More New and Updated Solutions

Autodesk has released some more new and updated solutions.

General

How to open and view GP4 files in Autodesk software

Submit button does not function correctly in Autodesk Accounts

Installation and Licensing

2016: Resolving installation issues with a clean install of AutoCAD Civil 3D

Error 5: Unable to Install Inventor 2016 UR1 (Yellow Warning Triangle)

How to cleanly uninstall Navisworks 2015.
How to cleanly uninstall Navisworks 2016

How to install the Nastran In-CAD help documentation locally


3ds Max

Importing 12DA files into 3ds Max Design using Civil View

Repair 3ds Max using Windows control panel

Steps to repair 3ds Max

AutoCAD

A Point Cloud with scanned colors is plotted in black only

Find and replace does not find stacked fractions in AutoCAD

How to add the Adobe PDF toolbar to AutoCAD

How to add the NWCOUT function to the AutoCAD Ribbon

How to change drawing from using inches to yards

How to export a sheet list from AutoCAD to Excel

How to protect AutoCAD from Viruses

Multi-sheets Inventor dwg incorrectly represented in Autocad

Publish takes a long time in AutoCAD 2016

AutoCAD Architecture

Railing with glas infill is displayed with incorrect offset

Sheet categories and subsets reorder in AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP

Style browser modeless dialog replaces Select Style dialog box in AutoCAD Architecture

AutoCAD Civil 3D

2016: Resolving installation issues with a clean install of AutoCAD Civil 3D

Create feature is not active after right click on a layer in the Display Manager

Grid volume surface elevation analysis hatching not working as expected

How to raise a product enhancement request for Civil 3D

In Civil 3D 2016 where is rendering on ribbon

Object projection of a block to a profile view do not respect the insertion point

AutoCAD MEP

Sheet categories and subsets reorder in AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP

Text within ducts do not display in layouts using AutoCAD MEP

AutoCAD Mechanical

There are missing shapes within the AutoCAD Mechanical content library

AutoCAD Plant 3D

AutoCAD Plant 3D: How to round a precision for a field in the database via SQL
AutoCAD Plant 3D: It is not possible to assign a line number tag via property palette
AutoCAD Plant 3D: Ortho creation and update slow

Autodesk 360

A360 Team: Error “Server encountered and unexpected error” when trying to sign into A360 Team

CFD

Can CFD desktop installation utilize cloud solver?

How to match smoke results to the Ringlemann Chart levels

Fusion 360

Does Fusion 360 Write G code

How to clear local user cache in Fusion 360

How to find Crash Recovery Files in Fusion 360

How to open a previously saved version of a Fusion 360 design

How to share a Fusion 360 design

Inventor

A custom frame generator beam with complex section is not cut correctly using “Trim To Frame”

Automated Center Marks do not work on a rectangular pattern of a circular pattern in Inventor 2015

Error 5: Unable to Install Inventor 2016 UR1 (Yellow Warning Triangle)

Error opening Vault Inventor documents in Inventor View: “Cannot find this application on computer”

Inventor 2015 is not allowing certain patterned components to go into certain folders
Inventor 2016 is not exporting text correctly in a PDF
Inventor 2016 is not handling moved spreadsheets for linked parameters.
Inventor 2016’s Detail View is displaying all of the model sketch labels not just the ones in the de…

Showcase Runtime Error R6025 when importing Inventor data
Some Content Center parts are not set to participate in a section view by default in Inventor 2016

Transitions for Video Producer in Inventor 2016 are not working

Unable to turn of visibility of a part

Users reported that Limits-stacked type in Inventor try to enter the values for the upper and lower …

Infrastructure Map Server

AIMS version numbers by Service Pack

InfraWorks

Imported surface data from IMX file has holes in InfraWorks

InfraWorks 2016 R2 downloaded installation file cannot be executed
InfraWorks JavaScript examples: Tiled Model Export

Maya

Custom HUD not updating during playblast

Moldflow

How to set the injection location by coordinate in Moldflow Insight
Moldflow Insight Error 304710: Some of the part cannot be reached by polymer flow

Short shot showing in Simulation Moldflow Insight and not in Simulation Moldflow Adviser

Nastran

How to model contact with shell elements in Autodesk Nastran

Nastran In-CAD

How to install the Nastran In-CAD help documentation locally

Navisworks

How to cleanly uninstall Navisworks 2015.
How to cleanly uninstall Navisworks 2016

