Monday, July 30, 2012

New mobile AutoCAD WS 1.5 with Design Feed

The popular mobile and web version of AutoCAD - AutoCAD WS - offers in its recent version 1.5 a new function - "Design Feed". With Design Feed you can attach comments and discussion posts directly to individual elements of your drawing and share them with other users. This simplifies communication and team collaboration on designs and drawings - either among your design team, communication with your clients, or communication with the building site. Discussions and problem solving can happen directly "inside" the DWG drawing. AutoCAD WS connects CAD with the world of social networks.

Other new functions in the version 1.5 are e.g. tagging and inserting photos - e.g. site photos.

The free AutoCAD WS 1.5 for online and offline viewing and editing of DWG drawings on your tablet or mobile phone based on the Android or Apple iOS platforms can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store or from Google Play (see also Download). The web version on is updated automatically.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

MS .NET Framework Repair Tool

Many of the problems you may encounter when running AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, 3ds Max or other Windows applications are caused by improperly installed or damaged instances of an important system component - the "Microsoft .NET Framework".

Microsoft has released an automatic tool for fixing these situations without cumbersome manual reinstallations of the .NET Framework component.

The Microsoft .NET Framework Repair Tool detects and attempts to fix some frequently occurring issues with the setup of or with updates to the .NET Framework. The current version 1.0 of this wizard-based tool can be used to repair corrupted Microsoft .NET Framework 4 installations (including .NET Framework 4 language packs). The version .NET Framework 4 is used in the Autodesk 2013 family. Future versions of the utility should add also other versions of .NET Frameworks.

Problems can be solved in the following operating systems:
  • Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Read more information about MS .NET Framework Repair Tool in KB2698555. You can also download it from the CAD Studio Download page.