Thursday, July 23, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 Hotfixes

Since AutoCAD 2016 was released there have been some hotfixes with the latest just a few days ago.

Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2016 VLX Hotfix

This Hotfix addresses a compatibility problem with signed VLX files containing DCL dialogs.

Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2016 Hotfix 1

The following issues are addressed by this Hotfix:
- A display issue with the design feed palette, Geographic Location dialog, Help window browser, and Start page for Windows 8.1 operating systems at high DPI settings;
- A performance issue with the Publish command;
- A plotting issue where text formatted right-to-left plots upside down.

Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2016 Hotfix 2

The following issues are addressed by this Hotfix:
- Miscellaneous crash issues in DWG™ files containing attached images;
- Miscellaneous issues with DGN Export functionality.

There are also these hotfixes:

Localization Hotfix: AutoCAD 2016 Learn Tab (Brazilian Portuguese Only)

Localization Hotfix: AutoCAD 2016 OSNAP Options (Polish Only)

Localization Hotfix: AutoCAD 2016 Attach Navisworks Files (French Only)

If you’re looking for other downloads here are AutoCAD 2016 Language Packs, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Object enabler and Open Light 2016 Object Enabler (32-bit and 64-bit) as well as if you want to Download & Install AutoCAD 2016 Product Help.

For up to date access to downloads visit this Autodesk page.

If you want any small or large app created for AutoCAD or other Autodesk products please feel free to contact us at JTB World with your inquiries.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Autodesk Exchange Apps Store 1 Million Download Milestone

As you might know JTB World has several of the apps on Autodesk Exchange Apps Store and now this store has reached the 1 million download milestone! This has been posted about on Autodesk’s In the Fold blog.

“We’re celebrating the one-millionth app download on the Autodesk Exchange Apps, a web-based design and engineering app store created for the Autodesk community.”

JTB World is also mentioned: “One person operations such as SoftDraft, LLC, RedTransit Consultants, LLC and JTB World have also participated in Exchange Apps, contributing anywhere from 15-50 apps – with JTB World emerging as an early adopter of new store features like the BlueSnap payment gateway.”

Take a look at our apps here and you might find a productivity favorite among them making your AutoCAD work easier or quicker.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Windows Live Writer and Blogger NotFound: Not Found error

Yesterday a problem started with Windows Live Writer and Blogger making it impossible to post blog posts or open published posts on Google's Blogger. I use the latest build of Microsoft's Windows Live Writer 2012. (Build 16.4.3528.331)
The first error showing says "Blogger returned the following error: NotFound: Not Found

 
Then the Sign in dialog box shows and clicking on OK shows the above message again.



The WLW log file shows the following:
WindowsLiveWriter,1.27804,None,00031,27-May-2015 09:52:23.884,"WindowsLive.Writer.Extensibility.BlogClient.BlogClientAuthenticationException: Account Login Failed - Please check your user name and password.
NotFound - Not Found
   at WindowsLive.Writer.BlogClient.Clients.GDataCredentials.EnsureLoggedIn(String username, String password, String service, Boolean showUi, String uri)",""

Not sure yet if this is an intentional change of the Blogger API or not. Hopefully Microsoft or Google fixes this issue soon.

Apparently this issue happens with other apps that are using the Blogger API too. Even Word 2016 Preview for Windows is not working with Blogger.

In the meantime a workaround that can be used is to create the post in Windows Live Writer and copy and paste to the Compose mode in Blogger, alternatively and sometimes the best option is to switch to Source in Windows Live Writer, select all, copy and paste to the HTML mode in Blogger. Note that this will not work if you normally upload images through Windows Live Writer. In this case you need to re-insert the images in Blogger. But if you have the images already online it is a decent workaround.

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Update: Hopefully a solution is coming soon. This is a comment on the Blogger forum:
Hi everyone,
Thank you all for reporting this issue. The Blogger team is now working to fix it as soon as possible.
We will post an update here, once everything is back to normal.
Thanks and sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Blogger Team
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New update that does not sounds promising: We appreciate you coming here and letting us know about this issue. It looks like this error is a result of an authentication problem between Google and Live Writer. A long time ago, we announced we were deprecating our old authentication system and we encouraged developers to move to the new one (OAuth 2.0). It seems that Live Writer is still using our old system, which is causing the issue. We are currently looking into it, but we suggest that users also reach out to Microsoft to report the issue.

Thanks,

Blogger Suport Team

p.s. please disconsider the previous official announcement.
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Latest update from Google:

Hello again everyone,

We just want to let you know that we are working in partnership with Microsoft to come up with a quick resolution for the issue with Windows Live Writer and Blogger. We will provide you with more information as soon as we have it.

Thanks,

Blogger Support Team

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Update June 2: Today it works again to post blogs from Windows Live Writer to Blogger. Thanks Google and Microsoft for working together on this.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

JTB Steel 1.2.1 released

JTB Steel is an AutoCAD add-in that helps with drafting of steel frames and steel detailing. Version 1.2.1 is now available.


A free trial is also available.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

FlexNet feature codes for Autodesk 2016 products

The list with FlexNet feature codes has been updated with Autodesk 2016 products.

In JTB FlexReport Config>Features and our freeware JTB FlexReport LT you can use the “Get Feature Descriptions” button to get the descriptions for codes like 86445ACD_2016_0F and more so the feature description is used in reports instead of the feature code.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Autodesk 2016 Product Keys

When you’re going to install different Autodesk 2016 products like AutoCAD 2016 you need to use the correct product key or you will get into problems to activate the products.

You can now find a complete list of Autodesk 2016 Product Keys here among product keys dating back to Autodesk 2010 products.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

JTB Batch Change 1.0 for AutoCAD released

JTB Batch Change 1.0 is now released.

