• Po prostu Inventor

    Po prostu Inventor

    Autodesk Inventor - Swobodne modelowanie powierzchni
    Published. March 24, 2019

    Dzi? chcia?bym Wam przypomnie? jak szybko mo?na uzyska? z?o?one kszta?ty wykorzystuj?c narz?dzia do swobodnego modelowania powierzchni....

  • Through the Interface

    Through the Interface

    Sneak peek at pathfinding
    Published. March 22, 2019

    A quick update before a larger unveiling next week… We’ve made solid progress with implementing the grid-based capabilities of the SpaceAnalysis package. All being well we should have an “official” version available early next week. This release will contain pathfinding – based on Djikstra’s shortest path algorithm, working on a grid with the size and resolution of your choice – as well as the ability to test visibility – using the same grid for an Isovist-like analysis. We have a...

  • It is Alive in the Lab

    It is Alive in the Lab

    Results of the Crisco Cookie Taste Off
    Published. March 22, 2019

    It's Friday, so I post about something besides Autodesk technology. I am posting this today, but this is actually something I did and wrote up last Saturday. My wife, Sheryl, likes to bake chocolate chip cookies. I like to eat......

  • Civil - Made in France

    Civil - Made in France

    Civil 3D & Revit pour une approche BIM de la géotechnique
    Published. March 21, 2019

    Nos voisins de Suisse romande ont organisé une journée de la géoinformation le 15 novembre 2018 à Ecublens. De nombreux contenus présentés sont disponibles en ligne sur le site de l'évènement. Dans la thématique "Nouvelles perspectives pour les espaces souterrains", la société DE CERENVILLE GEOTECHNIQUE a présenté une approche des pratiques géotechniques pour le BIM. Le support est disponible ici et je vous conseille sa consultation. Civil 3D et Revit sont les outils utilisés pour...

  • BIM Toolbox

    BIM Toolbox

    Autodesk Formit 2019 & Add-in for Revit 2019
    Published. March 21, 2019

    Following on from the recent release of Formit. There are a host of add-ins within Revit that can support to extend workflows to support your business on projects. Further links are included at the bottom of this article. The latest release of Autodesk Formit provides an enhanced user experience and......

  • The Building Coder

    The Building Coder

    Scaling, Face and Mesh Triangle Normals
    Published. March 20, 2019

    Let's look at a couple of scaling and triangle orientation issues that recently came up Transform and scaling in Forge ModPlus and scaling text in dockable panel Exporting view image extents Mesh triangle orientation PlanarFace normal......

  • Between the Poles

    Between the Poles

    Power utility identifies 60-70% productivity improvement by integrating engineering design, GIS and enterprise systems
    Published. March 19, 2019

    In the last few years strong business drivers for improving power distribution design productivity including an aging and shrinking workforce, an accelerating transition to the smart grid and a rapidly changing utility business model have emerged which are motivating utilities......

  • Between the Lines

    Between the Lines

    Autodesk Technology Center in Boston is Holding a Design Night March 28th
    Published. March 18, 2019

    Are you a design and make enthusiast in the Boston area? Join the Autodesk Technology Center for Design Night on 3/28! Get your tickets:

  • Mental Ray

    Mental Ray

    3ds max + vray : Automotive Studio Lights
    Published. March 18, 2019

     Custom Captions/SubtitlesHello Everyone,Please Join my Patreon page by clicking HERE to download Project files; Watch more Videos and receive Technical Support .This segment is a small part of an extensive Two Hours New Course I've recently created on my blog, and for my Patreon supporters.It's entitled: 3ds Max + vray : Automotive Studio Lights  In this Video course/tutorial users are taken through the methodical process of setting up the 3ds Max scene,...

  • Mod the Machine

    Mod the Machine

    Automate creation of Named Geometry
    Published. March 7, 2019

    Named Geometry is an iLogic feature that lets you tag geometry in the UI: (See section "Use Assign Name to Identify Geometry for Constraints" here) iLogic has an Automation interface that lets you automate iLogic specific features from your iLogic......

  • Civil 3D Reminders

    Civil 3D Reminders

    Infrasucks Strikes Again!
    Published. February 24, 2019

    Infrasucks strikes again in failing to provide a sane easy to use program. Infrasucks is called Infraworks by Autodesk. In my latest encounter with this product it once again fails to deliver an experience that makes me want to use this product. Evidently Autodesk wants it’s users to be frustrated in the first 4 hours of using the product.In this case, I have a coworker who I’m foolishing helping out to get access to Infrasucks and then if he has any questions try to help him out. The coworker...

