Revit Server: Backing up files and keeping the cache refreshed

Revit Server is a useful tool for multi-site collaboration, but it also has some limitations, and some issues that require preparation and attention.

The first issue is: how should I back up the models that are in Revit Server?
The second is:  when accessing models on the Accelerator, why do they open quickly on some occasions, and very slowly on others?

The answers to these issues are linked.  Let’s start by reviewing some backup methods.  Read more of this post

How to request a new network license file

So you want to know how to request a new network license file? Just follow the five steps below:

  1. First, login to Register Once to get your license: http://www.autodesk.com/register
  2. Validate your account information.
  3. From here, enter your serial number:product registration
  4. Then, enter your license Server information.product registration
  5. Now click Next and the license file will be emailed to you.

If you’re still having issues, feel free to shoot us an email at info@microsolresources.com or call us at 888-768-7568.

Top Five Reasons Why Autodesk Software Users Should Upgrade and Maintain Subscription

Most design professionals all share a very common dilemma: keeping up with software.  This issue is inevitable as CAD and BIM software is constantly changing and evolving to newer versions.  While there’s the choice to never upgrade, it’s not a viable solution, and one that will eventually come back and bite users.

Below are the top five (5) essential and compelling reasons why Autodesk software users should be upgrading their software and maintaining Subscription.  Not only will it help users stay up-to-date with the latest technologies, but it will also protect their CAD/BIM software investment.

Read more of this post

Technology Trends for Design and Construction Recorded Session

Microsol Resources recently invited McGraw Hill Construction to reveal their latest findings on the advancing scope and impact of technologies and processes that are transforming the design and construction industry. Steve Jones, Senior Director of McGraw Hill Construction, and author of McGraw-Hill’s SmartMarket Reports, provided highlights from his recent studies including:

  • BIM in 10 Major Global Markets
  • Information Mobility
  • Lean Design & Construction Processes
  • The Global Growth of Sustainable Design and Construction

Watch the recorded webinar to learn more about Steve Jones & McGraw Hill Construction’s latest technology solutions and trends:

Cascading and Distributed License Servers for Autodesk Products

As you may know, LMTOOLS instances on a server are not aware of, and do not communicate with, other servers running LMTOOLS. In a distributed license server environment, the client computer will query servers in the order specified in the ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE environment variable, in the registry entries and the LICENSE.LIC file (in that order).

Therefore, we might assume when a client requests a license, it will query the first server in its list and look for an available license. If it doesn’t find one there, it checks the second server for an available license, and so forth.

It turns out that this is not the case. Instead, the cascading sequence has priority, regardless of which server the client computer is told to look for first. Read more of this post

LMTOOLS and IPv6 Implementations

We recently noticed that LMTOOLS 11.12 can be sensitive to the IP implementation on the host.  If the host is running IPv6, and you have only installed the IPv4 version of LMTOOLS, the server will not give out licenses.

To determine the IP implementation of the host, open up a command line (CMD.EXE or PowerShell), and run the IPCONFIG command. See screen shot below:
IPv4 - IPv6
If your host has multiple NICs, make sure to check each network connection for IPv6.

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How to Change License Type from Standalone to Network in AutoCAD 2015

Follow the 5 steps below in order to change license type from Standalone to Network in AutoCAD 2015:

  1. Open you system registry editor (Start > Search > type regedit and hit Enter)
  2. Locate the key below and change Type value to 1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Autodesk\AutoCAD\R20.0\ACAD-E001\AdLMAutoCAD 2015
  3. Create client license file, LICPATH.lic file, in Notepad.
    i.e. SERVER yourServerNemeHere 0000000
    USE_SERVER
  4. Place LICPATH.lic file in C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2015\ folderNote: Please make sure that your LICPATH.lic file doesn’t have hidden .txt extension.
    Tip: Show Hide file name extensions
  5. Start AutoACAD 2015

Still confused? Call our support team at 888-768-7568 with your questions.

 

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