JTB Batch Change brings the AutoCAD ActiveX Object Model to your command via Excel design spreadsheets. Some examples of feature commands are:

With Batch Rename Objects you can rename layers in hundreds of drawing by substituting text "Concrete" with "CONC", or add a prefix of "AC " to each layer's name

With Batch Find and Replace you can find and replace text on multiple drawings.

You can import and update all blocks from a standard drawing to hundreds of other drawings.

You can replace all inserted blocks "DOOR-BD3" in layer "Archs" with block "DOOR-AC1", and move them to layer "ARCH-FURN"

You can change all texts whose styles are not prefixed with "ELEC" to "ELEC Standard" style, then change all block's attributes whose tag is "DATE" to current date.

You can convert all your inserted blocks from dynamic to static, or to anonymous blocks.

You can flatten all your drawing objects by setting all Z coordinates to 0.

Batch change drawing properties

Additionally, you can perform Batch Audit and Purge as well as much more.

When done with a batch processing you can see what has been processed in the log.

This is a great tool in the hands of AutoCAD users or CAD managers.

JTB Batch Change is available as a trial.

Spiro 1.2 - Freeware app for AutoCAD released

Spiro is a add-in can be used with AutoCAD to create Spirograph (TM)- like patterns. Turn AutoCAD into an educational toy that will provide hours of fun for the whole family! Spiro creates a hypotrochoid pattern based on the specified outer circle, inner circle and pen distance. A variety of polylines created with the Spiro plugin in AutoCAD and its verticals.

This new version has some bugs fixed and adds support for AutoCAD 2016.

Available for free on Autodesk Exchange Apps here.

Monday, April 20, 2015

JTB Steel 1.2 app for AutoCAD released

JTB Steel 1.2 has been released with added support for all Windows Region and Language settings. Thus it works fine with languages like Chinese or Japanese.

Quickly insert sections and frames in AutoCAD and much more with JTB Steel.

A free trial is available here.

Friday, April 17, 2015

SmartPurger with AutoCAD 2016 support

JTB World’s SmartPurger has been updated to support AutoCAD 2016. SmartPurger is a batch and script utility for processing multiple AutoCAD drawings with full control. Execute LSP or SCR files on multiple drawings. SmartPurger handles crashes so the AutoCAD batch processing continues to the end and leaves bad drawings to be corrected manually. Many purge and cleanup settings are available. Useful before backups and distribution of drawings. The file's modified time stamp can be restored. What do you want to automate?

A free trial is available for here as well as on Autodesk Exchange Apps.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

JTB CAD Automation Tools 4.2 released

JTB CAD Automation Tools 4.2 has been released. New in version 4.2 is AutoCAD 2016 support and that AutoUpd can import block and attribute data from drawings.

With the Import from drawings button you can get block and attribute information from one or many drawings.

What is JTB CAD Automation Tools?

Multiple drawings can be automatically created from a typical drawing or updated based on a control file that can be created with an Excel template. Make the changes in Excel and let the program do all the work for you. This is a real time saver if you need to make adjustments on hundreds or thousands of drawings.

Optionally an AutoLISP file (*.lsp;*.vlx;*.fas) can be loaded for each drawing. Each drawing can use a separate AutoLISP file if needed. This gives you almost unlimited flexibility when it comes to what task you want to automate.

Example of usages: Add a stamp block; insert a title block; update text or attributes in the title block; insert text, block or xref; change text or attribute values and more. Change all external references (xrefs) from absolute paths to relative paths for archive purpose. Find and replace attribute or text values.

Bulk updating AutoCAD or BricsCAD drawings in most any way that you would like.

Visit JTB CAD Automation Tools and read more and why not give the free trial a go.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

JTB Text Bubble Plus 2.1 released

JTB Text Bubble Plus 2.1 has been released.

  • Compatible with Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2016
  • Upgrade error handle functions
  • Fix bug when working in layout's viewport
  • Upgrade to 3D working space.
  • Add leader landing length setting
  • Add additional attribute tags used as mark
  • Fix slide image error cause true type font not plot

With Text Bubble Plus you can insert text bubbles to lines, curves, or draw leaders with it, or quickly make a schedule from text bubbles and/or other blocks. Incrementing of numbers or letters is done automatically. To learn about all features visit JTB Text Bubble Plus.

JTB Text Bubble Plus Trial can be downloaded here.

Monday, April 13, 2015

JTB FlexReport 9.2 released

JTB FlexReport 9.2 has been released. Chart Service and Client are the only affected parts. Here are the fixes.

  • Changed to smaller width of current day lines.
  • Preset values reverted to 6 months bug fixed.
  • Fixed a regression problem where the current day did not show in some charts.
  • Fixed some regression problems with charts not being created.
  • Fixed a regression problem where some automatic reports did not work.
  • Fixed a regression problem where denials did not show up in charts.
  • Some other minor bugs fixed.

Here’s a chart showing usage as well as the number of times users have been denied license requests as well as how many different users have got denials.

JTB FlexReport LT 1.2 has also been released. This app is a freeware that shows current FlexNet usage in a nice HTML report.

JTB Align Plus 3.5 released

JTB Align Plus 3.5 has been released. If you want to align objects quickly in AutoCAD this app is for you. Here are the news:

  • Added support for AutoCAD® 2016
  • Fix slide image side-effect bug
  • Fix bug when working in paper space's viewport
  • Upgrade error handler functions
  • Added digital signing of MSI file

The JTB_Align_Any and JTB_Align_Objects commands will copy and align your text, block or selection of objects at picked point of selected line or curve. Curve can be Arc, Circle, Polyline, Leader or 3D Polyline, in current space as well as nested inside Blocks or Xrefs. For more features visit JTB Align Plus.

A free trial is also available on Autodesk Exchange Apps.


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