Autodesk Factory Design Suite Premium 2011 – Readme file
June 1st, 2010
The following items are known issues that are present in this release of Autodesk Factory Design Suite Premium 2011. If you experience problems not covered in this Readme, please visit the Autodesk Product Support Website, or contact your dealer/reseller.
Autodesk Factory Design Suite Premium 2011 is an easy to use solution for 2D and 3D Factory Layout purpose-built to help you make better layout decisions by enabling you to create a Digital Prototype of your factory. The Suite consists of 4 key components –
§ AutoCAD Architecture 2011 – for 2D layout and facility layout
§ Autodesk Inventor 2011 – for visual 3D layout
§ Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2011 – for Engineering Review of layout designs
§ Factory Design Utilities – adds specific factory layout capabilities in Inventor and Navisworks Simulate
This Readme only covers the Factory Design Utilities. Please reference the Readmes for AutoCAD Architecture 2011, Autodesk Inventor 2011 and Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2011 after installation is complete.
Autodesk Factory Design Suite Premium 2011 will help you to –
§ Leverage your existing investment in AutoCAD and reuse 2D drawings for creating 3D layouts
§ Quickly create 3D visual layouts, allowing you to share your design ideas with internal and external teams
§ Automatically create plan views and section views of the layout and have them automatically update whenever the layout changes
§ Work with Laser Scans in context of your layout designs
§ Create visually compelling virtual flythroughs and walkthroughs of the entire factory layout
§ Collaborate easily with your suppliers and partners on layout projects
Autorun installation from the USB drive is not fully supported. If the installation does not commence automatically, double-click setup.exe on the USB drive to install.
If you have an existing AutoCAD Architecture 2011, Navisworks Simulate 2011 or any edition of Inventor 2011 on your machine, you need to uninstall them before proceeding with the Suite installationor you cannot install using Express Installation Mode. Express Installation Mode will automatically install AutoCAD Architecture, Inventor, Navisworks, Factory Design Utilities and Exporter Plug-ins. You can specify which components to install using Custom Installation Mode.
We recommend users install all the products in the Suite together. If you complete the installation of Navisworks Factory and then install Inventor Factory, the “SwitchBack to Inventor” function will not work. This condition cannot be repaired using the Add/remove functions.
Inventor Factory may become unstable when creating a new layout if the installation path of Inventor contains East Asian characters, such as Japanese.
A quick uninstall tool is provided under All Programs->Autodesk->Autodesk Factory Design Suite Advanced->Tools and Utilities->Autodesk Factory Design Suite Uninstaller. It will uninstall all Suite-related components and itself.
Autodesk Factory Design Suite Premium 2011 supports Windows 7 32-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, Vista 32-bit SP1, Vista 64-bit SP1, XP 32-bit SP3 and XP 64-bit SP2. If your operating system does not meet these requirements, please update it before you begin the installation.
For Windows Vista installation, disable the User Account Control feature.
For Windows 7 installation, select Never Notify Me in the User Account Control settings.
A minimum of 19GB of free disk space for the 32-bit version and 21GB of free disk space for the 64-bit version of Factory Design Suite Premium 2011 is required on the drive where your temporary files are directed. Note: If you get the installation from the web and not a USB drive, you need an additional 12GB of space for the extracted installation.
It will take approximately 55 minutes to install all Suite products in XP x32, and 70 minutes in XP x64. The test machine’s hardware configuration is: CPU Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, 2.00G of RAM.
§ Users that add derived parts or assemblies to the Asset Library are advised to break or suppress the link to the Base Component before they publish the asset.
§ Changing the property of a placed asset will block Undo back to the initial stage. Undo can only roll back to the status before changing the property.
§ Using Tab to select alternate Insert Points when dragging requires the mouse to be in motion so that the component is moving.
§ Free dragging of a patterned asset followed by a modification of a subsequently placed library asset may result in unexpected insertion point and connector behaviors.
§ The Asset Browser and Property windows are hidden when you create a subfactory in a factory file. If you want to show them, you can enable them using the User Interface drop-down menu on the View tab.
§ The Set Landing Surface command does not work on Grounded components.
§ For a model with an Insert Point and defined Landing Surface, deleting the Landing Surface hides the insert point when inserting the model in the graphics window.
§ Datasets created with Beta software are not migrated to the Released build.
§ In Asset Builder, if you want to define an insert point at the midpoint of an edge, we recommend you first create a work point at the midpoint, and then define the Insert Point using this work point.
§ We recommend that you do not specify a regular (non-layout) assembly as the “Default Layout Template”. Also, do not specify a layout assembly as an Assembly Asset template.
§ We do not support entry into the Factory environment from the DWG/IPN environment.
§ When placing an asset in a sublayout, the asset preview is transparent.
§ Mirrored components lose authored information, such as landing surface and connector point.
§ When using the Insert Model command to place an iAssembly, the default assembly is placed.
§ The Add DWG Overlay command only supports basic entities in AutoCAD; some entities such as text and xlines are not supported.
§ A large dwg overlay with many entities can make Inventor Factory run slowly. You can suppress the dwg overlay or make some layers invisible to improve performance.
§ When adding a DWG overlay and using the layers preview dialog on 64-bit Windows XP, the dialog will show all layers as being turned on regardless of whether or not any individual layers are turned off in AutoCAD.
§ After creating a 2D sketch, the default selection filter always returns to "Select Sketch Features".
§ The result of publishing an iPart/iAssembly as a Factory asset is that only the current set parameters are published to the library
§ When in a layout, clicking "Finish Sketch" returns you to the Factory environment; not the Part environment.
§ We recommend that you do not change the Use Style Library value to "No" in the Project setting dialog box, as some functions may not work as expected.
§ Avoid inserting a factory layout into a second factory layout that itself has been inserted into the first layout. This will create a prohibited cycle and may cause Inventor to become unresponsive.
§ If you try to customize a system asset, we strongly recommend you to publish the asset into user library after customization and place it from Factory Asset browser. If you only save the customized asset and place the asset by Insert command, after parameters changing you would get unexpected behavior of insert points and connectors.
§ Navisworks does not support the Inventor Visibility update if users click the “Refresh” command to update the model.
§ A Third Person cannot stand on the floor when the Gravity Option is active.
§ Navisworks does not support the Parasolid Binary format well. It might produce an error while opening it.
§ Navisworks appends the same Inventor file twice and repositions it. If users modify the file in Inventor and click the "Refresh" command to update the model in Navisworks Factory, the models will return to their original position.
§ Using Grip Snap changes the viewpoint from a perspective to an orthographic view. Grip Snap only works well in an orthographic view.
§ The Heads-Up Display (HUD) may display with some time delay when Grip Snap operates on a large model.
§ In Navisworks, it is suggested that you use the Operating System’s default Windows DPI and Size Font. Customizing the Windows DPI and Size Font might produce unusual behaviorin the Navisworks Ribbon User Interface.