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 ).

Autodesk 2018 Direct Download Links

What Revit Wants

You will need appropriate serial numbers to activate, obtained from Autodesk. Revit 2018 Products Revit Live 2018 (formerly Autodesk Live, Autodesk landing page here ) [link] Revit 2018 Links not live Autodesk 2018 Autodesk Revit Live downloadNo Revit links.

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 Invests in Construction Supply-Chain Manager

ENR Construction

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. This new relationship aligns with Autodesk’s commitment to structural detailing and fabrication.

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.

How to Survive Autodesk University

Sean Burke

Realizing that this Autodesk university is a special milestone for me. I started attending these in 2004, missing only one in 2006 – oddly, the years I joined Autodesk. It will be my tenth conference.

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.

Update 2 for Autodesk Revit 2016 Direct Download Links

What Revit Wants

Update 2 for Autodesk Revit 2016 Release 2 Update 2 for Autodesk Revit 2016 Release 2 Readme R2 download link [link] New build numbers for Revit 2016 R2: 16.0.1108.0 This might pop up in your Application Manager soon.

Looking to install the Autodesk Steel Connections for Revit 2017?

BIM & Beam

In this video we show you how to download and install the Autodesk Steel Connections for Revit 2017 from your Autodesk Account: Once installed, the application provides access to a variety of parametric steel connections in Revit, enabling connections to be modeled with a higher level of detail.

GRAITEC PowerPack for Autodesk Revit 2016 R2

BIM & Beam

GRAITEC PowerPack for Autodesk® Revit® is an add-on packed with tools that deliver more functionality, better control and more automation for Revit users across all industries.

Autodesk Revit 2018.2 Update Details and Download Links

What Revit Wants

Main Autodesk post here. Forum link here The post Autodesk Revit 2018.2 Who qualifies? available to subscribers and current maintenance plan customers. Direct Download Link. Top feature: scale a fill pattern without having to reload it (plus it automatically previews the scale change).

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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

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." Autodesk Shared Reference Point civil3d

Autodesk Sets Sights on Industrialized Construction

ENR Construction

Inside the future manufacturing facility for one of New England’s largest MEP/HVAC specialty contractors, J.C. Cannistraro LLC, Jim Lynch rhetorically asks what software Cannistraro uses to control its shop-floor machines

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. There’s now a new version of Autodesk FormIt, 4.0

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 Information

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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 Troubleshooting

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.

Announcing Autodesk BIM 360 Docs

Sean Burke

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.

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

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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.

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Autodesk Revit 2015 Update Release 12 Direct Download Links

What Revit Wants

Wow, Revit 2015 is really going for the 'most updates' record!

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.

Autodesk Product Discontinuations for 2018

What Revit Wants

Here are a few notes on Autodesk 2018 product discontinuations. Autodesk® Advance Concrete software has been discontinued. Now is the time transition to Autodesk® Revit® software :). source about Utility Design discontinuation ) Mental ray® Standalone 3D rendering software is no longer available to download from the Autodesk Education Community site. We recommend that our customers transition to Autodesk® 3ds Max® software for their visualization solution.


How AutoDesk Created an Atmosphere for Invention

Construction Business Owner

The team at Autodesk is helping provide those resources by offering a tangible space and the tools needed to create new solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) space


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 ( ). 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.

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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.

NBS launches BIM viewer

Extranet Evolution

At this week’s Autodesk University in London, NBS – Newcastle, UK-based developer of the free BIM digital Toolkit ( post ) – has launched the public Beta version of the NBS Online Viewer (powered by Autodesk Forge , a WebGL-based viewer).

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Autodesk Revit 2018.0.2 Hot Fix For Download, Enables IFC Linking with C4R

What Revit Wants

Autodesk Revit 2018.0.2 The post Autodesk Revit 2018.0.2 This latest update for Revit 2018 has the usual bug fixes and stability improvements, but also enables IFC linking to Revit when using cloud hosted IFC files and Collaboration for Revit. Direct Download Link.

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.

Autodesk acquires design studio The Living, will create Autodesk Studio


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.