Tuesday, 27 January 2015

AUTOCAD - Fixing corrupt user profiles

If Autocad runs ok in a different profile, you probably have a corrupted user profile and just need to back up any customizations, then do a reset.

Login using a good profile:

1. START>All Programs>Autodesk>AutoCAD 2015>Migrate custom settings>Export AutoCAD 2015 settings.
2. Click the EXPORT button.
3. In the Export custom settings dialog box, select a location to save the ZIP file created by the program.

Login using corrupt profile:

START>All Programs>Autodesk>AutoCAD <version> 2015>Reset Settings to Default

START>All Programs>Autodesk>AutoCAD 2015>Migrate custom settings>Import AutoCAD 2015 settings.
Point the program to the file you created previously.

That should restore functionality.

How to disable IPV6 in Windows

To fix possible Autodesk network licence issues, you may have to disable IPV6.

Follow this Microsoft link for details.

Clean uninstall of Autodesk software

Perform a clean uninstall of an Autodesk product that is crashing when started or displaying fatal or unrecoverable errors.
  1. First, uninstall the program through the Windows Control Panel.
  1. Then run the Microsoft Install/Uninstall Fixit utility and try to uninstall again:
    How to troubleshoot problems when you install or uninstall programs on a Windows-based computer
  2. If you are having licensing issues, you can remove the licensing storage file as well. If you are not dealing with licensing errors, removing this file may be unnecessary. Remove the Trusted Storage file (Licensing) located in these areas:
  • C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet\adskflex_########_tsf.data
  • C:\ProgramData\FLEXnet\adskflex_########_tsf.data.backup
  1. Delete any residual Program Files from these locations:
  • C:\Program Files\Autodesk\
  • C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Autodesk\
  • C:\Users\All Users\Autodesk\
  • C:\Users\**YOUR USERID**\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\
  • C:\Users\**YOUR USERID**\AppData\Local\Autodesk\
The program folders should be clearly named.
  1. Clean out your TEMP files:
    1. Click the Windows Start button.
    2. In the Run box type %TEMP% and press Enter
    3. Highlight and delete all files. Ignore any files in use

Monday, 26 January 2015

Autodesk Network Licence Options File


You would like to know how to control network license access using an options file with the FLEXnet® network license manager.


Note: This information applies to all network versions of Autodesk products.
Access to licenses is controlled with a FLEXnet options file that is configured with the settings you want to use. The options file is an optional component of the FLEXnet license management system and is not required for normal license operation.