Showing posts with label Autodesk University. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Autodesk University. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

AutoCAD P&ID 2014 Service Pack 1, Autodesk Beta, News and Hotfixes

Anyone with an Autodesk account can access the entire library of video recordings and class handouts from more than 600 classes from AU 2013 in Las Vegas—for free at the AU website, login and click on Classes on Demand.

Autodesk Completes Acquisition of Circuits.io (Autodesk 123D Circuits) - press release

Autodesk Beta Season is in Full Swing - Do you want to test & help improve the next versions of Autodesk products? https://beta.autodesk.com/. If history is followed future products can be AutoCAD 2015, Revit 2015 and so on.

Inventor 2014 SP1 crash on Start-up Windows 8.1 with Intel HD Graphics 4000 - Up and Ready

Working with Inventor and antivirus software - TS22811064
When you work with Inventor and there is antivirus software active on your machine, you may experience slow performance. For example, you may have slow response times while using Inventor and the refresh of Inventor UI may be slow. This is caused by antivirus software and you would like to optimize your performance.

Hotfix: Fix Fillet Translation, Punch Note Untranslation in Inventor 2013/2014 - DL22823934

Hotfix: Correct issue with “Cut” feature which cannot be selected in a “Pattern” operation in Inventor 2014 - DL22823063

Hotfix: Fix incorrect hotkey issue for command “Delete” in context menu in Inventor 2013 - DL22823494

Hotfix: Correct untranslation of column headers in sheet metal column headers in Inventor 2012/2013 - DL22823919

Sites disappear, but feature lines remain until audit in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 - TS22811035
Sites are disappearing from the drawing, but the Feature Lines remain. When you run AUDIT or RECOVER, the Feature Lines then disappear.

Direction in Object Viewer does not match UCS in AutoCAD Civil 3D - TS22813499

Xrefed survey figures plot with the wrong plot style in Civil 3D 2013 - TS22814640

Error: "Please wait while Windows configures AutoCAD Raster Design" - TS22817946

Wipeout draw order is not working with viewports - TS22817919

Error: "Not enough free RAM for HIDE--some lines will be hidden incorrectly" - TS22824497

AutoCAD P&ID 2014 Service Pack 1 - DL22757675
This Service Pack does not apply to AutoCAD Plant 3D 2014 Extensions 1 or 2 (Subscription). The updates in this Service Pack are included in Extension 2. AutoCAD 2014 Service Pack 1 is included in this service pack.

Issues fixed with this Service Pack:

P&ID Drawings

  • A new slregroup command has been added to make it easier to manage line groups. For more information, see About P&ID Line (SLINE) Grouping.
  • The Edit Sline Group... command was not available in the shortcut menu.
  • Control valve substitution did not work. If the substitution palette does not display correctly, you can erase and replace the control valve.

Customer Reported (CER) Defects

3D Model

  • File open command would fail when a drawing is opened that contains custom entities with embedded 3D solids.
  • Return bends would not always align with routed pipe.
  • Parts created with plantpartconvert could not be selected in the Spec Editor.
  • Ladders and structure did not always display correctly in an Ortho view.
  • Butterfly valves placed into a short pipe segment could cause the program to shut down unexpectedly.

Isometric Drawings

  • Splitting at a branch would sometimes place components outside the draw-area.
  • Tap weld was assigned to the same line number as the olet.
  • Improvements to isometric drawings including annotation and dimension placement.

Spec Editor

  • Flange thickness in inches did not update correctly for metric projects.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Autodesk tips, tricks and news like the AEC Feed

AEC Feed keeps you up-to-date on AEC industry news, trends and the latest updates from your favorite Autodesk AEC software products. You can download the app from Apple App Store (note: iPad 6.0 or higher required). Via Beyond Design

Autodesk University 2013 has ended and the Recorded streams of keynotes, forums and some classes are available if you missed it live or online.

FLEXnet Licensing error:-15,10 when performing Status inquiry on LMtools - TS22754152
Issue: FLEXnet Licensing error:-15,10. System Error: 10049 "WinSock: Invalid address" When performing Status Inquiry on LMtools.
Windows firewall interfering with license server

Educational Watermarks [Plot Stamp] + AutoCAD 2014 SP1. Please be very cautious when using an Educational version of AutoCAD 2014 SP1.  There is a STILL an EDU watermark [plot stamp] but the warning is now suppressed in SP1. - via Up and Ready
Check also out EduFinder by JTB World to find and identify AutoCAD drawings (DWG) that contain the educational stamp.

