Synergis and Advance2000 Team Up to Deliver Cloud Computing and Collaboration

Last month, we announced that we partnered with Advance2000 in order to better serve our client-base with complete IT solutions and to bring cloud collaboration services direct.  With this partnership, we are better able to support our clients through new solutions combining engineering expertise with IT and cloud services.

“Partnering with Advance2000 allows our customers to receive additional services through Synergis that will help not only in their engineering and design groups, but throughout the entire organization,” said Kristen Tomasic, divisional vice president for Synergis Engineering Design Solutions. “Cloud technologies are being adopted by more and more of our customers, for renderings and sharing of information to improve productivity and better leverage resources. Our relationship with Advance2000 helps further these initiatives.”

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Advance2000’s Building Information Model (BIM) Cloud Computing can optimize the design process while reducing costs and increasing productivity. To get the most out of BIM, it is important to have it driven by a high-powered solution to maintain ease of use and productivity. Now you can “go mobile” and work on projects anywhere your clients take you. Our Cloud-based network allows every firm on the Design Team to collaborate in real-time, as if they were sitting in the same physical office. Once firms become familiar with a project cloud, it is easy to migrate existing IT applications and systems to the Advance2000 Private Cloud. Hosted Exchange (email), IP Telephony (phones), Newforma, SharePoint, and other applications can be run in the same private cloud as your design projects.

Have questions on how the cloud can help your business?  Contact us by phone (800.836.5440) or email to find out more.

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Synergis University 2014: Schedule Posted. Register now.

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Synergis University is our region’s biggest Autodesk learning event.  Every year, we bring the Synergis team, Autodesk product team members, and other industry experts to you for one day of networking, learning, and getting you up to speed on the new Autodesk releases.  The day offers over 30 sessions in specific industry tracks so you learn from people who know your industry because they work in it every day.

Date:  June 4, 2014
Time:  7:30 am to 5:45 pm (registration opens at 7:00 am)
Location:  The Sands Hotel, Bethlehem, PA

Industry Tracks

Developed for each industry specifically, we offer an entire day of sessions regardless of what type of design you do.  See the Schedule page for each track:

Manufacturing                                                                    Infrastructure and Engineering
Architecture, Building and Construction                             All sessions

Presenters

We find the experts with the information you want to hear.  Learn more about their experience and backgrounds on our Presenters page.  Here are some speakers we are excited to have for the first time:

Sessions

Each year, we hold over 30 sessions to best suit your learning needs.  Here are some sessions that our team is excited to offer this year:

See all the sessions on the Session page.

Register

Get your seat today!  And if you have already registered, you can go back into your account and register for sessions now to reserve your space in each slot of the day.

Have questions?  Contact us by email or phone (800.836.5440).

What’s New in the Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2015?

Autodesk® Infrastructure Design Suite is a comprehensive software solution that provides a Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Infrastructure workflow to help you gain more accurate, accessible, and actionable insight throughout the lifecycle of your transportation, land, utility, and water projects. With unique access to the Autodesk portfolio and intelligent model–based tools—both on the desktop and in the cloud—customers can explore more design alternatives, achieve better results faster, and collaborate more effectively while benefitting from:

  • comprehensive workflows not possible with individual products alone
  • an expanded, industry-specific toolset and a more consistent user experience
  • more economical and convenient access

In 2015, there are even more features to smooth out your design process.  There are three editions of the Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite: Standard, Premium and Ultimate.  We’ll discuss the updates to the products to each of them.

Standard Edition

Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2015

AutoCAD has many new features this year.  To see the details of the new features, see our post “What’s New in Autodesk AutoCAD 2015?”  There we also list videos for the new features to see them in action.  Here are just a few updates to give you the idea:

  • New Tab Page
  • New Ribbon Galleries
  • New Help Tools and Search
  • New Interface
  • Connect your workflows across integrated desktop, cloud, and mobile AutoCAD solutions
  • Reality Capture
  • Darker theme to reduce eyestrain and make lines and text stand out

AutoCAD_Map_3d-Infrastructure_Map_Server_2014_h.jpgAutodesk® AutoCAD® Map3D

With AutoCAD Map 3D, you can apply industry-specific standards and business process requirements, using configurable data models for electric, gas, water, and wastewater.

