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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Attention All SMBs: Take Advantage of the Recent Budget Tax Break

There is no better time to upgrade your IT hardware, servers or even explore the world of 3D printing. With the latest Federal Budget tax break announcement, Australian businesses turning over less than $2 million can claim an immediate 100 [...]

May 27, 2015 A2K News, Industry
Autodesk University Australia 2015

A2K Proud Platinum Sponsors of Autodesk University Australia 2015

Join us in August, 2015 at Autodesk University in Australia, proudly sponsored by A2K. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to improve your job skills, learn about the latest technology trends, and make valuable business contacts. AU 2015 brings together [...]

May 26, 2015 A2K News, Events, Technology

How Technology is Changing Urban Development

New tools and new technologies are transforming the way we go about urban development in Australia. In this video, some of JBA’s design team talk about the new normal and how technology is helping us iterate, illuminate and communicate. Article [...]

May 20, 2015 Industry, Technology, Videos
Specify Caroma

A2K Develops Specify Caroma Revit Add In

A2K Technologies’ Design Content division has developed a Revit Add In for use by Caroma’s customers in the architecture and design community during the project design and specification process. Leading Australian distributor of bathrooms and kitchens fittings and fixtures, Caroma, [...]

May 19, 2015 A2K News, Industry, Videos
eNews Wire

A2K eNews Wire – May 2015 Issue

Here’s this month’s round up of design technology news across Australia and New Zealand. In this instalment, we bring you A2K’s latest news in 3D printing, a reminder that the countdown is on for the end of Autodesk’s perpetual licenses, [...]

May 18, 2015 A2K News
3D Printing Tips

Pro Tip: Prevent 3D Printed Models Sticking to the Plate

Do you have issues with your 3D printed model sticking to the plate? This can happen with either PLA or ABS printed models, especially if the model has cooled after a long print job and you aren’t using Blue or [...]

May 14, 2015 Tips and Tricks
Autodesk End of Perpetual Licences

What is a Perpetual License, and how will Autodesk Licensing Changes Affect Me?

As we previously reported, Autodesk has announced perpetual licensing changes for Australia and New Zealand. A perpetual license is acquired via a one-off purchase that generally allows the customer to use the software indefinitely. A subscription allows the use of [...]

May 14, 2015 Technology
Improve Revit MEP model performance

Pro Tips: Increase Revit MEP Model Performance and Speed

Here’s a method for increasing the performance and speed of your model in Revit MEP. In the ‘Electrical Settings’ dialogue, under ‘Load Calculations’, you can turn off load calculations for spaces. Unchecking the ‘Run calculations for loads in spaces’ checkbox [...]

May 14, 2015 Tips and Tricks
Civil3D Tips

Pro Tips: Copy Layer Filters Between Drawings in Civil 3D and Map 3D

Using Civil 3D or Map 3D verticals, you can easily copy layer filters from one drawing to another by using the LAYERSAVEFILTERTREE and LAYERLOADFILTERTREE commands. Morgan Smith, Technical Consultant, A2K Technologies [...]

May 14, 2015 Tips and Tricks
Navisworks troubleshoot

Pro Tips: Troubleshoot Navisworks Crashes with LOG File

If Navisworks crashes, creating a LOG file via the extended Options dialogue can help to troubleshoot.Монтаж кровли из меди. Press the Shift key while opening the Options dialogue. Under the General category, select the Logging entry, tick ‘Enable File’, and [...]

May 14, 2015 Tips and Tricks