IFC exchange using ESTmep, CADmep

IFC exchange using ESTmep, CADmep

To create an IFC file within ESTmep or CADmep, you have to be sure to choose the correct format for the application. in other words the format will vary for Autodesk Navisworks or Tekla BIM sight.  Export to Navisworks ESTmep By using the command “export 3D” (shortcut “EX3D”), you can choose one of these formats….

Calculating Rod Length in CADmep & ESTmep

Calculating Rod Length in CADmep & ESTmep

In this article, I want to show you how CADmep or ESTmep calculate the rod length. We can use two methods, the first one is using a constant length that you could define in your database. The second one is using the soffit from the section where the duct is. In both cases, CADmep and…

Managing the impact of Anti-Virus on Autodesk Vault

Managing the impact of Anti-Virus on Autodesk Vault

We received a support request yesterday asking about using Anti-virus software on any servers running Autodesk Vault. At first I wasn’t sure how to answer the question fully, so I deferred to Autodesk Support to seek clarification. Interestingly they weren’t able to help with the specifics in this case, so I took to the internet. In doing…

How important is your Vault data? Part2

In our previous post, we discussed some of the issues of protecting your Vault data and highlighted the advantages of using ADMS backups.  What we wanted to do now is give you an example of an ADMS script, break it down so you can see how it works, and then give you helpful little utility to make it all the better. In the Advanced Configuration…

Command Line Mailer

For a lot of situations, a command line emailer comes in really useful In the past I have used Blat, which has suited my needs perfectly. However in recent times, I have had more and more issues with Exchange and firewalls, so decided to see if I could write one for my needs. And so came about CPS.MiniMailer. Its not very sophisticated (yet)…

How important is your Vault data?

When looking at any design, one of the costliest items involved is creating the design data. Whether that be 3D Models, 2D Drawings or any other supporting documentation, it all takes time to create and therefore has a value. Safeguarding that data should be of paramount importance and members of most organisations will have IT…

Share your Vault Settings

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could share your Vault searches with other users, and also make sure you have a backup copy so that if your PC blows up, or after an upgrade you still have your default settings. Well Doug Redmond has been working on this very thing, enter Project Thunderdome. This nifty…

When did I check that in?

When did I check that in?

We are getting quiet a few enquiries on the Check in date reading 01/01/0001. So it seems Are Autodesk. We have seen this date only on files that have been checked out, when they are checked back in again the date is formatted correctly. Autodesk have a blog thread here Check in date is wrong. If…

ADMS Asks for reboot before installnig

If you’re finding that the ADMS pre-checks tell you that you need a reboot, and no matter how many times you try it still asks for one then you’re not alone. heck out this pots from the Vault support team Vault Server Install- Reboot Needed?

ReCycling the Vault

ReCycling the Vault

How many times have you though about deleting a file from Vault, then thought better of it. Or even worse, deleted a file then needed it later, only to find that when Vault deletes a file its really gone (necessitating a nifty SQL restore of a backup database to find the File store name for…