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Autodesk raises its BIM cloud game

Extranet Evolution

It’s Autodesk University  time in Las Vegas this week, and Autodesk has taken the opportunity to unveil some new cloud-based collaboration services (read more on the Autodesk In The Fold blog ). Well-known, of course, for its design authoring tools, Autodesk started to complement these with its own SaaS construction collaboration solutions over a decade ago.

Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Links

What Revit Wants

I received the following list of links and resources from a helpful Building Performance Analyst at Autodesk: · Autodesk FormIt Product Page: 3D Conceptual Design. Autodesk Project Solon Dashboard for Revit. Autodesk Building Performance Analysis (BPA) Certificate BPA Building Performance green green building studio lighting Any time. Anywhere.

Welcome to Autodesk React Structures

BIM & Beam

On behalf of the Autodesk® React Structures team I am pleased to provide you with our first of many Technical Previews of our next generation structural analysis platform. Autodesk React Structures is  structural analysis software for BIM that provides intuitive tools to quickly analyze a variety of structure types within a single software platform. Why are we doing this now? .

Autodesk Joins American Institute of Steel Construction

BIM & Beam

AISC is happy Autodesk has joined the Institute as an associate member,” said Scott Melnick, Vice President of AISC and Editor and Publisher of Modern Steel Construction, AISC. Autodesk has a long history of developing design software that drives BIM workflows, and we''re excited that they will be supporting AISC''s efforts to advance and support the structural steel industry."

How to Survive Autodesk University

Sean Burke

Realizing that this Autodesk university is a special milestone for me. started attending these in 2004, missing only one in 2006 – oddly, the years I joined Autodesk. It will be my tenth conference. Since then, many new things have happened in my work and home life. Today, I would like to share with you my top 10 tips for surviving the week. See you next week! Tip # 1. Tip #2.

Kinship and Autodesk University

Revit OpEd

They were kind enough to invite me along with them to Autodesk University (AU) this year. advertising Autodesk University content Families Insight Kinship Plug products Project InformationMy friends Jose Fandos and Gary Sprague have been working tirelessly to develop a product they call Kinship. After a couple years of private testing they are opening things up for real.

Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 Essentials

Revit OpEd

You are probably already familiar with their other book, "Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 20##", the bigger brother to Essentials and the "Introducing" book that was discontinued after the 2012 release. The release of this book introduces a new team of authors; Tobias Hathorn, Tessa Reist Hathorn and Ryan Duell. Congratulations to the new team on the release of their book!

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Autodesk 2017 Direct Download Links

What Revit Wants

These are simply direct links to the trial downloads for 2017 Autodesk AEC products, you will still need valid serial numbers if you wish to activate. AutoCAD 2017 Autodesk 2017 autodesk software download direct download Navisworks 2017Revit or Building Design Suite links will be added here when they become available. Navisworks Manage 2017 [link] [link] Navisworks Simulate 2017 [link] [link] AutoCAD 2017 [link] [link] [link] AutoCAD MEP 2017 [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] AutoCAD Design Suite Ultimate 2017 [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link].

Autodesk 2016 Direct Download Links

What Revit Wants

siteID=11564774&id=14499814 Some other BIM-related, Autodesk 2016 software links here (keep in mind these are useful as trials only, unless you have access to legal activation methods through subscription with Autodesk): AutoCAD 2016: [link] [link] Inventor 2016: [link] [link] [link] AutoCAD Architecture 2016: [link] [link] AutoCAD MEP 2016: [link] [link] [link]. Autodesk 2016 direct download I will add Revit 2016 direct download link and Navisworks 2016 direct download link here they become available, probably in the next couple of weeks.

Autodesk Seek is Dead - Long Live BIMobject

Revit OpEd

At the moment the only place other than Autodesk sites that I recall reading information about this change is the Revit Add-Ons post on the day it happened, so well done Tim. Specifically, you may have been, or will be, greeted by a message when attempting to search Autodesk Seek via Revit's Insert ribbon? The message begins with something like (I didn't capture the screen the first time)." As of January 18, 2017 Autodesk Seek has been transferred to BIMobject. Autodesk Seek BIM Changes content Families News RevitI've been busy, experiencing angst or lazy, you pick.

Autodesk Shared Reference Point 2015 to facilitate Civil3D and Revit coordinate system collaboration

What Revit Wants

Autodesk® Shared Reference Point 2015 provides functionality to export known points and elevation from AutoCAD® Civil 3D software to an external file, in which Autodesk® Revit® software can import and setup a "Shared Coordinate System." This enables the collaboration of exported RVT, DWG and NWC files back to AutoCAD Civil 3D and to coordinate models in Autodesk® Navisworks® software.