Mapping and integrated spatial and network analysis make it easier to create stylized drawings and maps that highlight specific features, such as service areas, zoning districts, land usage, pipe and cable installation dates, diameter, and more.  AutoCAD Map 3D also supports design to as-built data flow to GIS, and other applications. AutoCAD Map 3D can integrate with other operational systems such as customer care, ERP, outage, and work and asset management systems.

Learn more on the AutoCAD Map 3D webpage.

Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate 2015

The new features for Navisworks® Simulate includes tools to enable project tracking, coordination, construction simulation, model review, and whole-project analysis.  To read more, see our post specific to Autodesk Navisworks solutions.

Autodesk® AutoCAD® Raster Design 2015

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What’s New in the Autodesk Building Design Suite?

bds2015The Autodesk® Building Design Suite 2015 provides powerful software for building design and construction with even more data-driven design than before.  Global BIM adoption is motivating architects, engineers, and construction professionals to move to a Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow so that better decisions are made earlier in the design process preventing costly errors and material waste.

Many features, interoperability and workflow solutions have been added.  Let’s start with the overall Autodesk Building Design Suite updates and then we will move onto the products.

Overall Suite Enhancements:

  • More streamlined workflows
  • expanded toolsets and a more consistent user evxperience
  • Cost-effective
  • Access to the cloud services through Autodesk® Subscription

The Autodesk Building Design Suite is offered in three editions allowing you to optimize your software for your needs:  Standard, Premium, and Ultimate editions.  We’ll go through each one, as each one builds on the previous.

Standard Edition:

Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2015

AutoCAD has many new features this year.  To see the details of the new features, see our post “What’s New in Autodesk AutoCAD 2015?”  There we also list videos for the new features to see them in action.  Here are just a few updates to give you the idea:

  • New Tab Page
  • New Ribbon Galleries
  • New Help Tools and Search
  • New Interface
  • Connect your workflows across integrated desktop, cloud, and mobile AutoCAD solutions
  • Reality Capture
  • Darker theme to reduce eyestrain and make lines and text stand out

Autodesk® AutoCAD® Architecture 2015

Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture software is the version of Autodesk® AutoCAD® software for architects. Architectural drafting and documentation is more efficient with the software’s intuitive environment and tools built specifically for architects. Experience greater productivity gains while learning new features at your own pace. Easily share and communicate designs with TrustedDWG™ technology. Continue reading

What’s New in the Autodesk Product Design Suite 2015?

REVITST2014Of all the Autodesk design suites this year, the Product Design Suite has had the most changes.  This year, Autodesk is dropping the Standard edition and offering only the Premium and Ultimate editions.  If you have the Standard edition now, you will be moved to the Premium edition in 2015.  If you have the premium or the Ultimate editions, you will now be fulfilled with the Ultimate edition.  Autodesk Subscription pricing for Premium and Standard editions remains the same as this year, so even though you get a better package, you will not need to pay more for the Subscription pricing.  Ultimate subscribers will actually see a break in the price to match the previous Premium subscriber cost.

The Product Design Ultimate edition builds off the Premium edition of the suite.  Below are the updates to all the tools in the suite.

Premium Edition

Autodesk® Inventor® 2015

Inventor 2015 has many updated and new features that are too many to list here so we have another post on it.  See “What’s New in Inventor 2015?

Autodesk® AutoCAD® Mechanical 2015

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What’s New in Autodesk 2015?

Starting today, you will hear a lot about the new features, updates, and applications in the Autodesk 2015 products. Sometimes, it is hard to soft sift through all the information to figure out what the real differences are and how they affect your design or processes. We will be sharing more as the products are released and also at Synergis University. We will cover new products, applications and features of the new products on June 4 at the Sands Hotel in Bethlehem, PA. See more information on the Synergis University site.

Each year, Autodesk’s intent is to increase the functionality of its solutions so you can design more efficiently while improving design data, collaboration, and analysis. This year’s release gives you more robust features to aid in productivity and drive profitability. Let’s take a look at the big four in Autodesk design: Autodesk® AutoCAD® , Autodesk® Inventor® 2015, Autodesk® Revit® 2015 and AutoCAD® Civil 3D 2015.

Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2015

New Features:

  • New Tab Page
  • New Ribbon Galleries
  • New Help Tools
  • New Interface
  • Connect your workflows across integrated desktop, cloud, and mobile AutoCAD solutions
  • Darker theme to reduce eyestrain and make lines and text stand out

Check out this overview video of AutoCAD 2015:

Autodesk® Inventor® 2015

Direct Modeling

  • Direct Edit
  • Freeform
  • Sketch-Relax Mode

Learning Experience

  • Inventor Home
  • Interactive Learning Path
  • Integrated search

Workflow Enhancements to

  • Parts
  • Assembly
  • Drawings
  • Sheet Metal

Autodesk® Revit® 2015

Visualization tools

  • Sketchy lines
  • Anti-aliasing improvements
  • Ray trace usability improvements

Enhanced hidden lines – Create more accurate and readable documentation

  • New parameter to control the visibility of hidden lines
  • Display all hidden lines automatically

Revision improvements – Gain greater control of changes in your project documentation

  • Deletion of revisions
  • More tools to sketch the revision cloud shape
  • Minimum arc length for revision clouds

Images in Schedules – Improve documentation using images to graphically represent Revit elements

  • Image instance property
  • Type image type property

IFC Linking – Collaborate more efficiently with enhanced interoperability between technologies

  • New link IFC tool
  • IFS tab in Manage Links dialog box
  • Ability to reference IFC geometry without overhead conversion to Revit
  • Improved geometry handling and performance

Manage Links dialog box – Improve productivity and efficiency with better control to manage links

  • Add from Manage Links
  • Revit Models
  • CAD Files
  • Point clouds

Pinned Elements Enhancements – Better control the behavior of pinned elements

  • Prevent pinned elements from being detected
  • Delete elements by unpinning them first
  • Delete objects in a non-geographical context

AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2015

Corridor modeling enhancements: Experience greater flexibility when designing and displaying corridor models.

  • Corridor frequency (target and baseline)
  • Corridor sampling improvements
  • Retain corridor targets when substituting a subassembly

Profile layout enhancements: Experience greater efficiency when creating profiles.

  • Extend curves and tangents to profile extents
  • Create Free curve using Pass Through point
  • Change Parameter Constraint (selected curve)
  • New “Profile Locking” controls and display notifications for impacted Vertical Alignment entities if Horizontal Alignment changes

Production drafting enhancements: Create production deliverables more efficiently.

  • Re-associate various Surface and Alignment labels to different Civil 3D source objects
  • Stagger “Corridor Point” section labels

User Interface: Work more efficiently on daily tasks.

  • Improved consistency between the AutoCAD Civil 3D and AutoCAD ribbon / command set.
  • Improved graphics, enhanced visual feedback and object selection.

Subassembly Composer: Build custom subassemblies more easily. Improvements include support for “Voids” in shapes, Axis of Rotation, and Rail Cant.

Geographic Location (Online Map Data): Geographic Location functionality is significantly streamlined and enhanced including a new capability to capture and embed Online Map Data (e.g., aerial map information) for offline viewing and plotting.

Reality Capture: Improved performance and more flexibility when working with point cloud files.

Interoperability and Data Exchange: Help improve collaboration with new and enhanced functionality.

  • Enhanced export capabilities for DWG™ and DGN
  • Export Civil 3D model elements (corridor models, surfaces, alignments/profiles, and gravity and pressure pipes) and 3D solid AutoCAD modeling objects to Keyhole Markup Language (KML).
  • Open and edit AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 drawings in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 and 2013 software.

We will be sharing more as the products are released and also at Synergis University. We will cover new products, applications and features of the new products on June 4 at the Sands Hotel in Bethlehem, PA. See more information on the Synergis University site.

Autodesk 2015 Update:

Since the publishing of this post, we added more about specific products and design suites, check out the list below:

What’s New in Autodesk Subscription 2015?

What’s New in AutoCAD Design Suite 2015?
What’s New in the Building Design Suite 2015?
What’s New in the Plant Design Suite 2015?
What’s New in Factory Design Suite 2015?
What’s New in the Infrastructure Design Suite 2015?
What’s New in the Product Design Suite 2015?

What’s New in AutoCAD 2015?
What’s New in Revit 2015?
What’s New in Civil 3D 2015?
What’s New in Autodesk Inventor 2015?
What’s New in the Autodesk Simulation Portfolio?
What’s New in InfraWorks and InfraWorks 360?
What’s New in AutoCAD Electrical 2015?
What’s New in Autodesk Navisworks 2015?

If you have any questions you need answered now, please contact us by phone (800.836.5440) or email.

