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Friday, May 27, 2011

Revit WikiHelp Community Content RT @RevitClinic

Source: http://revitclinic.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/05/revit-wikihelp-community-content.html

WikiHelp
Quick post for anyone not familiar with the Community area of WikiHelp yet.  There is an ever-growing collection of great content at the link below:
Revit Community Content
Not only does this serve as an excellent resource, but you can contribute as well.  Definitely check out the area if you have not already!
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Revit MEP 2012 Template Content Cleanup RT @RevitClinic

Source: http://revitclinic.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/05/revit-mep-2012-template-content-cleanup.html

If you've installed Revit MEP 2012 you may have noticed that there are fewer Family Template files than in 2011.
The templates that have been cleaned out in 2012 are Revit Architecture content. In the past, the Revit MEP install pulled the Revit Architecture content into the MEP content, and installed both. In 2012, the content installed is just Revit MEP.
With that said, if you see value in having the Revit Architecture content still installed, please let us know at the Feedback Site.

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3 #Revit Server 2012 Installation Tips RT @RevitClinic

by Ryan Duell

Here are 3 quick tips when installing Revit Server 2012; you can view the entire upgrade process from our previous post here if needed:
1. Don't Install from the RevitServer.msi
The standard Revit 2012 installer contains the Revit Server 2012 installer under Install Tools & Utilities. This is the required method to properly install Revit Server 2012.
This main installer also uses a second .msi , which is stored on the media under x64\Tools\RevitServer\RevitServer.msi.
Under no circumstances should Revit Server 2012 be installed simply by launching the RevitServer.msi. If you do so the installation will not complete successfully and will be missing necessary configuration components.
2. To Configure Folders Click the Down Arrow
To configure the folder paths, click the triangle under Revit Server to expand the list:
ExpandArrow
This is also where you would toggle between a Local server and Central server.
3. To Continue After Configuration Collapse the List
You may notice Install grayed-out after configuring the folders; in order to continue simply collapse the list [click on the triangle again]:
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Project Vasari technology preview 2.0 Now Available

More free software from Autodesk.  What's your excuse now? 

Just to make it official:
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Project Vasari is our technology preview that allows you to perform some conceptual design, analyze it using the cloud, and bring the resulting building information model into Autodesk Revit. The team provided me with an update which I posted to the Autodesk Labs site.
Download Project Vasari via Autodesk Labs
In addition to extending the technology preview to December 31, 2011, this 2.0 update includes:

  • Revit 2012 Compatibility  
  • Import Image to 3D Views 
  • Import Scaled Satellite Image 
  • Location Control on the View Cube
  • 3D Connexion 3D Mouse support
  • Enhanced Visualization Capabilities
  • Formula Driven Component Types
  • Split Face for Custom Glazing
  • WikiHelp
So please continue to give this technology preview a try and let us know what you think at labs.vasari@autodesk.com or the Project Vasari discussion forum.
Technology evolution is alive in the Lab
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DWF File Viewing Comes to the iPad - Portable #BIM now fully implemented

Eddie, it's just like I told you today.  You're going to have to get rid of your Zoom and get an iPad.  It's the only way you'll be successful as the new BIM Manager at your construction firm.

For the rest of you, if you don't realize how powerful it is to have the portability of all of your documents on an iPad, you just don't realize how much time you're wasting.

Kudos to Autodesk for recently releasing Buzzsaw for the iPad.  I can click on a dwg file and it opens right up in AutoCAD WS.  Then, I can measure, annotate, cloud, add lines, etc, and save or send the dwg to someone else.

It's not about a specific product that helps you make the blueprints, it's about getting that data quickly in the field.  I wish I had these tools when I used to be a general contractor.  Mabye I wouldn't have left construction if iPads were around back then. 

PS. I've created a class on using the iPad to help you access your documents faster and easier.  Contact me if you're interested in that. 

As I'm writing this, I'm downloading McDwiff.  It's $6.99 on the App Store.
It even has a Dropbox link built in.  I wish they would add a Sugarsync link. I solved that problem by getting a free Dropbox account and putting it inside a Sugarsync folder.  That way I can easily use Sugarsync and get the files I need from Dropbox only iPad apps. 

Ok, that was painful.  Couldn't remember my Dropbox login info.  Now I'm transferring some DWFs to the iPad via Dropbox. 2D files work great on here and even work with mulitple sheet sets.  Goodbye paper drawings!

