BIM Focused Training Now Available Through Project Virtual

September 1, 2014

In late 2013, Synergis and the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., worked together to create Project Virtual.  Project Virtual offers training and software discounts to ABC members, with more tools in the works.  Just this week, the ABC opened these virtual sessions to non-members as well. Highlights to Project Virtual Training: Online in a easy to […]

Stay Informed on Your Software: Autodesk Application Manager

August 28, 2014

Autodesk is working to deliver a better experience for discovering and applying updates to the products you own and manage.  Included in all 2015 Windows desktop products is a new cloud-based software delivery solution that ships with a client component called Autodesk Application Manager that helps you stay current with the latest updates for your […]

Software: To Buy or To Rent?

August 26, 2014

Last year, Autodesk started offering its software as a pay-as-you-go in addition to the traditional software purchase.  We received a lot of questions about this option and whether it is the best fit for different customers.  Fortunately, the Line/Shape/Space Blog from Autodesk created this infographic to help you decide if buying or renting is your […]

BIM for Infrastructure: BIM Leaves the Building and Hits the Road

August 25, 2014

Building Information Modeling (BIM) isn’t just for building anymore.  Check out this video about Mortenson Construction who speak to the benefits they found by using BIM in their infrastructure projects: High-value add to the customer Create coordination and communication on all teams Everyone sees the project as a whole, not just their piece Everyone is […]

Re:Vision Architecture Turns to Synergis to Maximize Their Investment

August 19, 2014

Earlier this year at Synergis University, we had Re:Vision Architecture present on Building the New Synergis Home: BIM, Adaptive Reuse, and Collaboration.  Drew Lavine, RA, LEED AP, Re:Vision Architecture, presented the process of transforming an old hosiery factory to open, bright technology offices that will soon hold all of our local employees.  You can see […]

What’s in the 2015 Autodesk Simulation Portfolio?

August 18, 2014

Simulation can mean a lot of things to a lot of people: testing, analyzing, quality assurance, product research and development or just plain design.  Wikipedia defines simulation as: “the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time. The act of simulating something first requires that a model be developed; this model […]

Can You Survive Without BIM? New BIM eBook to Keep You Competitive

August 11, 2014

Can you survive without BIM?  So far, some firms have been holding out with concerns over costs, skill sets of the employees they have, and all the unknowns that come with implementing new processes and technology.  Autodesk and Synergis aim to clear up the confusion and help you step into BIM while minimizing interruption in […]

Why Should I Upgrade My Autodesk Licenses Now?

August 7, 2014

Autodesk announced earlier this year that as of February 1, 2015, upgrade pricing will go away. This means that you will lose any value to your licenses and will need to purchase new licenses in the future at full price. We have received a lot of questions about this announcement, so we wanted to help […]

5 Things to Know about Autodesk Cloud Credits

August 4, 2014

Autodesk Cloud Credits allow you to use services like cloud rendering and simulation. We get a lot of questions around cloud credits so we wanted to give you the most relevant information to motivate you to try the cloud components today. You can see all this information and more on the Autodesk Knowledge Network page […]

AutoCAD Shortcuts Guide

August 2, 2014

Posted on August 2, 2014 by Mark Lancaster, Product Support Specialist: AutoCAD pop quiz… Without looking or launching AutoCAD, do you know what the function key F8 does in AutoCAD? Hopefully you said toggle ORTHO mode on/off. If you didn’t remember, don’t panic!  AutoCAD is built with so many shortcuts and toggles; sometimes it’s hard […]