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

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

Enjoy an Evening of Manufacturing Technology!

October 19, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

Advanced Solutions is hosting the first ever Manufacturing Technology Forum! What could be better? How about two chances to attend?

These exclusive networking events will be showcase manufacturing technology, trends, and solutions to business challenges. Join Advanced Solutions for happy hour and you'll get to:

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Tagged with Technical Support, Tampa, Visual Collaboration Systems, PLM 360, VCS, Product Lifecycle Management, Training, Lifecycle BIM, Autodesk PLM 360, Technology, Advanced Solutions, PLM, Manufacturing, Autodesk, Advanced Solutions PLM, Boogie Board Sync, BluePoint.Services, Kansas City, BluePoint Process Assessment, Garmin Vivosmart

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

"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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Tips & Tricks: Methods for Downloading Autodesk Software (Part 2)

 This article was written by ASI Technical Specialist, Anthony Chiles, for The Industry.

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Tips & Tricks: Methods for Downloading Autodesk Software (Part 1)

This article was written by ASI Technical Specialist, Anthony Chiles, for The Industry.

The ASI Technical Support line is always receiveing calls from new and existing software users for guidance in downloading Autodesk software. I've created a quick and easy two-part reference guide to downloading software, that is quick and easy... Just follow the steps:

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Tagged with Technical Support, Download, Tech Support, downloads, Autodesk Account, Advanced Solutions, Software, Support, Autodesk, Autodesk Software, Software Installation, Software Download

How To: Show Existing and Proposed Conditions in a Section

June 10, 2015 By Leo Lavayen Leave a comment

The question of how to show Existing and Proposed design on a cross section has come up in the past couple of my custom classes. I’ve always assumed it could be done, but finally decided to put my thoughts to the test and create a write up.

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Tagged with Technical Support, Tech Support, Corridors, Infrastructure, Code Set Styles, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Software, Autodesk, Proposed Conditions, Assemblies, Existing Conditions

Say, "Goodbye!" to Autodesk Subscription Center

March 25, 2015 By April Raque Leave a comment

That's right... As of March 16th, Autodesk Subscription Center has retired and the newly enhanced Autodesk Account portal is open for business.

Autodesk Account is a personalized and easy-to-use portal where you can track and manage all of your Autodesk products, services, and benefits in one place. it features a streamlined workflow to help you quickly find everything you need in one easy to navigate portal:

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Tagged with Technical Support, Tech Support, AEC, Infrastructure, Subscrition Services, Technology, downloads, Autodesk Account, Advanced Solutions, Manufacturing, Software, News & Events, Cloud Services, Autodesk

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