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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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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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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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Revit Content Libraries Missing? Your Building Design Suite Deployment is to Blame.

Paul Beseman on Aug 23, 2016 5:24:40 PM

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If you have the Building Design Suite and plan to create a deployment only of your Revit install, please be aware of a known issue with Revit Content Libraries. A few files fail to copy correctly when the deployment is built, and this prevents Libraries from being installed. The files to watch for are:

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Convert PDF to CAD in AutoCAD 2017 [VIDEO]

Ted Moberg on Aug 3, 2016 4:58:51 PM

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No need to redraw a building or purchase a third-party software app to convert PDFs to CAD any longer! AutoCAD 2017 now has the capability to import vector-based PDF files. See step-by-step instructions below:

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Network License Manager 2017

Philip Charlson on May 5, 2016 1:39:19 PM

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Network License Manager 2017

The 2017 products are out and that means it is time to start doing new installs and creating images. One related task that is sometimes overlooked is updating LMtools from the server where your network license is stored and that your users access to acquire a license.

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AutoCAD Hatch Patterns in Bluebeam Revu

Troy DeGroot on Feb 19, 2016 10:03:20 AM

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There are many reasons to have hatch patterns in your drawings or PDF files. Whether you are doing room area takeoffs and want to set areas apart or maybe quickly slide a hatch pattern on your drawings before you issue them.

This quick 8 minute video will show you how to:

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Autodesk Viewers, So Many Options

Douglas Benoit on Feb 10, 2016 8:42:23 AM

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Do you share design files with non-Autodesk users who need to review your design for approval or buy-in? 

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Associative Network Evaluation Error

Paul Beseman on Oct 22, 2015 1:52:00 PM

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Notes from the Helpdesk: A common AutoCAD error and its solution.

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Taming Misbehaving AutoCAD Files

Douglas Benoit on Jun 4, 2015 9:39:00 AM

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Recently I was reviewing a very thorough Autodesk Knowledge Network document called How to repair corrupt AutoCAD files, it is a very detailed document.   However, when I was done, I realized that there was something missing from this document.  It’s a very important tool that is personally my hail mary to bring a corrupt AutoCAD file back to life.  That tool is called… wait for it…  

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