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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Fusion 360 Product Design Suite Entitlement

Autodesk’s Fusion 360 to be given as Product Design Suite Subscription Benefit

As of 30 January, 2015, Autodesk Product Design Suite customers (Maintenance and Desktop Subscription) will have access to Fusion 360 – the world’s first complete 3D CAD workflow offered in the cloud. What is Autodesk Fusion 360? Autodesk Fusion 360 [...]

January 29, 2015 Industry, Technology
BIM Interoperability

BIM Interoperability – Integrating Structural Design and Documentation Models

Structural engineers using BIM today have a lot of items on their wish list. High on that list for most of them – if not at the very top – is a unified model for documentation and design. That kind [...]

January 27, 2015 Industry, Technology
eNews Wire January 2015

A2K eNews Wire – January 2015 Issue

Here’s this month’s round up of design technology news across Australia and New Zealand. In this instalment, we report on the implications of BIM in a project, and Autodesk’s subscription changes and what their final days to upgrade mean for [...]

January 23, 2015 A2K News
Cyber Storm

A Perfect Cyber Storm is Brewing

A pair of HP-sponsored research reports confirms that the cost of cybercrime is rising across the globe. But businesses are not prepared, according to an article in the latest issue of HP INFORM, the interactive e-magazine. The Ponemon Institute Research [...]

January 23, 2015 Technology

Pro Tips: Navisworks

For Navisworks quantification, Model Takeoff currently only works for elements that have a GUID (‘Globally Unique Identifier’) parameter transferred from Revit. No GUID = No Model Takeoff! The Element GUID will be transferred when ‘Convert Element Parameters’ in the Navisworks [...]

January 23, 2015 Tips and Tricks

Pro Tips: Revit MEP

To connect slightly sloping pipes to horizontal connectors (such as a sewer pipe to WC), set the connector in the Component family (eg WC) to ‘Allow Slope Adjustments’. Klaus Stroehl, Technical Consultant, A2K Technologies Looking for more tips? Visit our [...]

January 23, 2015 Tips and Tricks

Pro Tips: Revit Architecture

Follow on from an earlier tip regarding the use of a mapping service to gather images for conceptual design work (such as www.nearby.org.uk/google/nolabels-map.php), here is a video where we go through the process of applying that image to the Topography [...]

January 22, 2015 Tips and Tricks, Videos
Autodesk A360

Pro Tips: Autodesk A360 Team and Inventor

To ensure that the Parent-Child file relationships are maintained and result in a single design file, upload Inventor files into A360 Team using the ‘Composite Design’ option. Visit Autodesk A360 at autodesk360.com Chad Smith, Consulting Technical Lead, A2K Technologies Looking [...]

January 22, 2015 Tips and Tricks
Inventor Tip

Pro Tips: Inventor

After defining your Styles and Standards in your Inventor document (using the Styles Editor, or after making changes to your Materials or Appearances), you will have 2 choices to commit or remove changes: Your style library will need to match [...]

January 22, 2015 Tips and Tricks

Latest Occupation Outlook Report Shows High Demand for Engineers in New Zealand

Engineering within the construction and infrastructure and manufacturing sectors has been recognised as having some of the highest career prospects in New Zealand. The 2015 Occupation Outlook report, released this week by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, brings [...]

January 22, 2015 Industry