September 11, 2012
Release Notes - Readme File
This file contains useful information about the Autodesk Simulation 360 installation and products.
- We encourage you to install all of the products in the Autodesk Simulation 360 installer.
- If you cannot select some products to install, pause the cursor over the red "prohibited" circle in front of the product to get more information.
- Please ensure your operating system is up to date to satisfy the minimum system requirements described below.
- Autodesk Simulation 360 uses a login-based system for licensing. This convenient approach simplifies your licensing process compared to "Traditional" licensing systems.
- To use Autodesk Simulation 360 software, you will need an Autodesk ID.
- If you do not have an ID, you will be able to request one after installing the software.
- For more about signing in to Autodesk 360, click here.
- This version of Autodesk Simulation 360 is set to expire with the next release of Simulation 360.
- A warning dialog will appear 30 days prior to this expiration to ensure you have enough time to download the new version.
A batch Uninstall tool is included with the Autodesk Simulation 360 installation to help quickly uninstall products in preparation for either a reinstallation or an upgrade. To access the Uninstall tool from the Windows Start Menu, click All Programs > Autodesk > Simulation 360 2013 > Quick Uninstall Tool for Autodesk Simulation 360 2013.
Windows Firewall Exception
On some computers, the first time you start a simulation an error is issued about not being able to connect to a solver computer. This is because the Windows Firewall is blocking communication between the Simulation 360 product and the Simulation Job Manager. To resolve this, create a Firewall exception for the Simulation Job Manager:
- From the Windows® Control Panel, click Windows Firewall.
- Select Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall (from side banner).
- Scroll to Autodesk Simulation Job Manager and check the Domain, Home/Work, and Public boxes.
File Name Length
File names of files run in Autodesk 360 should not exceed 100 characters.
Get Started Quickly with Autodesk Simulation 360
To get started quickly learning to use the Simulation 360 products, click here to open a list of recommended resources and tutorials.
Notes about Simulation CFD 360
- If a design study created in Simulation CFD 360 is opened in the desktop version of Simulation CFD 2013, a warning is given about an incompatibility with future versions. You can disregard this warning and work with the design study in the Desktop version.
- To open a design study or a share file, you need read- and write-access to the folder in which the file currently resides.
- Autodesk Simulation CFD 360 supports direct geometry input from the following CAD systems:
- Autodesk Inventor
- Autodesk Inventor Fusion
- Autodesk Revit (MEP and Arch)
- Pro/Engineer (through Granite)
- Solid Works
Notes about Simulation Moldflow Insight 360
- In some situations, you will appear to be signed in, but when starting the simulation, an error occurs indicating that you are not signed in or do not have entitlement. The workaround is to:
- Sign out of Autodesk 360.
- Close Simulation Moldflow 360.
- Start Simulation Moldflow 360, and sign in to Autodesk 360 again.
- The Release Notes in the installed Help are not current. Refer to this topic for pertinent information about Simulation Moldflow Insight 360.
- The solvers used in Autodesk 360 are identical to those used in the desktop version of Simulation Moldflow 2013.
Simulation Job Manager
The Autodesk Simulation Job Manager is a utility for managing communication between the desktop and Autodesk 360, and is included in the Simulation 360 installation.
To start the Simulation Job Manager from the Windows Start menu, click All Programs > Autodesk > Autodesk Simulation Job Manager 2013 > Simulation Job Manager 2013.
Alternatively, click the Simulation Job Manager icon in the Notification Area:
A known conflict has been identified between the Simulation Job Manager and Adobe Acrobat 9. The workaround is to disable Acrobat 3D Capture. To do this:
- Download the run the utility by clicking here.
- In the AppInit tab, disable the acaptuser64.dll library.
- Reboot the computer.
For more information about the Simulation Job Manager, click here.
The system requirements for the individual Simulation 360 products are the same as those for the corresponding desktop products:
Autodesk Simulation 360 supports the following operating systems (English only):
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 32 bit - Service Pack 3
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 64 bit - Service Pack 2
- Microsoft Windows 7, 32 bit and 64 bit - Service Pack 1
NoteMicrosoft Windows Vista, 32 bit and 64 bit are not officially supported.
Disk Requirements - Autodesk Simulation 360 (Ultimate)
|System ||Actual Disk Space Required |
|Windows 32 bit ||Total = 6.0 GB |
|Windows 64 bit ||Total = 6.7 GB |
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We thank all our customers who identify issues and report them to us. These reports give us the opportunity to improve the product and provide you with the best solution in simulation. We also thank you for your continued business and for the feedback regarding the content of this release.
Autodesk Simulation 360 Product Team