Category Archives: Building

AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 32B Support Discontinuation: Next Steps

Posted on February 8, 2019 by Synergis Helpdesk Technician, Mark Lancaster On December 17th, Autodesk announced in the next release (2020 product line), AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT product line will no longer be offered for 32B operating systems. This is a global change and impacts not only subscribers, but those who still maintain a perpetual or have a student/educational license.

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The Next Generation of BIM 360, Part 9: The New BIM 360 Locations

Posted on February 1, 2019 by Synergis Applications Consultant, Bill Knittle Recently, Autodesk released a new Project Admin feature called Locations. While Locations have been around for a while in classical BIM 360 Field, they are new to Next Gen BIM 360. Locations allow you to construct a hierarchy of building areas in your project. This includes structuring areas per

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5 Ways Drones are Transforming Construction

Drones—while still a newer kid on the block—are quickly becoming one of the most versatile tools on the construction site. In the last year alone, the construction industry experienced a 239% growth in drone use—higher than any other commercial sector. Here’s a look at some of the ways drones can propel your own organization forward and create better efficiency and

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The Next Generation of BIM 360, Part 8: The New BIM 360 Docs Reviews Update

Posted on December 19, 2018 by Synergis Applications Consultant, Bill Knittle Recently, Autodesk released a new design workflow update to BIM 360 Docs. Document Managers within a project can now facilitate, control, and automate the distribution of project drawings, models, and documents. Additionally, project members can now review, markup, comment, and approve documents within the desired workflow. Setting up the

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The Next Generation of BIM 360, Part 7: The New BIM 360 Design Hypermodel Navigation Update

Posted on November 19, 2018 by Synergis Applications Consultant, Bill Knittle In Part 6, we discussed BIM 360 Desktop Connect and how it can provide workflows for cross-platform collaboration. In this addition, we’ll be discussing another new update. Recently, Autodesk released Hypermodel Navigation within their Design Collaboration module of BIM 360 Design. This new feature allows Teams to easily navigate

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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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