  • AutoCAD DevBlog

    AutoCAD DevBlog

    How to Check if XREF Edit In PlaceIs Saved or Discarded
    Published. February 22, 2019

    By Madhukar Moogala When user edit external reference in place, there is no way to get to know if user had saved the changes or discarded. If your application would like to capture the user intent, for example. if (e.GlobalCommandName == /*MSG0*/"REFCLOSE") { if (save){ //logic 1 } if(discard){ //logic......

  • Line//Shape//Space


    Factory_OS Wants to Build Your Next Apartment in a Factory
    Published. February 12, 2019

    By bringing the production of multifamily dwellings to the factory line, Factory_OS can produce housing faster and cheaper while providing hundreds of stable jobs....

  • Around the Corner

    Around the Corner

    How to build PyQt5 for Autodesk Maya 2019
    Published. January 15, 2019

    Written by Cyrille Fauvel - Autodesk Developer Network (April 2013) Updated by Lanh Hong and Chengxi Li - Autodesk Developer Network (January 2019) Building SIP and PyQt for Maya 2019 is a python binding to the Qt library. Because Maya uses Qt internally, you can use the PyQt modules in Maya python scripts to create custom UI. PyQt does not have the same licensing as Maya, Qt, or Python. Please consult the PyQt website for information about licensing for PyQt......

  • It's All Just Ones and Zeros

    It's All Just Ones and Zeros

    Vault sample from AU 2018 class available online
    Published. January 9, 2019

    Hello everyone, my name is Paul Gunn. I'm a software architect on Vault and recently taught a class on the Vault 2019 API at Autodesk University 2018. Doug attended my class and graciously offered the opportunity to share this information with you as a guest blogger. My class delved into new server APIs that provide (what we believe to be) new and powerful capabilities to developers. Here at Autodesk we have implemented a major client-side feature on this platform and other features in the pipe are...

  • Manufacturing DevBlog

    Manufacturing DevBlog

    Move a solid body using User Coordinate System(UCS)
    Published. December 26, 2018

    By Sajith Subramanian We had a query on how to move a solid body to a new position using the values obtained from the User coordinate System or UCS . Below is a code sample that does something similar. In the Inventor UI, there are three options viz. “Free Drag”,......

  • Beyond the Silos

    Beyond the Silos

    Speaking at AU 2018!
    Published. November 9, 2018

    I'm excited to have the opportunity to present two sessions at Autodesk University again this year:Seamless Cloud Collaboration with BIM 360 DesignBLD226042Co-presenter: Cara WilczynskiHave you made the move to BIM 360 Design?  Not yet?  This class is for you!  We will take a look at the needs served by this cloud-hosted software, discuss the value that it brings to the table, and then dive into a live project.  We'll start in Revit software‚ where we'll send our design data...

  • From the Ground Up

    From the Ground Up

    Geotechnical Sections and Log Strips in AutoCAD Civil 3D Webcast
    Published. October 23, 2018

    Our partners in Geotechnical Keynetix are holding another webcast. UK Webinar – 13:00 GMT, Friday 4th March North America Webinar – 12:00 EST, Friday 4th March Click below for more information and registration /Jack Strongitharm...

  • Beyond the Paper

    Beyond the Paper

    Robots As Assistants Will Garner Our Affections
    Published. October 23, 2018

    Though there's hype that robots will take our jobs, many like me at Autodesk believe that robots will become our assistants. We see robots moving from the factory floor to the construction site as the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry......

  • Revit +

    Revit +

    E o Blog "REVIT +" está mudando de plataforma
    Published. October 23, 2018

    A partir de hoje, todas as novas postagens do Blog serão feitas no " MAIS BIM " ou " + BIM ". A Autodesk pediu para padronizarmos todos os blogs oficiais e estamos usando a plataforma do WordPress, então convido vocês para o novo endereço: As postagens antigas já......

  • The Geospatial Navigator

    The Geospatial Navigator

    Der Geospatial Navigator ist ab sofort im Autodesk BIM Blog integriert
    Published. October 16, 2018

    Wir haben den Geospatial Navigator mit dem BIM Blog vereint. Bitte schauen Sie für allen neuen Beiträge in unseren Autodesk BIM Blog:

  • Talking Transportation

    Talking Transportation

    Blog Consolidation
    Published. October 16, 2018

    I'm excited to be joining Jerry and Jeff Bartels on the Civil Immersion Blog ( Since the three of us post similar material on similar topics, we think having the "one stop shop" for all things related to civil infrastructure will make things easier for our followers. Please join the......