Source: http://dwf.blogs.com/beyond_the_paper/2011/05/dwf-file-viewing-comes-to-the-ipad.html
Judging from the amount of email we receive requesting the ability to view DWF files on your mobile devices, we think you'll be interested in learning about an iPad® app called McDwiff, by third-party developer Austin Silver Software.
Using the Autodesk Freewheel Web service, which requires an Internet connection, McDwiff enables you to open, view, convert, and print 2D and 3D DWF files on your iPad. (Of particular interest to some may be the app's Dropbox integration.)
For more information about the app, visit the McDwiff website. And if you try the app, be sure to leave a comment here to let us know how viewing DWF files on your iPad works for you.
McDwiff (and the Autodesk Freewheel Web service). Just another way Autodesk enables our customers to go beyond the paper!

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Theometrics - Precision Layout Robot - #BIM Technology

I saw this at last year's BIM Forum in Atlanta.  This is by far the coolest gadget for construction I have ever seen.

So, why am I posting this now?  There's a box sitting in my office.  One of my techs found a box in the closet and saw my name on it.  2 years ago, my wife bought a Roomba robot vacuum.  You know the world is ending and the terminator is coming soon when your wife buys a robot to clean the house.  That's the beginning of the end.  Someday, we'll have robot's that can cook and clean the entire house. 

Anyway, the Roomba broke, they sent a replacement, and somehow, I never got around to returning the original unit to them.  The  tech who brought it in to me, told me how in the 70s, he took some parts from a remote controlled car and built something similar. 

Well, that box sitting on the floor reminded me of the cool technology that's in your future.

So, if you're interested in learning more about this technology, contact me and I'd be happy to help you (anywhere in the US of course).





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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Autodesk - AutoCAD Map 3D Services & Support - Enabling 3GB switch on Windows Vista™, Windows 7 or Windows XP

Autodesk - Services & Support - Enabling 3GB switch on Windows Vista™, Windows 7 or Windows XP
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=9583842&linkID=9240857&CMP=OTC-RSSSUP01


Published date: 2011-May-24
ID: TS1069947

Applies to:
AutoCAD® 2011
AutoCAD® Architecture 2011
AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2010
AutoCAD® MEP 2011
AutoCAD® Revit® MEP Suite 2011
Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2011
Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2011

Issue

You want to make more memory available to your Autodesk application by enable the 3GB switch on your 32 bit version of Windows Vista™, Windows 7 or Windows XP operating systems.

While the 3GB switch may be a useful tool that allows you to access more memory for your Autodesk application, it should be mentioned that not all Windows updates or hardware and graphics drivers work well, or at all, with the 3GB switch enabled. In fact, some limitations may even apply to certain features that ship with your Autodesk application.

If you experience any unexpected or abnormal behavior with the 3GB switch enabled, we recommend that you disable it and move to a 64 bit application.

Note: Inventor users should reference this link from the Inventor WikiHelp regarding the limitations of the 3GB switch.

Solution

To enable the 3GB switch on Windows Vista™ or Windows 7:

  1. Right-click Command Prompt in the Accessories program group of the Start menu. Click Run as Administrator.
  2. At the command prompt, enter "bcdedit /set IncreaseUserVa 3072"
  3. Restart the computer.

To disable the 3GB switch:

  1. Right-click on Command Prompt in the Accessories program group of the Start menu. Click Run as Administrator.
  2. At the command prompt, enter "bcdedit /deletevalue IncreaseUserVa"
  3. Restart the computer.

To enable the 3GB switch on Windows XP:

  1. Right-click My Computer. Click Properties.
  2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
  3. On the Advanced tab, under Startup and Recovery, click Settings.
  4. In the Startup and Recovery dialog box, under System startup, click Edit. The Windows boot.ini file will be opened in Microsoft® Notepad.
  5. Create a backup copy of the boot.ini file. Note: Boot.ini files may vary from computer to computer.
  6. Select the following line in the boot.ini file:

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

  7. Press Ctrl+C to copy the line and then press Ctrl+V to paste it immediately below the original line.

    Note: Your text string may be different from the text string in this solution, so be sure to copy the text string from your boot.ini file, and not the text string included here.
  8. Modify the copied line to include “ /3GB”, as shown in the following example:

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional 3GB" /3GB /fastdetect

    Note: Do not overwrite any existing lines.
  9. Save and close the boot.ini file.
  10. Click OK to close each dialog box.
  11. Restart your computer.
  12. During startup, select the 3GB option. If you do not select the 3GB option, the system will default to the 2GB total memory setting.

    Note: If problems occur during startup, you may try to resolve the issue by updating some of your drivers. However, recall the notice at the beginning of this solutions that note all Windows update or hardware and graphics drivers work with the 3GB switch enabled.

