NEWS, INSIGHTS AND HAPPENINGS IN AEC TECHNOLOGY

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Secret Right-Clicks & Macro Keys on the Revit Platform

Just like any other program, the Revit platform has secret commands that a lot of people during the day will miss or not see it until some light is shined on it. In this Click Saver article we will look...

Creating linetypes the easy way on the Autocad platform

Creating Linetypes the Easy Way on the AutoCAD Platform In this Click Saver article, I want to show how easy it can be to create linetypes in AutoCAD. Creating linetypes in AutoCAD can be faster than what most people originally...

Revit No Plot Layer, Yea Right

I was speaking at the Revit Technology Conference on how to do complex walls in Revit and I happened to show my concept of doing a "no plot" layer in Revit. To my surprise everyone thought it was pretty cool...

Easily Share Your Revit Models

eTransmit for Revit is a technology preview of an add-in application for Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012, Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2012, and Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2012 software. For best results, installing Revit 2012 Web Update 1 is recommended. LINK With eTransmit...

Removing the “Shutdown and Install Updates” from the start menu in Windows 7

Witten By: James Pray Laptop users often want to shut down their laptop and be on their way quickly.  However, Microsoft has built in to their latest operating system a default shutdown that forces the installation of Windows updates.  This...

Checking Revit Families Performance

By Jarod Schultz There have been a lot of questions over the years about how to check downloaded Revit families or families created in-house and how they might impact project performance. This method is something that I have used for...

AutoCAD Platform – Multiple Ways For Object Selection

If you have been using the AutoCAD platform for a while you have probably run into issues with congested drawings trying to select certain objects. Most of the selection tools in AutoCAD are hidden which is disappointing, but at least...

DigiPara Ships Elevatorarchitect Plug-in for Autodesk Revit

Elevatorarchitect extends Autodesk® Revit® software with a vertical transportation solution. It professionally guides Revit® users to the point of reaching an optimal manufacturer solution and creates the corresponding 3-D elevator Revit® family. Elevatorarchitect provides small, smart and optimized families. Start...

Autodesk 2012 Product Key List

Do you need training and ongoing training whenever you want it on the Autodesk products you use everyday? initial.AEC offers: "A Course and a Resource" We are very excited to highlight a new training package that offers you a course and a...

Project Photofly 2.0 Now Available

Project Photofly is Autodesk's free technology preview of a service that converts your sets of photographs into a 3D model. With a common point and shoot digital camera, if you follow their shooting guidelines, you can take a handful of...
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