  • Virtual Reality

    Virtual Reality

    Simulation for Designers – Part 1
    Published. October 14, 2018

    Designers have a good idea of where they expect highest stress results. Simulation has come a long way from the days when it was used by a few select experts. Today the technology, like Autodesk Nastran In-CAD, has become more accessible and easier to use. This in turn makes it easier for designers and engineers […]...

  • BIM & BEAM

    BIM & BEAM

    We’re moving
    Published. September 27, 2018

    We have exciting news to share with you. BIM and BEAM is joining forces with the Autodesk Revit Blog to create one robust blog for expert-authored posts on BIM solutions for AEC design. Since BIM and BEAM started 11 years ago, we’ve built a large community of structural engineers, The post We’re moving appeared first on BIM and Beam....

  • Land Development Engineering

    Land Development Engineering

    Letters to my younger self
    Published. August 13, 2018

    I am finding as I grow older, I am saddened by my arrogance and pride as a youth. Yes, confidence is one thing, but ignoring those that have experience in a given forum is foolish, no? For those that don’t know, I have two young daughters who will be a freshman and junior in high […]...

  • AEC DevBlog

    AEC DevBlog

    Get primitive from solid of Navisworks by Native COM
    Published. September 30, 2018

    By Xiaodong Liang It has been known by how to Get primitive from solid of Navisworks. Because there is not native NET API, we will need to take advantage of COM Interop. While COM Interop means managed-native transitions, which will cause lot of the slowness when the model is huge.......

  • 3D by Dorian

    3D by Dorian

    La ferme de rendu (première partie) : Les jobs
    Published. October 4, 2018

    L’exécution de tâches (jobs) sur des gestionnaires de tâche (job manger, render manager, farm manager) est courante dans énormément de secteurs liés à l’informatique. Que ce soit la compilation de code, l’exécution et le rapport de tests unitaires, le calcul financier, ça pullule. Internet regorge d’informations et de bonnes pratiques liées à l’exécution et la gestion des tâches sur des fermes de calcul. Pourtant, beaucoup de ces informations sont trop génériques et passent...

  • Up and Ready

    Up and Ready

    Up and Ready Webinar Series is back!
    Published. June 19, 2018

    The webinar series "Up and Ready" is an in-depth topic discussion covering the Installation and Licensing area of Autodesk software. It is hosted by the Autodesk Support Team and aims to build your Installation and Licensing IQ. The basic format is a 20-40 min period of in-depth topic discussion with......

  • The MEP CAD Engineer

    The MEP CAD Engineer

    Notes from the Support System – Revit Lighting Analysis
    Published. May 29, 2018

    Autodesk continues to expand its analysis capabilities, with the addition and improvement of the Insight 360 tools, heating and cooling load analysis, lighting analysis and solar analysis. I’ve been seeing more trends of users taking advantage of these tools, but encountering errors that at first glance seem un-explainable. The lighting analysis tools have had a rush of support questions lately, so let’s clear up the air on this tool, and help you get it working for you.First, refer to this document...

  • Don't Think: Do Revit

    Don't Think: Do Revit

    Initial Yard Operation
    Published. May 6, 2018

    Squeezing in one night a week over the last few weeks I've managed to get the new yard operational. All of the track is not laid yet so I still am lack my three storage tracks, but the arrival/departure, run-around, caboose track, engine track and yard lead/throat are all up and running. I took some time last night to do some switching to see how it all played and I was quite pleased. For such a compact yard it seems to work very well. It was also unexpectedly easy and satisfying to use the throttle...

  • Being Civil

    Being Civil

    Upcoming Changes to InfraWorks Services
    Published. April 10, 2018

    In order to improve the security of your data by meeting SOC2 standards, and to conform to new EU data protection regulations, we need to make some changes to InfraWorks. To continue using analysis services, as well as web and......

  • Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog

    Infrastructure Modeling DevBlog

    Boston Forge Accelerator
    Published. March 20, 2018

    The Forge team is accepting proposals for the upcoming Accelerator taking place in the Autodesk Boston office from April 30 - May 4, 2018. It is a great opportunity for your software development team to learn and work intensively on a Forge-based project with one-on-one support and advice from Autodesk......

