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U.S. CAD Acquires Managed Design; Broadens BIM Services Available to AEC Firms in Minnesota

Lisa Ly on Feb 26, 2018 12:00:08 PM

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The acquisition merges U.S. CAD’s expanded BIM portfolio with Managed Design’s local industry expertise to better serve the needs of the Minnesota AEC community

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Easy PDF Markups in AutoCAD

Ted Moberg on Oct 2, 2017 11:09:00 AM

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Want to overlay PDF markups directly into your AutoCAD files?

Before PDF you would print out a sheet, someone would mark it up and give it back to you to make the changes. Now with Bluebeam Revu the process is considerably improved. But now I want to see those Revu markups in my DWG file, overlaid right on my screen so I can see the CAD geometry and the markups laying right where they belong. If only it did that.

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Archiving Revit Projects

Philip Charlson on Sep 7, 2017 11:03:00 AM

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Archiving a Revit Project

There are many companies out there that are working in Revit. Now whether its architecture, MEP or structure all companies need to know what to do with a project when they are completed with it. The question becomes to archive a Revit project and get it to a safe location. Below are directions for a couple common scenarios when a project has been completed within Revit.

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AEC Collection Changes

Beverley Barnes on Aug 29, 2017 5:48:11 PM

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Changes Coming in September

Additions to the AEC Collection

Autodesk recently announced that starting September 7th, 2017 they will be adding a few new tools to the AEC Collection that will extend its current capabilities to support visualization, analysis and fabrication workflows. The best news of all, the price of the AEC Collection remains unchanged. Additions include:

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Revit MEP 2018 Project Setup Procedure

Philip Charlson on Jul 24, 2017 7:16:00 AM

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Revit for MEP can be a powerful tool for engineers, designers, and contractors across the MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) disciplines and getting your project setup properly from the beginning can play a critical role in its success. The following instructions will help guide you through setting up a Revit MEP 2018 project from scratch to where an architectural model is linked into an MEP project.

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Geolocation Online Map Feature Discontinued in AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2014.

Douglas Benoit on Jul 6, 2017 4:49:24 PM

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Due to an upgrade of Bing Maps, support is ending for the Online Map Data feature for Autodesk AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2014-based products.

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Three Favorite Revit Tools

Philip Charlson on Feb 28, 2017 11:35:00 AM

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CGS Revit Tools are a series of add-in utilities that extend the capabilities of Revit in various key areas. They can be a huge time saver and make working in Revit easier and more efficient. With 60+ different tools, and new ones being added constantly, this set of tools has become indispensable for me. Here are just three of my absolute favorite Revit Tools.

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Autodesk Seek Content Now Hiding In the BIMobject Cloud

Ryan Knutson on Jan 24, 2017 3:49:00 PM

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Are you wondering where Autodesk Seek went? Well, don't worry, it's not gone – just moved. Last year Autodesk appointed BIMobject, Inc. as its exclusive reseller for new subscriptions of Autodesk Seek. This partnership included the transfer of content to the BIMobject Cloud.

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Autodesk Perpetual Licensing – The End is Near!

Tony Jueneman on Jan 4, 2017 11:37:20 AM

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Government Autodesk perpetual license users, the end is near! Well, that sounds rather ominous doesn't it? The truth is, it's only partially correct. What I'm really referring to is the end the end of the sale of perpetual licensing for government entities. Effective January 31, 2017, Autodesk will no longer sell perpetual licenses for most of its products, including AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Revit, and more. (View the full list of products affected here.)

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A Visit to Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin

Philip Charlson on Dec 8, 2016 4:52:00 PM

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Like so many people, I would describe myself as a big fan of the designs of architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Earlier this fall, I was fortunate enough to take a  tour of Taliesin in Spring Green, WI. It was the home and design of Wright from 1911 until his passing in 1959.—

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