Tech-Clarity Reveals Important Points to Look for in PDM and PLM Solutions

October 2, 2013

Here’s a well written and informative buyer’s guide written by Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown for any organization considering PDM and eventually PLM. As Tech-Clarity’s Managing Engineering Data concludes, “Product data management is the fundamental building block of any engineering software strategy and helps companies get the most out of their precious engineering resources.” [youtube=] Read the […]

Autodesk Rentals: What is the benefit of "Pay as You Go"?

September 24, 2013

On Monday, September 16, 2013, Autodesk announced a new rental structure for Autodesk software.  Since then, we have received many questions from our customers as to what they should do.  What are the benefits of each and how do you know which option would be more suitable for your business?  Let’s talk about it. Renting […]

Improving Dimension Visibility in AutoCAD

September 5, 2013

Posted on September 5, 2013 by Jim Swain, Synergis Project Manager for Manufacturing Solution: On a busy drawing it can be challenging to read the dimension text.  Here the red dimension is lost in the green duct work. To make the text easier to read the dimension style can be edited or the individual dimension’s properties […]

How to Identify a Secondary AutoCAD Electrical Catalog

September 4, 2013

Posted on September 4, 3013 by Todd Schmoock, Synergis Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: AutoCAD Electrical allows you to define a secondary catalog to search.  Setting this option up gives the user an ability to store additional manufacturer part numbers in a totally separate database. Identifying a Secondary AutoCAD Electrical Catalog 1.  Create your secondary catalog database.  […]

Penn State Tests Laser Scanning

August 29, 2013

Last year, Autodesk asked us if we would like to take part in a project at Penn State University with PMC to laser scan a building inside and out.  Two of our Solutions Engineers, Bob Baylor and Todd Schmoock, visited Penn State and worked with a team from PMC (Production Modeling Corporation) to use Autodesk […]

New tools are great! (If you know how to use them)

August 28, 2013

Are you using all the tools in your 2014 Autodesk Design Suite? Thinking about upgrading to a Suite and want to see what the additional solutions can do for you?  Then the upcoming user groups are a must attend for you. There are lots of new products included in the Suites that can help you […]

Discover a better way to execute oil and gas projects

August 27, 2013

Do you work in oil and gas design?  We do too.  In fact, Autodesk and Synergis  have been solving design challenges in this industry for decades.  So when you have questions, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you stay ahead.  Here’s one more way.  Autodesk is bringing you a three-part series to improve your workflow. […]

Calling CAD and BIM Managers (And those who make them look good)

August 26, 2013

In addition to our technical training and support, Synergis offers special events for you to gain industry and professional information.  We know that technical knowledge will only get your company ahead if you have a vision and leaders who understand how to move their teams forward.  So in September, we are offering  the Synergis CAD Productivity […]

Direct All Autodesk Applications to New Server for Obtaining Licenses

July 16, 2013

Posted July 16, 2013 by Darin Green, Lead Helpdesk Technician: Autodesk Network licensing is the preferred method for network environments. With network licensing users will not need to activate each Autodesk application on every machine to obtain licenses. To use network licenses, you must set up one or more license managers and obtain product licenses for them. […]

Help! My Products Are Expiring Soon…

May 31, 2013

Posted May 31, 2013 by Darin Green, Synergis Helpdesk Solutions Engineer: Prior to the release of Autodesk 2012 products, Autodesk provided license files and activation codes that didn’t have an expiration date. The license would display “Permanent” for expiration date.    Once Autodesk released their 2012 products, they also incorporated an expiration date tied to the contract […]