Stability issues and unexpected exit when you click on a command in the contextual ribbon tab in Autodesk Revit - TS22753368
Customers have been able to solve this issue by updating the WACOM drivers installed on the system.

Some map features are not labeled - TS22745944
Although you've created labels in the Style Editor, many features do not display their labels. Applies to AutoCAD Map 3D and AutoCAD Utility Design.

QSAVE does not work because AutoCAD considers the drawing to be read-only - TS22745933
Suddenly you are unable to save an open drawing because AutoCAD considers the file as read-only. The drawing you are working with is saved on a network. Applies to: AutoCAD Map 3D 2014

Extraneous spatial data types showing in Style Editor in AutoCAD Map 3D/AutoCAD Civil 3D - TS22757634

Cannot select schema in Bulk Copy target field in AutoCAD Map 3D - TS22754136

FDO connection still shows Oracle feature classes in Map 3D that were removed - TS22754647

Error: "Failed to create the Data Source file" when trying to Attach Access Database in Map 3D - TS22754416

Dialog box for Define Query does not appear in Map 3D (ADEQUERY command) - TS22753406

Productstream Professional 2011 Client Update for Windows Internet Explorer 10 - DL22757907

Strange graphics behavior and frequent crashing on launch of AutoCAD - TS22754147
Issue: Your AutoCAD-based product either crashes while launching, or when AutoCAD loads,or you notice abnormal behavior in the user interface.
Symptoms: AutoCAD launches but then immediately crashes.
The AutoCAD dmpuserinfo.xml file shows "32-bit" within the <DisplayMode> tag, even though your system is 64-bit.
If AutoCAD launches successfully, and you switch to a Classic workspace, some of the tools and tabs disappear from the user interface.
A repair and/or reinstall of AutoCAD has not resolved the issue.

When I try to install I get an Internal Error 2738 (this can apply to many different Autodesk products) - GS22754600

Objects not visible after zoom extents in AutoCAD - TS22757632
In paper space, the xref and other drawn entities are shown. While in the model space, none of the objects are visible. Performing a zoom extents results in multiple small dots appearing. While trying to zoom to one of these dots, nothing is showing and you cannot see the xref or other drawn entities.
Cause: Objects in the drawing were grouped far away.

Zero upstream distance error for Culvert model in River and Flood Analysis in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 - TS22757720

Zoom to profile view does not work in River and Flood Analysis Module in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 - TS22757610

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Autodesk University 2013, Autodesk CAM 360 and other Autodesk news

Autodesk University 2013 has started now and the Keynote Address: The Answer Is Outside is recorded if you missed it live or online. You may also check out the posts on It’s Alive in the Lab on this: #au2013 keynote: The answer is outside and #au2013 keynote: customers who have looked outside.

Autodesk, Inc. today unveiled Autodesk CAM 360—the industry’s first cloud-based solution for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). http://cam.autodesk.com

Hotfix for AutoCAD MEP 2014 - True/False Localization Hotfix for Russian - DL22716991

Civil 3D 2014 Fatal error: Unhandled access violation writing 0x006c exception at f3256d5ah - Up and Ready

Marking Menu Hotfix for AutoCAD Electrical 2014 - DL22730324

Terminal Strip Editor Hotfix for AutoCAD Electrical 2014 - DL22730368
This hotfix resolves a performance issue with Terminal Strip Editor. For some projects, Terminal Strip Selection dialog box takes significant time to launch.

Map query causes drawing to lock (AutoCAD Civil 3D or AutoCAD Map 3D) - TS22736443

Inventor menu browser does not work in Parallels Desktop - TS22736367

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Autodesk University 2013 website news

This year AU has a new logo and a new website.

The search for Classes on Demand is updated too.

650 classes are scheduled for AU 2013 and will soon (September 12) be available to register for.

More at AU’s blog.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Autodesk University 2012 #AU2012

Autodesk University 2012 is at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, November 27-29, 2012. If you could not attend at the location there is AU Virtual so you can watch classes on demand. Live Streaming of Keynote Address and Innovation Forums will start today at 8 a.m. PST.

My class Autodesk® Network License Manager from last year is still available online if you want to learn about this topic. Also available on YouTube and on the Autodesk Network License Manager page.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Last chance to access AU Virtual 2011 is today

Today is the last day to access AU Virtual 2011. If you want to see a class or the  General Session  Keynote go there now.

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For my class Autodesk® Network License Manager visit the AU Player and search for Network License Manager.

