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Andy Vockins

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Ends Soon

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Ends Soon
Windows 10 was released on the 29th July 2015. When it was released, Microsoft announced that it would be available for free for one year. This means that from the 29th July 2016, you will no longer be able to upgrade to it for free and so if you want it, you need to upgrade before that date. As always, there is a risk to upgrading an operating system so it is always advisable to do your homework ...
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Andy Vockins

Where to Download Autodesk Software

Where to Download Autodesk Software
To save costs and allow users faster access to the Autodesk products they are now released as digital downloads, but for users with a poor internet connection you can still get access to physical copies. The physical copies are available for a small charge and can be requested by the contact manger from the Autodesk account, select the product and from the more actions menu select Get a physical c...
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Michael Arnott

Autodesk Fusion Connect delivers another piece of the FOMT puzzle

Autodesk Fusion Connect delivers another piece of the FOMT puzzle
With Autodesk Fusion Connect, Autodesk have taken yet another big step in delivering their vision of the Future of Making Things (FOMT) and an integrated Product Innovation Platform (PIP) to connect manufacturing with the Internet of Things (IoT). The acquisition of SeeControl in September 2015 gave Autodesk a powerful and innovative cloud platform for The Internet of Things (IoT). This essential ...
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Pat Mullins

Creating a Custom Duct Tag in Revit

Creating a Custom Duct Tag in Revit
The ‘Tag by Category’ command in Revit will display a tag based on the category selected. The value of the tag will be based upon the tag family cross referenced to the category. Numerous tags are available by default and of course we can create our own custom tag if required. This blog will describe the procedure to define and use a custom duct tag as shown below. In this particular example we w...
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James Wood

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality
It’s here!!! We are going to be on the cutting edge of technology. Graitec has acquired a VR headset and hand controls and we will be creating Apps for our customers and events. We will be able to take customers’ existing model data or create it from scratch and optimise for use in the game engines. This is a cost effective way of seeing the build before a brick is laid or machine is switched on. ...
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Grant Dott

BIM 360 Docs – ‘Shall I compare thee to a rose?’

BIM 360 Docs – ‘Shall I compare thee to a rose?’
I’m not much of a poet but I did remember a few lines from the odd English class (Google helps). We may not be comparing buildings to roses but it is often nice to find a ‘Needle in the Haystack’. A couple of releases back, Autodesk updated BIM 360 Docs with a tool that gives users the ability to overlay revisions of drawings to compare (or contrast) the differences within. A wonderful update that...
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Michael Arnott

What is FOMT and is your manufacturing business ready?

What is FOMT and is your manufacturing business ready?
The Future of Making Things (FOMT) is disrupting the manufacturing industry like nothing has before and is a distinct paradigm shift to many established processes. But if your business takes the necessary steps to adjust it too could also ride the FOMT wave, be at the forefront of change and be at the sweet spots of profitability for all manufacturers – First to Market, Innovative Design and Uniqu...
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Michael Arnott

Autodesk's Innovation Genome project has helped create the 2017 AEC products

Autodesk's Innovation Genome project has helped create the 2017 AEC products
Since 1982, Autodesk has established itself as one of the most innovative companies in the world. From developing some of the first versions of AutoCAD, to helping to establish standardised BIM, right up to the 3D printing revolution taking place at Pier 9, the company is right at the forefront of the software-driven new world economy. Whilst the inventors at Pier 9 seemingly reach through the ho...
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Pat Mullins

Creating a Co Ordination View in Revit MEP

Creating a Co Ordination View in Revit MEP
When using the default ‘Systems-DefaultGBRENU’ template for Building Services Model Design you may notice that we have Electrical Power and Lighting views, Mechanical HVAC and Plumbing views but are not provided with any Co Ordination views. If we require a Co Ordination view we will have to generate it. So what is it that actually distinguishes one view from another? Several properties of course ...
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Dave Talbot

Bim for Manufacturing in 2016 and Beyond

Bim for Manufacturing in 2016 and Beyond When Graitec first coined the phrase BIM for manufacturing back in 2012 (which is now also referred to as BIM for Building Product Manufacturers all eyes seemed to be focused on driving the adoption of this emerging workflow into architectural practices, driven along nicely by a Government mandate deadline for those working on capital projects. Little consi...
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