  • AutoCAD Insider

    AutoCAD Insider

    Clouding your Changes
    Published. February 7, 2018

    Ha! I like the theme of this post, it combines ch-ch-ch-changes (aka revisions) with clouds! Revision clouds are a quick and easy way for you to indicate changes on a drawing. Access the Revision Cloud tool from the Annotate ribbon......

  • Under the Hood

    Under the Hood

    Got an Idea? Let us Know!
    Published. February 1, 2018

    Do you have an idea you want to share with the Vault team? We want to hear from you on our Idea forum. Your thoughts could help us improve the product quality and efficiency by telling the group what areas we can improve to help you get your work done.......

  • Maya Station

    Maya Station

    Maya 2018 Update 2
    Published. January 19, 2018

    Before the Christmas break Autodesk released Maya 2018 Update 2. This release follows up to a big Update 1 that was released a few months earlier. The release notes can be found here. Downloads are available through the Autodesk Accounts Portal for current subscription users. Cheers! Nelson...

  • AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera

    AutoCAD Electrical Etcetera

    AutoCAD Electrical symbols – breaking the 99 pin wire connection barrier
    Published. January 18, 2018

    Protection/Control relays often have > 99 wire connections. If you need to show such a relay as a single smart AcadE symbol, there is a problem. The available wire connection attributes X?TERMnn, TERMnn, and TERMDESCnn come up short after number 99!  AutoCAD Electrical does not cleanly support going to a three digit suffix for these […]...

  • Beyond Moldflow Insight

    Beyond Moldflow Insight

    New Article for the new centerline feature
    Published. December 24, 2017

    On Autodesk Knowledge Network a new article was published that described How to use the new centerline feature in 2018.2 follow this LINK...

  • CG Samba

    CG Samba

    3ds Max 2018.2 Update
    Published. August 30, 2017

    The 3ds Max 2018.2 update brings users procedural spline modeling and animation tools, batch processing for some background tasks, and many improvements and bug fixes requested from you, the community....

  • REVIT Structure Learning Curve

    REVIT Structure Learning Curve

    A More LT Version of LT
    Published. July 28, 2017

    Post have been on the thin side on this blog primarily because I don't really have a need for full blown Revit these days populated with lots of information. I'm more into the BM than the BIM for small domestic schemes that I do these days.As and existing Avanquest Software customer I was offered 3D Architect Express version 18 software for £10 usual RRP £25.99 and thought why the hell not, lets have a play and see how user friendly it is. I had a scheme where the...

  • Lynn Allen's Blog

    Lynn Allen's Blog

    AutoCAD 2018 Tips and Tricks Booklet is here!
    Published. July 17, 2017

    Have you been on the edge of your seat waiting? Well wait no more (and I really hope you weren't on the edge of your seat because that just sounds so uncomfortable). Now you can download my latest AutoCAD Tips......

  • CAD Application Development

    CAD Application Development

    Everybody Lies....
    Published. June 21, 2017

    One of the ongoing themes of the show "House" (a medical drama from a few years back, starring Hugh Laurie as a modern medical Sherlock Holmes) - is that "Everybody Lies". This credo is applied generally to patients, some of whom lie deliberately, and some of whom lie incidentally. In either case, these lies present obstacles and sometimes trainwrecks in the way of getting to the truth...I've recently run into a couple of examples of this with the Revit API. If you've discovered this page, maybe...

  • Cracking the Vault

    Cracking the Vault

    Using the LifecycleEventEditor to remove Third Party lifecycle transition Jobs
    Published. May 4, 2017

    This short movie shows how to use the Vault SDK's Lifecycle Event Editor to remove third party lifecycle transition jobs...

  • The Revit Clinic

    The Revit Clinic

    Cloud rendering maintenance this weekend
    Published. February 27, 2017

    This weekend there is scheduled maintenance for the cloud rendering service on Sunday March 5th 7AM - 8AM PST. During this time, cloud rendering will not be available. The Health Dashboard has been updated with this information and will be......

  • Cloud & Mobile DevBlog

    Cloud & Mobile DevBlog

    We've Moved
    Published. February 10, 2017

    This blog has now moved to become part of our Forge website. Please change your bookmark to: We'll be posting the same types of programming tips and tricks in the new blog - along with additional items, such as events, case studies and Forge product roadmap updates. See you......

