How to setup Network License Manager (LMTOOLS)

September 22, 2016 By Patrick Revel Leave a comment
Todayyou will learn  how to setup a Network License (Lmtools) on your server. Please follow the instructions below and you will be on your way to using your newest Autodesk product.

  1. First you will need to see if your computer is a 32 bit or 64-bit machine (Mac and Linux users can skip this first process). There are two ways to check your system. One way to check is to click on windows explorer, and on the left-hand side right click on "This PC"(Windows 8+), "my computer"(Windows 7) and select properties.

This will bring up the Systems prompt where you will find out what System type you currently have.


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2 Days until Advanced Solutions' Future Shock II

September 20, 2016 By Lisa Brady Leave a comment

In just 2 days, on September 22, Advanced Solutions will launch the second annual Future Shock II, a virtual conference featuring Autodesk industry innovators. You'll hear from luminaries from around the country sharing their experiences in leading technology innovation who will help organizations take their technology to the next level. More than 20 on-demand and live sessions will feature:


Tagged with 3D, Training, Inventor, Fusion 360, Revit, AutoCAD, Autodesk, BIM Technology, 2D

Civil 3D: Grading Issues – Duplicate items that can't be removed.

September 20, 2016 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

In a recent update and clean up of a Civil 3D template for a client, I ran into an issue with the Grading configuration.

The issue:

Looking at the Grading collection (from Settings tab of the Toolspace) there were Grading Criteria Sets and individual Criteria that are duplicates with a dot and number (.#) as prefixes. Even in a clean and empty drawing, you will not be able to erase them. If you attempt this, you might find yourself in an unexpected software crash, regardless of the Service Pack.


Tagged with Tech Support, Civil 3D, Styles, Grading, Support, akn_include

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.


Tagged with Technical Support, CFD, 3D, FEA, Autodesk Platinum Partner, Training, ATC, mechanical engineering, Engineer, collaboration, MFG, Simulation CFD, Success Stories, Manufacturing, Simulation, Platinum Support, Autodesk Simulation, Autodesk, SolidWorks, CAD, Implementation, casting components, applications, linear, Autodesk Nastran In-CAD, Iron castings, non-linear, best practices

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.


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.


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. 


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.


Tagged with Technical Support, Civil 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Software, software issues, Autodesk 2017

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

June 14, 2016 By Lisa Brady Leave a comment



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