UPDATE: AU Virtual Classes Have Moved

AU Virtual classes are now available from the Online Classes tab on the AU website. Members can access all AU Virtual class recordings, handouts, and other materials from there.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

AU 2011 General Session Keynote on AU Virtual

The AU 2011 General Session Keynote is now available on AU Virtual under AUTV.

I finally got the chance to see the crowd sourced edition of the legal disclaimer.

For more on the legal disclaimer visit Between the Lines.

Turn point clouds into pipes in AutoCAD and Revit

ClearEdge3D has a pretty groundbreaking technology for extracting features from laser scan point clouds.  Their clients are reporting time saving in their modeling workflows of more than 50%. The company is exhibiting at Autodesk University where they are debuting their plug-in for AutoCAD and Revit, which will allow users to extract geometry from point cloud data directly in the AutoCAD and Revit platforms.  Check them out at booth number 919.

Autodesk 360 for BIM

Autodesk Showcases Project Collaboration, Data and Lifecycle Management to More Than 8,000 Autodesk University Attendees in Las Vegas according to this press release.

Autodesk brought the power of the cloud, mobile computing and its industry-defining Building Information Modeling (BIM) portfolio together at Autodesk University. The design, engineering and entertainment software leader showcased a BIM solution to dramatically improve how AEC project team members connect, collaborate and communicate on building projects.

Autodesk 360 for BIM

Autodesk’s BIM offering is part of Autodesk 360 solutions: flexible, easy to use and affordable solutions developed to streamline product and project business processes. The solutions are capable of scaling from individual users connecting to a regional office, up to larger teams working on projects across continents.

“Today’s AEC projects are often hindered by widely dispersed teams relying on inefficient communications and collaboration services,” said Jim Lynch, vice president, Architecture, Engineering and Construction Solutions, Autodesk. “Autodesk 360 for BIM is a powerful and comprehensive set of cloud-based and on-premise tools that can have project teams up and running with collaboration and data management in a matter of days. It represents a significant step toward enabling a BIM workflow from design through to construction.”

The Autodesk 360 for BIM solution is designed to handle multi-discipline models, thousands of drawings and other project information. Autodesk 360 for BIM comprises:

  • Autodesk Vault Collaboration AEC ― Currently available, Autodesk Vault is an on-premise data management solution that lets project teams manage and track digital models without leaving their BIM design tools, including Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Revit MEP, Autodesk Revit Structure, AutoCAD Civil 3D and Autodesk Navisworks. Complete project documents and content are centrally managed and integrated with enterprise systems like Microsoft Outlook and SharePoint. Integration with the Autodesk Buzzsaw cloud service provides more complete external collaboration and mobile access.
  • Autodesk Buzzsaw The Autodesk Buzzsaw cloud-based project collaboration solution provides for secure exchange designs and documents with external partners and distributed teams from any location. Autodesk Buzzsaw Mobile enables users to have the most up to date information, wherever it’s needed. Autodesk Buzzsaw is enabled by Autodesk Cloud technology and integrates with AutoCAD WS for DWG review and edit workflows.
  • Autodesk 360 Nexus — Autodesk 360 Nexus, introduced today initially for the manufacturing industry, is also planned to support configurable AEC workflow and business process management needs.

About Autodesk 360

Enabled by Autodesk Cloud, Autodesk 360 solutions provide a powerful and complete digital view of information and processes, combined with the ability to securely manage data, so that the right information is accessible wherever and whenever it is needed. Easily accessible to both technical and non-technical professionals within or outside the enterprise, Autodesk 360 represents an intuitive way to view business information, manage and share data, and integrate with existing systems and software. The low up-front and ongoing costs of cloud-based solutions present the most affordable path by virtually eliminating largely unnecessary capital expenditures and deployment costs. Autodesk 360 also provides customers with built-in security and regular back-ups. For more information about Autodesk 360 solutions, see today’s related announcement “Autodesk Introduces Cloud-based Product Lifecycle Management.”

A related press release says:

Autodesk Agrees to Acquire Horizontal Systems

Autodesk, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Horizontal Systems, a provider of innovative cloud-based Building Information Modeling (BIM) collaboration solutions for the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry.

Horizontal Systems technology will be an important contributor to the Autodesk 360 for BIM vision for collaboration, data and lifecycle management, which was announced yesterday at Autodesk University (see related release). The acquisition of Horizontal Systems will help accelerate the movement of BIM to the cloud by providing users with the ability to more easily access and coordinate multi-discipline project data wherever and whenever it is needed throughout the entire project lifecycle.

