Every Network License product you own needs it's own license file and we recently showed you how you can create this file. However, if you have more than one Network License Autodesk product, you'll need to combine the license files for each of your products into one single license file. Today, we'll give you some of the Do's and Don'ts for consolidating license files, as well as provide some tips for different scenarios.
In the past weeks we have covered a lot of info for the new 2017 products such as new features, updating LMTools, and generating new Network License files. Now it's finally time to go over how to get your hands on the new 2017 software so you can try it out for yourself.
To start you (the user) need to first make sure that you have been granted access to the new software by your Autodesk Account administrator or Contract Manager. Once your Contract Manager has gone in and made the necessary changes you will receive an email notifying you that there has been a change to your account. For info on how to give users access follow this link.
With the release of the new 2017 Autodesk products comes a to-do list that needs to be completed before you can finally play around and use your new products. For network license users, this means you'll need to update your Autodesk Network License Manager (LMTools) and generate a new Network License file. In this post we'll go over a new and easy way to generate Network License files using Autodesk's new Network License File Generator. For info on updating your LMTools click here.
To start, sign-in to your Autodesk Account at manage.autodesk.com. Once you've signed in, it brings you to the Management screen where you can see your current Autodesk products.
Under the 'Products & Services' tab is a section titled 'Quick Links' where you'll find the 'Generate Network License File' link. Click this link to begin the process.
With Autodesk's 2017 product line rolling out, everyone is excited to start using their new software. However, for those of you on Network Licenses, there are a few things that have to be taken care of before you can use your 2017 products.
If you currently have Network Licenses in place you must:
- Update your Network License Manager (LM Tools) to version 188.8.131.52 or newer
- Give your Network License Service a new name
We'll show you everything you need to download, install, and configure the newest version of LM Tools to get you working on 2017.
(Find links to all our posts and videos on the new features below)
With Autodesk releasing their new line of products there is an abundant number of new features and improvements. It almost seems like there are too many to keep up with and that’s why we at KETIV are striving to keep our customers ahead of the game.
Yesterday, through our Autodesk Virtual Academy (AVA), Loren Welch, Autodesk Product Manager, was able to give our subscribers a look at the new features Inventor 2017 is bringing us. The new features of Inventor 2017 were so interesting that it brought in viewers from all over the world, including Germany! Our viewers also brought in some interesting questions. Have you ever wanted a life like model of a person for your models? An anonymous viewer went ahead and gave us the links to GrabCAD where we can find these.
If you didn't get a chance to watch it live, watch it here:
Tube and Pipe
What is it? The Tube and Pipe environment in Inventor 2017 recieved upgrades to make your life easier. The Find in Browser context menu option is now enabled during route creation and also when placing flexible hose fittings. Two new context menu options, Offset Point, and Intermediate Point, were added to allow you to create multiple intermediate points when you route a flexible hose with fittings. Also, the message box that displays when you check a problematic bend radius has been replaced with a new Show Violations dialog box.
What is it? Inventor 2017 has implemented workflow improvements over older releases for creating presentations of exploded views, animations, assembly instructions, and drawings of your parts and assemblies.
What Is It? Connect with collaborators and review feedback directly in Inventor. Design shares can also be created in Inventor and sent to A360.
Full Windows 10 and High-Res (4K) Monitor Support
What is it? Autodesk has listened! With more users switching to the newest operating systems and monitor technology, software compatibility issues have plagued some users. Two of the most common issues were Windows 10 and high-resolution displays. There have been service packs for the most common applications, but no Inventor products were Windows 10 supported out-of-the-box until now with the 2017 releases. For users of high-res displays, there was a workaround, but it only fixed some of the icons, while others still remained too small to feasibly use.
3D PDF Publishing
What is it? Autodesk has finally integrated the capability to export 3D PDFs from Inventor. Users can now export their models in 3D PDF format to be viewed in Adobe Acrobat Reader. There are also options to create custom 3D PDF templates to change the arrangement of exported elements in the PDF.