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Construction Cost Savings: The Tip of the BIM Iceberg

Construction Cost Savings: The Tip of the BIM Iceberg

Getting the best building for your investment; it is every owner’s goal. One we know well. To get the most value from your project and adopting a BIM process, you’ll need to clearly identify what you want at the outset. This may sound intuitive, but we often see projects where BIM is implemented late in…

Time for a new definition of BIM for Building Owners

Time for a new definition of BIM for Building Owners

What is BIM? Well, it all depends on who you ask. While there are lots of definitions of BIM out there, the practice of BIM continues to evolve and those definitions are not keeping pace. The inherent issue for building owners is, how do you get what you need from your design and build teams…

Get the Most Out of All That Software

Get the Most Out of All That Software

At the end of July, 2016, Autodesk ceased the sales of perpetual licenses, the type of license everyone has been using going back as far as 1984.  One of the results of this deadline was that in the preceding months, many of our clients purchased new licenses or upgraded their existing licenses to Building Design Suite,…

BIM for Small Businesses

BIM for Small Businesses

Many small firms are of the mind that BIM is only for large organizations. Our contention is that quite to the contrary, proper use of BIM is the great equalizer, letting smaller firms take on larger and more complex jobs, allowing more time for design with less fear of time lost during contract administration. There…

What’s new in AutoCAD 2017

What’s new in AutoCAD 2017

In this fast-moving webinar, we recap the features introduced since AutoCAD 2014 before doing a deep dive into the newest features in AutoCAD 2017. We hit on some of the top features like: UI improvements Big improvements of PDF handling Managers and CAD users. 2D and 3D graphics performance 3D modeling improvements Sharing designs via…

Standout Features in Revit 2017

Standout Features in Revit 2017

With more than 50 new features and enhancements, Revit 2017 is a substantial update compared to its predecessors. In this two-part presentation, Dimitri Harvalias, Revit Guru takes you through the standout new features. Standout Features in Revit 2017 (Part 1) This first presentation begins with a quick overview of the ‘under the hood’ enhancements designed…

Lumion 6.5 to be released June 6th

Lumion 6.5 to be released June 6th

UPDATED ENGINE Lumion 6.5 contains an updated engine. It is now based on DirectX 11. As a result, the engine works better with Windows 8 and 10. For Windows 10 users, it also gives access to extra graphics card memory (the previous maximum was 4GB) so that larger scenes are possible. The engine update provides…

May BIMbc – Meeting Review

May BIMbc – Meeting Review

This month’s BIMbc session featured a presentation by Christian Proulx of BIMOne, relating to the firm’s new BIMTrack cloud coordination technology. See the attached document or click here to read how BIMTrack can help centralize coordination communications, provide easier access to information, visualize metrics and more. Scott Cameron from HATCH was also on-hand to lead a discussion revolving…

Autodesk Industry Collections Arrive August 1

Autodesk Industry Collections Arrive August 1

  Starting August 1, 2016, Autodesk will be introducing a new way to acquire software. They’re called “Autodesk Industry Collections”, and they’re broken down into three parts: • Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection • Product Design Collection • Media & Entertainment Collection Each collection will include a variety of familiar Autodesk products such as Revit,…

Getting Started With Lumion

Getting Started With Lumion

These tutorials show you the basics of Lumion. Learn how to move around, import models and create a video. It is essential to watch these tutorials before you start with one of the other tutorials. It is best to watch the tutorials in the order they are listed. 01.01 Controlling The Camera (02:31)This tutorial shows…

Setting User Permissions for Products, Services & Support

Setting User Permissions for Products, Services & Support

Setting User Permissions for Products, Services & Support Subscription administrators such as Contract Managers and Software Coordinators can add or remove access to products, cloud services, and subscription benefits for named users on a subscription contract in Autodesk Account. For information about adding and removing users, see Adding or Removing Users in User Management. User…

View Your Products

View Your Products

View Your Products Account administrators such as a Contract Managers and Software Coordinators can view software and services for maintenance plans and subscriptions in Autodesk Account. Available Software License Information View Software in Autodesk Account Request a License Report Recent Orders and Missing Software If you recently placed an order and your software is not…

Download Methods for Autodesk Account

Download Methods for Autodesk Account

Download Methods for Autodesk Account Downloading from Autodesk Account Download Methods in Autodesk Account Troubleshooting Download Issues Downloading from Autodesk Account To access the Autodesk Account download options for your software: Sign in to your Autodesk Account at manage.autodesk.com. Locate the software you wish to download in the list of Products & Services. Click the…

Got your Autodesk 2017 software? Start here.

Got your Autodesk 2017 software? Start here.

If you are ready to get started with your Autodesk 2017 software, read these posts. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, contact our team. Remember that the sunset period for perpetual licenses ends this July. Autodesk suites will only be accessible via a subscription model after July 31, 2015. Get up & running…

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