model




Where to find the Mac version of Maya 2016 Extension 1 & Mudbox 2016 Extension 1




How to run Autodesk Nastran analyses from the command prompt
How to run Autodesk Nastran analyses using a batch file




Getting information from Navisworks into Glue and back into Navisworks.
Material detail in Navisworks Manage does not display correctly in Navisworks Freedom
Navisworks “Can’t resolve external reference” message




Arc wall doesn?t stop at wall junction

Error: “Can’t make type” when loading a family (Autodesk Revit)

How to install Revit eTransmit 2016 and Revit Worksharing Monitor 2016 silently from the command lin…
Install Error – Revit 2016 R2: This service pack could not be installed because it is not designed f…

Non-English versions of Revit display English messages after installing update

Print Audit Tool causing crashes in Revit

Recovery options for Collaboration for Revit models.

Reinforcement Numbers command error during slab area reinforcement

Revit crashes frequently while in a project.
Revit Error: Too many elements are missing
Revit: Downloading updates and extensions for Revit 2016
Revit: The items of table list are always in English instead of the local language at using Revit 20…
The Export and Import Buttons on DB Link form are missing in Revit 2016

The new icons of the Family Types Dialog are missing in French/ Spanish/ Russian versions of Revit 2…


Robot Structural Analysis


ROBOT – how to make linearly varying panel thickness along radius
ROBOT – is center of gravity of whole structure calculated by program
ROBOT – modal analysis error 2809
ROBOT – no results for moving loads and manual combinations


Simulation Mechanical


K and Cm values are not affecting the worst ratio results in the Beam Code Checking in Simulation Me…

Unable to access Design Optimiztion when using Simulation Mechanical Flex


Sketchbook Pro


Can you import DWG or DXF files into Sketchbook Pro




Smoke 2013 system requirements
Smoke 2015 system requirements
Smoke 2016 system requirements




Copy design to destination folder with same folder structure

Login of Vault Workgroup Webclient fails with “This Server is not supported”

The user get the error 1200 in Autodesk Vault by the funktion AssignItem

Upgrading Operating System while Vault Server is installed prevents Vault server from being uninstal…
Vault support for Data Transfer Utility / VaultBCP

When mapping Autodesk Vault 2015 with Microsoft Outlook 2010 folder: “A client operation failed”

When starting Microsoft Outlook 2013 the Autodesk Vault 2016 Add-in not loaded automatically

When you open Design Review you error : Problem Displaying File




How to set a Material ID in VRED and update it via Python scripting

Is there a way to use the Alpha Channel within the Incandescence of a VRED material

Orientation mode is not working with O on the keyboard within VRED anymore

Add custome properties to any object in Civil 3D

Todd Rogers:

Great post by Brian Hailey on Civil 3D Plus blog…

Originally posted on Civil 3D Plus:

Apparently, this won’t come as a surprise to those that know AutoCAD Architecture but, we can add any property we want to any object in our drawing!

Example Properties on a Featureline Example Properties on a Featureline

Turns out, it’s a lot easier then you would think.

First thing to do is run the command PROPERTYDATA and go into the “Sets” command line option. This will open up the “Style Manager” dialog box (no, not Civil 3D styles…).

Style Manager Style Manager

Once in here, simply right click on Property Set Definition, choose New, and name the new style (I named mine “Featureline Curbs”). On the “Applies To” tab on the right, simply select the type of object you want to create a custom property for (I chose a featureline for this example).

Object Type to Add Properties To Object Type to Add Properties To

Finally, go to the Definition tab and add your new properties. Click the top button on the right side…

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New Civil 3D Reporting and Productivity Tools

Autodesk Subscription

The AutoCAD® Civil 3D 2016 Transportation Extension, a Civil 3D Subscription entitlement, is now ready for customers to download through their Autodesk account. This extension provides a compelling reason to engage with your Civil 3D customers about getting current through Subscription. 

The Transportation Extension offers specific reporting and productivity tools to address the unique needs of civil engineers working on road and highway projects. The reports are built for the specific purpose of calculating model output, and they display results based on multiple model elements and user controls.

The new productivity tools include greater file conversion capability, a new parcel properties manager, the capability to identify surface high and low points, and quick surface cross section analysis, which can help accelerate the preliminary design process.

Read Dave Simeone’s blog for further details on the Transportation Extension.

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AutoCAD 2016 Service Pack 1

Autodesk has released the AutoCAD 2016 Service Pack 1.

This service pack applies to…

AutoCAD and Verticals Products:

  • AutoCAD 2016
  • AutoCAD Architecture 2016
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016
  • AutoCAD Electrical 2016
  • AutoCAD Map 3D 2016
  • AutoCAD Mechanical 2016
  • AutoCAD MEP 2016
  • AutoCAD P&ID 2016
  • AutoCAD Plant 3D 2016
  • AutoCAD Utility Design 2016

Autodesk Design Suites:

  • Autodesk AutoCAD Design Suite 2016
  • Autodesk AutoCAD with Advance Steel 2016
  • Autodesk Building Design Suite 2016
  • Autodesk Factory Design Suite 2016
  • Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2016
  • Autodesk Plant Design Suite 2016
  • Autodesk Product Design Suite 2016
  • Autodesk Revit Collaboration Suite 2016

Download here.

