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Pat Mullins

Using layer mapping while exporting .DWG format files from Revit

Using layer mapping while exporting .DWG format files from Revit
Revit has the ability to export AutoCAD drawing files which have predefined layer name and colour properties. This is achieved by using an ‘Export Setup’ which allows us to define specific layer names and colours for categories within Revit. Using this technique, we can accurately define the layer and colour properties of AutoCAD elements which have been exported from Revit. • You can find the DWG...
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Mark Calloway

Importing and exporting AutoCAD tool palettes

Importing and exporting AutoCAD tool palettes
Here is how to import and export your tool palettes in AutoCAD. Exporting Tool Palettes • In the AutoCAD command line type “CUSTOMIZE” and hit enter. • This will open a window called “Customize”. In the left hand column your palettes will be listed, right click the palette you want to export then click “Export...” from the menu. • This will then ask you where you want to save the exported tool p...
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Mark Calloway

How to export, import, reset or backup your AutoCAD settings

How to export, import, reset or backup your AutoCAD settings
AutoCAD comes with a number of tools which allows you to package up your AutoCAD settings and save them as a Zip file. This is useful for a number of reasons, perhaps you want to make a backup of your settings or maybe you want to move your settings to another computer. Whatever your reason this you step by step guide will help you. Exporting your AutoCAD Settings Before you begin you need to make...
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Jonathan Hand

Advance Steel 2016 – Adding Rollover Tooltips

Advance Steel 2016 – Adding Rollover Tooltips
A feature introduced in Advance Steel 2015 was the ability for AutoCAD to show Advance Steel properties in the rollover tooltips. When you hover the cursor over an Advance Steel object you can see custom information like Section size, bolt diameter & part numbers. Using the CUI editor you can simply add your own tooltips so they will show in the quick properties. This will allow you to speed ...
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Yasmin Talbot

Autodesk Release New Structural Fabrication Suite!

Autodesk Release New Structural Fabrication Suite!
Autodesk Release New Structural Fabrication Suite! The complete toolset for structural engineers and fabricators in one Suite! From today, Autodesk have released a new Structural Fabrication Suite on a 1 Year Desktop Subscription at £2795. For the first time, customers can take structural BIM models through design review & fabrication within one Suite, dramatically reducing company software...
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Yasmin Talbot

Architectural, Engineering and Construction Webinars at Graitec

Architectural, Engineering and Construction Webinars at Graitec
In October we will be running an array of free and informative webinars for the AEC Industry. Join us for one or more of these and bring along any questions you may have about BIM or the software, and Graitec's professional application engineers who are experts in the field will be able to answer these. To find out more on each individual webinar, take a look at our events page today. Alternativ...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

AutoCAD LT Vs Full AutoCAD, which one will you choose?

AutoCAD LT Vs Full AutoCAD, which one will you choose?
AutoCAD LiTe or Full AutoCAD, and then should it be the Windows version or Apple MAC? The type of work you do can help determine which AutoCAD is best for you, providing you know what the differences are and we have the low down, in a nutshell, right here. In this webinar video we show a feature matrix and also look at what's new in AutoCAD 2016. There are some distinct differences between AutoC...
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Stuart Smith

Improve Engineering Productivity with Autodesk Vault - Teamwork & Collaborative Design

Improve Engineering Productivity with Autodesk Vault - Teamwork & Collaborative Design
Stop wasting time tracking changes and work better as a team! It's typical that many engineers and designers need to access the same data but windows explorer lacks the fundamental tools to allow you to collaborate easily. You probably think you are not affected by using windows explorer but consider, have you overwritten someone's file or had your file overwritten because there is no way to lock...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

AutoCAD 3D Tip - How to slice curved solid objects

AutoCAD 3D Tip - How to slice curved solid objects
Using the AutoCAD 3D Slice tool can sometime be a little tricky on square objects but on solid objects with curved faces, now that can be appear to be a real challenge, but it doesn't need to be, it just needs a slightly different approach, and when you know how, like most things, it's easy. In this video you can learn how to how to slice curved solid objects to form separate objects in AutoCAD. ...
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Super User

Why Should I Use CAD Standards?

CAD-StandardsHave you ever found that you've worked with a company where every piece of work that you have been given is laid out differently? Or has your client complained about the variations within their drawings? Either way, there is something that can be done about this issue which is as simple as implementing and maintaining CAD standards. Yes I know we live in a world where most businesses are producin...
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