Top Five Reasons to Start Simulation in Your Design Process NOW

sim360We are seeing more and more success with both small and large companies who are adopting simulation tools for many reasons.  Many Autodesk manufacturing companies estimate savings in the thousands of dollars because they can now visualize, with true data and materials, how their products will behave once they are built.  It’s important for quality of products, and it’s also about the bottom line.  How do simulation tools increase your profits?

1. Reduction of physical prototypes.

  • How much do physical prototypes cost to build?
  • How much does it cost in time to market while waiting for the build, test and results?
  • If you created a fraction of the physical prototypes compared to today, would you see better profit or have more time to add innovative features to improve market share?

These are the questions the top manufacturers ask themselves when looking at the big picture, and the reason they are leading competition.  They are able to make large design changes and include more data early in the decision-making process so that they can ensure they are manufacturing the most cost-efficient, reliable, and attractive products possible.

2. Autodesk offers tools accessible to every budget.

In the past, it was difficult for small or medium companies to justify the cost or even find the budget to cover the cost of simulation tools.  Today, Autodesk is supporting these manufacturers by offering Autodesk SIM 360.  SIM 360 is an online cloud solution that allows you to simulate in the cloud.  No need to invest in expensive hardware or run those simulations overnight and you don’t lose your desktop to simulation computation.  You can just upload to the cloud and use the software from there and keep working.

Check out this video explaining the simulation tools on SIM 360 and how quickly you can get started:

Link to the Free Trial.

3. You don’t need a to hire a simulation specialist or have previous, extensive skills to simulate designs.

The tools on SIM 360 are designed with designers in mind.  You can be up and running within a week with all the learning you would need to start testing your current projects.  If you are already using a 3D tool, you only need to learn some additional steps to prepare and simulate.

4. Finding design errors early in the design phase creates innovation and reduces liability.

Simulation allows designers to accurately communicate the design intent in the context of who they are speaking with.  From visual communication for your stakeholders to the data and detail needed for manufacturing, the Autodesk simulation tools allow the designer to collaborate early in the design process so make changes seamlessly.

5. Create the highest quality products.

You may create great products already.  However, do you think Apple or Google employees are resting on ‘great’?  Of course not.  They know that the only way to stay at the top is by challenging themselves to always do better.  That means improving quality, innovation, features, and safety, while reducing material failures, product recalls, waste, and time to market.

It’s a competitive world out there, we know how to help you stay ahead.  Contact us.  Synergis is an Autodesk Digital Prototyping Specialized Platinum Partner.  That means we have the knowledge and the experience in helping companies adopt and succeed with simulation tools.

Five Reasons to Implement BIM Now

The industry throws around terms like Building Information Modeling and it isn’t clear what a BIM process is to everyone.  I mean for smaller companies, you are busy winning jobs, planning resources, looking for more business while closing out the old.  Your time is limited, you want to know what BIM is but in the short and sweet.  Is it software, is it technology?  Where would I start and why are we changing the way we design anyway?

These are all common questions many of our contractor customers are asking and we understand.  We know you are busy and it’s our challenge to stay ahead by keeping our customers ahead.  So let’s break down BIM for you quickly.

First of all, BIM is not software or technology.  Not by itself.  BIM incorporates both and includes all stakeholders in the design process.  It’s a collaborative effort among all teams that will work on a structure so that errors can be found early in the design phase to reduce costly field error and risk later.  Of course, that is just one of the benefits of BIM.

Watch the video below to see how BIM can improve your vision and profitability on a project and reduce your risk:

Reasons you need BIM Now:

  1. Risk:  Liability. Insurance. Injury. Structural Failure. Change Requests. One of the most expensive categories in construction is error, and building liability.  The BIM process increases your view of the entire design to prevent design clashes, construction phase challenges, and energy inefficiencies.
  2. Improve Bidding Estimates:  No matter how well you are at the bidding process, if you have been in business for any length of time, you know the pain of inaccurate bids.  Whether you eat the cost or you bill, it is never a comfortable situation. With a BIM process, you can clearly estimate your costs in time and resources
  3. Win More Bids: With more accurate bids, you will not only estimate closer to the cost, you will also increase your reputation for providing deeper details in your bids.
  4. Better Resource Planning:  When you know what resources you will need where and when, planning for resource optimization becomes easier to do.
  5. BIM is mobile: It has never been easier to use technology in the field, rather than taking notes and waiting to go back to the office after-hours to complete updates.

