Understanding Revit Build Numbers

December 23, 2015 By Justin Eckhardt Leave a comment

One of the most common and frustrating issues our support team deals with is trying to get everyone in an organization on the same level "Revit" playing field. If you utilize the worksharing features of Revit, Revit Architecture, or Revit MEP, then you're probably familiar with this issue.

Everyone in the worksharing group has to use the same version or build number of Revit, or face the consequences of data corruption and design errors. One of the most common support inquiries we get for Revit is, “My update won’t apply because of the following error message...”


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4 Steps to Improving Aerial Image Quality in Autodesk InfraWorks 360

December 14, 2015 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

One of my favorite Autodesk presenters, Angel Espinoza, shared some insight into improving the quality of Aerial Images from models built using the Autodesk InfraWorks 360 Model Builder. I found this information so helpful, I thought I would share the 4 Steps to Improving Aerial Image Quality in InfraWorks 360.


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Building Intersections with Overlapping Alignments in Civil 3D

December 14, 2015 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

When multiple alignments are present at an intersection, Civil 3D will recognize ALL of the alignments and create funky corridors.

It is not a typical scenario to have multiple alignments stacked up in the same location. However, there are some reasons for overlaps, such as:


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13 Easy Steps to Create a Custom Sheet Metal Template

December 11, 2015 By Robert Savage Leave a comment

Most companies have a list of standard sheet metal materials and thicknesses. Why not take a minute to take your list and create a template in Inventor to match your standards?

With this template, you can select from a list of the different styles, rather than having to change them each time you need a different material. Here are 13 easy steps to creating a custom sheet metal template in Autodesk Inventor:


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What are the Benefits of PLM in the Cloud?

December 10, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

"The Cloud Changes Everything" isn't just an idea... It's a Statement!

So, What are the Advantages of Cloud-Based PLM?

There are so many advantages to utilizing a cloud-based PLM service. The Top 3 Benefits of PLM in the Cloud are:


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Mastering Simulation FEA with Author Vince Adams

December 08, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

Introduction to FEA product training is no substitute for receiving hands-on coaching in best-practices or being given valuable tips to avoid common mistakes. Therefore, Advanced Solutions will be offering a unique simulation event, Mastering FEA: A Simulation Workshop with Vince Adams, author of Building Better Products with Finite Element Analysis. 


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Plan ahead... Don't wait!

December 07, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

What do you need to know about Autodesk Perpetual License Changes?

Mark Your Calendar... January 31st is the Last Day for Purchasing Autodesk Perpetual Licenses! 

What does this mean?


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Creating an Options File

December 02, 2015 By Anthony Chiles Leave a comment

Options files are simply text files that control the usage of licenses within the LM (License Manager) Tools for Autodesk. You can create them using any text editor. This blog will show you some of the more basic commands that are commonly used. 


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