AU 2019 Autodesk Account Interface

Autodesk Account
January 14, 2020

By Mark Lancaster Hard to believe we’re on to 2020, and soon will be looking ahead to the next Autodesk University – but I wanted to take a moment to look back at AU2019, where I was honored to be one of the presenters in the AU Community Zone/Hub Theater. My presentation was focused around […]

Happy Holidays from Synergis Engineering Design Solutions

Announcement
December 24, 2019

We wanted to take a quick moment to wish all of our customers, partners, and followers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  No matter what you celebrate or where you are from, we wish you all a very joyous holiday season and look forward to sharing with you all the exciting things […]

Getting the Most from AutoCAD Block Attributes

Building
December 20, 2019

By Jim Swain, Applications Consultant Are you getting the most from your AutoCAD Block attributes?  Do you know how to extract that data and manipulate it?  If not, check out these two instructional videos to help you with this topic. Using the AutoCAD Block Attribute Data Extraction Tool Data extraction can be used to mine […]

Helpdesk Holiday Hours

Building
December 13, 2019

As we approach the end of 2019 we would like to take a moment to thank all of you for helping to make our blog so successful. We would also like to make you aware of our Helpdesk support hours over the holidays. To summarize, Synergis Helpdesk will be closed on Christmas Day (Dec. 25, […]

Security Advisory – Autodesk Desktop Application

Autodesk Account
December 5, 2019

By Mark Lancaster, Synergis Helpdesk Technician At the end of November, Autodesk issued a security advisory for their Autodesk Desktop Application –“Under certain conditions, an attacker may trick a user into downloading a malicious DLL file into the working directory of Autodesk Desktop Application (ADA). The malicious DLL file may then leverage a DLL preloading […]

New & Improved Autodesk 2020 Licensing Mechanism

Autodesk Account
November 14, 2019

By Mark Lancaster, Synergis Helpdesk Technician Update (11/15/19) – There’s been a lot of discussion on the forums about this issue so we wanted to provide a bit of clarification.  If you’re updating the 2020 licensing mechanism through the Autodesk Desktop App you may not realize there’s a prerequisite for the Microsoft C++ 2017 Redistributable.  […]

Important Message for AutoCAD 2020 Vault Users

Autodesk Account
November 12, 2019

By Mark Lancaster, Synergis Helpdesk Technician If you are using AutoCAD 2020 AND Autodesk Vault, this message may pertain to you. On November 7th, Autodesk released a software update (2020.1.1) for the AutoCAD 2020 product.  If you are ALSO using Autodesk Vault (2020) with your AutoCAD 2020 – please hold off on applying the 2020.1.1 […]

"Tips & Tricks" – Autodesk Inventor (Fully Constrained Components)

Education
October 29, 2019

By Mark Lancaster, Synergis Helpdesk Technician In this “Tuesday Tips & Tricks” installment, Mark Lancaster discusses how you can quickly and easily tell which components of your Inventor model/assembly are fully constrained. To learn more about the 3rd part Inventor app that Mark discusses in his video, please click here. If you have a specific […]

Fusion 360 – "Let’s Make Something Easy!"

Education
September 19, 2019

Fusion 360 has been around for a short while, but maybe you are first hearing of it or taking a stronger interest in learning more about it.  Fusion 360 is a cloud-based CAD/CAM tool for collaborative product development that combines industrial design, mechanical engineering, and machine tool programming into one software solution. Synergis Applications Consultant, […]

The "Vault Bros." are Presenting at AU2019

Education
September 19, 2019

They call themselves the “Vault Bros.” and have been hosting classes together at Autodesk University since 2016 – but who are they?  Chris Benner, CAD Department Supervisor at Powell Fabrication & Manufacturing, LLC in St. Louis, Michigan, and our very own Mark Lancaster, Helpdesk Technician at Synergis Technologies, LLC.  Both Chris and Mark are part […]