SET’g the Stage in Autodesk® Navisworks®

February 26, 2013

Posted on February 26, 2013 by Bill Knittle, Buildings Solutions Engineer: One of our large mechanical contracting firms contacted us with issues concerning design coordination and construction sequencing of structural and MEP systems. The high-profile project they are working on needs to be fully coordinated in order to fabricate the MEP systems accurately to avoid […]

How to: Inventor's Design Accelerator: Limits/Fits Mechanical Calculator

February 25, 2013

Posted February 25, 2013 by Robert Reid: Designers often calculate and design a shaft-hole fit. This problem influences the properties of the final product and its price of manufacturing. Use the adaptable interface in Design Accelerator to design the ideal fit. Limits and Fits are used to define tolerances for mating parts. Limits are most […]

New Courses Keep You Ahead

February 20, 2013

Move beyond the fundamentals of your AutoCAD or 3D design knowledge to improve your workflow and save time. These new sessions are unique to Synergis and the only place in the region to gain some of these additional skills in an open enrollment environment. We limit our class size to 8 people to maximize the attention […]

Inventor Design Accelerator: How to Use the Press Fit Calculator

February 18, 2013

Post on February 18, 2013 by Robert Reid, Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: The use of the Press Fit Calculator enables the end-user to calculate elastic cylindrical co-axial pressure connections for compact or hollow shafts in either hot or cold state. The program calculates geometric parameters of the joint, minimal fit, standard or actual fit, and pressed-on […]

Quick Tip for Hatch Display Trouble in Civil 3D

February 13, 2013

Posted February 11, 2013 by Nikki Szymanski: A very popular topic that we run across is trouble with the Hatch Display.  If you went through the tutorials, or if you skipped them, here is agreat outline that explains how to maneuver the hatch display. I know its simple and provided in the software, and it […]

Showcase your Inventor Files

February 12, 2013

Posted on February 13, 2013 by Gregg Reinhart, Mechanical Helpdesk Technician: With the inception of the design suites, Inventor users have gained access to Autodesk Showcase as a resource for doing high-quality renderings of their Inventor models.  In this post, I’d like to show you how the interoperability between the two programs allows you utilize […]

AutoCAD Electrical Tools You Should Use

February 11, 2013

Posted February 11, 2013 by Todd Schmoock, Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: When working in AutoCAD Electrical there are several tools you should be using on a regular basis if you want projects to remain accurate. Many times people use AutoCAD Electrical and get frustrated when their projects do not run reports correctly, or do not seem […]

Revit Tip: Worksharing between Revit and Revit LT

February 7, 2013

Posted February 7, 2013 by Bill Knittle, Building Solution Engineer: Are you a Revit user that would benefit from Workshare with Revit LT users, or vice versa?  This video explains the workflow when collaborating in a Workshare enables project file. Revit Tip #27:  Worksharing between Revit and Revit LT [wpvideo PykToufX] Let us know what other tips we […]

Easy Fix: Civil 3D is Not Responding Between Model Tab and Layout Tabs…

February 6, 2013

Posted February 6, 2013, by Nikki Szymanski: Something a lot of my clients have been seeing lately is trouble with switching between Model Tabs and Layout Tabs.  This is an easy fix.  Follow the steps to make life easier. System Variables 1. Set the WHIPTHREAD to 3, this SV controls whether to use an additional […]

Things You Should Know When Installing AutoCAD Electrical

February 4, 2013

February 4, 2013, posted by Todd Schmoock, Manufacturing Solutions Engeineer: You are planning to install AutoCAD Electrical, but you are not sure how to configure the installation correctly.  Most will simple click the install button only to find out you didn’t install all the features until after you installed the software and start using it.  […]