Category Archives: Civil

Drones are Breaking Ground in Bridge Inspection

There are critical infrastructure needs across North America, especially when it comes to bridges. In the U.S., for example, over 54,000 U.S. bridges are structurally deficient, which is nearly 9% of all bridges across the country. Not only that, but assessing the current state of bridge infrastructure requires an increasing amount of time and resources—and there are no shortage of

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Synergis University is 2 weeks away

Still not sure if you should attend SU18? Here are 5 reasons to register now:  1. Learn today, put into practice the day you get back to work: Almost 40 content-rich sessions. Learn features you didn’t know existed; hear about trends, workflows, and collaboration; learn more about the solutions you already have; or do all three! 2. Talk with and

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DWG files created in AutoCAD 2018 & 2019 are unable to be saved in previous versions of AutoCAD

Posted on April 30, 2018 by Synergis Product Support Manager, Darin Green ISSUE: With the release of the 2018 file format, users in previous versions (2017, 2016, etc.) are not able save their work even after saving the file down to an earlier file format like 2013.   REASON: When files are opened and saved in AutoCAD 2018 or 2019,

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BLK360: Newport Opera House Guided Tour

New engineering feats breathe life into 150-year-old Opera House  When it first opened in 1867, the Opera House Theater in downtown Newport, Rhode Island was an engineering success story. The Reconstruction-era masterpiece was built in just five months, mostly by hand. It opened the town up to performers, speakers and thinkers from all over the world, and it quickly became

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HP Printers Stopped Working?

Posted on February 26, 2018 by Synergis Product Support Manager, Darin Green After Windows 10 updates, we’re hearing that customers are experiencing issues with plotting to their HP devices. These issues are cause by the drivers and Windows which prevent the AutoCAD based applications from plotting. To get around this issue, it’s suggested you install the generic HP drivers for the

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What’s New in InfraWorks 2018.2

Check out the Video Guide to What’s New in InfraWorks 2018.2 from the Autodesk Civil Engineering Community Center.  See all the details on what has changed in Eric Chappell’s video breakdown of the new features: Point Clouds – Improved Edge Recognition Point Clouds – Merge and Connect Point Clouds – Camera Image Lookup Quantity Improvements Bridges – Improvements to Custom Parametric

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Synergis University: An Entire Day Dedicated to Helping you Stay Ahead.

Synergis University is the region’s largest Autodesk Learning Event and our chance to bring customers together with the Synergis team, Autodesk product team members, and other industry experts so we can help you get ahead, and stay ahead with Autodesk Solutions. The day will feature sessions to learn about industry best practices, new features, and tips and tricks for the

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RIP: Autodesk Virtual Agent

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Synergis Product Support Specialist, Mark Lancaster The clock is ticking down for the (original) Autodesk Virtual Agent.   At the end of Jan 2018, Autodesk will be retiring the famous Autodesk Virtual Agent.  This interface was useful to many Autodesk users in assisting them in electronically download their Autodesk software. Although I’m sad to see

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Synergis News: Synergis Technologies, LLC Appoints Kristen Tomasic as President

Today, Synergis Technologies, LLC has announced the appointment of Kristen Tomasic to the newly formed office of President, effective January 1, 2018.  The office of President was previously held by David B. Sharp, III, who served as both President and CEO. Mr. Sharp will continue on as Synergis’ CEO and Managing Manager and will transition many of his operational responsibilities to Ms. Tomasic.   

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Hurricane-Proof Construction Methods Can Prevent the Destruction of Communities

New hurricane-proof construction methods and flexible building materials have the potential to save buildings and the people who live in them. The four hurricanes that slammed into heavily populated areas from the Caribbean to Texas this summer are inching toward a half-trillion-dollar price tag in damages—to say nothing of the work and wages missed by shutting down entire cities. Buildings are

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