“Horizontal Systems technology will help accelerate our Autodesk 360 for BIM capabilities by allowing multi-discipline teams to more easily communicate and synchronize information--helping reduce waste and errors during the design and construction of AEC projects and leading to faster, more efficient project delivery,” said Jim Lynch, vice president, Architecture, Engineering and Construction Solutions, Autodesk. “The integration of Horizontal Systems technology with other Autodesk BIM solutions will streamline business processes and workflows for increased efficiency, improved profitability, and higher quality outcomes for both Autodesk and Horizontal Systems customers.”

Horizontal Glue brings BIM to the cloud with technology that supports multi-discipline model collaboration and intelligent object data exchange for the building and infrastructure industries. This approach enables architects, engineers, owners and builders across the globe to collaborate in real time in over 40 different 3D formats, while providing a solution to distribute BIM data into external business systems.

“Autodesk has long been a valued business partner, sharing our dedication to advancing BIM across multi-discipline teams, workflows, and projects,” said Jordan Brandt, CEO and Cofounder at Horizontal Systems. “Our customers will experience the benefit of ‘gluing’ together Horizontal Systems’ cloud technology with the comprehensive portfolio of Autodesk BIM software. The Autodesk 360 for BIM vision is a perfect fit for our customers, as this integrated and flexible strategy makes it easier than ever for everyone to collaborate.”

Autodesk intends to integrate Horizontal Systems solutions into its Autodesk 360 for BIM solution. During the transition, Autodesk will continue to fully support existing Horizontal Systems customers.

About Horizontal Systems

Horizontal Systems is a global cloud technology company focused on the needs of design firms, construction companies and building owners. Through unique web streaming Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology, Horizontal unites all project stakeholders in a live collaborative 3D environment for more effective and efficient coordination. With accessible, intelligent BIM data hosted on an open platform, Horizontal Systems’ clients leverage seamless workflows across project and facilities management systems for a truly integrated building enterprise. Horizontal Systems was incorporated in 2009 and is based in New York, New York.

Autodesk 360 for PLM

Autodesk unveiled this new PLM Offering at Autodesk University 2011.

According to the press release Autodesk previewed a new solution designed to transform how manufacturers manage the entire lifecycle of a product--from its conception, through design and manufacture, partner and supplier management, procurement, quality, compliance, service and more. Autodesk is tapping into the cloud to deliver a new approach to product lifecycle management (PLM), which enables companies to capture and manage product information and processes to continuously improve the products they manufacture.

User Dashboard for Autodesk 360 Nexus

Autodesk’s new PLM offering, which is expected to be generally available early next year, is part of Autodesk 360 – a set of secure, easy to use and affordable solutions developed to streamline product and project business processes. Autodesk 360 for PLM is for companies of all sizes, from small companies eager to deploy PLM for the first time to large enterprises that have become disenchanted by PLM, due to the complexities and high costs associated with traditional PLM implementations.

“Our approach to PLM is a sharp contrast to the decades old technology in the market today,” said Robert “Buzz” Kross, senior vice president, Manufacturing Industry Group at Autodesk. “Autodesk 360 for PLM will enable customers of all sizes to achieve the full promise of PLM with a scalable, configurable and intuitive solution. We believe it will help our customers achieve a measurable competitive advantage through better, more accessible collaboration and business information management.”

Building upon the company’s leadership with cloud-based solutions, Autodesk 360 for PLM is geared for manufacturers that need to manage business processes throughout the entire lifecycle of a product — from the earliest concept to retirement. Autodesk 360 for PLM will comprise:

  • Autodesk 360 Nexus — Autodesk 360 Nexus is a new, cloud-based solution that will anchor Autodesk 360 for PLM with affordable, easy-to-use and simple-to-deploy software as a service that helps make the benefits of PLM business applications available to users anytime, anywhere — with less cost and risk.
  • Autodesk Vault — Currently available, Autodesk Vault provides on-premise product data management software that enables engineering workgroups to organize, manage and track their entire designs, engineering bills-of-materials and change processes. Autodesk Vault will work seamlessly with the Autodesk 360 Nexus.
  • Autodesk Buzzsaw ― Enabled by Autodesk Cloud, Buzzsaw’s cloud-based supplier collaboration allows customers to securely exchange designs and documents with external partners and distributed teams, regardless of their location. Autodesk Buzzsaw Mobile ensures that users have the most up to date information, wherever it’s needed.

