This recent announcement revealed some new features coming to 3dsMax 2018.1, primarily a real-time VR engine in Max based on Stingray. This page has the steps to install it. Basically, you install update 2018.1, then install Max Interactive:

Here are some ‘facts at a glance’ coming from Autodesk:

What’s the news with 3ds Max 2018.1?

Autodesk 3ds Max 2018.1 now includes 3ds Max Interactive, a real-time engine based on Autodesk Stingray. This new 3D to VR workflow is designed to provide 3ds Max users with a new way to create interactive and virtual reality (VR) experiences. It is included with the 3ds Max 2018.1 update.

 

Who is 3ds Max Interactive designed for?

3ds Max Interactive is a real-time engine for design visualization specialists based on Autodesk Stingray. It can be used in a number of different contexts but its focus is on helping to simplify the process of turning animations, such as architectural visualizations, into stunning virtual reality experiences.

 

How does this relate to Autodesk Revit Live?

Autodesk is committed to creating VR solutions for the widest spectrum of users.  Last year we rolled out Autodesk Revit Live, the powerful, easy-to-use cloud-based visualization service for architects that transforms Autodesk Revit models into VR experiences in one click. Autodesk Revit Live is designed for architects who require a solution to quickly explore, understand, and share Autodesk Revit designs on their desktop or in virtual reality.  The new VR tools in 3ds Max 2018.1 we are announcing today are aimed at design visualization specialists working to produce high-end, photoreal experiences. With the new 3ds Max to VR workflow, we’re shoring-up data drudgery with capabilities like support for translating materials from the popular V-Ray renderer in 3ds Max to VR – freeing visualization artists to focus on the part they care most about: creating stunning imagery.

 

How much does 3ds Max Interactive cost?

3ds Max Interactive is available to all current 3ds Max subscribers – either as a standalone product, or as part of an Autodesk industry collection – at no additional cost. It cannot be purchased separately.

Links:

As usual, these will typically be trial links. You will need appropriate serial numbers to activate, obtained from Autodesk.

AUTODESK 2018 DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS

AutoCAD 2018
English 32 bit

English 64 bit – Part 1
English 64 bit – Part 2

 

AutoCAD LT 2018
English 32 bit

English 64 bit

 

Inventor Professional 2018 x64
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

 

Revit Live 2018

Download

 

Navisworks Manage 2018
Part 1
Part 2

Navisworks Simulate 2018
Part 1
Part 2

 

DWG TrueView 2018

32 bit
64 bit

Inventor View 2018
Download

 

Recap 360 Pro
Download

 

AutoDesk Advance Steel 2018 (x64)

Part 1

Part 2

 

AutoDesk Alias Design 2018 (x64)
Part 1
Part 2

 

AutoDesk Alias Surface 2018 (x64)
Download

 

AutoDesk Alias Speedform 2018 (x64)
Download

 

Autodesk Moldflow Insight Ultimate (x64)

Download

 

Autodesk Moldflow Adviser Ultimate (x64)
Part 1
Part 2

 

AutoCAD Plant 3D English 2018 (x64)
Part 1

Part 2

 

 

Autodesk Network License Manager 2017/2018

Info Here

 

 

Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium 2018 (x64)*
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

 

 

3DS Max 2018 (x64)
Part 1
Part 2

 

AutoCAD Civil 3D English 2018 (x64)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Revit 2018 (x64)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Revit LT 2018 (x64)
Part 1
Part 2
Vehicle tracking 2018
Download
Autodesk Building Design Suite Ultimate 2018 (x64)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate 2018 (x64)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Premium 2018 (x64)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Autodesk InfraWorks 360 Pro 2018 (x64)
Download
Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2018 (x64)
Download

 

 

Autodesk Factory Design Suite Ultimate 2018 (x64)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate 2018 (x64)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

 

Autodesk Vault Professional 2018 (x64)

Server

Client

 

 

AEC Collection 2018 (x64)

AutoCAD 2018
Part 1
Part 2

Revit 2018
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Revit Server Download

Civil 3D 2018
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Infraworks 2018
Download

Navisworks Manage 2018
Part 1
Part 2

AutoCAD Raster Design 2018
Download

3DS Max 2018
Part 1
Part 2

Vehicle Tracking 2018
Download

AutoCAD MAP 3D 2018
Part 1
Part 2

AutoCAD Architecture 2018
Part 1
Part 2

AutoCAD Electrical 2018
Part 1
Part 2

AutoCAD MEP 2018
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

AutoCAD Plant 3D 2018
Part 1
Part 2

Recap 360 Pro
Download


AutoCAD Mobile App
Download

FormIt Pro App
Download

Insight Plug-in for Revit 2018
Download

Structural Analysis for Revit 2018
Subscriber Login

 

