Category Archives: Building

The Next Generation of BIM 360, Part 6: Cross-Platform Collaboration

Posted on November 12, 2018 by Synergis Applications Consultant, Bill Knittle In Part 5, Applications Consultant Bill Knittle demonstrated how to use the newly updated homepage in Revit 2019.1 and explained how it differs from the Recent Files window. During this next part of our series, we’ll be discussing how BIM 360 Desktop Connect can provide workflows for cross-platform collaboration.

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CAD Management: The Art of Influence

Published on November 8, 2018 As a CAD Manager, you work hard to choose the software and hardware your company should invest in and use. However, sometimes the hardest task of your position is actually the next step – influencing people upstream and downstream to even consider what you’re proposing. Where do you even begin? Synergis Applications Consultant Todd Schmoock

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Updating Your Network License File

Posted on November 1, 2018 by Synergis Helpdesk Technician, Mark Lancaster Autodesk Email Clarification When your multi-user subscription is renewed and you manage your Autodesk account/subscription, most likely you have seen an email like this from Autodesk:

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The Next Generation of BIM 360, Part 5: Revit 2019.1 Home Connect Update

Posted on October 30, 2018 by Synergis Applications Consultant, Bill Knittle In Part 4, Applications Consultant Bill Knittle demonstrated how to collaborate within BIM 360 Design. During this next part of our series, we’ll be discussing how the Revit 2019.1 Home Connect Update provides you and your team with more direct access to your projects and shared cloud models in

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HP Plotters not working in AutoCAD

Posted on October 24, 2018 by Director of Customer Support, Darin Green The number of customers running into issues with older model HP Plotters within AutoCAD are growing as Windows 10 updates are being pushed. Common Issues: When the HP Plotter is selected within AutoCAD Print dialog, you receive an error message and the selection is set to None. Drawings

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Dealing with Stubborn Equipment Sets in BIM 360 Field

Posted on October 8, 2018 by Synergis Application Consultant, Bill Knittle  A construction team utilizing BIM for information exchange can map elements in a Revit model to Equipment in BIM 360 Field. This integration creates a bi-directional flow of information to ensure that information is consistent and coordinated. However, in some cases, the mapping does fail and not all the elements map

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New Releases: Revit 2019.1 and Civil 3D 2019.1

The latest versions of Revit and Civil 3D released last month to subscribers, and promises to drive more efficiency, and better connect teams and data. We’ll highlight the most important features you should be utilizing within your own projects. Let’s dig in. Site Collaboration Site Collaboration within Revit 2019.1 with Civil 3D introduces unprecedented interoperability between the two products, allowing

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The Next Generation of BIM 360, 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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The Next Generation of BIM 360, 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, 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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