Autodesk AEC Excellence 2016: Submissions Now Open!

BIM & Beam

Your project will be included in a showcase book that will be shared globally once the competition has closed, and may also be considered for an Autodesk success story featured on our website where it will be seen by thousands of visitors. If your project is chosen, you could win a brand new HP ZBook, a trip to AU Las Vegas 2016 & recognition at the Autodesk University awards ceremony.

Autodesk Insight 360 Survey

Revit OpEd

The Autodesk Insight 360 team has put together an industry marketing survey. Analysis Autodesk Building Performance Insight 360 Product Feedback Request Survey WinI have no idea how many readers of this blog are active users of this product. Just in case. The survey itself is HERE and THEIR BLOG POST provides more information. What's in it for you? Take the survey, enter your email address and you’ll be entered to win one of ten (10) $50 Amazon gift cards. The survey closes on the 31st of May. If this product is part of how you do your work take the survey now so you don't forget.

Autodesk FormIt, re-revisited

Sean Burke

Autodesk Formit has been around for a relatively short life, and has seen major improvements come in leaps and bounds. Today, there’s a press release with a few words from yours truly from Autodesk on the In The Fold , describing the Autodesk conceptual design story to be presented at the AIA National Convention later this week. More below the fold. Intuitive, you say?

Autodesk Revit 2016 R2 is Available

BIM & Beam

Autodesk Revit 2016 R2 builds on the speed and project performance improvements that distinguish Revit 2016 and includes more than 25 updates, many requested by users. Revit 2016 R2 represents significant incremental value for Autodesk Maintenance and Desktop Subscription customers who get immediate access to the most current Revit capabilities. Learn more.

Announcing Autodesk BIM 360 Docs

Sean Burke

Features supporting both mobile and web document and model viewing, markups, version control and more are more tightly integrated than previous environments with flagship solutions such as Revit 2016. In a surprising move, access will be free and include unlimited users and unlimited files. More information can be found here: [link]. The official press release can be read, here: [link

Robot-AdvanceSteel Link is Available on Autodesk Labs

BIM & Beam

Robot-AdvanceSteel Link is a  technology preview that enables engineers and designers data exchange between Autodesk ® Advance Steel ® 2016 and Autodesk ® Robot ™ Structural Analysis Professional 2016, through a complete set of functionalities like import, export, or synchronize. Using Robot-AdvanceSteel Link, models created in Robot, can be exported in an.smlx format.

Autodesk Hardware Selection Support Site

Revit OpEd

This site was created with the intention to make it easier to make sure our computer and graphic card choices are supported by Autodesk's software. Autodesk Support Graphics Hardware Outdated Support TroubleshootingUnfortunately the site has died.with 2014 version support or at the very least, the appearance of a lack of support for 2015/16 versions. It's time to update it?!?

New Steel Profiles Catalogues for Autodesk Revit 2016

BIM & Beam

The latest hot rolled structural steel shapes and properties are available for customers with valid subscription via Autodesk Account. . This extends the previous content offering, helping to reduce the need for users to seek alternative sources of content. Now you can assign additional parameters representing expected characteristics to structural framing and structural column families.

Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 12 Direct Download Links

What Revit Wants

Wow, Revit 2015 is really going for the 'most updates' record! The error dialog will reference the following: File name: 'Autodesk.RevitServer.Versioning.Client, To continue using A360 Collaboration for Revit, close all sessions of Revit, then download and install the Collaboration 2015.9 update and restart Revit. Revit 2015 Revit 2015 Update 12 update release

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AUTODESK UNIVERSITY 2014

PC Construction Blog

PC Construction’s virtual construction manager, Jason Peters, and I recently had the opportunity to attend Autodesk University (AU). Continue Reading. All Technology

What’s New with You, Autodesk?

Sean Burke

So, I just thought I’d ask: how’s it going, Autodesk? Lastly, I would encourage all those involved in design to take a look at this survey for Autodesk Insight 360, the performance analysis tools and dashboard for Revit and FormIt ( https://insight360.autodesk.com ). I get it, we havent’ talked in a while. We’ve both been busy. Recently, I wrote a review of Revit 2017 for Architect. There’s never really enough room to say everything. Hopefully my top five list as something you’ll be able to sink your teeth into. Luke Johnson: [link].

Wind Load Simulation in Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional Whitepaper

BIM & Beam

This time it is a document on Wind Load Simulation in Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis. I am happy to share with you another whitepaper. This whitepape is also available on the iBooks Store.This This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iPad, and with iTunes on your computer.