For more information on the 3GB switch, refer to the following Microsoft MSDN article:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff556232.aspx



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Can it be stopped? DeVine BIM

For those of you long time readers, you may remember my pictures last year of the caterpillers in my backyard.  We have a butterfly garden and it always amazes me as to what is constantly happening in the evolution of life and death in my backyard.


My neighbor who has a painting and landscaping business, built our pond and did a great job landscaping.  He stopped by on Saturday and mentioned that he had a landscaping expert stop by to look at our orchids.  He said that the expert told him that the vines we had growing on the hedges were strangling the plants and preventing them from growing.  I was adament about not touching them since they were passion flower vines and a vital link the the caterpiller food chain.  Well, later that day, when taking a closer look, I noticed that some of the vines had died and their were seed pods. 

I was so happy that I had an almost unlimited supply of passion flower seeds.  I must have collecte 200 of them and JR and I planted a bunch of them around the backyard.  Well, yesterday, I decided to do some pruning of the dead vines.  After about an hour, I decided to trace back to the root of the vine to see why part of it was dying.  Well, what a surprose when I found that it wasn't a part of the passion flower vine, but an unknown vine that I had not planted. 

Well, it turns out the my neighbor and his landscaping expert were correct.  Non only was the vine strangling the other plants, but I had a giant weed that had shed hundreds of seeds all over the garden.  Well, I ripped that root out of the ground and it wound up being a 6 foot long root.  I can't believe I had helped continue its growth by planting the seeds that I thought were beautiful sustaining plants, but were in fact, a deadly weed that would strangle all of the plants around it. 

I don't know, somehow that story reminded me of AutoCAD and the 9 million bad seeds that are strangling the BIM landscape.  I know some of you can't see the forest for the trees, but hopefully BIM will blossom very soon and we'll rip up all of those bad seeds. 

Now, if I could only remember where I planted all of those seeds on Saturday.....to be continued.

Last thought...Jack and the BIM stalk?  Sorry, that just popped into my head.

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Project Vasari 2 released - http://autodesk-revit.blogspot.com

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So Autodesk have released Vasari 2.0, an updated version of their Autodesk labs preview technology. I joked last year with Matt Jezyk, the Product Manager for Vasari, saying that this could easily become one of Autodesk’s most popular preview technologies! I don’t know the exact number so far, but it’s more than a few hundred. :-)
imageSo what goodies have the Vasari team served up for us with this update. The code base for Vasari 2.0 is now based on Revit 2012, meaning that Vasari 2.0 is compatible with Revit 2012. You will be able to import models from Revit 2012 & Vasari 2.0 files can be passed to Revit 2012. From this, other enhancements include:-
Import Image to 3D Views – You can now import raster images into a 3D orthographic views to use as background images or as visual aids during model creation. This is achieved by going to the Application menu, click Import > Image. Once you image is within the working canvas, you can scale the image up or down using the grips or alternatively control the size from the properties palette.

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Vasari WikiHelp – WikiHelp provides access to the full Autodesk-provided Help content, and lets you rate, comment on, and contribute content (articles, images, videos) to share with your peers

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Parsons Brinckerhoff submission to Project Galileo Gallery

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I have mentioned Parsons Brinckerhoff on this blog before.
Project Galileo allows you to perform some conceptual modeling when it comes to infrastructure design. Parsons Brinckerhoff has been evaluating the technology preview that they downloaded from Autodesk Labs.
Project Galileo on Autodesk Labs
They have shared their work with us in the Project Galileo Gallery. Check it out:
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Founded in 1885 and headquartered in New York City, Parsons Brinckerhoff is a leader in the development and operation of infrastructure for communities worldwide. The firm provides strategic consulting, planning, engineering, program, and construction management services to both the public and private sectors. They are active in transportation, power, buildings/facilities, water/wastewater, environmental, and urban/community development. source: pbworld.com
Please try your hand at Project Galileo and share your results with us at labs.galileo@autodesk.com. At your request, we can share your results with the entire Autodesk Labs community via the gallery.
Sharing is alive in the lab.
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How to transfer stand-alone licenses in Autodesk products (video)

What a coincidence.  I was just asked this today by a client.  Remember, it's a violation of the license agreement to install a standalone license on multiople  computers and have more than one person use the software at the same time. 

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Published date: 2011-May-23
ID: TS13409518

Applies to:
AutoCAD® Revit® Architecture Suite 2011
AutoCAD® Revit® Architecture Suite 2010

AutoCAD® Revit® MEP Suite 2011
AutoCAD® Revit® MEP Suite 2010
AutoCAD® Revit® Structure Suite 2011
AutoCAD® Revit® Structure Suite 2010
AutoCAD® Structural Detailing 2012
AutoCAD® Structural Detailing 2011
AutoCAD® Structural Detailing 2010
Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2011
Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2010
...and just about every other product...

