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  • Between the Lines

    Between the Lines


    Fusion 360 Meetup in Portland 11.01.18
    Published. October 18, 2018

    We are excited to be reintroducing the Fusion 360 Meetup in our new Portland Autodesk office located in the Central Eastside Industrial District. When: Thursday November 1 5:00 PM ? 8:00 PM Where: Autodesk Portland 221 SE Ankeny St, Portland, Oregon Agenda: 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Arrive, socialize, eat and drink, check out the space including the PIE Shop - ask questions 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm Welcome, Meetup going forward, Fusion updates, and Portland Autodesk Space Mike Aubry......


  • Po prostu Inventor

    Po prostu Inventor


    Autodesk Inventor - Tabela obj?to?ci z iLogic
    Published. October 21, 2018

    Jeden z u?ytkowników podzieli? si? ze mn? wyzwaniem, z którym musi si? ci?gle mierzy?. Chodzi o utworzenie tabeli pojemno?ci zbiornika mierzonej co 100mm. Z iLogic takie zadanie przestaje by? wyzwaniem....


  • It is Alive in the Lab

    It is Alive in the Lab


    Consistent Themes? Fun with Major League Sports Team Naming
    Published. October 20, 2018

    It's a Saturday, so this blog post is not about Autodesk technology, it's just for fun. Some investors think the stock market will go up. Others think it will go down. They're referred to as Bulls and Bears. You can......


  • From the Ground Up

    From the Ground Up


    Geotechnical Sections and Log Strips in AutoCAD Civil 3D Webcast
    Published. October 19, 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 https://www.keynetix.com/holebasesi/4th-webinar/ /Jack Strongitharm...


  • Through the Interface

    Through the Interface


    Digital robot twins
    Published. October 19, 2018

    This week I spent quite a bit of time talking to people about digital twins that include skeletons and robots. For skeletons I’ve been working off real data from static JSON files – not yet time-series database-resident – but for robots I’ve just been relying on simulated movements. Until today, that is. Josh Cameron, an Autodesk Research colleague in Toronto, sent through a video he took of a robot while streaming its data to our time-series back-end. This helped me interpret the data (reasonably)...


  • Mental Ray

    Mental Ray


    3ds Max & Vray: 3d Visualizer handbook to Interior daylight renders (proxies)
    Published. October 19, 2018

     Custom Captions/SubtitlesHello Everyone,Checkout this new tutorial on how to generate proxies, with 3ds max and Vray.Proxies often help users navigate through heavy scenes and render complex objects extremely fast.This tutorial takes users through the process of creating and understanding its amazing functionalities.This tutorial 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:...


  • Revit +

    Revit +


    E o Blog "REVIT +" está mudando de plataforma
    Published. October 19, 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: https://blogs.autodesk.com/mais-bim/ As postagens antigas já......


  • Line//Shape//Space

    Line//Shape//Space


    Inventive Design Turns a Gantry Into a Low-Cost “Vertical Village” for Creatives
    Published. October 18, 2018

    In East London, an empty gantry structure is reimagined as a new home for artists and creatives. The result is a fun-filled “vertical village,” its design courtesy of open-source WikiHouse....


  • Between the Poles

    Between the Poles


    Bentley goes open source for its digital twin products
    Published. October 17, 2018

    One of the biggest announcements in recent memory in the design and construction world was made by Keith Bentley of Bentley Systems this morning at Year in Infrastructure 2018 in London. After describing some of the key technologies that Bentley......


  • The Building Coder

    The Building Coder


    BIM 360 Issues API
    Published. October 17, 2018

    Today, I am presenting a class on Design Automation for Revit or DA4R and the BIM 360 Issues API at the German Autodesk University in Darmstadt. The first and main part is similar to yesterday's presentation at the Forge DevCon conference. Therefore, I will just share the BIM 360 slides here and now Overview Four types of issues Permissions Attachments Assignee Issues API Get issues Create issues Issue type and root cause of field issue Directly attach local files (photo) to issues Pushpin...


  • Civil - Made in France

    Civil - Made in France


    Deux remarquables exploitations d'InfraWorks pour la route
    Published. October 16, 2018

    Je souhaite partager dans ce post deux vidéos de réalisations InfraWorks publiées récemment sur LinkedIn : la publication de Borja Manzano Hidalgo et la publication de Garry Bosset. Outre le remarquable travail réalisé dans chaque cas, je trouve particulièrement intéressant de comparer les deux approches du même outil qui aboutissent à des rendus différents et très efficaces. Borja Manzano Hidalgo (utilisateur espagnol d'InfraWorks) partage le résultat de sont projet de fin d'études...


