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Pro Tips: Civil 3D Remastered Webinar Recordings

Looking for some guidance on using Civil 3D? A2K has now published a series of remastered webinar recordings from 2009 – 2013, which step you through various aspects of Civil 3D. You can watch the full playlist on YouTube. Dean Petersen, Technical Consultant, A2K Technologies Looking for more tips? Visit [...]

February 17, 2015 A2K Technologies Tips and Tricks, Videos 0

Pro Tips: AutoCAD Associative Dimensions

To ensure your dimensions change with your edits, you can make these ‘associative’.Памятники To do this for all new dimensions: 1) Type command DIMASSOC. Set value to ‘2’. 2) Test using the Stretch tool. 3) The result will see the dimension change with the object resize. To do this for [...]

February 17, 2015 A2K Technologies Tips and Tricks 0

Pro Tips: Autodesk A360 Rendering Service

You can render your building design projects in stereo (i.e. VR) using the Autodesk A360 Rendering service, and then view it on a device such as a mobile phone in a VR case, or an Oculus VR unit. Check out the instructions on the Autodesk blog Chad Smith, Consulting Technical [...]

February 17, 2015 A2K Technologies Tips and Tricks 0

Pro Tips: Revit Auto Apply

Revit Tips

You can control the Auto Apply option in Revit to be automatic or the older version style. Within the [UserInterface] section of the Revit.ini file, set the DisableMppAutoApply equal to 1, ie: [UserInterface] DisableMppAutoApply=1 Peter Harris, Technical Consultant Lead, A2K Technologies      Looking for more tips? Visit our Tips and [...]

February 17, 2015 A2K Technologies Tips and Tricks 0

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 export options are set to either ‘Elements’ or ‘All’. Klaus [...]

January 23, 2015 A2K Technologies Tips and Tricks 0

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 Tips and Tricks archive [...]

January 23, 2015 A2K Technologies Tips and Tricks 0

Pro Tips: Revit Architecture

Mapping

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 element. Chad Smith, Consulting Technical Lead, A2K Technologies Looking for [...]

January 22, 2015 A2K Technologies Tips and Tricks, Videos 0

Pro Tips: Autodesk A360 Team and Inventor

Autodesk A360

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 for more tips? Visit our Tips and Tricks archive [...]

January 22, 2015 A2K Technologies Tips and Tricks 0

Pro Tips: Inventor

Inventor Tip

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 the new document (commit the changes), or Your document will [...]

January 22, 2015 A2K Technologies Tips and Tricks 0

Autodesk Final Days to Upgrade 2015

Update – 4 February, 2015: The final date to upgrade perpetual licences has been extended from the date below (31 January, 2015) to 6 March, 2015. If you use Autodesk software, the most cost-effective way to always stay up-to-date is to upgrade to the latest edition with Autodesk Subscription. But [...]

January 9, 2015 A2K Technologies Events, Technology, Tips and Tricks 0