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Steve Houlder


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GRAITEC Innovation SAS

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Steve Houlder

Autodesk Software Rental Spawns The Autodesk Hybrid License Model

Rental-Boxshot-250  As pioneers of the Autodesk software rental model over a decade ago it’s exciting to see that the rental model has once again risen, almost phoenix like after a short sabbatical in the market place. This has got to be seen as great news across many industry sector that were once able to rent Autodesk software as and when required to minimise project costs, and to meet what was often seaso...
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Adris Ltd Appointed Autodesk Platinum Tier Partner

adris-signAdris Ltd Appointed As Autodesk Platinum Tier Partner  Recognised for Industry Expertise, Services, and Customer Satisfaction We are very pleased to announce that Adris Ltd has achieved Platinum Tier status, meaning we now sit in the top 1% of Autodesk worldwide resellers.   >>>Read the Full Press Release Here <<< Platinum partners provide their customers with best-...
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Are You Ready For CE Marking?

CE-MarkWith the introduction of CE marking for some construction products just days away it represents a monumental change in process for many companies who sell construction products throughout Europe. This will certainly take some time to come into the design process and make it part of our everyday process. Many European countries have been dealing with the for a while now, the need to issue or affi...
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End of life for Windows XP and Office 2003 – Do You Have A Plan?

BYE-BYE-XPAs you may be aware, Windows XP and Office 2003 will end of life on 8th April 2014 and Microsoft reveal that the average organisation will take 18-32 months from deciding to start a software change through to implementation!  This, with less than 11 months left might cause a few issues for organisations that have yet to start planning for a move forward! Now, we all loved Windows XP, and if ...
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Autodesk Vault 2014 Update

vault-professional-2014-badge-200pxAs you may be aware, or if you have visited one of our events over the years you'll be aware that I am a great advocate for Autodesk Vault for single user environments or in businesses where vault is used across multiple sites. With the release of 2014, a number of further features and enhancements have been added that build on the great foundation of tools that many business now find invaluable t...
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CAD, The Desktop and The Cloud

Autodesk-360-mobileA long debate seems to be raging around "CAD" the DESKTOP" and the "CLOUD" Of all the varying surveys I have read, it seems that between 40 & 70 percent of people believe that CAD will never be cloud based! Never is a really long time in the business and technology world where process evolution and technology advancement is on a never ending upward curve. On a personal footing the only thing...
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Finance Your Route To Technology Adoption For A Faster ROI

Building design suiteMost businesses today are very aware that adopting the latest CAD technology or investing in powerful CAD hardware that drives productivity is an ideal and very plausible goal to aim for. Technology investment delivers unquestionable profitability gains through key areas such as shortening design lead times, increasing productivity, streamlining business processes and allowing companies to break ...
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BIM For Manufacturing - An Emerging Market For Manufacturers

mechanicalBIMDo you manufacture products that go into Buildings? If so you need to think about how BIM for manufacturers could open up a potentially lucrative and emerging market sector for your business. In the construction marketplace the adoption of BIM methodologies seems almost unstoppable now but an annoying blockage for the industry is suppliers not having or supplying BIM ready data for use in a BIM c...
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Steve Houlder – Adris Managing Director Talks About The New REVIT LT.

revit lt 2013 boxshot web 200x200Well, at long last Revit LT is here. Was it worth the wait? Early adopters, have already moved to BIM and many of you are being asked to provide BIM models. We have had a multitude of calls, mostly around what is missing from full Revit software. We start by answering the question, and what is missing is for some just too much, no massing, no rendering, no gbxml or IFC which is equally as importa...
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