Autodesk Desktop Application - Again

Revit OpEd

As I mentioned in the podcast I did with Bill (Grumpy Steve) I think it had a better name before when it was called Autodesk Application Manager. Boy this app doesn't get much love. I've read a couple of posts elsewhere that are far less charitable than I've been. At least then the name suggested what it was meant to accomplish. Now its name is ambiguous at best and meaningless at worst.

Reinforced Concrete in Autodesk Revit - Part 1 - Rebar Cover

BIM & Beam

I would like to start a series of tutorials to help you get started with reinforced concrete structures in Autodesk Revit. Autodesk Revit software provides tools for modeling 3D concrete reinforcement in an advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) environment. At the very beginning please download a dataset to have a starting point of the series. Open … Concrete Frame.rvt file.

Autodesk 360 Rendering Competition

Revit OpEd

Nisha with Autodesk wrote to let me know that they''ve opened a rendering competition, beginning today, to help demonstrate the usefulness of rendering via Autodesk 360. They will select three winners and those three will feature exclusively in their Autodesk® 360 newsletter, worldwide distribution, as well as receive prizes like an iPad, a $500 gift card and more! Visit Rendering in Autodesk® 360 and sign in to your Autodesk® 360 account. Upload your design from Autodesk® AutoCAD®, Autodesk® Revit® or Autodesk® Fusion 360. Interested?

Move quickly from design to fabrication with Autodesk Advance Steel 2017

BIM & Beam

Yesterday we announced the release of Autodesk ® Advance Steel 2017. This also means that you can use different Autodesk viewers for drawing revision marks, comments and review, while the drawings are still connected to the Advance Steel 3D model. Object Enabler lets you view Advance Steel drawings across other Autodesk® software such as AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017.

Autodesk acquires design studio The Living, will create Autodesk Studio

BD+C

The Living , David Benjamin''s design studio, has been acquired by Autodesk. Combined, the two will create the Autodesk Studio (part of Autodesk Research ), which will "create new types of buildings, public installations, prototypes and architectural environments," Autodesk''s blog states. read more.

Autodesk Conference Emphasizes Field Uses for Software and Devices

ENR Construction

Early adopters are cutting the cord to take long-promised technology, including augmented and virtual reality and artificial intelligence, out of the test labs and into real-world applications

With BIM, steel detailing can be delivered fast. See how Autodesk customer TSI Structures did it.

BIM & Beam

They used BIM-based workflows between Autodesk Revit and Advance Steel to reduce their anticipated schedule time by approximately 20 percent. We’re excited to share this great customer story from UK based fabricator TSI Structures. Read more.

Autodesk to launch 3-D printer

BD+C

Autodesk is announcing two contributions to help make things better. For years, I’ve been fascinated by the promise and frustrated by the reality of 3-D printing. First is an open software platform for 3-D printing called Spark, which will make it more reliable yet simpler to print 3-D models, and easier to control how that model is actually printed. read more

Per User Rvt Unload in Autodesk Revit 2016 R2

BIM & Beam

Autodesk Revit 2016 R2 improves the workflow in collaborative environments when working with linked files, by enabling users to unload links per user. The new “for me” option in the Unload command unloads the RVT link for the current user only. This speeds up individuals workflows so you can focus on what is important to you without impacting the rest of the project team

Exit Buzzsaw, enter “Alexandria”?

Extranet Evolution

Of course, with the exception of the 3D model management, Autodesk has been offering a construction project team solution since the turn of the century. More recently, another project, “Project Skyscraper”, became Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit, augmenting Autodesk mobile functionality delivered through BIM 360 Field. We will have to wait and see.

New Autodesk software allows visualization of more realistic bridge concepts

BD+C

Autodesk has announced the Autodesk 2015 software portfolio of design, engineering, and construction solutions to help drive a global transformation to Building Information Modeling (BIM). Body Image: read more. BIM/IT

Schneider Electric and Autodesk begin collaboration on building lifecycle management

BD+C

According to this agreement, Schneider Electric and Autodesk plan to collaborate to enhance current practices for building lifecycle management based on Building Information Modeling (BIM). Schneider Electric has announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding. read more. BIM/IT

SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing 2015 Now Available on Autodesk Exchange

BIM & Beam

SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing 2015 significantly accelerates the creation of 2D reinforcement sheets out of 3D models in Autodesk ® Revit ®. The product consists of software and a set of families, which can easily be modified to meet local or company standards. Creation of bar lists, bending schedules and cut lists for wire meshes is included as well

Reinforced Concrete in Autodesk Revit

BIM & Beam

Autodesk Revit software provides tools for modeling 3D concrete reinforcement in an advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) environment. This book provides insight into how to use these tools in the best way for creating complete, detailed, and accurate reinforcement designs