Other:

 

Also refer to forum, where these can be found:

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/installation-licensing/autodesk-2018-direct-download-links-until-available-on-virtual/td-p/6998450

DWG TrueView 2018
http://download.autodesk.com/esd/dwgtrueview/2018/DWGTrueView_2018_Enu_64bit.sfx.exe
http://download.autodesk.com/esd/dwgtrueview/2018/DWGTrueView_2018_Enu_32bit.sfx.exe
For your language, replace “Enu” by “Fra” or “Jpn”

Autodesk Design Review 2018
http://download.autodesk.com/us/support/files/designreview/2018/EXE/enu/SetupDesignReview.exe
For language, replace “enu” by “fra”, “deu”, “esp”, “ita”, “jpn”, “kor”, “plk”, “ptb”, “rus” or “chs”

Autodesk Inventor View 2018 (X64) Standalone
http://download.autodesk.com/us/support/files/inventor_view2018/Inventor_View_2018_English_Win_64bit_DLM.sfx.exe
For your language, replace “English” by “French”, “Czech”, “German”, “Italian”, “Japanese”, “Korean”, “Polish”, “Portuguese_Brazil”,
“Russian”, “Spanish”, “Simplified_Chinese” or “Traditional_Chinese”.


Also refer to:
http://www.autodesk.com/products/dwg/viewers

Navisworks Freedom 2018
Navisworks_Freedom_2018_dlm.sfx.exe

These are simply direct links to be able to access the trial download for 2017 Autodesk AEC products, you will still need valid serial numbers if you wish to activate.

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You will be interested to note that on first launch, this splash screen may pop up:

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Live links:
Revit 2017 Part 1 | Part 2


Not yet live:
Revit LT 2017 Part 1 | Part 2
Revit Architecture 2017 Part 1 | Part 2
Revit Structure 2017 Part 1 | Part 2
Revit MEP 2017 Part 1 | Part 2


Building Design Suite Ultimate 2017
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/BDSADV/DLM/BDSU_2017_Enu_Win_64bit_dlm_001_007.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/BDSADV/DLM/BDSU_2017_Enu_Win_64bit_dlm_002_007.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/BDSADV/DLM/BDSU_2017_Enu_Win_64bit_dlm_003_007.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/BDSADV/DLM/BDSU_2017_Enu_Win_64bit_dlm_004_007.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/BDSADV/DLM/BDSU_2017_Enu_Win_64bit_dlm_005_007.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/BDSADV/DLM/BDSU_2017_Enu_Win_64bit_dlm_006_007.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/BDSADV/DLM/BDSU_2017_Enu_Win_64bit_dlm_007_007.sfx.exe

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Building Design Suite Premium 2017
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/BDSPRM/DLM/BDSP_2017_Enu_Win_64bit_dlm_001_006.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/BDSPRM/DLM/BDSP_2017_Enu_Win_64bit_dlm_002_006.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/BDSPRM/DLM/BDSP_2017_Enu_Win_64bit_dlm_003_006.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/BDSPRM/DLM/BDSP_2017_Enu_Win_64bit_dlm_004_006.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/BDSPRM/DLM/BDSP_2017_Enu_Win_64bit_dlm_005_006.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/BDSPRM/DLM/BDSP_2017_Enu_Win_64bit_dlm_006_006.sfx.exe

Navisworks Manage 2017
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/NAVMAN/DLM/Autodesk_Navisworks_Manage_2017_Multilingual_Win_64bit_dlm_001_002.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/NAVMAN/DLM/Autodesk_Navisworks_Manage_2017_Multilingual_Win_64bit_dlm_002_002.sfx.exe

Navisworks Simulate 2017
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/NAVSIM/DLM/Autodesk_Navisworks_Simulate_2017_Multilingual_Win_64bit_dlm_001_002.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/NAVSIM/DLM/Autodesk_Navisworks_Simulate_2017_Multilingual_Win_64bit_dlm_002_002.sfx.exe

Advance Steel 2017
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/ADSTPR/DLM/ADSTPR_2017_ML_WIN_64BIT_DLM.sfx.exe

AutoCAD 2017
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/ACD/DLM/AutoCAD_2017_English_Win_32bit_dlm.sfx.exe

http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/ACD/DLM/AutoCAD_2017_English_Win_64bit_dlm_001_002.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/ACD/DLM/AutoCAD_2017_English_Win_64bit_dlm_002_002.sfx.exe