  • Autodesk 360

    Autodesk 360

    #ILookLikeAnEngineer A360
    Published. August 12, 2015

    The A360 team in Tel Aviv joins women from all over the world in the #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign.  ...

  • Civil 3D Br

    Civil 3D Br

    Troca de Plataforma do Blog
    Published. January 10, 2017

    Olá pessoal! Movemos para uma nova plataforma e novo blog MUNDO AEC Autodesk Mundo AEC...

  • Inside the Factory

    Inside the Factory

    Inside Live
    Published. November 23, 2016

    At The Factory, we strive to involve customers in shaping our products in many different ways, from interviews, usability testing, Preview Release testing, the recently added Revit Ideas site and something we call Inside the Factory. Inside the Factory Live......

  • Angel's Civil 3D Thoughts

    Angel's Civil 3D Thoughts

    Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2017 v1 Enhancements Available for Download
    Published. September 6, 2016

    Today, I was notified by my Autodesk Desktop App that an update to my AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 was available.There are a few ways to get this update, but for me updating via the Autodesk Desktop App is the easiest.For those that wish to download, you must log in to update includes new functionality and updated functionality and content.Some of the new functionality includes:Add Property set Data to LabelsAnalyze Gravity NetworksSwap Pressure Network PartsThe updated...

  • CAD and GIS (Integration and Beyond)

    CAD and GIS (Integration and Beyond)

    Cara Root Asus Zenfone 4 Ke Lollipop
    Published. August 27, 2016

    Tutorial Root ini di lakukan di OS Windows 7. Baterai mesti terisi minimum 60 persen.  Unduh Intel USB Driver DISINI, sebelumnya install di PC.  Unduh cwm-zen4. rar DISINI, sebelumnya ekstrak di PC. Buat folder anyar sebelumnya berikan nama cwm-zen4, lalu semuanya hasil ekstrakan masukan kedalam folder itu.  Unduh Up-date SUperSU-v2. 46. zip DISINI, sebelumnya copykan ke media penyimpanan internal Zenfone 4 Kalian.  Aktifkan USB Debugging Zenfone 4 Kalian,...

  • iRevit


    Converting Wall-based casework to Face-based in Revit
    Published. July 26, 2016

    Recently there was a need for a custom piece of Revit family casework which was inadvertently made using a wall-based family template. I came across this post about switching lighting families from wall hosted to face-based and with a little tweak, made it work for casework.This is how you do it.1. Open up the family you need to convert to face based. Note the "Host" is currently set to "Wall" below.2. Click on the "Family Categories and Parameters" button3. Change the Category type to...

  • Point-to-Point


    AutoCAD Electrical 2017 - Released
    Published. April 12, 2016

    If you haven't heard by now, AutoCAD Electrical 2017 has been released. We are very excited about the features that are part of this release, especially since the features were all customer requests. If you are a subscription customer, you may have seen some of these updates in the AutoCAD Electrical 2016 Subscription Advantage packs. Optional SQL Server Support You can now choose to use SQL Server for the catalog and footprint lookup databases. The databases are supplied in Access format as in previous...

  • Everything Autodesk Revit & BIM

    Everything Autodesk Revit & BIM

    BDP join forces with Nippon Koei
    Published. March 4, 2016

    In more exciting news, BDP (Building Design Partnership) have been acquired by Japan's largest engineering  consultancy Nippon Koei. More details can be found here.'m proud to be BDP's customer success manager. Exciting times ahead!...

  • Autodesk University

    Autodesk University

    New year. New start. New blog.
    Published. February 3, 2016

    We’re excited to announce we are moving the AU blog to a new platform! As of next week we’ll only be posting on the new blog, so be sure to bookmark it or—better yet—subscribe to our feed and stay up......



    AU classes featured in AEC Magazine
    Published. February 1, 2016

    Yep, we’re making headlines again. The latest issue of AEC Magazine features 4 top AU Las Vegas 2015 classes for CAD managers that are now available online. Download the magazine and check out “CAD Manager’s Guide to the Galaxy” for......

  • AutoCAD 360 Blog

    AutoCAD 360 Blog

    A New Drafting Experience
    Published. January 18, 2016

    We’ve created a new drafting experience for AutoCAD 360! Many traditional AutoCAD users have voiced their preference for key commands vs. more modern touch techniques, and we are excited to introduce our new keypad that accurately draws lines, polylines and rectangles, available for iPad. Now......

