Simulation... Why it's No Longer a Luxury!

August 17, 2016 By Nick Duff Leave a comment

Not too long ago, the cost of performing high-level analysis and simulation was a complicated and costly process, that was rarely necessary. However, things have changed in today's business climate, of being low-cost and highly competitive in this fast-paced world.  We have to be able to iterate and improve designs quickly, with accuracy, and without the burden and time-consuming nature of prototyping. Who has the budget to do that these days?  This leaves us with one alternative... Simulation!

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How Cadillac Casting became successful with Autodesk® CFD

August 17, 2016 By Kris Hingst Leave a comment

Cadillac Casting explains how they've become successul with Autodesk® CFD.  Eric Seguin, Manufacturing Engineer, from Cadillac Casting tells us why implementing CFD and partnering with Advanced Solutions was the right fit.

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What’s so important about those Autodesk Customer Satisfaction Surveys?

August 08, 2016 By Todd Butler Leave a comment

Your email dings with another email from Autodesk… Bummer, it’s another Customer Satisfaction Survey… You don’t have the time to respond, you delete, and you move on with your day.

You've just lost an opportunity to comment on your Autodesk Channel Partner. A chance to let them know how they’re doing and how to improve their support of you, the Autodesk customer.

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Tagged with Customer Support, Customer Service, MFG, AEC, News & Events, Autodesk, CSAT

The Battle of Autodesk Inventor vs. Fusion 360

August 05, 2016 By Craig Bashor Leave a comment

There has been a lot of rumbling from the industry about the differences between Autodesk Inventor and Fusion 360. This rumbling is not just from software users, but also happening in the Autodesk Reseller Channel.

First, I would like to inform you, the reader, that there is a place for both products in the mechanical design industry. This post will cover the comparison of Autodesk Inventor Professional to fully function of Fusion 360.

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Tagged with 3D, Autodesk Inventor, Fusion 360, MFG, Inventor Professional, Compare Fusion With Inventor, free form design tools

Design, Drinks & Digital Deployment at Dock1053 in Raleigh

August 02, 2016 By Lisa Brady Leave a comment

Don't miss this opportunity to tour the newly renovated Dock1053!  Learn more about this exciting project by Grubb Ventures as they take you on a tour of this amazing space. We will also hear from Kris Lengieza of Stiles Construction as he shares implementation strategies that have helped transform the way they do business and learn valuable techniques whether you are an architect, engineer, or contractor. Also, enjoy complimentary food and drinks while networking with peers in the Raleigh AEC community. 

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Tagged with Design, Raleigh, AEC, architecture, BIM, construction, Autodesk, engineering, Software Deployment, Implementation, Digital Deployment, Dock1053

Civil 3D 2017 What’s New:  Not Backwards Compatible

June 15, 2016 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

On a recent support case, I came to realize that although Civil 3D 2017 uses the 2013 drawing format, the AEC objects (Points, Surfaces, Alignment, Profiles, Corridors, Pipes, Etc...) have been updated, causing them to not be recognized by the previous versions.

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Advanced Solutions Design Software; Autodesk Future Shock II coming July 12!

June 14, 2016 By Lisa Brady Leave a comment

 

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Getting AutoCAD Blocks of Inventor Models

May 18, 2016 By Brad Bland Leave a comment

Are you a layout draftsperson, who is constantly bugging fellow co-workers, who use Inventor, to send you actual .dwg files of their assemblies?

Do you feel like you're waiting on the back-burner to place views in a layout?

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Tagged with Autodesk Inventor, Inventor, AutoCAD, Manufacturing, Autodesk

Civil 3D 2017 What’s New: Feature Lines as Corridor Baseline

May 16, 2016 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

Feature Lines have always carried the X,Y (like an Alignment) and the Z (similar to a Profile). I'm glad to finally see this AWESOME update in Civil 3D 2017, giving users the ability to create a Corridor from a Feature Line.

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Civil 3D 2017 What’s New: Corridor Clean Up

May 13, 2016 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

This is what we have been waiting for since the first release of Corridors... The ability for Corridors to turn tight corners without bumping into itself.  We addressed this behavior and possible workarounds this in an earlier blog post, Casual Corridors.  

OLD ISSUE: BOW TIE

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