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Autodesk Generative Design Tutorial

Posted on September 18, 2018 by Synergis Product Support Specialist, Mark Lancaster Back when I attended Autodesk University in 2016, I had the opportunity to have a discussion (in the famous Airstream trailer) with some Autodesk representatives regarding a new interface Autodesk was developing. That session ended up being my first introduction into Generative Design. Although the concept of Generative Design

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Vault: Searching Slop Factor

Posted on September 18, 2018 by Vault Application Specialist, Joseph Corson Now that you’ve read about Vault Search Tokens and have a basic understanding of the searchable properties, we will discuss how to use the Slop Factor. This feature within Vault helps fine-tune searches by manipulating the “range” of Vault search results that users receive. The Slop Factor by default

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The Next Generation of BIM 360: Introducing BIM 360 Design, Part 4: Collaborating in BIM 360

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Synergis Application Consultant, Bill Knittle In Part 3, I discussed the concepts of Teams and the sharing and consuming of Packages. When it comes to linking, the engineer can now use utilize two methods to link the architect’s Revit model to theirs. There is Live Linking and Controlled Sharing. Live Linking uses the architect’s live

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Vault Search Tokens

Posted on September 11, 2018 by Vault Application Specialist, Joseph Corson The way Autodesk Vault searches can be confusing at times. You perform a search for “ABC-123” expecting to return only files with ABC-123 in that order, but instead you get files with ABC after 123, and many values between them. What’s going on here? Vault Tokens Autodesk Vault token-izes all property

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Video Tutorial: Inventor – Projecting Geometry in an Assembly

Posted on September 6, 2018 by Synergis Manufacturing Applications Consultant, Dave Breiner Autodesk Inventor can help save you time and increase accuracy in your designs with a feature called projected geometry. This technology allows you to borrow geometry from existing parts when creating a new part in an assembly. While this process is relatively straightforward, there are common issues users

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The Next Generation of BIM 360: Introducing BIM 360 Design, Part 3: Implementing BIM 360 Design

Posted on September 5, 2018 by Synergis Application Consultant, Bill Knittle In Part 2, I covered adding Project Members and Teams to the BIM 360 Project. Now that the Team environment is established, it is time to initiate collaboration in the cloud. The process of initiating cloud-collaboration in BIM 360 Design is similar to classical Collaboration for Revit. The individual initiating

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The Next Generation of BIM 360: Introducing BIM 360 Design, Part 2: Adding Project Members and Teams

Posted on August 29, 2018 by Synergis Application Consultant, Bill Knittle In Part 1, I discussed the differences between C4R/BIM 360 Team and BIM 360 Design/Docs. Now, I’ll explore the setup of your BIM 360 account and first BIM 360 project. At the onset, a BIM 360 account administrator must set up the BIM 360 account for their organization. This is

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Linear Symmetric Dimension Type

Posted on August 29, 2018 by Synergis Helpdesk Technician Mark Lancaster The other day I received a call from a customer looking to dimension a detail view per the image below. Within a couple of days of providing the solution to the customer, this same question appeared on the Autodesk Inventor Forum. Perhaps it’s time to bring this workflow back

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How to Improve Your Product Performance [+ Free eBook]

Innovation is no longer just a differentiator for businesses in the manufacturing industry – It’s now essential for mere survival. But with engineering time becoming increasingly limited, how can your organization push the boundaries of product performance? While this initiative can seem daunting, there are approaches to improving performance that can be used systemically to increase value and competitiveness of

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The Next Generation of BIM 360: Introducing BIM 360 Design, Part 1: Account and Project Setup

Posted on August 22, 2018 by Synergis Application Consultant, Bill Knittle Since Release 2 of Revit 2015, multi-discipline Revit design teams could purchase subscriptions to collaborate with a cloud-based worksharing service called Collaboration for Revit, which we have come to call C4R. C4R allowed Revit teams to concurrently author a shared model regardless of time or location. Architects and engineers could

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