Revit Tech Tip 26: Construction Modeling and Phasing

Building
February 1, 2013

February 1, 2013, post by Bill Knittle, Building Solutions Engineer: With the Hurricane Sandy hitting the east coast this past year, we have a lot of customers doing more and more reconstruction.  If you have a model of your structure already, you can easily demolish walls or parts so you can redesign and reconstruct.  Here […]

5 Tips for a Better Autodesk 3ds Max Workflow

Building
January 31, 2013

January 31, 2013, posted by Bill McKown, Solutions Engineer: Five Tips from the 3d Pixel Monkey: 1. Use Activeshade: If you use Mental-Ray as your renderer than setup Activeshade renderer to use iray when you setup lights and materials. This is an extremely fast GUI based renderer, so you can render lots of time quickly […]

Autodesk Inventor Design Accelerator: Tolerance Calculator

Manufacturing
January 30, 2013

January 30, 2013, post by Robert Reid, Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: The “Tolerance Calculator” helps the end user to perform calculations of closed linear dimension chains within the Part environment, or the Assembly environment. The calculator can work in the following two basic modes: • Calculation of the resulting dimension including tolerances (check calculation): Performs a […]

Five Quick Tips for AutoCAD Civil 3D Grading

Civil
January 29, 2013

Januray 29, 2013, post by Nikki Szymanski: As I go onsite to different clients, I come accross some tricks that not everyone uses, but could save you a lot of time.  Here’s five that I often give to the firms I visit: 1.  Extract Contours from a Surface:  Use extract objects for surface. Surface>Utilities> Extract objects […]

Miss AU2012? Check Out All the Learning for Free!

Building
January 24, 2013

If you couldn’t make it to Las Vegas for Autodesk University 2012, you can still access the classes for free!  Autodesk is offering free screencasts and class handouts of over 900 classes taught at AU2012. All you need to do is log on to AU Virtual.  Don’t have an account?  Sign up for free. For instructions on how […]

Inventor 2013 Design Accelerators – Functional Design: Key Connections

Education
January 23, 2013

January 23, 2013 by Robert Reid, Manufacturing Solutions Engineer: Download the full whitepaper. Functional Design Definition: Functional design is a knowledge content tool that represents the trend to move from geometrical descriptions to capturing knowledge. Designers use functional design to analyze the function of their products and the design problems they are trying to solve, […]

Happy Last Friday! AutoCAD Electrical Tip #4 – Symbol Data

Education
December 28, 2012

Hope your holidays are going well. Here is our final tip of the year brought to you by Todd Schmoock, Manufacturing Solutions Engineer. Tip #4: Turning Off and On Symbol Data in AutoCAD Electrical. Thanks for reading and let us know what features you need help with, we would love to address it in the […]

Happy Friday Tip 3: Using Conduit Marker Support Files in AutoCAD Electrical 2013

Education
December 21, 2012

Almost to the holiday week and one more tip before you are out of the office… Conduit Marker Support Files utilize conduits and report on them in a files that is supported in any text editor like WordPad. However, you need to set up Support Files first.  Todd Schmoock, Solutions Engineer, walks you through how […]

Training Outside of the Box (or Book)

Building
December 18, 2012

Simply put, your company’s success can live or die by the training it gets. Or the training they do not receive. Autodesk relies on its ATC’s (Authorized Training Centers). Your ATC is here to support you and your training needs. However, not all needs are created equal. This is where you need to think outside […]

Happy Friday Tip 2: Publish Multi-Sheet Project Files in AutoCAD Electrical

Education
December 14, 2012

Welcome back for another tip for AutoCAD Electrical!  This Friday Todd Schmoock is sharing information on publishing multi-sheet project files. Want to publish certain information to vendors or contractors, but not all?  Todd walks through step by step how to publish, all or some of your information to .dwg or .pdf files. See tip 2 […]