Tag Archives: Download

Performance issues caused by McAfee anti-virus software

If you are experiencing sluggish response times and slow refresh rates of the user interface of your 2011 Autodesk products your McAfee anti-virus software may be the culprit.  The final verdict is not in yet but rest assured that the elves at Autodesk are … Continue reading

Posted in Alert | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Civil 3D 2011 Update 1 display and stability issues

Immediately after installing Civil 3D 2011 Update 1 to my machine at home my crosshairs began flickering.  It so happens, this is a known issue possibly having to do with unsupported graphic cards or graphic drivers.  The update may provoke other issues … Continue reading

Posted in Alert | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Autodesk Performance Monitor

I see a lot of machinery over the course of a day and I can certainly attest to the fact that some of us are background people and some of us are icon people.  I’m in that first group.  My desktop background isn’t … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 Update 1

Autodesk has released AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 Update 1, the ubiquitous fix for a variety of issues.  It includes all previous hotfixes for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 and those included in AutoCAD 2011 Update 1.1 and AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 Update 1. Before … Continue reading

Posted in Update | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Improve Drawing Performance

If you are struggling with marginal system resources and wrestling with a large drawing containing an abundance of hatched areas, Autodesk has provided yet another simple little performance trick to help us out. The system variable, HPQUICKPREVIEW,  controls the automatic preview … Continue reading

Posted in Performance | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Update 3.1

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Update 3.1 was released today, (all together now…) addressing a number of known program issues.  I am aware that not everyone will find the sarcasm reflected by my use of italics and parenthetical asides very funny.  On the one … Continue reading

Posted in Update | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Civil 3D 2010 System Requirements

Two things stand out to me in this tech doc: 1) 32-bit Civil 3D requires 4 GB of RAM in order to take advantage of the 3 GB switch, and; 2) Windows 7 and Vista operating systems offer superior memory management over the Windows XP … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Civil 3D Updates & Service Packs

Those of you out there like me that struggle to keep up with such things may find this document very useful.  It’s a list of Civil 3D hot fixes, updates, and service packs for the last nine releases.  Almost.

Posted in Update | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

System Requirements for AutoCAD Map 3D

For you Map 3D users – Autodesk has published a tech doc listing the minimum system requirements for the most recent versions of your software. AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 System Requirements  AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 System Requirements  AutoCAD Map 3D 2009 System Requirements … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Missing Language Pack and Performance Hotfix

Autodesk is releasing a hotfix for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 to address the following issues: Missing Language Pack dialog – This hotfix resolve a specific issue where this dialog appears unexpectedly upon opening a drawing. Delay while opening drawings – … Continue reading

Posted in Update | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment