The Autodesk Application Manager is a software solution that is cloud-centric. It allows you to keep track of the 2015 applications you have and the available installable updates all from the convenient pop-up notifications in a new window or alternatively in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen. In the future it will also send an alert to your Autodesk Accounts Portal.
You as a customer will be able to find out about new updates, understand their functions and values and then decide if the update is important enough to be installed all via the Autodesk application manager.
On top of this it will send you alerts about new service packs, product extensions, enhancements any of the subscriptions you have. The software component is replacing CAD Manager Control Utility, LiveUpdate and portions of the Information Centre and Communications Centre which makes it a lot easier and more convenient to use.
However, this application is entitlement aware which basically means that you can use it if you have licenses for owned or installed software. A brief example is that if you have an active Maintenance Subscription or Desktop Subscription then you have access to 'bonus' updates as they become available.
If you have any version of the 2015 products and/or suites then the Autodesk Application manager is attached with this, it also runs on any Microsoft Windows so if you are a Windows 8.1 user then you don't have to worry about it malfunctioning or having special requirements.
At this current moment in time the Autodesk Application Manager only works with 2015 products but this is hopefully going to change in the not too distant future. If you decide you don't want the Application Manager then it can easily be removed. Click here to find out how.
In terms of space and security - The Autodesk Application Manager consumes about 20MB of resident memory but of course when you install updates your software programme will become bigger and take up more space on the hard drive. Security is dealt with by the incorporated security features within the Manager to stop hackers or attacks.
All the updates that are coming out for the 2015 Autodesk programmes can be found in this Application Manager and by having it, it saves you having to search the internet for the read me files and fixtures because they are all listed via the application. It's definitely something that I recommended having.
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