Understanding the AutoCAD Electrical .ENV File

April 26, 2016 By Brad Bland Leave a comment

In AutoCAD Electrical we have a WD.ENV text file that controls different environmental settings throughout the program. A user can generate their own alternate file to use instead. Always keep the original as a backup in case of file corruption.

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Tagged with AutoCAD Electrical 2015, AEC, AutoCAD, Manufacturing, AutoCAD Electrical, ENV, Environment Code

Using Autodesk Factory Design Suite to Layout More Than Just a Factory

April 25, 2016 By Brad Bland Leave a comment

If you have Factory Design Suite installed, a designer can break the mold of traditional factory layouts and design more than just a factory floor. The software can be used to layout a computer lab, break room, or the shop floor of your own building, for future renovations. Use Factory Assets to layout your current configuration of the shop floor, using existing forklifts, tool boxes, welding stations, and shelving etc.

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Tagged with Asset Management, Design, 3D, Inventor, Factory Design Suite, AEC, Autodesk Factory Design Suite, AutoCAD, Manufacturing, Autodesk, layout, factory layouts, Syncing to 3D, Syncing with AutoCAD, 2D, factory, Syncing with Inventor, Asset Browser, 3D Layout, Layer Manager, 2D Layout

To BIM, or not to BIM?

February 05, 2016 By Advanced Solutions Leave a comment

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Tagged with BIM 360 Field, Building information modeling, BIM 360 Glue, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk 360, Recap, Autodesk Navisworks, Architecture, Engineering & Construction, Building Design Suite, AEC, 3ds Max, BIM 360, BIM, Navisworks, Revit, AutoCAD, Autodesk Subscription, News & Events, Autodesk ReCap, A360, A360 Collaboration for Revit, 3ds Max Design, VDC

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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Tagged with Autodesk Revit, Tech Support, AEC, Infrastructure, Technology, Revit, Autodesk 2016, Manufacturing, Software, Revit Structure, Revit Architecture, Software Installation, Software Download, Software Deployment, Revit LT, Build Numbers, Software Alignment, Revit MEP, OEM Customer Download, Software Upgrades, CAD Manager, Revit R2, UR3, Software Support, Software Versions, Revit Build Numbers

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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Tagged with Tech Support, AEC, Infrastructure, Technology, Manufacturing, Software, News & Events, Autodesk, Autodesk Software, Network Licensing, Autodesk Maintenance Subscription, Autodesk Perpetual License

What is the Business Value of BIM?

November 09, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

"Good Question", you say!

As the building industry evolves, design and construction firms are delivering more valuable information to building owners and operators, through the use of BIM-enabled processes. Owners are increasingly requiring BIM, due to its ability to help make better decisions early in the design process, as well as the long-term benefits it can provide for facilities and operations management.

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Tagged with Building information modeling, facilities management, Engineer, Architecture, Engineering & Construction, AEC, BIM, Technology, Advanced Solutions, News & Events, construction, Autodesk, BIM Technology, Messer Construction, Knoxville, Architect, Lighthouse, Michael Brady, Inc., State of Tennessee, BIM Modeling, S2A Integration, Architects, BIM Standards

Top 6 Benefits of Networking Your Autodesk Software

November 05, 2015 By Advanced Solutions Leave a comment

Why Networked Software Beats Out Standalone for Project Teams

Does your project team run its Autodesk software applications on their individual computers? If you’re still working in an environment where every individual is running software applications as standalone licenses, you may want to consider adopting a networked license approach to maximize efficiency within your organization.

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Tagged with Tech Support, AEC, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, News & Events, Autodesk, Autodesk Software, Software Installation, Networking, Network Licensing, Standalone Licensing, File Sharing, Software Deployment

Sharing Reality Capture Projects with Clients and Team Members

October 12, 2015 By Alan DeLuce Leave a comment

You've captured your building data and created your Reality Capture project, whether it was with Laser Scans or a Camera... Now you need to share it with your team. Let’s take a look at the steps you’ll take to invite people to view your project in the A360 Cloud.

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Tagged with Data Management, Autodesk 360, Recap, AEC, Laser Scanning, Autodesk, A360, ReCap 360, Point Cloud, Scanning, Point Cloud Data, Reality Capture

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. 

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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

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?

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

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