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Michael Arnott

One Week Left To Win A BIM 360 Food Truck Visit!

One Week Left To Win A BIM 360 Food Truck Visit!
Calling out to all construction projects in London, Dublin or Manchester; you have until September 1st to get on the leaderboard to earn a visit from the Autodesk BIM 360 Food Truck. Autodesk are sending their truck full of treats on the road to reward all your team’s efforts with some hearty fare. There have already been plenty of satisfied teams across America, in cities including San Francisco ...
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John Bennett

Advanced Steel NC Scribing/Powder Marking/Etching – How To Control The File And Part Reference

Advanced Steel NC Scribing/Powder Marking/Etching – How To Control The File And Part Reference
Within Advance Steel there are options for Scribing of parts attachment relative to the assembly, to enable scribing in NC Files for Advance Steel the settings new to be based upon assemblies. This setting is required as outlined in this Autodesk Knowledge Network article. This means that the file name is using the NC position reference, being the main part reference. The same for the internal NC ...
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John Bennett

Advance Steel: Text Font Not Showing Correct Line Weight/Presentation After Migration

Advance Steel: Text Font Not Showing Correct Line Weight/Presentation After Migration
Issue: Labels appear to have very light line weight in drawing view During the migration process from 2016 to 2018, the Management tools profile from the 2016 version was transferred to the 2018 version. Wiithin these management tools is the Text Font Control for the default into the Drawing Style labelling. The Text Font Reference was transferred exactly as it was from 2016 to 2018. This is the ...
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Alan Johnson

Clash Detection - Re-locating Models In Navisworks

Clash Detection - Re-locating Models In Navisworks
We know that Navisworks is a very powerful tool for collaboration, combining models and clash checking amongst other things, but for the clash checking to work correctly and accurately the appended models need to be in the same location. By this I mean origin location and rotation angle. If they are not in the exact same position, we need to be able to change the origin and/or ...
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Grant Dott

BIM 360: When Does The Construction Site Resemble More Of An Assembly Plant

BIM 360: When Does The Construction Site Resemble More Of An Assembly Plant
Since Autodesk introduced us the concept of the Future of Making Things (FOMT) which is now the Current of Making Things (COMT), the typical construction site is adapting to a new way of life. Let me explain. I discuss BIM 360 products, workflows and integrations with many different types of companies. In the early days of BIM 360 you were predominantly either a General Contractor managing the pro...
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Simon Dickinson

Populating Visualisations with 3ds Max

Populating Visualisations with 3ds Max
Working in the architectural industry I love to see the fantastic visualisations that my customers create from their designs. From concept models to full photorealistic visuals of something that does not yet exist. Getting your visuals to look more functional means adding more than just a building. We need to give our buildings a purpose. Adding characters to these scenes gives the ...
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Justin Taylor

Revit And Nesting Hosted Families: How to Remove The Hosting Of A Family In Revit

Revit And Nesting Hosted Families: How to Remove The Hosting Of A Family In Revit
This is another useful little tip which comes directly off the back of some on-site Revit consultancy with a client. The issue was that they were creating a bed system with backboards, lighting and electrical points for a hotel chain and when they came to placing one of the existing  Autodesk Revit electrical families, they were met with the No Entry symbol. The reason for this is that t...
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John Bennett

Advance Steel 2018 – How To Get Plain AutoCAD 2018

Advance Steel 2018 – How To Get Plain AutoCAD 2018
For AS2018, this now comes as a True vertical, so one install for product, but how do you get AutoCAD 2018. To do this we would normally expect to have to create a desktop shortcut and then point it to a profile etc. Set up for vanilla. However, for AS2018, check under the Windows Start menu and you will find AutoCAD 2018 for AS2018. This is a shortcut created by default to allow you to ...
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