Global research firm IDC* estimates the PLM software applications market will grow to $20.5 billion by 2015. The processes required to commercialize and maintain products are increasingly complex and dispersed. Frequent interactions result in an overload of design, process, and business information that decision-makers and distributed teams must sort, prioritize, and manage over the lifecycle of their products.

Unlike the expensive, complicated, engineering-centric, and difficult-to-deploy PLM systems available today, Autodesk 360 Nexus is more readily and easily configurable to meet customer-specific product lifecycle process needs across the enterprise. Employees in a range of roles from planning to product development to supplier management, quality and compliance, service and more will have greater ability to eliminate bottlenecks and access product and project-related information more quickly regardless of their location.

Until recently, PLM has been the near-exclusive domain of large businesses, mainly due to the high cost and expertise related to deploying and maintaining the systems. “No company should be excluded from the benefits of PLM technology,” commented Kross.

An IDC Manufacturing Insights report released in June 2011** revealed that manufacturers identified the top three business benefits of cloud systems as: reducing total hardware spend; improving IT staff productivity and end user service levels; and reducing total spend on software licensing and maintenance. Autodesk 360 Nexus will better enable customers to start small but scale fast to meet demand, and fit easily within their existing business environment.

About Autodesk 360 solutions

Enabled by Autodesk Cloud, Autodesk 360 solutions provide a powerful and complete digital view of information and processes, combined with the ability to securely manage data, so that the right information is accessible wherever and whenever it is needed. Easily accessible to both technical and non-technical professionals within or outside the enterprise, Autodesk 360 presents an intuitive way to view business information, collaborate, manage and share data, and plan throughout product lifecycles, while integrating with existing systems and software. The low up-front and ongoing costs of cloud-based solutions present a more affordable path by eliminating largely unnecessary capital expenditures and deployment costs. Autodesk 360 solutions also provide customers with built-in security features and regular back-ups. For more information about Autodesk 360 solutions, see today’s related announcement (“Autodesk Takes BIM to the Cloud at Autodesk University”).

Having seen a few 360 products from different vendors maybe it’s time for JTB 360 next.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

AU Virtual 2011 today

If you haven’t yet signed up on the free AU Virtual 2011 there is still time. Today more than 150 more classes goes live.

Among the classes is Autodesk® Network License Manager that I’ve put together. To find it visit AU Virtual 2011, sign up and search for “license” or “Autodesk® Network License Manager” to quickly find it.

Do I need to watch virtual classes at a certain time or reserve a space?
No. For AU Virtual 2011, all classes will be available on demand. No reservations are necessary, and you can view the class anytime after it is made available.

Here are more classes available at AU Virtual 2011:

  • 24/7 on 6 Continents: 1 Ford, 1 Team, 1 Goal = 1 CAD Standard
  • 45 Autodesk® Revit® Tips in 45 Minutes
  • A Crash Course in AutoCAD® for Mac®
  • Add Needed Information to an Autodesk® Revit® Structure Schedule in 45 Minutes
  • AEC Team Collaboration with Project Bluestreak
  • Affordable Training Alternatives: Virtual CADLearning™ Centers
  • All in the Family: Creating Parametric Components in Autodesk® Revit®
  • An Overview of Cloud Computing
  • Animation of Autodesk® Inventor® Assemblies Using Autodesk 3ds Max® Design
  • Applying the Top 10 New Features and Functions in AutoCAD® 2012
  • Are You STILL Not Using AutoCAD® Civil 3D®?
  • Are Your Buildings Floating in the Air? Site Work in Autodesk® Revit®: Piece of Cake!
  • AutoCAD LT® Tips and Tricks
  • AutoCAD® Certification Preparation, Part 1
  • AutoCAD® Certification Preparation, Part 2
  • AutoCAD® Civil 3D®: Workflow for Visualization Using Civil View and Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design
  • AutoCAD® Map 3D Functionality in AutoCAD Civil 3D®: How to Use Geospatial Data in Civil 3D
  • Autodesk® 3ds Max® Certification Preparation, Part 1
  • Autodesk® 3ds Max® Certification Preparation, Part 2
  • Autodesk® Digital STEAM Workshop
  • Autodesk® Inventor® iLogic™ Made Simple
  • Autodesk® MapGuide® Assists Australia's National Telecommunication Carrier after Natural Disasters
  • Autodesk® Maya® Certification Preparation, Part 1
  • Autodesk® Maya® Certification Preparation, Part 2
  • Autodesk® Network License Manager
  • Autodesk® Revit® 2012: Compatibilización de Disciplinas
  • Autodesk® Revit® Architecture Certification Preparation, Part 1
  • Autodesk® Revit® Architecture Certification Preparation, Part 2
  • Autodesk® Revit® MEP: Classy Construction Documents
  • Autodesk® Revit® MEP: Create MEP Systems Like a Mad Man
  • Autodesk® Revit® MEP: Not Enough Content—What is the Problem Again?
  • Autodesk® Revit® Rendering Tips You Can Use
  • Automating Autodesk® Revit® Server
  • Be a Hit: Work on your A.I.M. with Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler 2012
  • Become an Autodesk® WikiHelp Wizard
  • Best Practices for Add-In Programming and Design Patterns Applied to the Autodesk® Inventor® API
  • Better Infrastructure Planning with AutoCAD® Map 3D
  • BIM for Infrastructure: Show Me the Money!
  • BIM for Interiors: Making Autodesk® Revit® Work for You
  • Capitalize on Corridor Improvements in AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012
  • Change How You Access Your Autodesk® Vault Data with Vault Links
  • Civil 3D Survey: What Is Behind the Curtain?
  • Conflation or Deflation: Tips for Conflating Your Data to Another Landbase
  • Connecting the "I" in BIM: Leveraging Information in Autodesk® Revit®
  • Connecting the Dots: Implementing Autodesk® Revit® Server for Multi-Firm Collaboration
  • Converting Existing Piping Specs
  • Converting Subdivision Surface (SubD) Models into CAD Models: Autodesk® 3ds Max® to Inventor®
  • Create a Geneva Mechanism with Autodesk® Inventor® 2011
  • Creating 3D Primitives and Composites in AutoCAD®
  • Creating Custom Autodesk® Vault Report Templates
  • CUIs for Everyone
  • Design Charrettes in Wood Construction: The New Preconstruction Meeting
  • Design Process Improvement with Fast, Inexpensive 3D Printing
  • Design Visualization 101: Making the Most of the Autodesk® Product Design Suite
  • Design Visualization with Autodesk® Alias®, Part 1
  • Design Visualization with Autodesk® Alias®, Part 2
  • Design Visualization: From Concept to Reality
  • Did Somebody Say CONTENT? Creating and Editing Electrical Content for Autodesk® Revit® MEP
  • Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff: Make Received Drawings Conform to Your AutoCAD® Civil 3D® Standards
  • DWG™ to the Cloud and Back
  • Efficiently Find the Information You Want Using the Autodesk® Revit® API
  • Electrical BIM: Beyond 3D
  • Engineering to Order: Substation Design Process—High Potential by Using a 3D Model
  • Everything in Place with Autodesk® Revit® MEP Programming
  • Evolution of Utility Workflow
  • Extensions for Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2012 for the Precast Concrete Industry
  • FDO 2.0: The Magic Grows
  • Fiber-Reinforced Injection-Molded Plastic Parts: Efficient Calculation and Lifetime Prediction
  • For Educators: Simple Steps into Autodesk® Inventor® and More
  • From Concept to Published Document: Tips for Working Effectively with Autodesk® Inventor® Publisher
  • Furniture Modeling in Autodesk® 3ds Max®
  • Getting Started with Autodesk® Vault Programming, Part 1
