Video Post: iLogic Form Title Block

Factory
May 19, 2014

Here’s a video for the iLogic users for a tip on the title block.  In this short video, you will learn to: streamline the title block entry of information with the use of an iLogic form edit the title block definition and adding the text links to the definition easily create the iLogic form quickly […]

Autodesk Announces Free Software For Academic Institutions

Education
May 16, 2014

Last week, Autodesk announced in a press release that Autodesk software will now be free of charge to educational institutions.  This is great news to our educators as budget will no longer limit their ability to offer industry-leading software to students.  With the ability to learn on software that is standard in the real-world, students […]

Copy Properties in Inventor Drawings

Education
May 13, 2014

Posted on May 13, 2914 by Dave Breiner, Synergis Solutions Engineer: Here’s a quick Tuesday tip for you.  A feature in Inventor drawing annotation that gets overlooked often is ‘Copy Properties’.  It works much like ‘Match Properties’ in AutoCAD. In the example below, I want all the dimensions to match the style of the 20.000” […]

Helpdesk: Autodesk 2015 Product – Network License Check List

Building
May 5, 2014

Posted for Helpdesk Customers on May 5, 2014 by Mark Lancaster, Product Support Specialist: With the release of the Autodesk 2015 product line, many of you are now accessing your subscription center (or the Autodesk Virtual Agent) and downloading your software for installations (and/or deployments). For those individuals that have already done this or in […]

What Do You Want to Know? Synergis University Offers Industry Tracks

Building
May 5, 2014

Synergis University 2014 is now less than a month away! There are 40 sessions to choose from, so to make it easy for you, we have created industry tracks to help you find the information to keep you ahead in your industry. Manufacturing Design:  When manufacturing products innovation and timing is everything.  Getting your products […]

Take Your Building Model with You: BIM 360 Field

Building
May 2, 2014

How do you report field concerns with other contractors and the owners?   Are you taking notes back to the model? Autodesk is improving the way you work by enabling you to take your notes right on the file from the field.  No more worries about rereading your notes or the time-lapse from when you […]

Robert Green, THE CAD Manager, Presents Three Sessions at SU14

Building
May 1, 2014

Today’s tools are changing the way that CAD and BIM Managers coordinate, collaborate, and maintain designs.  Robert Green is an industry name in CAD Management because he works hands-on with managers daily.  He knows that challenges and the best practices to handle those challenges. We are happy to announce that he will be returning for […]

Vote Now for the Best Student Architecture Project: It Only Takes a Moment

Education
May 1, 2014

The Synergis Student Architecture Competition winner is up to you! The top three competition entries have been chosen by our team. Making the choice for the top submissions was more difficult than in the past and created a lot of heated discussion among our engineers. More entries were received this year than ever before. The project is to create […]

Assign Item Numbers to Subassembly Parts in AutoCAD Electrical

Education
April 29, 2014

Posted on April 29, 2014 by Todd Schmoock, Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: AutoCAD Electrical does not assign item numbers to subassembly components by default.  To some this is not important since the components are purchased as a group every time.  However, many times the subassembly components need to have an item number identified for replacement purposes. […]

Working with Inventor Drawing Colors

Education
April 28, 2014

Posted on April 1, 2014 by Mark Lancaster, Synergis Product Support Specialist: Creating a single color back drop on your Inventor drawing sheet is very straight forward and is accomplished through the Tools/Document Settings interface. Here’s a retro look, making it look like those days when blueprints existed. I want to take a few minutes and […]