To BIM, or not to BIM?

February 05, 2016 By Advanced Solutions Leave a comment

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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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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?  

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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.

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

Reality Capture for BIM with Autodesk ReCap

July 16, 2015 By Alan DeLuce Leave a comment

Reality Capture workflows, utilizing laser scanners and/or digital cameras, are becoming more common in many industries today. The technology involved in Reality Computing is expanding quickly. Along with this growth, it is becoming more attainable.

Now, Architects, Engineers and Construction professionals are realizing the benefits of Point Clouds for creating As-Built documentation on Retrofit projects and in areas where building a 3D model may not be a cost effective solution. Owners are also interested in this innovative technology because it provides an easy way to visualize and observe existing assets.

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Tagged with Autodesk Revit, AEC, educational series, PILOT, BIM, Revit, education, Autodesk ReCap, Reality Computing, ReCap 360

"Houston, We Have a Problem"... Autodesk Display Issues

July 01, 2015 By Justin Eckhardt Leave a comment

If your Autodesk product doesn’t seem to be acting right, the first and easiest thing to troubleshoot and rule out is your graphics hardware.  The following procedure can be used to fix a number of display issues, including mouse trailing, objects not displaying properly, software crashes, as well as software hang ups.

First, you need to take note of the type of graphics display hardware you’re using.  Although we recommend using Certified Autodesk Hardware, that doesn’t mean you can’t use the software without it.  It simply means you need to turn off hardware acceleration to improve system functionality and performance.  This prevents the outsourcing of hefty graphical calculations to your system’s local CPU and memory.  Disabling hardware acceleration has little to no effect on the usage of the software unless you’re actually creating high quality renderings, in which case you most likely have certified hardware.

To see which driver you’re using, open the device manager, select your graphics adapter, right click, and go to properties.

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Explore the Future of Design with Autodesk 2016 Software

June 04, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

 

 

The Future Shock with Autodesk 2016 Software virtual event will begin on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 and run through Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Through the registration link, participants will be directed to a dynamic landing page with detailed descriptions of each session, event highlights, presenter biographies, a full agenda, and frequently asked questions.

Once the registration is closed and the event opens, event attendees will enter the virtual conference hall and gain access to:

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Expanding BIM for Greater Project Performance...Again!

March 10, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

During the month of January, Advanced Solutions hosted the Innovating with BIM series of events for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries in Missouri, Ohio, and Florida.

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The Sky's the Limit with Autodesk 2015 Software

May 20, 2014 By April Raque Leave a comment

You've waited long enough... Join us as we explore the latest enhancements to the Autodesk 2015 portfolio of products for the Manufacturing, Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure industries.

The Sky’s the Limit with Autodesk 2015 software virtual event series will begin on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 and run through Thursday, June 26, 2014. This two-day virtual event will offer attendees:

  • 20 live presentations with Autodesk Certified presenters across multiple industries
  • Sessions covering over 20 Autodesk software products, such as AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk InfraWorks, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, 3ds Max Design, Autodesk Vault and Autodesk Design Suites
  • A showcase of productivity enhancing cloud-based services, such as BIM 360 Field and Glue and PLM 360
  • Optimum software workflows and best practices from industry experts
  • Live Chat Room and Networking Lounge
  • Recorded sessions for up to 3 months
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