Revit

How to create and add custom wall Reveal profiles
Revit | Warning: “While loading Type”.
Revit Accelerator cannot be accessed by user computer
Revit warning upon sync: “Your local file is not compatible with the central model”
Revit: Point Clouds are not printed for certain views
Revit: System slows down when working in Revit
Revit: Transparency and Reflectance rendering incorrectly in the cloud
Revit: Using Revit files on Dropbox, Box, or OneDrive

Robot Structural Analysis

RC SLAB REINFORCEMENT – verification of cracked deflection can only be done for simple load cases

Simulation Mechanical

How to import 2D sketches into Simulation Mechanical for use in 2D analysis types

Simulation Mechanical stuck at Applying Associativity…

VRED

VRED 2016 loses colors when importing a WRL file


Vault

Autodesk Vault Professional 2014 error: ?Workgroup ‘\AUTODESKVAULT’ does not have ownership of this …

Error opening Vault Inventor documents in Inventor View: “Cannot find this application on computer”

Error: “Cannot check in file due to Vault restrictions”

Vault 2014 support for prior Vault clients and add-ins
Vault add-in application compatibility
Vault error: “Restore failed because the backup has products that are not supported by the server”
Vault Error: “There is an error in the XML document” when you check in files to Vault

New and Updated Solutions

Autodesk has published some more new and updated solutions.  Thanks Jessica!!

General

Diverging model: xenon gas expanding into outer space

How to query a MES analysis to show which time step has the highest stress

Installation and Licensing

Extracting NLM on Linux version without using RPM

How do I install Mudbox 2016 on Mac silently via command line through the Terminal?

3ds Max

Duplicate objects appearing in viewport

Problems creating animated Collada DAE files in 3ds Max for the import in InfraWorks

Advance Steel

Advance Steel: error regarding weight decimal in the exported KISS file
Advance Steel: What is a DRAWING_NO_PREFIX attribute in the HYPERSTEELPAGEHEADER

AutoCAD

Area of Polyline is not visible in properties

AutoCAD starts and disappears at splash screen

Deploying AutoCAD 2016 Error: The copy functions cannot be used.

How to change the SECURELOAD variable in AutoCAD when it has been locked by your CAD administrator

Option in Hatch command not working in german release

Using a custom coordinate system created in AutoCAD Map 3D in core AutoCAD

AutoCAD Architecture

Geometric center object snap is missing from the AutoCAD Architecture osnap right click menu

AutoCAD Civil 3D

DACH Extension is missing in the Civil 3D Ribbon

Daylight subassembly does not omit guardrail

Daylight subassembly steep fill situation

eTransmit crashes Civil 3D

Get/Checkout from Vault client on a Civil 3D project results in error: File reference not processed

How to create a Civil 3D surface

Pipe structures scale incorrectly in Civil 3D 2016 while in viewport

Subassemblies not showing in Assembly properties

AutoCAD MEP

Can AutoCAD MEP create parallel pipe runs

Horizontal Pump has width and height of pad swapped in Parametric Part Wizard

AutoCAD Map 3D

Error when working with shapefile: “Item Geometry is already in this named collection”

Industry Model: Coordinate system error when running COGO function

Using a custom coordinate system created in AutoCAD Map 3D in core AutoCAD

AutoCAD Plant 3D

AutoCAD Plant 3D: Is it possible to use plant-parametric operator shapes for user-defined valves
AutoCAD Plant 3D: Still table overflow in isometric drawings although option “Split the drawing” is …

CFD

Error: “The request could not be satisfied” when attempting to access support portal through Simulat…

How to assign a Constant Loss coefficient when only a Free Area Ratio is known

How to isolate chips from a PCB to modify the energy dissipated

Mesh_multicore is enabled but CFD is only using 5 cores to mesh

Helius PFA

How to calculate longitudinal shear data for Helius PFA Material Manager

InfraWorks

Best practices: Displaying large 3D file in Infraworks

InfraWorks crashes when switching proposals

Problems creating animated Collada DAE files in 3ds Max for the import in InfraWorks

Inventor

(~1) at the end of a subassembly name in the browser

Drawing performance issue related with LOD

How to create a new par that is a mirror or an existing part

In Autodesk Vault the Autodesk Inventor icons are white

Inventor 2014 – 2016 is not able to dimension a drawing of a specific part
Inventor 2014 & 2015: Active Design View representation in subassembly influences STEP export
Inventor 2016: Mesh failed in first simulation in adaptive refinement process
Inventor DWG does not display splines correctly when opened in AutoCAD
Inventor: Changing Authoring Information not possible after part is published to Content Center
Inventor: How to retrieve dimensions in a drawing
Inventor: Inventor has stopped working while working with a specific iCopy file
Inventor: Knurled 45 appearance does not display properly
Inventor: Not all Inventor Addin commands are persistent in QAT

Multi-selected balloons cannot be edited Inventor 2016

Unable to edit any features or sketches in the Inventor part file.

