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…

Civil 3D and Survey

Civil 3D and Survey

Autodesk Civil 3D is a civil engineering design and survey product that sits on the AutoCAD software platform and has been around for several years. It is most commonly used for the design of land development sites as well as Road and Rail design and supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows. Autodesk Civil 3D has…

Infraworks 360 – Ideal for planners and concept designs

Infraworks 360 – Ideal for planners and concept designs

Infraworks 360 and Infraworks 360 LT was released recently by Autodesk. The product was previously called Infraworks and was available as part of the Infrastructure Design Suites. Infraworks 360 and Infraworks 360 LT can now be purchased on their own through Desktop Subscription or as part of the Infrastructure Design Suites or Building Design Suite…

BIM for Infrastructure

BIM for Infrastructure

What is BIM? Building Information Modeling (BIM) is widely recognised as a mature design methodology in the building and manufacturing industries. The application of BIM is rapidly accelerating as owners and engineering service providers are increasingly recognising the benefits of the intelligent data that can be used within 3D modelling. A common perception of BIM…

3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Pro Wireless – Why go Pro?

3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Pro Wireless – Why go Pro?

A few months ago 3Dconnexion released a wireless version of their successful SpaceMouse Pro CAD productivity device. It’s a simple evolution, add a wireless transmitter with a long life battery et voilà. Sure if you were to never move the device from your desk and wires don’t bother you but charging batteries does, then there…

What’s new AutoCAD 2015

What’s new AutoCAD 2015

AutoCAD 2015 delivers new features and many enhancements for both new and seasoned AutoCAD users.The following highlights are key new features from what is a packed release. Refined Interface There’s no denying the out of the box dark interface looks slick – the coloured icons really pop! AutoCAD Mac and some Autodesk 3ds Max users…