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ProSoft represents well at Autodesk University 2012!!

It is about that time to register for classes at Autodesk University 2012!!  
ProSoft is represented very well this year by having three separate speakers present a class.  See Gabe Cottam, Tim Douglas and Shawn herring in action at AU.  Their classes are listed below:
Gabe Cottam

Class ID - MP1448
Class Title AutoCAD® Revit® MEP: Space Schedules for Design Verification and Validation
Description Space schedules are one of the most underused tools in the AutoCAD Revit MEP software arsenal. This class will give you the tools to go beyond how you are using Revit for your design. In this class we will explore the diverse possibilities of Revit MEP space schedules for verifying and validating your design in a straightforward and easily understood format. We will focus on using space schedules to verify LEED® points, compare design calculations to actual modeled conditions, create and use calculated values, resolve improper units, and implement conditional cell formatting for quick design conditi…

Augmented Reality Plug-In For Autodesk Showcase

Imagine taking a live video, or pre-recorded video with some QR code looking "markers" and then digitally replacing that marker from the video with your design model.  Effectively overlaying you design into the real world, or augmenting reality with your design improvements.
Yep, we can do that.

See the augmented reality plug-in for Autodesk Showcase in "The Lab"

Here's a very crude sample video I recorded from my laptop webcam using the techniques described in the Getting Started Guide, and the "Basic Sample Project" that comes with Revit Architecture.

Some very amazing potential for this technology.  How would you like to see it used?

Begs the question "How much longer until this is integrated into mobile devices?"
It's good to live in the future.

Autodesk 360 Cloud Units & Storage FAQs

Ever wonder what you are getting with the Autodesk Cloud services??

How many Cloud Units will it take to use different cloud services?There are only three specific Autodesk 360 cloud services that require cloud units in order to perform a job:

Autodesk 360 Rendering = 5 CU per Rendered Image
Autodesk 360 Optimization for Inventor = 5 CU per Optimization Run
Autodesk 360 Structural Analysis = 3 CU per Analysis Run
How many Cloud Units do I get with my Autodesk Subscription?Cloud Units are currently only available through purchase of Autodesk Subscription with a stand-alone product or suite:

100 CU per seat – Stand Alone Products or Standard Suites 250 CU per seat – Premium Suites 500 CU per seat – Ultimate Suites
For example, if you have 10 seats of a Stand Alone Autodesk product (such as AutoCAD) you'll receive 1,000 Cloud Units (10 seats x 100 Cloud Units per seat = 1,000 Cloud Units).
A very detailed explanation can be found at the following link:…

Inserting North Arrows into PAPER SPACE

A little AutoCAD tip for you!!   I always ignore this ribbon when it pops up, but it is pretty useful!!

Inserting North Arrows You add a north arrow in paper space. When you add a north arrow, you assign it to a specific viewport and you specify its location. You can use a built-in north arrow or load a custom north arrow. You can use any AutoCAD block as a north arrow. You can create north arrows using the AutoCAD Block Editor. You can copy and paste north arrows within the same paper space layout.
Adjusting North Arrow If you rotate the north arrow, the map adjusts automatically. Each north arrow has a floating toolbar. Use the toolbar to rotate the north arrow, or to reset it to true north after you rotate it. If you delete the associated viewport, the floating toolbar will display a warning. To resolve the issue, use the floating toolbar to associate the north arrow to a different viewport, or delete the north arrow.
Adding a North Arrow Create a display map and add any viewports you need.E…