  • RobiNZ CAD Blog

    RobiNZ CAD Blog

    Revit 2016 R2 update
    Published. October 23, 2015

    Revit 2016 R2 brings bunch of enhancements and new features. Haven’t had a chance to play with them yet but from the intro videos ‘draw visible elements’, ‘global parameters’ and ‘enhanced Revit Links’ look the most useful of the improvements. Check these, and 17 other updates, out in this series......

  • The BIM Bulletin

    The BIM Bulletin

    Pengetahuan Dasar Tentang Diesel Engine
    Published. September 17, 2015

    Mungkin paling dapat dipercaya mesin pembakaran pusat di sekitar adalah motor diesel powered. Berbagai bisnis instalasi, mesin diesel powered dimanfaatkan karena memimpin penggerak untuk kelompok usia yang melibatkan kekuasaan dan berkaitan dengan oksigen darurat kompresor. Itu telah sah sebenarnya tahan lama, namun pada dasarnya yang paling penting atribut jenis-jenis mesin dapat menjadi kenyataan mereka bisa mulai dengan panduan cranking. Dengan keluar dari jalan daerah, mesin diesel powered bisa...

  • Autodesk Manufacturing, Northern Europe

    Autodesk Manufacturing, Northern Europe

    Future of Product Development - Coming to a City near You!
    Published. August 4, 2015

    As many of you will already know, we've been hosting a series of free to attend educational seminars across the UK and Nordics this year for small to medium sized manufacturers and product developers. The goal we set for each event was to make it educational - share what we......

  • HOK BIM Solutions

    HOK BIM Solutions

    Propagate Extents for Grids
    Published. July 23, 2015

    An update to an older post...PROBLEM: The Propagate Extents command in Revit for grids does not seem to work. Is it broken?SOLUTION: Don’t waste your time changing grid bubble locations view-by-view!. The Propagate Extents enable to apply a consistent override of grid bubble placement across multiple views in the project.But for this command to work, both the "source" view with the bubble override and the "destination" views should be parallel (i.e., horizontal level views, parallel elevations...

  • Amalgamation | Gary M. Davis

    Amalgamation | Gary M. Davis

    Take a Tour of 3ds Max 2016 (NAB 2015 Theater Presentation)
    Published. April 17, 2015

    Take a Tour of the New 3ds Max 2016; NAB 2015 Theater Presentation...

  • Without A Net

    Without A Net

    Build your AutoCAD IQ!
    Published. February 10, 2015

    You are invited to join our series of free Webinars. These are technical discussions hosted by the Autodesk Product Support team and brought to you by Subscription Services. The basic format is a 20 - 40 min period of in-depth......

  • Do U Revit?

    Do U Revit?

    Underlay Visibility Issue in Linked Models
    Published. November 26, 2014

    NOTE: This is a re-post from the HOK BIM Solutions blog. Sorry it’s a bit late, playing catch-up! It appears that this problem has been around since Revit 2011 but I have not personally come across it until a few weeks ago. We frequently separate Furniture and Furniture Systems into their own models on certain projects to improve on model performance and general working efficiency. Recently one team member noticed that underlay behavior differed when these element categories were in a linked model...

  • Beyond the Box

    Beyond the Box

    File Name and Location Conventions with Vault Data Standard - Part 1
    Published. September 15, 2014

    As its name suggests, at the core of Vault Data Standard is standardisation including file names and directory structures. With some simple configuration VDS can apply complex directory structure and naming standards that are specific to your business needs. The basics of this are covered in the help documentation, in......

  • AutodeskHelp


    Your AutodeskHelp Blog has moved!But don’t worry, we will...
    Published. April 29, 2014

    Your AutodeskHelp Blog has moved!But don’t worry, we will continue bringing you the latest and greatest Tips & Tricks, Solutions and Behind the Scenes @ Autodesk features.Our new blog is hosted in the Autodesk Community, which will enable us to bring you more relevant content based on data pulled directly from the Community Product Boards and IdeaStations!Click here and check out the new and improved AutodeskHelp Blog!...

  • Engineering Education for Mechanically Inclined

    Engineering Education for Mechanically Inclined

    Frankentech Challenge #4
    Published. April 10, 2014

    If you are a student who enjoys creating new things check out the Autodesk Fusion 360 Frankentech Challenge. Use your creativity and Autodesk Fusion 360 to blend different devices here to create something amazing. In this challenge you have a......