You would like an overview of how to use the Online License Transfer feature, specifically: how to export and import stand-alone licenses; how to remove the License Transfer Utility from installations and deployments; and answers to commonly asked questions.

Solution

An text-based overview of the License Transfer Utility, including step-by-step instructions on how to export and import a stand-alone license, can be found in the Autodesk Licensing Guide and in the online help under the heading,
"Transfer Your Stand-Alone License".

For a visual demonstration of how to use the Online License Transfer feature including how to remove the License Transfer Utility from installations and deployments, and answers to commonly asked questions, please refer to the following video:
Online License Transfer in Autodesk 2010 Products
This video is 15 minutes in length and was created for training purposes.
Note: Although the docs, online help, and video tutorial are for specific Autodesk products and versions, the instructions have been the same since the 2010 releases and apply to all Autodesk products that support transferring a stand-alone license using the License Transfer Utility. For Mac and Linux-based Autodesk products, you may need to refer to product-specific documentation for instructions on how to start the License Transfer Utility on those platforms.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Ambient Shadows Appear Distorted after a Linked Project is Mirrored RT @RevitClinic



Let's look at the following scenario:
You have a host project containing a linked project.  You copy an instance of the link and mirror it [maybe for an adjacent townhouse with a reversed floor plan].  Then in the view you turn on Graphic Display Options > Shadows > Show Ambient Shadows.  You notice the mirrored link instance ambient effect appears reversed or distorted where the original appears fine.
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When mirrored Revit may treat the geometry faces as they are inverted for the ambient calculation, so the results could appear different than the original.
There are 2 approaches I would recommend should you run into this behavior:
1.  Temporarily Bind the Mirrored Link Instance
For scenarios where you simply need to create a presentation image or similar, I would recommend temporarily binding the mirrored link instance in the project.
Select the link instance > Bind Link.  This will move the link instance into the project as a model group.  This should display the ambient shadow effect as expected.  Do not save the project when complete.
2.  Rotate Link Instance instead of Mirroring
If you can achieve a desired result through a series of link rotations instead, I would recommend this approach.  When rotated the ambient shadow calculation on the link geometry should match the original orientation link.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

RTCAU2011 - Revit Technology Conference Australasia 2011 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Here's something you don't see every day. Announcing the bimPAD app. Thanks Matt for sending this to me. Say hi to everyone in Porpoise Spit for me and don't drink all of the Fosters.

RTCAU2011 - Revit Technology Conference Australasia 2011 for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on the iTunes App Store

Open iTunes to buy and download apps.

Description

Kingfisher Recruitment and Atlas Industries are proud to present the Revit Technology Conference Australiasia 2011 mobile application. See a full list of all classes for all 3 RTC conference days and the Codebook User Forum from the palm of your hand. Each session lists times and full details of each class, including speaker, skill level category, room name and a full description. You can then use this information to navigate to your next class easily with the in built conference map.



Save some paper this RTC and try the RTCAU2011 mobile app.

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  • Free
  • Category: Business
  • Released: 20 May 2011
  • Version: 1.0
  • 1.0
  • Size: 1.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Rod Howarth

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.



iPhone Screenshots

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Revit 2012 Hangs at Splash Screen or Crashes with Unrecoverable Error - RT @RevitClinic

Source: Revit 2012 Hangs at Splash Screen or Crashes with Unrecoverable Error - The Revit Clinic
http://revitclinic.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/05/revit-2012-hangs-at-splash-screen-or-crashes-with-unrecoverable-error.html

Revit2012Splash

Updating and expanding on this potential issue for Revit 2012 products; I have included the 4 most common causes for this behavior below, in the most common order:

1. WSCommCntr3.exe Process

For 2012 products, the Autodesk InfoCenter launches with Revit as a WSCommCntr3.exe process in the Windows Task Manager. The Revit.exe process could potentially wait on this WSCommCntr3.exe process. If you find Revit not getting past the splash screen, open the Windows Task Manager > Processes > WSCommCntr3.exe > End Process.

2. System Tray Applications

Verify if you have an application installed on the workstation, which allow the ability or attempt to minimize an application to the system tray. One example would be 4t Tray Minimizer. If present on the workstation I would test temporarily ending the application \ process to see if Revit 2012 launches as expected.

