When’s my AutoCAD 2011 coming?!

Some people have been asking (by CALLING MIND YOU!) for their 2011 media. Out of the big pool that is expected, only three products of the AutoCAD family is available (AutoCAD [tried and true, old school], AutoCAD LT [YUCK!] & AutoCAD Architecture). If you want it NOW, log into the subscription center and start your downloads! Can’t find the right links?

When you log into subscription center, that orange button is the place you want to click “GET YOUR UPGRADES”


Then you’ll see the below screen on the left… click on the software you want to download. VOILA! It’s that simple!!!

And if your internet connection is crappy, then you might want to order a DVD: Left hand navigation area, click on “Request a DVD/CD” and fill out the form. PLEASE make sure you order what you need. Did you know that every month, about 100,000 pounds of DVD/CD are disposed of? YIKES! Help reduce your footprint and order only what you MUST order.


Ready for another round of AutoCAD? 2011 is out!

It seems like everyone and their mother’s are blogging about the new 2011 software that was just release…. AutoCAD and other fun joys. Of course, you’d read from your favorite reseller on their front page about it, about how awesome the new UI is, how slick the new tools are, how much easier it is to use materials…. Instead of reading about it, why not join the fun? Install it and play around with it yourself? It’s packed with lots of tutorials that even let’s newbs [and maybe even some noobs] seem like seasoned experts!

We actually started rolling AutoCAD 2011 on our virtual network as a test a few weeks ago, and it’s been going pretty well! No stability issues to mention [yet]. What I did notice is the new prereq’s that it needs before the software is actually deployed, as well as the affecting components. Nothing new in the deployment side of things. GP and SCCM still the norm. No real significant usage tools available for the CAD Managers snoopping around to make sure their architects are actually working.

If you’re wondering what’s the difference between 2010 and 2011, check out the Autodesk comparison matrix. I’m sure you love marketing materials don’t you? As for the meat and potatoes – we’ll have a webinar full of useful awesomeness on our website soon! In the meantime, read more of the [general] new features here! ….


*This is picture is not done in AutoCAD 2011 nor is it a render from AutoCAD 2011… It’s just me on the top floor of Guggenheim Museum in the NYC. Thought you’ll need a break from all the IT/CAD stuff with all the hype and hoopla going around =)

Where are my Autodesk media and documents?!

In case you’re wondering, there’s an email out that went out from Autodesk that clearly says that new media will NOT be shipped; you’ll have to download them yourself from subscription center. What a joy! It’s not uncommon though, Microsoft started doing the same thing last year I believe.

That scary email you’ll be getting (or already got… gotten? HA!):


If you didn’t get the email but need documentation and/or media, go to this link: Autodesk Documents & Media and you’ll see this screenshot: