Dropbox and AutoCAD

Dropbox and AutoCAD

As of November 2017, Dropbox and AutoCAD became best buddies. By connecting your Dropbox account to AutoCAD, Dropbox users can now open and save DWG files directly to Dropbox without leaving the AutoCAD desktop application.  This is particularly useful for a number of reasons; Short on disk space, Contractor access to your files, Not using selective…

Windows 10 Update Potential Issue

The Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update may cause issues with some Autodesk software –  particularly Autodesk Vault.  The suspicion is that a .net update is the cause of the problems. More details to come. The default Windows Update settings should be changed to ‘Current Branch for Business’ to avoid this issue. Each company will…

Ready to Make Anything with AEC Collection

Ready to Make Anything with AEC Collection

Do more with the Autodesk Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection!  Last month, Autodesk has increased the value of AEC Collections by adding new tools, that extend its current capabilities to support visualization, analysis, and fabrication workflows. The price of the AEC Collection remains unchanged. Additions include: Autodesk® Advance Steel Autodesk® Fabrication CADmep Autodesk® Robot Structural Analysis…

Design Suite 2018 Entitlements

Design Suite 2018 Entitlements

Design Suite 2018 Entitlements Design Suite 2018 Entitlements are tough to find since Autodesk introduced Industry Collections and stopped selling new licenses of the Suites. To have a 2018 Suite, you must have either a current maintenance plan or subscription. The Suites have the following versions: AutoCAD Design Suite Standard and Premium Building Design Suite…

Webinar – Autodesk Connect Project Teams

Webinar – Autodesk Connect Project Teams

Connect Project Teams with Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit This webinar is hosted by Gary Page who will be joined by Samuel Macalister. Jul 12, 2016 2:00 – 3.00 PM NZST Topic: A360 Collaboration for Revit® cloud service connects project teams with centralized access to BIM project data in the cloud, with no need for costly…

Network Licensing and Autodesk 2017 software

Network Licensing and Autodesk 2017 software

If you’re running a network (multi-user) license of any Autodesk’s software and planning to update to 2017, then you’ll need to plan the update of your license manager. Whilst this is a fairly simple procedure, getting it wrong can leave all your user unable to operate their software, so a few minutes of planning and…

Autodesk Knowledge Network gets a facelift

Tips to getting the most from the new tools and features. Over the last few months the Autodesk Knowledge Network has had a facelift and here are a few tips to getting the most from the new tools and features. In an effort to consolidate the range of online support mechanisms, the Knowledge Network now…

CADPRO Systems Ltd acquires Salesoft CAD Solutions Ltd

CADPRO Systems Ltd acquires Salesoft CAD Solutions Ltd

Effective Thursday 23rd June 2016, the amalgamation of these two businesses will create the largest New Zealand owned Autodesk reseller with over 20 staff based in Auckland and Christchurch. The integration of Salesoft CAD Solutions into CADPRO Systems Ltd is a positive move for the Autodesk user community in New Zealand. Hans Grootegoed, Managing Director…

Autodesk software slow to acquire network license

Autodesk software slow to acquire network license

Bored waiting? Problem: Your network (or “multi-user”) license of Autodesk software is slow to acquire a license when starting, especially after changing the license server. Cause: Over time, the licenses server name(s) are recorded in the Windows registry of the CAD workstation in the registry key ADSKFLEX_LICENSE_FILE located here: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FLEXlm License Manager The troublesome application…

Transferring styles and settings between Civil 3D drawings

Transferring styles and settings between Civil 3D drawings

Civil 3D drawings have all their styles and settings setup within the dwg file rather than saved within the Civil 3D software. This is why it is vitally important to have a Civil 3D template created right at the start of a project, this will allow everyone on the project to use the same settings…