3. Corrupt WSCommCntrData.xml File

If the WSCommCntrData.xml file becomes corrupt, Revit may hang when attempting to read it at startup. First verify the file exists at the location below and if so move WSCommCntrData.xml when Revit is closed:

Windows Vista & Windows 7 ...\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012\ENU\Components\WebServices\WSCommCntrData.xml

Windows XP ...\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012\ENU\Components\WebServices\WSCommCntrData.xml

4. Corrupt UIState.dat File

This could also be potentially related to a corrupt UIState.dat file. While Revit is closed, move or delete the UIState.dat file at the location below:

Windows Vista & Windows 7 ...\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012\UIState.dat

Windows XP ...\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012\UIState.dat

Additional information on Revit 2012 file location changes:

New in Revit 2012 Administration


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New Plugin for Revit: elevatorarchitect


Moving up in the world?  Take the elevator of success...
I just found out about this new plugin so I hope you can take advantage of it.  
Special thanks to Karin Klingenberg for making me aware of Digipara and their great uplifting tools.



DigiPara is the worldwide leading software vendor for the elevator industry. We are experienced elevator software experts with a sophisticated product portfolio for modern CAD environments.


Our software tools “made in Germany” are used in 49 countries worldwide. Approximately 2,000 DigiPara licenses are being used among notable international companies such as Otis, Schindler, Kone, and ThyssenKrupp. More than 500 licenses are being used at small and medium sized elevator companies.


The international success is based on overall coherent strategy: Developing software in a customer oriented way.

DigiPara is a specialist in configuration software and has been an Autodesk Solution Partner for more than 20 years. All of DigiPara products have one common objective: to simplify and accelerate the CAD-Work flow.


For more information about DigiPara please have look at our Digipara Image Brochure.

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Elevatorarchitect for Autodesk Revit

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Elevatorarchitect will be available as free download on 06. June 2011.Please fill the form "Ask a question" at the bottom of this page to be added to our newsletter and to become informed when it is available.

Elevatorarchitect extends Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software with a vertical transportation solution. It professionally guides Revit® users to the point of reaching an optimal manufacturer solution and creates the corresponding 3-D elevator Revit® family.

 

Create an elevator model within Autodesk® Revit® software

Elevatorarchitect provides small, smart and optimized families. Start the program directly inside Revit® and load only required information into your project.
 Elevatorarchitect - elevator model inside Autodesk Revit Architecture
 

 

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How many elevators are required? Will all the main manufacturers fit into the shaft? Elevatorarchitect suggests the number of required elevators, based on simple easy to use traffic analysis. Even complex elevator groups can be created with one click.
 

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Autodesk -3ds Max Design Services & Support - Hotfix 1 – Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design 2012

Autodesk - Autodesk 3ds Max Design Services & Support - Hotfix 1 – Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design 2012
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=17032350&linkID=10381720

In case you're using 3ds Max and not 3ds Max Design here's that link:
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/index?siteID=123112&id=2334435&linkID=10381720

Published date: 2011-May-17
ID: DL17032350

Applies to:
Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design 2012


Hot Fix 1 from Autodesk for Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2012 and Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design 2012 software includes fixes for issues with stability and performance based on customer feedback.

English

3dsmaxdesign2012_hf1_32-bit_en.msp (msp - 8459Kb)
3dsmaxdesign2012_hf1_64-bit_en.msp (msp - 10287Kb)
Readme (pdf - 114Kb)

German

3dsmaxdesign2012_hf1_32-bit_deu.msp (msp - 8537Kb)
3dsmaxdesign2012_hf1_64-bit_deu.msp (msp - 10350Kb)
Readme (pdf - 91Kb)

French

3dsmaxdesign2012_hf1_32-bit_fra.msp (msp - 8532Kb)
3dsmaxdesign2012_hf1_64-bit_fra.msp (msp - 10342Kb)
Readme (pdf - 91Kb)

Japanese

3dsmaxdesign2012_hf1_32-bit_jpn.msp (msp - 8551Kb)
3dsmaxdesign2012_hf1_64-bit_jpn.msp (msp - 10303Kb)
Readme (pdf - 144Kb)

Korean

3dsmaxdesign2012_hf1_32-bit_kor.msp (msp - 8350Kb)
3dsmaxdesign2012_hf1_64-bit_kor.msp (msp - 10149Kb)
Readme (pdf - 102Kb)

Simplified Chinese

3dsmaxdesign2012_hf1_32-bit_chs.msp (msp - 8482Kb)
3dsmaxdesign2012_hf1_64-bit_chs.msp (msp - 10316Kb)
Readme (pdf - 127Kb)

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