  • 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: http://blogs.autodesk.com/bimblog/...


  • 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 (http://civilimmersion.typepad.com/). 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 […]...


  • AutoCAD DevBlog

    AutoCAD DevBlog


    Pattern generation of linetype with text on polyline entity
    Published. October 11, 2018

    By Deepak Nadig Generating linetype with text on a Polyline entity could result in linetype pattern generated continuously across all vertices as below image. This is because the linetype generation property of Polyline is ON Interactively this can be changed by issuing PEDIT command, setting Ltype gen as Off. Command:......


  • Mod the Machine

    Mod the Machine


    AU Early Bird registration ending soon...
    Published. October 4, 2018

    If you want to learn about all the new things we are working on then DevCon & AU Las Vegas are probably the best places for that. Here is one class not to miss if you are writing Inventor add-ins......


  • 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....


  • Civil 3D Reminders

    Civil 3D Reminders


    Notes on Starting Out Programming
    Published. October 4, 2018

    It's mainly about having a problem to solve and then taking the steps to accomplish the task. I am usually just taking the workflow that one would be doing in AutoCAD and automating it. Google and Bing are a great source to find code snippets that can be modified to suit the needs of the code. Getting started for an Autodesk project is covered in this AKN: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/learn-explore/caas/simplecontent/content/my-first-autocad-plug-overview.html Creating a bundle...


  • 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 […]...


  • BIM Toolbox

    BIM Toolbox


    Webinar - Digital design workflows with the AEC Collection
    Published. October 4, 2018

    If you want to know how digital workflows are providing AEC designers the opportunity and flexibility to deliver increasing complex projects. Attend my webinar on the Thursday 13 September, 11am - 12 noon BST Digital design workflows with the AEC Collection #technology #architecture #digitization #autodesksoftware https://www.workcast.com/register?cpak=8845307345487465 During this session you......


  • Manufacturing DevBlog

    Manufacturing DevBlog


    Highlight New Feature for Custom Commands
    Published. October 4, 2018

    By Sajith Subramanian Inventor 2019.1 introduced a new feature for highlighting new commands. This feature can also be used to highlight custom commands using the Inventor API. Below is a code snippet that explains the new API’s that have been added for this feature. public void Activate(Inventor.ApplicationAddInSite addInSiteObject, bool firstTime)......


  • 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...


  • Around the Corner

    Around the Corner


    Maya 2018 Update 4 and new DevKit are available now
    Published. August 14, 2018

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  • 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 the Silos

    Beyond the Silos


    You Made This a Winner, AU 2017 Attendees!
    Published. January 19, 2018

    A few days ago, Autodesk announced the winners of the AU 2017 Speaker Awards.  As I scrolled through the post, I was very pleased to find my name and lab session listed as winner of the Top-Rated Autodesk Speaker award in the Hands-On Lab category.THANK YOU SO MUCH!With a late surge, I had over 70 participants in my lab, "Integrating Structural Design and Analysis: The Basics of a Revit-Robot Structural Analysis Professional Workflow".  And those of you that attended and submitted...


  • Beyond the Paper

    Beyond the Paper


    Updated: What's so hot about that Autodesk Forge thing?
    Published. January 8, 2018

    Let's say you've been an Autodesk customer for a long time. You've got decades of your intellectual property captured in AutoCAD drawings. If you'd like to leverage that data to showcase your work to your customers, then Autodesk Forge is......


  • 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: https://forge.autodesk.com/blog 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 mundoaec.autodesk.com 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 accounts.autodesk.com.This 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

    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

    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.http://www.construction-manager.co.uk/news/japanese-firm-sna1ps-bd7p-102m-gain-technolo3gical/I'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 BLAUG

    AU BLAUG


    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......


  • It's All Just Ones and Zeros

    It's All Just Ones and Zeros


    Vault API Support
    Published. October 13, 2015

    Please go to the Vault Customization discussion group if you have any questions about the Vault API. Don’t use the comments section in this blog....


  • 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

    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,......


  • CADDHELP

    CADDHELP


    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

    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. http://bit.ly/d3HfrA & http://bit.ly/9ApjyI...


  • 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......


  • DaVinci

    DaVinci


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

    via www.youtube.com...


  • Morphorm

    Morphorm


    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. https://beta.autodesk.com/callout/?callid=A1DADF813AEA4FB88CA1732087E93C35 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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