Recently some Autodesk products have issues after some updates. Windows 10 Anniversary updates, Windows Security Updates and Dropbox. These issues mostly affect AutoCAD and Revit, but might be affecting other software as well.
If your software used to work fine and you recently have these problems, you might want to check the following articles:
Revit Plotting Issue
Revit will show warning: “Revit could not start the print job because it was unable to connect to the specified printer. Check your printer connectivity and try again.”
This issue is because of recent Windows Security Updates. Try to check this article which updates you should uninstall. There might be some readers also sharing which updates they found can cause this issue in the comment section.
Windows 10 Anniversary Updates Breaks AutoCAD F keys
Shaan Hurley posted this on his blog: Windows 10 Anniversary Update Breaks the F Keys in AutoCAD. This Anniversary Update is reported cause many issues with other software as well. If you haven’t installed it, you might want to skip it.
AutoCAD and Revit Freeze when open or save files
If you installed Dropbox on your computer and recently update it to Build 8.4.19, it conflicts with AutoCAD and Revit. Check this Autodesk Knowledge Base: AutoCAD becomes unresponsive when opening or saving files. The solution is to uninstall Dropbox or install Build 8.4.21.
AutoCAD 2017 Sp1 breaks Autoloader Mechanism
AutoCAD 2017 SP1 is already released for one month. But just in case you are still having the problem, it’s worth noting here. Jimmy Bergmark mentioned that if you see some commands, especially on Add-ins tab, you need to uninstall SP1 to fix it. Read about the SP1 warning here: AutoCAD 2017 Service Pack 1 and a word of warning.
If your software just stops working correctly, it can be because recent updates that you installed. If it used to work fine, I would check these first. Check the software updates, Windows updates, and driver updates. And certainly, if you recently install a new software. And yes, even Autodesk updates can cause problems.
If you are not familiar with uninstalling updates, check this article: How to uninstall updates or service packs.
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