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Things You Should Know When Installing AutoCAD Electrical

February 4, 2013, posted by Todd Schmoock, Manufacturing Solutions Engeineer: You are planning to install AutoCAD Electrical, but you are not sure how to configure the installation correctly.  Most will simple click the install button only to find out you didn’t install all the features until after you installed the software and start using it.  If you installed the software

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Five Quick Tips for AutoCAD Civil 3D Grading

Januray 29, 2013, post by Nikki Szymanski: As I go onsite to different clients, I come accross some tricks that not everyone uses, but could save you a lot of time.  Here’s five that I often give to the firms I visit: 1.  Extract Contours from a Surface:  Use extract objects for surface. Surface>Utilities> Extract objects for surface. 2.  Remove break

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Happy Friday Tip 3: Using Conduit Marker Support Files in AutoCAD Electrical 2013

Almost to the holiday week and one more tip before you are out of the office… Conduit Marker Support Files utilize conduits and report on them in a files that is supported in any text editor like WordPad. However, you need to set up Support Files first.  Todd Schmoock, Solutions Engineer, walks you through how to do this. See tip

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New Revit Video – Coordinating Views across Links and Disciplines

Here’s one more video Tip from Bill Knittle, Building Solutions Engineer to help you through your week. Let us know if there are any topics you would like to hear about. We will ask Bill to cover them. Contact us.

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Happy Friday Tip 2: Publish Multi-Sheet Project Files in AutoCAD Electrical

Welcome back for another tip for AutoCAD Electrical!  This Friday Todd Schmoock is sharing information on publishing multi-sheet project files. Want to publish certain information to vendors or contractors, but not all?  Todd walks through step by step how to publish, all or some of your information to .dwg or .pdf files. See tip 2 here. Follow us for the

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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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Autodesk Labs: Process Sim Technology Preview

Autodesk Labs  is the place to go when you want to try free technology previews to stimulate new ideas and look at tomorrow’s reality today.  The projects are free downloads and you can preview as many as you like.  If you try them, give back constructive feedback so they can make the technology more user-friendly and incorporate your ideas.  This is your chance to help shape

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AutoCAD Tech Tips

When it comes to Autodesk tips and tricks, our Solutions Engineers are here to help! Bill McKown, recently joined our team as an AutoCAD and visualization expert and has already contributed video tips, live webcast topics and even a blog post.  Our customers and our team have been keeping him busy, however, he still managed to get a couple new videos complete.  Here, in

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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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AutoCAD Fundamentals for Civil Engineers – Part 325

As Civil Engineers, we often dive pretty heavy into the tools we use. For me, one of those tools is Civil 3D of course. What, with all of its styles and settings, tabs, external databases and such, sometimes I forget about the underlying nuances of both AutoCAD and Map that live within Civil 3D. That brings us to our next

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