A Partnership Built in BIM: The Ohio State University Story!

August 31, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

The Ohio State University started requiring Building Information Modeling (BIM) on projects this year. Ohio State knows, as the building industry evolves, working within a fully engaged BIM project team becomes imperative to the lifecycle of a building.  

On September 23rd, you'll be able to meet the team of industry experts responsible for the development of OSU's BIM Standards at the Partnering with Owners on BIM luncheon. 


Tagged with Building information modeling, American Institute of Architects, AIA, facilities management, collaboration, Architecture, Engineering & Construction, AEC, architecture, BIM 360, BIM, Advanced Solutions, News & Events, construction, Autodesk, engineering, Ohio State University, Messer Construction, CannonDesign, LEED, OSU

Who Wants to Take a Road Trip to the Future?

August 31, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

The Future of Making Things is taking shape in front of our eyes. We see it every day as designers and engineers use new technologies to design, refine products, and bring them to market. Those changes are picking up speed across the manufacturing landscape and they’re disrupting companies that don’t embrace new ways of thinking about product development. 

Advanced Solutions Technology Specialists will be traveling throughout the Midwest, bringing The Future of Making Things: Must Know Manufacturing Trends to a city near you. 


Tagged with product design, Engineer, Product Innovation, Advanced manufacturing, product development, Technology, Advanced Solutions, Manufacturing, News & Events, Autodesk, The Future of Making Things, Designer

BIM... I Want It and I Want It, Now!

August 28, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

BIM might very well be the goose that laid the golden egg for building owners. As the building industry continues to evolve, design and construction firms are delivering more valuable information to building owners and operators through the use of BIM-enabled processes.

Why not, Give Owners What They Want?


Tagged with Building information modeling, facilities management, data, Data Management, AEC, BIM, Advanced Solutions, News & Events, Autodesk, Penn State University

BIM for Manufacturing

August 25, 2015 By Dan Fluegeman Leave a comment

While many manufacturers of building materials and equipment don’t use the Revit format for their native design, the architects, engineers, and construction contractors who use and install their products do use Revit.  Therefore, a manufacturer whose product is readily available in the Revit format significantly increases their chances of being specified as the basis of design in the construction documents.  This increased exposure can lead to better brand recognition, which can lead to increased sales.

The Dilemma:  How to get the products into a Revit format?  


Tagged with CAD and CAM, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Inventor, Inventor, Tech Support, BIM, Revit, AutoCAD, Manufacturing, Autodesk Inventor 2016, MicroStation, SolidWorks

Revit Repeating Details... Now, Say That 10 Times Fast!

August 21, 2015 By Alan DeLuce Leave a comment

Have you ever wanted to use some of your Detail Components in a Repeating Detail and wondered… “How can I create a Revit Repeating Detail? The Brick Repeating Detail works for Brick Detailing, but I need a repeating detail from other Detail components.”

Let’s take a look at creating a Repeating Detail for Steel Decking in a Roof Detail.


Tagged with Autodesk Revit, Tech Support, AEC, Revit, Revit Architecture, Repeating Details, Detail Components

How Do You Collaborate?

August 21, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

Working together to perform tasks to achieve an end goal is just the beginning of collaboration. Where you begin and what tools you use in the process can define the results.

Technology can help the collaboration process between teams across the city, state, nation and world. Having offices and team members across the U.S. has lead Advanced Solutions to seek out the most cutting-edge technology for collaboration across all channels.


Tagged with SMART kapp, Visual Collaboration Systems, collaboration, Technology, SMART Meeting Pro, SMART, News & Events

Create a View Representation in Autodesk Inventor

August 20, 2015 By Robert Savage Leave a comment

If you want to create a view representation where you have the visibility of one or more components turned off, there is a tool allowing you to adjust which tools are included in the view.

Here is a step by step guide to performing this quick work-around within Autodesk Inventor:


Tagged with Autodesk Inventor, Inventor, Tech Support, Manufacturing, Autodesk Inventor 2016, Autodesk, Edit Include Component, Edit Components

Visual Collaboration for Manufacturers

August 04, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

The Manufacturing industry has seen a rise in competition, putting pressure on companies to find new ways to effectively communicate with skilled laborers and engineers located all over the world. Analyzing and visualizing complex data, while getting teams connected and collaborating at all stages of a project, is essential to the effectiveness of the development cycle. 


Tagged with product design, Visual Collaboration Systems, data, workflows, VCS, collaboration, product development, Technology, SMART Meeting Pro, SMART, Advanced Solutions, Manufacturing, Software, development cycle, engineers

What to Know... Autodesk Perpetual Licensing Changes!

August 03, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

What do you need to know about the Autodesk Perpetual Licensing Changes?


Tagged with Tech Support, AEC, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, News & Events, Autodesk, Desktop Subscription

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