Synergis Blog: Best of 2013

December 31, 2013

2013 was a great year of Synergis posts so we are highlighting the most popular posts on the last day of the year.  Check out these most viewed posts on our blog: Building How to Edit Wall Types with Revit Architecture Revit Video Tip: How to Build Your Own Roof Truss Families Using Parts in Autodesk® Revit® Civil, […]

AU2013 Wrap Up

December 30, 2013

We had a great time at AU2013 earlier in the month.  We started off the week by having a Welcome Reception at SUSHISAMBA and had over 40 customers attend.  We had the chance to speak with customers about real-world designs and challenges and share these with the Autodesk team. iPad Air Winner: Mark Kiker We […]

Girls in STEM Hurdle: Girls Need to Feel Like They Belong

December 17, 2013

Synergis is one of the oldest Autodesk Education Partners in the country.  We have been working with schools and teachers to prepare each generation of engineers, designers, and architects.  Over the years, we watched the incline of technology in the classroom and tools to help students learn real-world skills.  Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) […]

Batch Converting Drawings to Older AutoCAD Versions – Video Post

December 12, 2013

Posted on December 12, 2013 by Bill McKown, Synergis Solutions Engineer: With all the collaboration in industry, it is sometimes its necessary to convert larger amounts of AutoCAD files to older versions.  Instead of doing this indidivdually, I created a short 5 minute video to show you how you can do this in larger batches […]

SU14 – Designed by You

December 12, 2013

As you know we have the June 4, 2014 date for SU14! Each year we bring you Autodesk experts, our experienced, knowledgeable engineers and speakers from industry. This year, we are planning early so that we can give you a chance to suggest topics and speakers to fit your needs. What do you want to […]

Autodesk Inventor Sheet Format: Block out your drawing views

December 11, 2013

Posted on December 11, 2013 by Mark Lancaster, Synergis Manufacturing Product Support Specialist: The other day I was browsing through my technical drawing (manual drafting) book and came across a section about laying out the views on your drawings.  It described how the “draftsperson” should take extra steps in determining the spacing between the (drawing) […]

AutoCAD: Animating Pipe with the Loft Command

December 10, 2013

Posted on December 10, 2013 by Bill McKown, Synergis Solutions Engineer: Someone asked me the other day how to animate pipes in a video they were compiling.  I created a short video to show you how you can animate pipes in AutoCAD.  It makes for a really professional looking presentation too! There are many ways […]

Breakthroughs in Infrastructure Design Workflows

December 9, 2013

CE News has a webcast series out for the Infrastructure industry.  On Thursday of this week, the topic will be “Predicting Vehicle Movements for Better Performing Transportation Systems”.  For this webcast, Ray Betker, Project Manager for OMNI Associates, Inc., will discuss how you can predictably evaluate vehicle movements using Autodesk® Vehicle Tracking 2014, a new […]

Autodesk Inventor: Dimensioning to An Applied Intersection

December 5, 2013

Posted on December 5, 2013 by Mark Lancaster, Synergis Product Support Specialist: A while back I had a request to create a dimension to an applied intersection on an Inventor drawing.  Normally this is not something that is done frequently, so I wanted to share the steps to remind everyone how this is accomplished. I […]

AutoCAD Tips: Images and Shadows

December 4, 2013

Posted on December 4, 2013 by Bill McKown, Synergis Solutions Engineer: A couple of weeks ago I was teaching an AutoCAD class and there were questions about using hatch as shadows, masks and images.  I created this short video to help you understand the uses and also utilize ‘Superhatch’ (which is part of the AutoCAD […]