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ArchVision Software License Overview

ArchVision currently offers two annual licenses that give users access to all RPCs and plug-ins for 3ds Max, AutoCAD and Photoshop. The ArchVision Software License Floating (sold for $499/year) is portable and can be hosted on a network server to be shared among multiple users (one user concurrently). We also offer the ArchVision Software License Node-Lock version ($249/year) that enables RPC usage on a single computer. I have created a new video to show an overview of purchasing and activating either of these license types.
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ArchVision RPC Content: September Plants Additions

ArchVision is pleased to announce the addition of three new hi-res outdoor plants to the RPC Content Exchange. This collection of plants includes the feathery pink outdoor plant [5], outdoor plant [2] a short leafy green plant, and the silver-grey santolina plant. Each of these hi-res plants are a perfect addition to your next landscaping project.
ArchVision Software License plan customers have access to these and thousands more.
Check out all of the latest RPC Content added to the RPC Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard.
Download the ArchVision Dashboard to test these out now.

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New ArchVision Software License Options

ArchVision Software License decisions just got easier! ArchVision Software Licenses bundle RPC Content and Plugins. This license includes all ArchVision RPC content and the AutoCAD, 3ds Max and Adobe Photoshop plug-ins. Users may purchase a Node Lock License ($249/year) which allows them to utilize plug-ins and RPC content on a single computer or a Floating License ($499/year) which can be shared across a network or moved from one ACM to another for portable license access.
I’ve created a video tutorial that shows the process of purchasing an ArchVision Software License Node Lock and activating it via the ArchVision Dashboard. Check it out here:
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The new process easily allows you to assign the Activation Code to the specified user machine.
The ArchVision Software Node-Lock license can be purchased at www.archvision.com or from the Buy tab of the ArchVision Dashboard.

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ArchVision RPC Content: July Plants Additions

All over the world people are experiencing record high temperatures this July, but you couldn’t tell it looking at these healthy plant specimens. Liven up your Summer’s renderings with these (3) beautiful RPC shrubs and flowers. The July 2012 plants additions collection features a shimmering blue Big Leaf Hydrangea, the dainty yellow Flowering Shrub [11] (perfect for a butterfly garden) and Shrub [5] that would complement just about any landscaping project.
ArchVision Software License (Both Node-Lock and Floating License) customers now have access to these new hi-res RPCs and thousands more.
Check out all of the latest RPC Content added to the ArchVision Content exchange by clicking recently added from ArchVision Dashboard.
ArchVision Dashboard is available as a free download and provides users a free trial.

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Resolving Network License Issues in Revit 2012 with RPC Content


The Problem
Unable to connect to your ACM on your Network when using Revit 2012. While Autodesk is reviewing this issue, a customer presented a workaround solution to access your ACM. Mike Hart of Centerbrook Architects and Planners, LLP found a fix that will have you successfully accessing your license from across the network with just a few clicks.
Applications like Revit have a configuration dialog where the location of the ACM is specified. When this information is provided a file called rpcapi.ini is written. This is normally written into the local user profile in the Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 folder. While troubleshooting and testing with Mike, he discovered that by copying the ini file into C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit Architecture 2012\Program the issue was resolved.
The Cause
After a little further research I determined the cause of this behavior. When changes are made to RPC configuration in Revit, an rpcapi.ini file is written to %appdata%\Autodesk\REVIT\AUtodesk Revit Architecture 2012. The issue lies in the fact that at render time, Revit is looking for a license and not checking here.
The Solution
Configure the ACM connection in Revit (under the Render Settings found in Options) and then copy the rpcapi.ini file created from %appdata%\Autodesk\REVIT\AUtodesk Revit Architecture 2012 to C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit Architecture 2012\Program. Once the rpcapi.ini with correct configuration information is located in this directory Revit will be able to access the license the next time that it is initialized.
If you need any assistance configuring your Revit, please contact me at support@archvision.com.