  • Voice of Community

    Voice of Community

    Rituals and Community
    Published. March 14, 2014

    Rituals play a critical role in the major religions of the world, whether it's the Latin incantations and incense of Catholicism, the times of the day and orientation of prayer in Islam, or the dietary rituals of Judaism, they all play a key role in reinforcing who you are why you exist and why you are doing what you are doing. Similarly in community, rituals play a key role in at least two of McMillan's key aspects of commmunity spirit: membership (the feeling that members have of belonging), and...

  • Dances With Elephants

    Dances With Elephants

    Successful Desktop Developers Failing to Make the Transition to Cloud and Mobile – Part 3 of 3: Build It, Validate It, Monetize It
    Published. March 3, 2014

    #1 Build It You need to sit back and envision how you can address long term customer challenges and needs that cloud and mobile technologies are uniquely positioned to help you address. The obvious low hanging fruit is customer needs/challenges that happen away from the desktop. Tools for sales people,......



    Autodesk Revit wants you
    Published. June 5, 2013

    It has been too long since I last posted here... I've been busy. It's a good thing in this economy! Anyway, I just got a note about an opening at Autodesk for their Revit program.You are an expert in modeling for construction. You pursued this career path because you are energized by complex problems, passionate about getting the details right, and convinced that technology can shape our environment. You are a designer at heart. You are able to lead and also follow. You want to work collaboratively...

  • openRevit


    Getting Started with C# API for OpenStudio
    Published. April 23, 2013

    I’ll admit I was a bit reluctant to go ahead and learn Ruby just so I could develop on top of OpenStudio and SketchUp. Luckily for me (and for you) the great developers over at NREL have provided C# bindings for OpenStudio application development. Read on! →The post Getting Started with C# API for OpenStudio appeared first on BIM SOURCE....

  • Revit ArchCenter

    Revit ArchCenter

    System Requirements for Revit 2014 Products
    Published. April 11, 2013

    Instead of copy/pasting a giant list of requirements that Autodesk has listed, below is a link to the System Requirements page on Autodesk’s website: System requirements for Autodesk Revit Products Please, please note that Windows XP is NOT listed!!  If you are still using XP (or even Vista, which I rarely run into), you’re going to need to upgrade your OS!  Not to say that Revit 2014 won’t...

  • Knowing What You Don't Know About CAD

    Knowing What You Don't Know About CAD

    Indicating Double Home Runs Correctly in Revit MEP
    Published. March 14, 2013

    Revit MEP will allow you to indicate double home runs when circuiting electrical fixtures.  This can be done by simply dragging a home run arrow from one electrical circuit to a fixture that is on a different circuit. The result will show a double arrow head on the home run and the circuit tag will call out both circuits. Two Single Home RunsDouble Home RunThe one thing that has always bugged me about this is that Revit would also still show the home run arrow head tying the two circuits together....

  • Taking it to the Max!

    Taking it to the Max!

    Register Now – Live Webinar on iray in 3ds Max
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Join us for an “Introduction to iray in 3ds Max” which will provide an extensive overview of iray, explaining both what it is and how it differs from previous rendering technology....

  • What A Mesh

    What A Mesh

    Product Design Suite in Buenos Aires
    Published. February 6, 2013

    I'd like to share a great experience done at the Autodesk Design Center in Buenos Aires. First of all, what is the Autodesk Design Center? It's a facility located at the offices of SONDA, Autodesk's distributor for MCO (multi country......

  • Between the Walls

    Between the Walls

    AutoCAD Architecture 2010 and AutoCAD MEP 2010 Update 2 Released
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Autodesk has released Update 2 for AutoCAD Architecture 2010 and AutoCAD MEP 2010. &

  • The Dirt

    The Dirt

    Corridor Solids for AutoCAD Civil 3D on Autodesk Labs
    Published. February 6, 2013

    This technology preview allows Civil 3D users to generate AutoCAD solids that represent real-world items such as tunnels, retaining walls, or pavement layers. These can be easily used for: visual analysis and design verification, construction coordination, and expanded model sharing......

  • LT Unlimited

    LT Unlimited

    Quick Edit Attributes
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Ever want to just edit an attribute like you would text, without going through a dialog? Guess what? You can! (You knew I wouldn’t ask unless the answer was yes.) To quickly edit one specific attribute, simply hold down CTRL......

