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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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How construction technology can play a starring role in TV and film

The same tools – laser scanning, 3D printing, and CAD design – used in the construction industry are being used in film and TV to improve accuracy and reduce cost. Learn more in this Construction Manager article.  

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Looking for Some Design Inspiration?

See what the students at NJIT are creating.

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New Courses Keep You Ahead

Move beyond the fundamentals of your AutoCAD or 3D design knowledge to improve your workflow and save time. These new sessions are unique to Synergis and the only place in the region to gain some of these additional skills in an open enrollment environment. We limit our class size to 8 people to maximize the attention each student receives. Check out

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Attention AutoCAD Revit Suite Customers – Free Upgrade Coming January 7

If you currently own AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite, AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite or AutoCAD Revit Structure Suite and are current on your Autodesk Subscription, Autodesk will be upgrading your licenses free of charge to the Building Design Suite Premium. The Premuim edition provides an optimized set of tools to help architects, MEP engineers, and structural engineers take advantage of the

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Training Outside of the Box (or Book)

Simply put, your company’s success can live or die by the training it gets. Or the training they do not receive. Autodesk relies on its ATC’s (Authorized Training Centers). Your ATC is here to support you and your training needs. However, not all needs are created equal. This is where you need to think outside of the box. There are

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3ds Max: How to Use the Bevel Profile Modifier

Bill McKown is at it again.  This week he is giving a tip about Autodesk 3ds Max (or 3ds Max Design).  Here is a quick video tip about using the Bevel Profile Modifier feature where he demonstrates how to create a raised wood wainscot panel.  Check our YouTube Channel for more video tips and stay tuned here for future tips.

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Autodesk Donates for your Free Registration: Engineers without Borders USA

Autodesk is teaming with the non-profit organization, Engineers Without Borders which is dubbed, ‘The Blueprint Brigade” by Time magazine.  The organization consists of over 12,000 members and supports more than 400 projects across the world to meet the basic human needs in communities that live below poverty or have been devastated. And you can help! Register for a FREE Autodesk

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McGraw-Hill Construction’s BIM Study Released

If you want to know where industry stands on BIM, then look no further.  McGraw-Hill Construction’s New BIM SmartMarket Research Study has been released. This report overviews how BIM adoption has changed among contractors, engineers and architects and also the reasons why more and more firms are adopting BIM strategies.  Adopting firms report they have a reduction in document errors, rework

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3rd Annual Synergis Student Competitions are Open!

Tell a student or teacher!  The competition guidelines have just been released for the 2013 Synergis Student Design Competition.  These two competitions are for k-12 students and use real-world design problems with opportunity for creativity.  Since we are based regionally, the competition is only open to PA and NJ students at this time. Architecture Competition The competition was tight last year

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