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Paul Galloway

Using Polar Tracking instead of Ortho Mode in AutoCAD

Ortho is demanding and inflexible. Polar is helpful and accommodating. In AutoCAD, the goal is to draw as quickly as possible and as accurately as possible. To increase your accuracy, and to boost your speed, AutoCAD includes two drafting aids that c...
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John Bennett

Advance Steel 2017 on AutoCAD 2017 - Windows 10 missing Arial Narrow font

If you open a prototype on a Windows 10 machine and notice that the text is messed up, check the font type under the text style. It may be the font is missing from the Window system. Look under Fonts in the Control Panel and expand the Arial font. If...
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John Bennett

Amend Advance Steel Precision in BOM on Drawing Templates

Precision / accuracy of BOM lists: All material sizes are shown to 2 decimal points. This is much more accurate than needed, and so just takes up unnecessary space on the list. For the BOM on drawings , it comes from the template that is used to crea...
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Gilbert Moreno

Revit 2017.1 Update is Available

Revit 2017.1 is available for access by current maintenance subscription customers and term-based subscribers. Customers can access the Revit 2017.1 update from their Autodesk Accounts or via the Autodesk App Manager. (Previous versions of Autodesk&n...
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Todd Rogers

Are You Using Civil View? You Should Be...

Are You Using Civil View? You Should Be...
I'm sure many of you have noticed when installing Civil 3D (especially if you have a suite or collection), that there is a plug-in called Civil View. This is a plug-in for 3ds Max. If you're not using this, YOU SHOULD BE! This is an easy way to prese...
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Atilio Zelaya

AutoCAD Plant 3D Tips & Tricks: Piping Part Insertion and Elevation & Routing

I've seen many clients type in the command for piping part insertion and changing the elevation and routing when these commands are readily available with a simple click of a button in the Ribbon. Here are some quick Ribbon tips that are useful when ...
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Sophia Li

Setting up Separate Profiles for Advance Steel and AutoCAD

Setting up Separate Profiles for Advance Steel and AutoCAD
If you use both Advance Steel and vanilla AutoCAD (or any other AutoCAD-based vertical), you may have run into an issue where AutoCAD looks towards the Advance Steel template location after being in Advance Steel. Even when you re-path to the AutoCAD...
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Todd Rogers

Shaping Terrain in InfraWorks 360/InfraWorks 360 LT

Shaping Terrain in InfraWorks 360/InfraWorks 360 LT
If you have ever tried putting a building in InfraWorks, and the terrain isn't quite flat, you might have noticed that some of the building ends up under the terrain. Below is an image showing how it might look to you... Notice that the front of the ...
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Michael Baker

Vault Tips - Habits to Break with Vault

Vault Tips - Habits to Break with Vault
As I work with clients just beginning with Autodesk Vault, I always see habits from previous file management creep into a vault-managed work environment. I thought it would be a good idea to review three habits to break with Vault in place. 1) Using ...
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Atilio Zelaya

AutoCAD P&ID Tips and Tricks

Many users, whether novice or proficient, have used the AutoCAD P&ID software without realizing there are some features or shortcuts that could help make their lives a little easier. Below are 5 AutoCAD P&ID Tips and Tricks that are so simple...
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