  • Getting Started with Autodesk® Vault Programming, Part 2
  • Go-Go Gadget Mobile
  • Going on the Road with HP Mobile Workstations
  • Got Discipline? Managing a Multiple-Model, Multiple-Discipline Project
  • Handy Nanny to the Rescue
  • How to Teach Autodesk® Revit® Effectively: Reflections on Two Years of Teaching BIM at Hong Kong University
  • I’m a Civil Engineer: Why Should I Care About GIS?
  • Improving Business Process Management to Facilitate Global Collaboration and Compliance
  • Incorporating Electronics into Product Assemblies Using Autodesk® Inventor®
  • Incredible AutoCAD® Civil 3D® Users: Prove Your Credibility with Civil 3D Certification, Part 1
  • Incredible AutoCAD® Civil 3D® Users: Prove your Credibility with Civil 3D Certification, Part 2
  • Instant Video Assistance within AutoCAD®
  • Integrated Electrode Design and Machining
  • Integrating Water Elements and Fountains into Architectural Renderings Using Particle Flow
  • IPD: Integrating my Project Design with Others—Let's Come Together Right Now!
  • Is That a Photograph? Architectural Photography for 3D Rendering
  • It's About Time: Migrating from AutoCAD® Land Desktop to AutoCAD Civil 3D®
  • Lean Manufacturing with Autodesk® Factory Design Suite
  • Loading It Up with Autodesk® Autoloader
  • Make Sense of Autodesk® Product Design Suite: How It All Works Together
  • Making Autodesk® Inventor® Work for Substation Design
  • Managing Construction Phase Revisions with Autodesk® Revit®
  • Managing Lifecycle States...from a Governor's Point of View
  • Mastering Metadata with Autodesk® Vault
  • Mastering the Skills: The Ultimate Autodesk® Certification Preparation Guide Revealed!
  • Mission Impossible? Corporate Standards Are Not a Myth: The Path
  • Modeling for Construction
  • Multi-Project Management with Autodesk® Vault and ATEC Project Base
  • Multithreading and Message Handling in Windows® Presentation Foundation (WPF) Applications
  • New CAD = New Opportunity
  • Optimizing Digital Drawing Files and BIM Models for Measurement and Estimating
  • Physical and Digital Prototyping Belong Together
  • Point Clouds and Design: What Do I Do with All of These Points?
  • Practical Tips and Tricks for Autodesk® Revit® MEP That I Wish Someone Taught Me on Day 1
  • Principles of Hydraulic Analysis for Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems
  • Real Projects, Real Maths
  • Revitalizing a Mapping Solution with AutoCAD® Map 3D Enterprise
  • Rotary Wire EDM in Modern Manufacturing
  • Roundabout Design: A Better Workflow
  • Securing AutoCAD® IP in the in the Era of WikiLeaks
  • Show Me the Money! Impress Your Customers with Great Presentations for Manufacturing
  • Simplified 5-Axis Machining
  • Standardize Away Problems and Save! (Virtual)
  • Standards and Process and Vault, Oh My! Case Study of a CAD Modernization Project
  • Step Up and Get Certified in Autodesk® Inventor®, Part 1
  • Step Up and Get Certified in Autodesk® Inventor®, Part 2
  • Strategic Planning 101: The Basic Tools for Success
  • Surveying and Base Mapping Standards and Practices
  • Swept Path Analysis for AutoCAD® Civil 3D®
  • Taking the BIM Execution Plan Beyond a Spreadsheet
  • Tales from the Road: Five Years of Corridor Modeling Lessons Learned
  • The Compositing Power of Autodesk® 3ds Max®: Using Render Elements and the New 3ds Max Composite
  • The Deliverable Is in What? Paper Trails from Autodesk® Revit® to AutoCAD®
  • The Differences Between Us: How Generational Diversity Drives Technology Adoption and Learning
  • The Parametric Advantage: High-Value, Low-Investment Software Deployment
  • Tips and Tricks 2011: Getting Top Performance From Your Desktop and/or Laptop
  • Tips and Tricks for Autodesk® Revit® Graphic and Visualization Techniques to Make Your Drawings Look Great!
  • Tool Palettes: No Pain, Much Gain
  • Top 50 BIM Bugs and Things to Avoid
  • Turn All of Your Users Into Power Users (Virtual)
  • Use Autodesk® Revit® Structure Levels and Spot Elevations
  • Using Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design, Autodesk Revit®, and iray® to Render Compelling Photographic Scenes
  • Vault Integration for Sheet Set Manager in AutoCAD®
  • What the Heck is an API?
  • What's New in AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2012?
  • Which Autodesk® Plant Design Suite is Right for You?
  • Wholly Sheets Batman! Plotting in AutoCAD® Civil 3D®
  • Why Use a Workstation?
  • Virtual Photography: Rendering Autodesk® Inventor® Designs Using Autodesk 3ds Max® Design and iray®
  • Wood Framing Level of Detail: How Far Should You Go?
  • Writing Your First Autodesk® Revit® Model Review Plug-In

