Autodesk 360 Files and Limited Hard Drive Space

October 14, 2014 By Bryan Fields Leave a comment

To start with, I am a big fan of Cloud Services and find them amazing. It’s nice to have access to my entire photo library, anywhere, anytime. Having access to my files, on any device, makes working on them so easy. I've used a variety of services for cloud storage over more than a decade, including Dropbox, which I tried as soon as it came out and adopted for all of my personal files.

For CAD, it's Autodesk 360! Integrated within most of the Autodesk applications, Autodesk 360 give you access to cloud storage. It easily integrates with Windows, so you can add files just as easily as putting them on a thumb drive. Autodesk 360 is FREE with limited storage space, but with the Autodesk Subscription, you get 25 gigs of storage space for all of your data needs.

The open Dialog Box from AutoCAD 2015

Autodesk 360 sync's data locally to your machine. However, the Autodesk 360 application does not allow you to change the location of where files are synced locally. With 25 gig subscription based storage, this is where a problem can occur. Many users now have Solid State Hard Drives (SSD). These are not as large as traditional hard drives, so where we put files can be a concern. Since my C: Drive is a SSD and my D: Drive is a traditional drive with more space, I want my Autodesk 360 data to sync to my D: Drive.

So, how do I move my Autodesk 360 files to the D: Drive? The answer is simple... Use a Symbolic Link. The Symbolic Link is basically a folder shortcut, pushing data to another location. Computer applications will see the files in one location when they are really somewhere else.


Tagged with sync, Tips, Cloud, Subscription, data, Autodesk 360, Windows, Tech Support, SSD, AEC, Cloud Computing, Infrastructure, MLINK, AutoCAD, Manufacturing, Cloud Services, Autodesk, Tricks

Meet the Man: Ryan Jennings Joins the Advanced Solutions Team

October 13, 2014 By April Raque Leave a comment
Ryan Jennings
Advanced Solutions Technical Sales Representative

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Quick Tip: Selecting Objects in AutoCAD 2015

October 08, 2014 By Craig Bashor Leave a comment

If you are using AutoCAD 2015 or any AutoCAD 2015 based products like AutoCAD Electrical, you will notice there are some great changes. One of these changes is how you can select objects when using commands like Erase, Copy and Move.


Tagged with AutoCAD Mechanical 2015, Civil 3D 2015, Selecting objects, AutoCAD Electrical 2015, AutoCAD 2015, Tech Support, AEC, Infrastructure, AutoCAD Architecture 2015, AutoCAD, Manufacturing

Civil 3D Pressure Pipe Inside Diameter Issue

October 06, 2014 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

During a recent style set up, I found an issue when trying to label a pressure pipe inside diameter, it was labeling it as ???. It behaved as if it could not find the value.

Checking the used Pipe Label Style it was set up correctly, the issue was not there.

Further investigation, lead me to the Civil 3D objects itself, the Pressure Pipe. If you look at the Pipe Properties, the field for Diameter Inside is empty. This is what caused the label field to show as ???.


Tagged with ???, Pressure Pipe, Labels show ???, Pipe Network, Tech Support, Infrastructure, Civil 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D

Creating a Civil 3D Surface from Text Data

October 02, 2014 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

I would like share an old Civil 3D tool that I recently used in a custom class, the command is called MOVETEXTTOELEVATION.

In the scenario presented, files are being provided from external sources and data in the drawing is only in 2D. That is the Contours, TIN lines and Points are ALL flat showing an elevation of zero (0.00).


  • Editing the TIN Lines: Too time consuming to edit each end point to the listed elevation.
  • Adjusting the contours lines: Possible, but too time consuming to edit individually.
  • Adjusting the point blocks “X” markers: Possible as well, too time consuming.
  • Elevating the Text to the elevation value: Quickest method, described here.

With this example, a few assumptions were made:


Tagged with Text Data, Tech Support, Infrastructure, Surface, Civil 3D, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D

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