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What’s New for Autodesk® SketchBook® for Enterprise

What's new for Autodesk SketchBook for Enterprise (2018)This readme contains the latest information regarding installation and use of Autodesk® SketchBook® for Enterprise. It is strongly recommended that you read this entire document. For reference, you should save this readme to your hard drive or print a copy.


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What’s New 2018

The following new tools, fixes, and changes can be found in this version of Autodesk® SketchBook® for Enterprise:

  • For Mac users – We listened and brought back the Mac system Color Editor. To switch to it, select SketchBook for Enterprise > Preferences > General, then select Use system Color Editor.
  • Use a brush texture or import an image of your own to create customized brush icons for easier identification, sharing, and resale. We suggest two brush icon sizes (40×40 and 80×80 pixels).
  • Rename brushes and brush sets
  • Brush stamp display: To improve performance and speed things up when using a large brush stamp, turn the brush stamp display off. In Preferences > Brush > Brush Stamp, turn Display brush stamp OFF
  • When capturing a texture, your cursor changes and a Texture Capture Mode notification appears on your screen
  • Fixed the anti-aliasing issue when brush size is less than 1.0
  • Improved symmetry performance
  • For Windows users – Fixed the potential display issue when connected to an HDMI cable
  • Fixed dialog position when reset to default layout on dual-display
  • Magnifying Glass: Use this for you color picker
  • Leave Color Picker mode by using your ESC key
  • For Windows users – Pick colors from outside SketchBook to choose reference colors
  • Brush Texture found in Brush Properties: Simulate a customizable texture that shows through your brush strokes
  • Predictive Stroke: Smooth out your lines and help improve stroke quality when drawing slowly or with your finger
  • If using a Surface 3 and Cintiq 13HD (Android system) as a dual monitor configuration, there is no longer a display offset issue with the Brush Palette or Color Editor
  • Customize hotkeys assigned to marking menus or individual tools
  • Bug fixes and improvements

Known Issues

The following is a list of known issues:

Windows Only: You upgrades your Windows OS to 8.1 and your Wacom devices aren’t working properly.

Solution: Re-install your Wacom drivers.

Windows Only: Windows OS and scrolling up and down

Some users may experience the following:

You are on Windows OS and when you try to scroll up or down in the UI, using a pen, instead of scrolling, something else happens.

Why: Windows OS (Control Panel > Pen and Touch > Flicks) Pen Flicks function is ON, which causes the system to flicker.

Solution: Turn off Pen Flicks or if you use a Wacom device, install the latest driver. When you do this, the feature is automatically disabled.

Mac Only: You are running on Mac OS 10.9 and Autodesk® SketchBook® for Enterprise starts up from the Home Screen. This is the same with other applications.

You have Screen Word Fetching on in some translation application and cannot sketch in Autodesk® SketchBook® for Enterprise when in full screen mode.

Solution: Close Autodesk® SketchBook® for Enterprise and exit Screen Word Fetching, then reopen Autodesk® SketchBook® for Enterprise.

You created a PSD file with a color set for the Background color layer. When you save the file and open it in Photoshop, the background color is lost.

Solution: In your Autodesk® SketchBook® for Enterprise file, either save it as a TIFF or create another layer for the background color and save it as a PSD. The background color layer of a SketchBook PSD file is dropped when opened in Photoshop to avoid a conflict with the Photoshop background layer of a native PSD file. TIFF files with a background layer don’t have this issue.

Canvas refresh is slow when using symmetry with steady stroke in enabled.

Solution: Turn off steady stroke.

The installer does not obey the OS native language

Example: You want English; however, instead, the installer obeys the Standards and Formats language setting (Control Panel > Regional and Language Options) and French appears.

Why: The Standards and Formats language setting is set to French. Many users who use an English OS often set their regional language to another language, so that they can perly view formatted documents in that language.

Solution: Since Autodesk® SketchBook® for Enterprise is language agnostic, you can edit your preferences and set the language you want.

    1. Select Edit > Preferences > Language (After application restart).
    2. Select a language from the pull-down menu.
    3. Click OK.
    4. Restart your machine for the change to take effect.

To ensure Autodesk® SketchBook® for Enterprise runs to its potential, please ensure that your hardware meets the requirements listed for your version of Autodesk® SketchBook® for Enterprise and operating system:

  • Mac
    • Support Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10), El Capitan (10.11), or Sierra (10.12)
    • 1 GHz Intel or AMD CPU
    • 1GB of Memory
    • 256 MB Graphics card with OpenGL 2.0 support
    • We recommend that you use a pressure-sensitive tablet and pen for basic features
  • Windows
    • Windows®7 SP1 (64 bit), Windows®8/8.1 (64 bit), and Windows®10
    • 1 GHz of Intel or AMD CPU
    • 1GB of Memory
    • 256 MB Graphics card with OpenGL 2.0 support
    • We recommend that you use a pressure-sensitive tablet and pen for basic features

Install Autodesk® SketchBook® for Enterprise

  1. Download the Autodesk® SketchBook® for Enterprise executable file.
  2. Dbl-click the file.
  3. Follow the installation instructions.

Improving performance

To improve performance, try the following suggestions:

  • Windows Only: Right-click on the Autodesk® SketchBook® for Enterprise application icon to select Properties. In the Compatibility tab, click Change settings for all users. In the Settings section, check Disable desktop compositing.
  • Windows Only: Select Edit > Preferences to open the Preferences window. In the General tab, in the Graphics section, deselect Enable Rotate Canvas. Click OK. Restart Autodesk® SketchBook® for Enterprise to improve performance.NOTE When Enable Rotate Canvas is deselected, Rotate Canvas is not available.
  • Mac Only: Select SketchBook for Enterprise > Preferences to open the Preferences window. In the General tab, in the Graphics section, deselect Enable Rotate Canvas. Click OK. Restart Autodesk® SketchBook® for Enterprise to improve performance.

NOTE When Enable Rotate Canvas is deselected, Rotate Canvas is not available.


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Autodesk® SketchBook® for Enterprise Readme

Updated on February 20, 2018

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