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Autodesk Cloud Rendering and Simulation

Did you know with each subscription seat of Autodesk software you receive 100 cloud credits! These credits are renewed each year when you renew your subscription. You can now purchase additional cloud credits in packs of 100 credits. 

What are Cloud Credits and what are they for? 
Cloud credits are the units Autodesk uses to measure the cost of various tasks in Autodesk 360, such as renderings and simulations.

If you have not already been out to the Autodesk 360 website, I encourage you to take advantage of this service! Not only do you get 100 cloud credits, you also get 25GB of online storage per subscription seat.

How are cloud credits charged? Cloud credits are charged per megapixel (MP), and at different rates depending on the size, quality, and type of rendering.
What is the charge for basic renderings? Basic renderings are charged as follows: Renderings of single images at Standard quality under 1 MP are free.Renderings over 1 MP at Standard quality cost half a cloud…

Downloading Your 2014 Autodesk Products

With the full line of Autodesk products having been released, if you are on subscription you can now download and install the 2014 versions of your products! Starting with the 2014 release Autodesk is going green and fulfilling all products through download only. What this means for you is Autodesk will no longer be providing physical media for new and upgraded software packages. However if you still require physical media Autodesk will provide a copy for $30 plus $10 shipping and handling , for each software package requested on physical media. If you have never downloaded your software from the subscription center, or need a refresher, here is how to guide on downloading your software! Software is downloaded from the Autodesk Subscription Center, I recommend using Google Chrome. You will need to login with your Autodesk User ID and password. If you do not have an Autodesk login, click on ‘Create and Account’. If you have an account but do not rem…

Export Bing Map (Basejump) to AutoCAD

Had the question come up today about how to EXPORT the Bing map connection (Basejump) to a drawing that can be accessed by others that do not have Map 3D and/or Civil 3D.

Quick steps below:

Connect to your Bing maps in the task pane.Zoom into your area of interest.Right click on the connecting in the Task Pane and choose "Resample Raster"Save your drawing (if needed)IF in the "Planning and Analysis" workspace.  Choose the OUTPUT tab on the ribbon and choose "Save Current Map to AutoCAD"Key in command = MAPEXPORTCURRENTMAPTODWGThis will export to a new ACAD file and create a PNG image as an XREF.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Pressure Pipe Changes

Plenty of changes for Pressure Pipes in Civil 3D 2014
Civil 3D 2014 has many improved features for Pressure Pipe Networks. One of the most important improvements is the ability to create pressure pipe network data shortcuts. Meaning you can now share pressure pipe network data in the same style as other data shortcuts.

However, since 2014 Civil 3D is "Backwards Compatible" you will not be able to use the data shortcuts in Civil 3D 2013 files. Files created and saved in 2014 with pressure network references will open in 2013, but the network will not have the full functionality in 2013.

Other Pressure Pipe improvements are:

Create pressure networks from objectsEdit multiple pressure network parts in plan view by sliding or moving themEdit multiple pressure network parts in profile view by changing the slope or elevationUse the 3D Plane compass setting to rotate the compass plane when laying out and editing pressure networks in model viewUse the rotate grip and 3D Snap compass set…

The full product line of Autodesks 2014 products are now released.

The full product line of Autodesks 2014 products are now released.  If you are on subscription your products are automatically fulfilled and available now for download through your subscription site. Click to link below to access you subscription login:
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For information on all the Autodesk products, click below:
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For information on what is included in your suites, click below:
Autodesk Suites

Beginning with the 2014 product releases, software will be available for download only.  You may contact ProSoft and/or Autodesk to request media be shipped to you for a small charge. Contact us below for further information, or to inquire about any Autodesk products and how we may be able to assist you:

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Autodesk product keys for 2014

The product keys for Autodesk 2014 products are as follows:Product
NameProduct KeyAutoCAD 2014001F1AutoCAD Architecture 2014185F1AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014237F1AutoCAD Design Suite Premium 2014768F1AutoCAD Design Suite Standard 2014767F1AutoCAD Design Suite Ultimate 2014769F1AutoCAD ecscad 2014562F1AutoCAD Electrical 2014225F1AutoCAD Inventor LT Suite 2014596F1AutoCAD LT 2014057F1AutoCAD LT Civil Suite 2014545F1AutoCAD Map 3D 2014129F1AutoCAD Mechanical 2014206F1AutoCAD MEP 2014235F1AutoCAD P&ID 2014448F1AutoCAD Plant 3D 2014426F1AutoCAD Raster Design 2014340F1AutoCAD Revit Architecture Suite 2014241F1AutoCAD Revit LT Suite 2014834F1AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite 2014257F1AutoCAD Revit Structure Suite 2014256F1AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2014587F1Autodesk 3ds Max 2014128F1Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2014495F1Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2014774F1Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite Standard 2014661F1Autodesk Alias Automotive 2014710F1Autodesk Alias Design 201471…

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Hotfix 3

In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Hotfix 3 which fixes or addresses a variety of issues discovered by customers and by Autodesk's internal testing team. 

This Hotfix does not include previous Hotfixes or Service Packs for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013. In order to install AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Hotfix 3 you must have already applied AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Service Pack 1.