Monday, April 25, 2011

Boise PowerLaunch 2012

Don't forget to sign up for this great event! 
May 4th, 2011 @ the Red Lion in Downtown Boise, ID!

Keynote: Lynn Allen – "Future of Design"
Lynn Allen is Autodesk Software Evangelist

16 Breakout Sessions from BIM 101 - Real World Grading in Civil 3D - to Clash Detection and 4D Graphics

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Simple way to Migrate your AutoCAD Settings!!

AutoCAD 2012 based products now make it much easier to migrate your previous versions settings. No more exporting out your profile and workspaces (although it's still not a bad idea in case you have to re-install).

Just lauch your AutoCAD 2012 after installation and you should get the following screen:

Map 3D 2012 - Workspace changes

Using these workspaces allows you to utilize the power of Map 3D for analysis and drafting. Take a look at the following post for the differences in the workspaces:

Planning and Analysis Workspace
What your probably used to and what you need to be productive using your Map 3D 2012 software.

Maintenance Workspace
With Topobase now included within Map 3D 2012, you can now access all the features and function from within this workspace.

2D Drafting Workspace
More of the enhanced previous workspace called “AutoCAD 2D Drafting and Annotation”

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 Now Available!!

Subscription customers can now log onto their Subscription Center and download AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 now.

Civil 3D 2012 contains many new features and enhancement. Some of the best are......

• Importing Styles and Settings
• Where are Styles Used (Referenced)
• Replace In-Use Styles with Another
• Rotatable Labels
• Sampling Multiple Baselines in Section Views
• Creating a Pipe Network form Imported GIS Data
• Superelevation Axis of Rotation Pivot Methods
• The Catchment Object with Flow Path
• The new On-Line Help

To see some of these in action stop by our FREE Launch Event on May 4th in Boise, ID:

Friday, April 8, 2011

Navisworks 2012 New Features

Enhanced 4D Sequencing Support
  • New User Interface
  • Interactive Gantt Chart
  • Gantt Integrated with 4D Simulation
  • Add and Edit Schedule Tasks
  • New TimeLiner API
Clash Detection Enhancements  (Navisworks Manage Only)
  • New "Assigned To" Clash Attribute
  • Microsoft© Excel© Compatible report
  • Wireframe Representation
  • Add and Edit Schedule Tasks
  • Clash Focus
Extended Support for Revit
  • Revit SwitchBack
  • Support for Construction Modelling
  • Split Region Support
  • ALinked File Support
  • Area, Volume, Point Property Support
DWF and DWFx Support
  • 2D DWF & DWFx Support
  • Multi-sheet DWF & DWFx
  • Project Browser
  • Sheet Properties
  • Linked 2D/3D Objects
Extended 3rd Party Support
  • Google SketchUp v7
  • Primavera P6 v7
  • Pro/ENGINEER File Format
  • Point Cloud Server Support
  • Graphisoft© ArchiCAD© 13 64-bit Support
Appearance Pofiler
  • Color-Code Property Information
  • Override the Appearance of Multiple Objects
  • Differentiat System Types and Visually Identify Status
User Interface Enhancements
  • Save Selection Command
  • Navigation Tool Update
  • Direct Manipulation Tools

Plugin of the Month


This section of Autodesk Labs contains a “plugin of the month" brought to you by the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN). The plugins provided are simple productivity enhancing tools that streamline the use of our design applications. The plugins are developed by Autodesk or by other ADN members.
All of the plugins we provide come with full source code to show what goes on inside and will have taken a relatively small amount of time to develop (from half a day up to about a week). The idea behind this is that nothing we deliver will be especially "out-of-reach" for someone wishing to invest in learning and using our Application Program Interfaces (APIs). Hopefully you are inspired to create your own plugins.
Supported Applications
ASHRAE Viewer for Revit MEP
Revit MEP utilizes the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Duct Fitting Database to lookup coefficients for determining pressure losses through duct fittings. This add-in provides a way to view the illustrations and the data table of available duct fittings from the database.
  • Revit MEP 2012
  • Revit MEP 2011
To download, use the links at the top of this page.