Read this paper on Realizing the Benefits of BIM.

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“BIM is a strategic initiative that requires top-down executive support to succeed.

BIM changes the way companies work. Externally, it enables companies to engage in innovative new project delivery methods; provide more affordable, more efficient sustainable design and analysis services; and offer a range of new services. Internally, the transition to BIM may result in broad organizational changes based on new and/or different staffing needs.”

-Realizing the Benefits of BIM

For most of our clients, moving to BIM is becoming a need to stay competitive.  We have the knowledge and the experience to help you move your design process forward.  Contact us to help you achieve the next level.

Have questions?  Contact us, visit the Synergis website or subscribe to our blog.

The Paperless Manufacturing Project: Kingsbury, Inc.

Kingsbury Inc., a leader in the design and manufacture of tilt-pad fluid film thrust and journal bearings for all types of rotating machinery, credited a successful Autodesk Vault Collaboration implementation to our Synergis team.  The solution for their paper challenge was to implement a data management system to prevent the waste in resources in coordinating the paper packets on thousands of different projects at a time.  The new paperless system with Autodesk Vault Collaboration, allows teams to work on changes instantaneously without waiting for the paper trail to make it to each team.

“This project wasn’t about saving trees, although it will.  We estimate 20 hours are saved each week with this process because new job packets on the floor are no longer needed when there’s a change – the changes are instantaneous in Vault.  Not only do we save time with changes, we also save when creating a new job folder in Vault which takes a mere 15 minutes to compile.”  - Harry Geiger, IT Manager, Kingsbury, Inc.

Rather than using paper packets, Vault allows the jobs to be stored in the system in what is referred to as a “job folder.”   These folders contain all information necessary to complete the job, and include links to any file associated with the job. “It is becoming apparent that the unique, one-point sourcing of pertinent documents and information, which is from the common computer network, has expedited the manufacturing effort while simultaneously declining the potential for the distribution of materials with untimely revision statuses or other error conditions,” said Jerry Powers, Kingsbury Senior Vice President. “The consequences of the ‘Paperless Manufacturing Project’ continue to become manifest in the increasing efficacy of production-floor information command and control. This represents a somewhat un-quantifiable, but absolutely real savings in both time and direct costs.”

Out of the box, Autodesk Vault Collaboration was able to address the majority of Kingsbury’s requirements; however when a user selected a file in Vault, the latest version of the document was displayed in the Preview tab of the Details Panel, regardless of its life-cycle state (released, in review, work in progress, etc.). Synergis Professional Services team was engaged to develop a custom add-in for Autodesk Vault that displays the latest released version of the selected document in a separate tab in the details panel for users to have access to both the current version and the last released version.

Read the whole story here.

Need help deciding on a solution that is right for you?  Contact us by phone (800.836.5440) or by email.

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Component Replacement on a Content Center Part: Autodesk Inventor

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Mark Lancaster, Product Support Specialist:

Is the replacement failing?

The information within this article is based on the following:

  1. A component replacement workflow associated to Inventor Routed Systems 2013 or Inventor Professional 2013.
  2. A component replacement workflow associated to Inventor Professional 2014.
  3. The Inventor Routed Systems (Tube & Pipe) add-in is loaded per the Inventor Add-in Manager.
  4. Tube & piping components were placed from the Content Center into the Inventor assembly without the use of the Inventor Routed Systems interface.

The other day I had a case where a user was trying to replace a Tube & Pipe Content Center part in his assembly and received the following message:

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This case reminded me of another issue I came across when dealing with Tube & Pipe components outside of Inventor Routed Systems.  So let’s first discuss what this other issue was all about.

A user was having trouble with replacing a Content Center elbow with a custom (Content Center) elbow he had modified.  When he went through the motions of performing the component replacement, however, nothing changed on his assembly and no message appeared.  At first, I thought it was related to trying to replace all the Content Center elbows in one step using the “Component/Replace All” command.  When we tried the “Component/Replace” command on his elbow, the results remained the same.  Same holds true when I did a component replacement on another Tube & Pipe component within his assembly.  So I decided to copy and paste his Content Center elbow somewhere out in space and repeat the process to see what would happen.  This time it worked and I was also able to replace all the elbows in his assembly.