More New and Updated Solutions from Autodesk


Autodesk Mac-compatible software

How to get radiation heat transfer from the model after a radiation run

How to interpret a graph with m3/m2/h vs pressure – how can this be applied to a resistance?

How to reduce file size when archiving simulations

Licensing options for Organizations that are not Qualified Educational Institutions

3ds Max

3ds Max Design 2015 SP2 Objects pop and jump around scene during attempts to move

Cannot pick shapes in the Spline Draping Tool

Error when rendering with the 3dsmaxcmd.exe using a command line


A360 Team: How to assign a different contract to an existing hub

Advance Steel

Advance Steel: Folded plate became invalid when add a new specific plate
Advance Steel: How to add a new general class for beams
Advance Steel: Issue with import of Staad model containing tapered beam in Advance Steel
Advance Steel: Script error message appears while numbering process
Advance Steel: Warning message of invalid certificate for signed executable file “ReplaceBeams.VLX” …


ALIGNSPACE command underflow error in AutoCAD
AutoCAD 2015 does not load xrefs correctly, when check out from Vault 2015 SP1

Bitonal bitmap image displays inverse in AutoCAD
Customizing dimension number formats in AutoCAD products

Documentation about IBL rendering environments in AutoCAD 2016

Error: “The document could not be printed” when printing a PDF created by Autodesk software
Geolocation capture area resolution
Nothing is visible after importing a stp file in AutoCAD
On one location, the searching values are not available in Autodesk Vault change orders

Publish causing crash in AutoCAD

Z value defaults to 0 for line points which are not snapped to any object

AutoCAD Architecture

Project does not display in Project Browser in AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP

D-A-CH Extension installation error: An incompatible ACA 2016 object enabler version was found

AutoCAD Civil 3D

Profile reverse curve causes crashes

Profile view insert point incorrect
Scalebar is masked by a black box when printed to pdf
Split screen display in Civil 3D

Superelevation tabular input does not hold values


Error: “The ordinal could not be located in the dynamic link library” when launching AutoCAD LT 2014

AutoCAD Map 3D

Map: command MAPCSLIBRARYIMPORT crash AutoCAD Map 3D 2016

Map: Crash using PlugIn for generate Graphic


Project does not display in Project Browser in AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP

AutoCAD Plant 3D

AutoCAD Plant 3D: Wrong offset piping value will be shown for a 3D sloped pipe in the isometric draw…

Recovering AutoCAD Plant 3D Drawings

Unable to reconnect OPC on migrated project in Plant 3D 2016 with SP1 installed

BIM 360 Field

Cannot open PDF in BIM 360 Glue that was attached to an equipment set in BIM 360 Field


Error ‘material database file was not found’
How to change from a 30 day trial licence to a permanent one

Is the CFD solver single or double precision?

Poor energy balance in a large building with natural convection and radiation (Simulation CFD)

Why is Simulation CFD only using half of my processing power?

Helius PFA

How to evaluate matrix damage like debonding and delamination with Helius PFA

Infrastructure Map Server

AIMS AppExt: can’t login again if Enter is used instead of login button for connecting to AppExt


InfraWorks 360: Use Custom Profiles in Road and Railway Styles


Compressed STEP file overwrites Inventor Data

How to improve Inventor drawing performance

How to overcome network resource dialogue when pushing model from Autodesk Inventor to Autodesk Simu…

How to restore an old version of an Inventor file
Inventor:Trying to bring in Step File as an assembly but coming in as multi solids Part file
Sheet metal unfold and refold to not work for a particular part
Simulation Player loses focus when activated in Autodesk Inventor Dynamic Simulation

The initial open or new dialog box are slow to open


Lock Selected is missing from the Modeling Toolkit


Comparing materials with different Melt Flow Rates show unexpected pressure results
How to locate undercuts in Moldflow Insight

How to use the Pathlines result in Moldflow Insight

Mold Temperature on the process setting of Cooling analysis(Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Insight 201…

Some discription mistakes on the local HELP(in Tutrial contents) of Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Syn…


Which material card allows for strain rate effects in Autodesk Nastran


Can’t import Landxml file with Autodesk Site Designer Extension for Revit 2016

Collaboration for Revit: Unrecoverable error when closing Revit
Foundation families in Revit show faulty dimension paremeter values

Manage DWF output from Revit MEP

Revit: Split Face transparency makes entire object transparent

Simulation Mechanical

Evaluating the use of smart bonding and MPC in Autodesk Simulation Mechanical

How to overcome network resource dialogue when pushing model from Autodesk Inventor to Autodesk Simu…

How to use the Save Image command in Simulation Mechanical
Please wait while windows configures Autodesk Simulation Mechanical 2016 message when opening a mode…

Unable to select 2D element type in Simulation Mechanical


Stingray crashes and performance issues when in a non-English environment


ADMS console error “Failed to create full backup task”

AutoCAD 2015 does not load xrefs correctly, when check out from Vault 2015 SP1

Incorect schema when importing data with the Vault Data Transfer Utility

On one location, the searching values are not available in Autodesk Vault change orders

Slow perfomance when working with Autodesk Vault
Slow performance with Vault

The installation of the Microstation Client AddIn for Vault Workgroup 2013 fails.

When checking files in to Vault: Unknown Server Error
When logging in into Autodesk Vault Thin Client is after some second the contact to the server not m…
Wrong ownership in Vault replication


Controlling the status of a Material Group within the UI of VRED
Using a textfile for specifing a VRED Cluster