Moldflow

“Assign to entities with similar property” option not available in Synergy 2016 with imported mesh

Error 104007: The shrinkage model coefficients for the selected material are not compatible.
Moldflow ERROR 99367 Composite Poisson’s ratio (v23) ( 0.xyz) is lower than the fiber Poisson’s rati…

When you try to run an analysis, the service hangs in the Job manager and never processes, it just h…

Mudbox

How do I install Mudbox 2016 on Mac silently via command line through the Terminal?

Nastran In-CAD

How to delete automatically generate surface contact pair in Nastran In-CAD

ReCap

How to setup the intensity in ReCap

Revit

Error “Selection cannot be copied” when attempting to copy to clipboard

Represenation of structural beams in Revit floor plan views

Revit Server: Cannot connect to Revit Server Administrator
Revit Server: Only one (or two) backups are saved with local files.
Revit: Void in family is not cutting in project.

Robot Structural Analysis

Draft printout displayed across views or tables in Printout Composition preview

Error during automatic wind load generation indicates structure geometry identification errors

Simulation Mechanical

Feature lines do not appear in results environment of Simulation Mechanical

How to find the contact stiffness calculated in Simulation Mechanical

How to overcome issues when trying launch Simulation Mechanical 2016 from Rhino 5

How to update geometry in Simulation Mechanical
How to use unique filenames in Vault with Simulation Mechanical

VRED

How to add actions to a VRED Sequence which are not in the action list

Switching Layouts in VRED

Vault

Get/Checkout from Vault client on a Civil 3D project results in error: File reference not processed

In Autodesk Vault the Autodesk Inventor icons are white

Link to item get lost when renaming a file in Vault

Vault backup scheduled task failing
Vault backups are failing in Windows Task Scheduler
Vault ECO emails are not being received

New & Updated Solutions: First & Second Week of June

Autodesk has posted to their AutodeskHelp forum the new and updated solutions.  Thanks Jessica!

First Week of June:

 

General

Can wall roughness be applied to a surface material on a fluid part?

Does an internal fan need be surrounded completely by other parts?

Gravity is taken in account in a free surface model

How to capture a fan performance at different rotational velocities

How to download Simulation Composite Analysis 2015.1 from Autodesk Account

Is it possible to re-use an adapted mesh on a cloned design with modified geometry?

MESHING – how to generate mesh with square elements for a cylinder

Navigation tab overlaps the result display dialog

 

Installation and Licensing

Application Manager doesn’t update and there is no progress (spinning black circles)

Error 1625 when installing Revit Update Release

flexNet Licensing error:-97,121 trying to start FLEXLM 11.12.1.1.4

System requirements for Autodesk Inventor Publisher 2016

Why is the Moldflow release not visible in Autodesk Application Manager

 

3ds Max

Backburner Error sending on UDP: An address incompatible with the requested protocol was used. (0x27…

 

Advance Steel

Advance Steel: drawings exported to 3D DWF not orbiting correctly in Design Review
Advance Steel: Failing to create details in deep subfolder – path character limit
Advance Steel: New AISC 14.1 profiles don’t load in KISS file
Advance Steel: Wrong main part number (%MainPartPosNum) in section cut view title

 

AutoCAD

AutoCAD tool palettes deleted from network location

Cannot lock or unlock multiple viewports using the status bar icon

How to add breaks to dimension lines in AutoCAD

How to turn drawing file tabs on an off in AutoCAD

Many JPEG images in a drawing can crash AutoCAD 2016

Slow startup of AutoCAD 2016 Products 5 – 10 minutes

 

AutoCAD Architecture

Cannot find CISC steel details in AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP

 

AutoCAD Civil 3D

Data Shortcut node visibility in prospector

 

AutoCAD Map 3D

How to update Attributes in Job enabled Industry Model

Can’t read WMS in Map served by AIMS

 

AutoCAD MEP

Cannot find CISC steel details in AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP

