Today, we have a guest post from Technical Support Specialist Martin Langolf in Ireland.
You want to know how to configure and enable RSS Feeds within AutoCAD 2014.
First, you need to install the “CAD Manager Control Utility” that ships with AutoCAD.
See the following PDF for more details: http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/cad_manager_control_utility0.pdf
Next, the Communication Center needs to be enabled in AutoCAD.
To do this, you will need to modify the registry on your system.
WARNING: Microsoft have issued the following warning with respect to the Registry Editor.
"Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious, system-wide problems that may require you to re-install Windows to correct them. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use this tool at your own risk."
Open the Windows Registry and navigate to the following key (example is for AutoCAD 2014):
Set the value to 1.
NOTE: The registry key varies for each AutoCAD version. You may need to find and modify the equivalent registry for your AutoCAD version.
Once this has been done, run AutoCAD and verify if the Communication Center is visible on the upper-right-corner (next to the search bar):
Now, run the CAD Manager Utility that was installed initially, and setup your RSS Feeds for the desired version of AutoCAD.
- Select the product version you want to modify. – e.g. AutoCAD 2014.
- Select “Enable CAD Manager Channel”
- Specify the Feed Location and Display Name.
NOTE: You can choose to modify the system settings or to create a .REG key to distribute these settings to other machines.