Upon further investigating, I came across an Autodesk discussion that explained what happens when a Tube & Pipe Content Center component is placed into an assembly and the Inventor Routed Systems add-in is loaded.  Then my Inventor Routed System experience kicked in!  This issue is based on how Inventor sees the Content Center elbow (or any other Tube & Pipe component) once it gets placed into the assembly without the use of Inventor Routed Systems.

Inventor Routed Systems add-in is loaded (Inventor Add-in Manager): When a Tube & Pipe Content Center item is placed from Content Center into the assembly, a “bluish” piping tee icon is represented in the Inventor browser tree for that component.  Inventor now interprets this component as being a Routed Systems Component within your assembly.

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Once this occurs, certain rules established by the routed systems module are now in effect even if you are not using that module in your assembly.  In addition, if you copy and paste an existing Routed Systems Component back into your assembly, the copied component is then considered a standard Content Center library item and will no longer abide by these rules.

Inventor Routed Systems add-in not loaded: When a Tube & Pipe Content Center item is placed from Content Center into the assembly, the standard Content Center library icon is represented in the Inventor browser tree for that component.

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To help this user out, I recommended one of the following:

  1. Unload the Inventor Routed Systems add-in if he wasn’t planning on using this interface in his current assembly.  This way he could replace his existing Content Center components in his assembly because the routed systems rules are no longer in effect.
  2. Copy and paste his Tube & Pipe components somewhere else in space and perform the component replacement on those copied items.

Returning back to this current case, I started to think about these two scenarios and wonder if they were truly related.  One user gets a message indicated he cannot replace a conduit part and the other one received no message at all.  Looks like additional testing is needed!  In the end my test concluded the two scenarios are in fact related and it is solely based on how Inventor sees the Tube & Pipe components within your assembly.

I explained to the customer what happens under this condition and how it can be resolved.  However, the user informed me someone else in his organization was able to replace their Tube & Pipe component in their assembly with no issues.  Everything is the same, Inventor version, service packs, routed systems add-in was loaded, and the component even had the “bluish” piping tee icon in the browser tree.

So I started to break down the workflows between these two users and discovered the order of the component replacement steps does impact the outcome.  One user from this company was right mouse clicking on the Tube & Pipe component and selecting “Component/Replace” from the context menu.  Where-as the other user was picking the “Component/Replace” command from the ribbon menu and then selecting the component.

Inventor Routed Systems add-in loaded:   When you right mouse click on the Tube & Pipe component and then select the “Component/Replace” command, you will get one of the following results:

  1. Receive the message about the failure to replace the conduit part.  [This occurs when the replacement component is a standard Inventor part or a custom Content Center part that does not contain any Tube & Pipe authoring information]
  2. Nothing happens at all.  [This occurs when the replacement component is a custom Content Center part with Tube & Pipe authoring information]

If you select the component replacement command first (or CTRL+H) and then your (Content Center) component, the replacement will take place without any issues or messages.

Inventor Routed Systems add-in not loaded:  The replacement will happen no matter if your select your component first or the component replacement command.

Whether you have the routed systems add-in loaded or not, the key here is the order of the steps.  “If you are trying to replace a Tube & Pipe (Content Center) component with a part of your own simply select the (component replacement) command first and then the component”.  This way you are always ensured the replacement will take place within Inventor 2013 and 2014.

This workflow inconsistency has been reported to AutodeskAny questions regarding this article please feel free to contact us.

Mark L.   

Mark Lancaster is the newest member to our Synergis technical team, having just joined us back in August.  His most previous experience is as the CAD Design Manager of Pall Corporation, one of our long time customers.  In that position, he was responsible for workstation optimization and design management, established uniform standards for the local and global offices, and developed global systems to control and manage their design data.

Have a question for Mark or any of our technical staff?  Contact us and we will get back to you quickly.

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What’s the ROI of BIM?

Learn how leading construction professionals approach measurement to assess and prioritize process change. 

New research takes a deep dive into understanding how leading firms view ROI.

Join this webinar to hear Erin Rae Hoffer and Ken Stowe of Autodesk discuss current thinking about the measurement of BIM’s benefits.

When: April 16, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. PST

 

The economic value of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology in the lifecycle of buildings—from design to construction and through operations and maintenance—is often weighed by measuring the ratio of return to investment, or ROI. As BIM becomes the norm throughout the building lifecycle, the role of ROI in technology decision making is shifting. Autodesk research on this subject suggests that firms seek a nuanced view of ROI to inform their strategy of investment and process change as they progress to higher levels of BIM maturity.