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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Tagged with Model Builder, Tech Support, Infrastructure, Autodesk Infraworks, Infraworks 360, Infraworks, Autodesk, image quality, Bing Maps, image resolution, Aerial Images, Satellite Imagery, Bing Imager, Data Source, Raster

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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Tagged with Civil Engineering, Tech Support, Infrastructure, Technology, Civil 3D, Software, Civil Infrastructure, Autodesk, Autodesk Civil 3D, Alignments, Intersections

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

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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Tagged with license manager, Tech Support, Technology, Software, Autodesk, Options File, Autodesk License Manager

Quick Fix: Description Key Configuration Issues in AutoCAD Civil 3D

November 10, 2015 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

During a recent AutoCAD Civil 3D Survey Class, we came across an issue when trying to customize the appearance of point labels within the Description Keys Configuration.

The Issue

The Description Key ignores any value assigned to the "Label Fixed Rotation" field.

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Tagged with Technical Support, Civil Engineering, Tech Support, Infrastructure, Technology, Civil 3D, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Software, Civil Infrastructure, Autodesk, Description Key, Label Fixed Rotation, Description Key Configurators, Marker Fixed Rotation

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

Using Autodesk Products in Windows 10

October 12, 2015 By Justin Eckhardt Leave a comment

Did you upgrade to Windows 10 before checking the compatibility listings for Autodesk 2016 products?  

Now, you can join the queue of folks wondering when Autodesk will officially support Windows 10. Don’t pull out your hair or start sending deep space distress messages hidden in your robot androids, just yet... There is still hope!

To get you started, I'll address a couple of typical Windows 10 compatibility concerns and status for a few different Autodesk products.

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Tagged with Technical Support, Tech Support, Navisworks, Revit, Autodesk 2016, AutoCAD, Autodesk, Windows10, Windows 10, Rolling Back Windows 10, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD 2016, Display Scaling, Microsoft

Autodesk Account Management - What You Need To Know

September 28, 2015 By Anthony Chiles Leave a comment

We have realized that finding information about Autodesk Account management isn't always easy.  In this article, you will find the links that will provide you with instructions for working with all facets of your Autodesk Account.

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Tagged with Tech Support, Subscrition Services, Autodesk Account, Software, Support, Autodesk, Autodesk Software, Software Installation, Software Download, Desktop Subscription

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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