Configure InfoCenter Communication Center (optional)
Communications Center is accessed through InfoCenter. Products are
updated with Live Update, which downloads patches to your product
using Communication Center. Beyond Live Update, other information
channels and feeds can be displayed by the Communication
The Communication Center settings you can make include
Enable Live Update. Users can use Live
Update to check for updates when a web connection is established.
If a product patch is available, notification of its availability
is received on the program's status bar, and the patch can be
either downloaded directly from an Autodesk server or modified
first before being copied to users' workstations. If you don't want
users to receive updates or announcements, you can turn off Live
Enable Information Channels. When
active, information channels notify users with various pieces of
information such as subscription announcements and product support
Enable CAD Manager Channels. Controls
the display of the CAD Manager Channels in InfoCenter. Aside from
being able to toggle CAD Manager Channels, you can also define the
CAD Manager feed location and set the display name for the CAD
Enable RSS Feeds. Users can subscribe
to any number of RSS feeds. Each feed is contained within a
discrete InfoCenter category. Additionally, you can specify whether
users can add RSS feeds.
When creating a deployment, on the Configure InfoCenter
Communication Center page, make the following Live Update
Enable Live Updates. Users can receive
product updates or support announcements from Autodesk
Receive Live Updates from Autodesk.
Users can receive product updates and support announcements from
Autodesk servers with Live Update.
Receive Live Updates from Internal
Server. You can maintain a patch list on a local server. If
you select this option, the Local Patch List Location box is
available. Use the [...] button to locate the path to a server
location where you want a patch list to be located. More
information about how to use a local patch list is available by
installing Autodesk CAD Manager Tools 4.0, running the CAD Manager
Control utility, and then clicking Help in the CAD Manager Control
NoteYou can name
a file that will be used to enter the patch information. By naming
a file and using an .npl extension now, you
are creating a placeholder file, not creating the file itself. In
the location that you specify in the Local Patch List Location box,
you must create a text file with the same name you specify
Specify whether Information channels should be enabled.
Specify whether CAD Manager channels should be enabled. When
active, you can make the following settings:
Feed Location. Defines the location of
the CAD Manager channel RSS feed. RSS feeds are in XML format.
Display Name. Sets the display name of
the CAD Manager channel.
Specify whether RSS Feeds are enabled and if users are allowed
to add feeds.