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    WoodStEx 2011 — European Engineering and Design Students At Work
    Published. February 6, 2013


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    Alias Beta Testers Wanted! That means you!
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Want to give Autodesk your feedback on future releases of Alias? Yes? Then sign up to be a beta tester and you can be among the first to get your hands on the latest beta release. BTW, Alias 2013 Beta 1 is now available so sign up and give your feedback directly to the Alias development team. While you're at it check out and like our Facebook page. Connect to a growing design community of fellow Alias users and enthusiasts....

  • The Topobase Insiders

    The Topobase Insiders

    Industry models in embedded DWG and SQL Server – Part1
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Since AutoCAD® Map 3D 2012 we introduced the embedded DWG that contains the same industry models, as in Oracle, in an embedded SQLite database. In AutoCAD® Map 3D 2013 we introduced SQL Server industry models. Both DWG and SQL Server......

  • The Sustainable Design Toolbox

    The Sustainable Design Toolbox

    Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Blog
    Published. January 21, 2013

    With this blog being mothballed I wanted to mention that you can now find out Building Performance Analysis related information, news, and learning material at the Autodesk Building Performance Analysis blog run by Emile Kfouri and John Kennedy. Access it here: Building Performance Blog...

  • Civil 3D with Dirt Diva

    Civil 3D with Dirt Diva

    Autodesk Civil Visualization Extension
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Available NOW via subscription center. What does this mean? "The Autodesk® Civil Visualization Extension provides an easy-to-use, purpose-built design visualization workflow for civil engineers using Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design with AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software or other civil design applications.With this extension, civil engineers can create high-quality visualizations of their projects, enabling them to validate designs through simulations and communicate design intent during...

  • Avid User of Civil 3D

    Avid User of Civil 3D

    Number of Pipe/Structure in a network BREACHED. Workaround.
    Published. February 6, 2013

    I've been googling on the web to find out the maximum pipe/structure allowed in Civil3d but I don't seem to be able to find an answer. I did get an answer from a local reseller that the maximum pipe/structure allowed is 500, to which I'm not sure whether it is 500 nos each for pipe and structure or combined number of pipe and structure should not be above 500. In any case, I've encountered errors when the combined numbers of pipes and structures reached 500 or above. The error reads "Unable to apply...

  • Jason Grant Blog

    Jason Grant Blog

    The Future of 3D Printing
    Published. April 20, 2012

    Why stop at 3D printing your face or a small representation of a building... why not 3D print an entire house....

  • Bad Revit!!!

    Bad Revit!!!

    a tip about windows schedule cost field
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Welcome to my first blog and my first post!I could start with any kind of tip or article about Revit Architecture... so i'll start with a simple question that a former student asked me today.This is a tip for newbies... but very useful!question:in a window schedule, how can i have a cost per unit field and a total cost field? (assuming i'm not using the "itemize every instance" check box)answer:first step we have to create a window schedule. (the project must have windows!)Now, when you reach the...

  • Revit Tips and Tricks

    Revit Tips and Tricks

    Creating a Quick Trellis in Revit using a Curtain Wall
    Published. February 6, 2013

    1. Start with a rough idea of how big the trellis will be and a rough idea of what the major support structure for the trellis. This might be using parts that are already built in your model or you might need to put in some columns, beams, etc.2. Start sketching the outer boundary of the trellis with a RoofHome > Roof > Roof by Footprint3. Go to the Properties of the Roof and switch the Family to System Family: Sloped Glazing (this is a Curtain Wall used for skylights) and then create a new Type...

  • REVIT Workflow

    REVIT Workflow

    Let's Try this Again
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Okay, AU2012 is just around the corner which means I try to kick start my blog back up. Hopefully one of these years it sticks and I stay consistant with posting. I certainly have plenty of stuff to talk about which is why I haven't been posting, too BUSY!If you see me at AU give me a jab and tell me to start blogging....

  • CAD Botequim

    CAD Botequim

    Relato de Um Arquiteto sobre o AutoCAD WS (Autodesk 360)
    Published. February 6, 2013

    Pessoal, As redes sociais sempre foram fonte de inspiração e meio de estreitamento de comunicação entre empresas e clientes. Tive o prazer de conhecer o Arquiteto Flávio Radamarker a um tempo, RT pra lá e pra cá e um dia apresentei a tecnologia AutoCAD WS, hoje parte integrante da solução......

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