AutoCAD MEP 2017
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/BLDSYS/DLM/AutoCAD_MEP_2017_English_Win_32bit_dlm_001_003.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/BLDSYS/DLM/AutoCAD_MEP_2017_English_Win_32bit_dlm_002_003.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/BLDSYS/DLM/AutoCAD_MEP_2017_English_Win_32bit_dlm_003_003.sfx.exe

http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/BLDSYS/DLM/AutoCAD_MEP_2017_English_Win_64bit_dlm_001_003.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/BLDSYS/DLM/AutoCAD_MEP_2017_English_Win_64bit_dlm_002_003.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/BLDSYS/DLM/AutoCAD_MEP_2017_English_Win_64bit_dlm_003_003.sfx.exe

AutoCAD Design Suite Ultimate 2017
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/DSADV/DLM/ADS_Ultimate_2017_English_Win_32bit_dlm_001_002.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/DSADV/DLM/ADS_Ultimate_2017_English_Win_32bit_dlm_002_002.sfx.exe

http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/DSADV/DLM/ADS_Ultimate_2017_English_Win_64bit_dlm_001_004.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/DSADV/DLM/ADS_Ultimate_2017_English_Win_64bit_dlm_002_004.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/DSADV/DLM/ADS_Ultimate_2017_English_Win_64bit_dlm_003_004.sfx.exe
http://trial2.autodesk.com/NET17SWDLD/2017/DSADV/DLM/ADS_Ultimate_2017_English_Win_64bit_dlm_004_004.sfx.exe

Sometimes in Glue addin for Revit will fail with the message One or more gluing errors occurred“.

You may be able to workaround this problem by following these steps:

  1. After receiving the error, immediately browse to your Temp directory. To do this, open Windows Explorer and type %TEMP% in the address bar.
  2. Sort by Date Modified
  3. Look for a DWF or NWC that matches the View Name that failed to Glue in Revit
  4. Grab that file, and remove the suffix (usually a few digits) so that the DWF Filename = View Name = Glue Model name
  5. Using the Glue desktop app, upload that model manually
Renamed model ready for upload

This process opens up an interesting possibility… usually when exporting a DWF using plain Revit, it will always use Project Internal coordinates. However, the Glue addin can actually export DWFs with Shared Coordinates (if you choose that in the Glue export More Options dialog).

Using the above steps 1-5, you can ‘find’ this DWF with Shared Coordinates and use it wherever you please… such as in Navisworks.

I have posted many times over the past few years about Project Skyscraper, which then became Collaboration for Revit (C4R). Having used the cloud service in beta, I was keen to get it going on some live projects. Unfortunately, Collaboration for Revit was only available in the USA…

Until now, that is! Check out this press release for details on the global launch. Quote:
Released and available in North America only since December 7, 2014, Collaboration for Revit will be available for commercial global use as of January 7, 2016.  

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Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit is a service that works with Revit software to connect project teams with centralized access to BIM project data in the cloud.  Image courtesy of Autodesk

I, for one, am very excited about this. I have been involved in at least one geographically distributed vanilla Revit Server setup, and I think that the necessity to have ‘my IT people talk to your IT people to set up a DMZ between our VPNs’ is a bit counter-productive. In these situations, the global availability of C4R will really shine. Now, firms will be able to spin up a C4R instance very quickly and get working together, on real projects and in real-time.

You can hear Ralph Bond interviewing Sylvia Knauer on the Autodesk AEC Channel Podcast here in this mp3.

Between this global launch of Collaboration for Revit, and the improvements in the Glue – Navisworks connection in 2016 products, my Federated Model Streamer concept is one step closer to reality 🙂

BIM360 Docs site is now live at:
http://bim360.com/docs/

Previously known as Project Alexandria, the official media release can be read here. And the ‘announcement’ video can be viewed here:
https://bim360.wistia.com/medias/nr7oymwogp

Interestingly, there is some talk of a completely free offering, after the free preview:
Autodesk is now accepting reservations for a limited release and free preview version of Autodesk BIM 360 Docs at www.bim360.com/docs. The product is expected to come to market in early 2016. In addition to the free, limited version of BIM 360 Docs, Autodesk will offer the option to subscribe to additional capabilities that scale to meet more advanced needs of construction firms. The product will initially be available in English only. 

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Click Reserve your spot here and then fill out the form if you want to get access to the Preview:

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Details:

  • Publish and manage all project document file types in a single system with support for unlimited users and unlimited storage.
  • Maintain control and secure project data with folder-level, permission-based access.
  • Easily extract and organize individual project documents from multi-sheet files & 3D models, featuring title block OCR for organization.
  • Ensure that the entire project team is working with the correct documents with version control and online/offline access on mobile devices.
  • View 2D PDF drawings with optimized zoom capabilities to quickly review details.
    Create and share markups for collaborative design reviews with the team.
  • View and navigate 3D models, access object properties, use sectioning tools and explore models with gravity-based walk throughs.
  • Quickly navigate between 2D plans and 3D models on any device, without having to close the viewer.

Imagery:

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Logos:

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