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Justin Taylor

Revit Doors for Clash Detection

Revit Doors for Clash Detection
Here’s a short and sweet little Revit tip. Have you ever needed to determine whether a door once opened will cause issues with other building objects, services or even furniture when space panning? Whilst you can see the leaf and swing in a plan view, this isn’t always adequate. A simple way to add the entire leaf opening volume to a door is by adding a rectangular extrusion to in the door family....
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Steve Shepperd

Working With PDF Files in Windows 10

Working With PDF Files in Windows 10
Windows 10 is a great update with many enhancements and new features but some users have reported difficulty opening, printing and deleting PDF files. A new feature of Windows 10 is the new Microsoft Edge web browser which adds the ability to open PDF. The Microsoft Edge browser is enabled by default replacing the aging Internet Explorer, although Internet Explorer 11 can still be found on the Win...
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Stuart Smith

Autodesk Inventor Tip – Automate Drawing View Scale in Title Block on all Sheets

Autodesk Inventor Tip – Automate Drawing View Scale in Title Block on all Sheets
With every release of Inventor there is a myriad of new features introduced and some that get overlooked. For those that are still entering scale manually on drawings sheets in Inventor 2016+ you should know drawing view scale has been enhanced to support multiple sheets! If you would like to know how to setup scale in your title block and for it to be driven by model view placement read on! How t...
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Stephen Lowe

How to Ping a Website or IP Address

How to Ping a Website or IP Address
The Ping command allows you to test connectivity between your computer and another network node. This node can be another PC, a Server or even a website. The results that you get from Ping will help to highlight any issues you may be suffering. In windows to open a command prompt click start and type CMD, this should narrow the list of programs to include an item called “Command Prompt”, if you cl...
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Andy Vockins

How to Synchronise your Windows Settings in the Cloud

How to Synchronise your Windows Settings in the Cloud
If you ever need to work on another PC or laptop, have you ever wished you could have the same settings you are already familiar with on your main computer? In Windows 10 you can synchronise your personal settings to a Microsoft Account to back these up and to allow you to sign in on another computer and keep your familiar setup. This includes any theme you have set, Internet Explorer settings, In...
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Andy Garbett

Inventor Tip - Accidental Change to Document and Recovering an Old Version

Inventor Tip - Accidental Change to Document and Recovering an Old Version
How to revert back if you have already saved the Part or Assembly File Hello everybody. I think at some point in our lives we’ve all experienced that horrible moment when we realise that we have changed something on a part or assembly, and re-creating it is going to be a bit of a pain. What’s worse is when you realise you can’t simply hit the undo button as you did this a few days ago and have sav...
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Nial Ball

Creating a User Defined Stair Tread in Advance Steel

Creating a User Defined Stair Tread in Advance Steel
Advance Steel’s stair macro is extremely powerful and also has a wide range of options to choose from which may not be immediately obvious. A couple of questions frequently asked are: “What is the purpose of tread types 22, 23 and 24? When I use Tread Type 24 why does the ‘Tread Dimension 1’ property list ‘User defined treads’?” There are 21 predefined tread types in the Advance Steel stair macro ...
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Stuart Smith

Autodesk Inventor Tip – Speed Up Working Large Assembly Drawings With Fast Open

Autodesk Inventor Tip – Speed Up Working Large Assembly Drawings With Fast Open
When working with large assembly drawings do you find yourself waiting and waiting for a drawing to open and all you wanted do is a quick print, change a dimension position or add dimensions and text? If it rings true, you haven’t used Fast Open! How does Fast Open help? Fast Open will enable you to open a drawing without loading any model files associated to the drawing reducing loading time to s...
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Paul Munford

Furniture Design Software for Inventor

Furniture Design Software for Inventor
In the first of this series of posts we’ll be looking at intelligent design in the woodworking, cabinet design and furniture manufacturing sector and introduce you to Furniture Design software that accelerates design and manufacturing processes, improves productivity and helps improve bottom line profitability for furniture makers and associated joinery manufacturers. As companies move beyond the...
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Justin Taylor

How to Use Plan Regions in Autodesk Revit

How to Use Plan Regions in Autodesk Revit
Ever needed to show a floor plan where you have floors which step up or down? Atriums which have objects suspended from the ceiling (or any object out of the normal cut plane range), or where windows have their cill height set higher than the overall view cut plane – say a clerestory window for example? This can easily be achieved using Plan Regions (defining multiple cut planes within a plan view...
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