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Autodesk® Network License Manager Virtual Class at AU 2011

Now you can register and sign up for AU Virtual 2011.

My class is Autodesk® Network License Manager and will go live on November 29 as well as be available to view also after that. The handout and Power Point presentation are available to download already.

Class Audience

CAD/IT managers and advanced users with CAD/IT management responsibilities for network licenses

Class Description

This class is for anyone who wants to learn how to manage network licenses. You will learn the steps required to install and configure Autodesk Network License Manager and use the Options file to manage group license permissions. We will also cover command-line tools, how to troubleshoot and diagnose problems, optimization, limit borrowing, and upgrade licenses. You will learn how to list current users and create usage reports. This class will benefit everyone new to network licenses and those that want to learn more.

Key Learning

  • Report license usage
  • Install and configure Autodesk Network License Manager
  • Troubleshoot network license issues
  • Manage network licenses

This class can be viewed on YouTube and handout is found on the Autodesk Network License Manager page.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

You can win a trip to AU 2011 and a SpacePilot PRO 3D mouse

Want to go to Autodesk University 2011 and get a SpacePilot PRO too?

Here’s your chance. Find the full details here on 3Dconnextions’s site.

Register now to enter to win:

  • One full-conference pass to Autodesk University 2011 in Las Vegas, NV
    Nov 29 through Dec 1, 2011
  • Airfare and hotel accommodations for 3 nights
  • A SpacePilot PRO - The Ultimate Professional 3D Mouse

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Autodesk University 2011 early registration

AU members can register now for AU 2011, one week ahead of general registration. Autodesk University 2011 comes with more than 650 classes and Innovation Forums that are designed to help you visualize, optimize...and revolutionize the way you work.

I’m a Speaker for one of the virtual classes going live November 29, 2011. Welcome to register for it after November 1!

CM3943 Autodesk® Network License Manager

Class Audience

CAD/IT managers and advanced users with CAD/IT management responsibilities for network licenses

Class Description

The class is for anyone that want to learn how to manage network licenses. Learn the steps to install and configure Autodesk Network License Manager, use Options file to define groups to be allowed or denied usage or reserve licenses for, command-line tools, troubleshoot and diagnose problems, optimization, limit borrowing, upgrade licenses, find out current users and how to create usage reports. Most tasks needed to know managing network licenses will be covered. This will benefit everyone new to network licenses and those that want to learn more.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

AU 2011 Class Catalog Preview Is Now Available

The AU 2011 preview catalog is now available.  You can find it here. Registration goes live for AU members on August 30.

I will hold one Virtual class that goes live November 29, 2011. Registering starts November 1.

CM3943 Autodesk® Network License Manager

Class Audience

CAD/IT managers and advanced users with CAD/IT management responsibilities for network licenses

Class Description

The class is for anyone that want to learn how to manage network licenses. Learn the steps to install and configure Autodesk Network License Manager, use Options file to define groups to be allowed or denied usage or reserve licenses for, command-line tools, troubleshoot and diagnose problems, optimization, limit borrowing, upgrade licenses, find out current users and how to create usage reports. Most tasks needed to know managing network licenses will be covered. This will benefit everyone new to network licenses and those that want to learn more.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Autodesk University Virtual 2010

Right now I’m attending AU Virtual 2010 where the General Session keynote is running.

Here’s how we might be able to access space with the help of a microwave beam at 140 GHz.

More at Escape Dynamics

Inventor Fusion will be shipped along with AutoCAD for free. Via Deelip.com.

Factory Layout Optimization for AutoCAD is free to try via Autodesk Labs.

Factory Layout Optimization for AutoCAD Tech Preview

BIM

Autodesk TinkerBox seems like a fun game for iPad\iPhone\iPod that soon will be released.

Tinkerbox is an app that will be available for iPhone, iPod and iPad that is designed to bring engineering challenges and education to users of all ages in a 'game' like environment. There are various challenges, each one getting slightly tougher where users have to solve engineering problems like getting ball-bearings from one point to another using motors, plates, fasteners, rope, chains, conveyors etc. The intuitive interface allows you to drag and drop components from your toolbox into the working area to build a process. If you're not sure what something is or how it works, just use the interactive help to learn more about a motor for example. Via Autodesk Manufacturing Blog.

Autodesk TinkerBox

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Check out AU 2009 LIVE! at Cadopolis

Just as I was about to start seeing another Industry Keynote on Autodesk University Virtual I got told by Erik at Cadopolis.com that they’ve setup up a site aggregating Flickr, Twitter, Facebook and MSN all in one at www.cadopolis.com/au. Check it out!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Autodesk University Virtual

I won’t be at AU 2009 in person but virtually. See you there.

Good thing too that Autodesk invited all ADN members to AU Virtual at no charge.

http://au.autodesk.com

PS. I noticed that the date on the banner is showing only December 1-3 while it should be December 1-4.

AU 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Autodesk University Attendees Can Give Away 'Virtual' Passes

Via this press release I learned that “Autodesk announces the availability of four (4) complimentary Premier Passes for Autodesk University Virtual.”

I would love to get one of these as I will not be there IRL. Anyone having a spare?
Update: I have now got a virtual pass. Thanks!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Autodesk University presentations for free via TenLinks Daily

Via TenLinks Daily newsletter “more users of Autodesk software will have full access to the rich content presented at Autodesk University”. High class training for free.

See press release.


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