Changing the drawing scale results in changes to DIMSCALE in AutoCAD MEP

 

BIM 360 Field

Subcontractor Cannot View Issues Through Issues Tab

 

CFD

Email notifications are not working in CFD 2015

How to create a paint material with 85% reflectivity

How to measure the flow in multiple channels with a single cut plane

Launching a solid sphere into CFD 2016 causes a UI exit

Solution convergence quality seems to be affecting the velocity close to the Slip/Symmetry surface

 

Helius Composite

How to add lamina and laminate level data directly to a report

How to download Simulation Composite Analysis 2015.1 from Autodesk Account

Where to find help for Helius Composite

 

Helius PFA

Error: “Failed to create abaqus results file (.odb)” when optimizing a multi-harness material in Mat…

 

InfraWorks

Can we get multiple options for Corridor Optimisation?

Infraworks: Randomize People

 

Inventor

After adding geometry to existing contour flange other feature are losing reference

Balloon Arrowhead changes unexpectedly to point

Differences on weight between flat pattern and folded

Error: “There are external dependencies found in the document”

How to share materials and appearances

Image Filtering setting does not work in Inventor Studio 2016

Importing large 3D DWG files will cause Inventor 2015 to hang

Incorrect drawing view of Contour Rolled part

Inventor 2016: Some textures and cutouts not visible in shaded view

Project Cut Edges generates unexpected results

Sorting BOM in subassembly not respected in top assembly
System requirements for Autodesk Inventor Publisher 2016

Tube and Pipe Styles are removed from Assembly when opened

Maya

Is it possible to use a custom model for the Material Viewer in Maya

Maya crashes often on random tasks and has UI issues
Maya opens fine at home, but at work it hangs on opening

 

Moldflow

Black boxes appear over study properties pop-up on results plots in Moldflow Synergy 2016

Moldflow Insight solvers on Linux
Moldflow license usage tracking tool

Rapid heating and cooling circuit velocity 3D : not able to switch to path lines
Why is the Moldflow release not visible in Autodesk Application Manager

 

Nastran

Error: “Warning S1118: SECURITY DEVICE NOT FOUND” when running an analysis in Nastran

 

Nastran In-CAD

What analysis type to pick for a pre-stressed buckling analysis with varied boundary conditions in N…

 

Navisworks

Error: XML File is invalid

Navisworks: Reset transforms does not work for root node

 

Revit

Collaboration for Revit | Incorrect user information.

Collaboration for Revit: Slow performance when more users in a model

Error 1625 when installing Revit Update Release

Revit: How to coordinate new model into existing shared coordinates

 

Simulation Mechanical

How to add nodes to a pre-exisitng graph in Simulation Mechanical

Run-time error ‘91’: Object variable or With block variable not set

Simulation Mechanical 2016 crashes when attempting to launch

Unable to upgrade 2015 file to 2016

What versions of solidworks files are available for import into SImulation Mechanical 2016

 

Vault

Cannot add new material in a specific Vault Project

Object lines grey in PDF

Vault 2015 precheck error ASPX file failed to run at URL: http://localhost/TestASP/TestASPNet.aspx
Vault server 2016 installation error: Failed connecting to SQL Server

 

VRED

How to choose to take materials from the asset library when importing data into VRED

How to render out a spherical image in VRED

 

 

Second Week of June:

 

General

Error: The Autodesk service is not available

How can run-times be reduced?

How to change incorrect email address in your Autodesk Account

Rules for assigning Named Users on Desktop Subscription

Why is transient analysis stopping prior to stop time?

Installation and Licensing

Maximum number of computers permitted for Desktop Subscription

When using the Mac NLM 11.12.1.4, the commands to start server will not run in Terminal (command not…

 

3ds Max

3ds Max – Errors after repairing user profiles
3ds Max daylight system crash error

 

Advance Steel

Advance Steel: Anchors cannot import from 2015.1 to 2016 during migration
Advance Steel: Displacement of cut view symbol away from the detail view
Advance Steel: How to use databases from a network computer
Advance Steel: Numbering a part or assembly drawing from a Pre-Fix only
Advance Steel: User connection with brick joint “Bolts on plate” is not working correct for specific…

Alias

Error when re importing an exported iges file into Alias

How to create a carbon Shader in Alias

 

AutoCAD

.ADT files get created when saving DWG drawings

AutoCAD products crash with DirectX 9 virtual device

Cannot extract edges and corners from point cloud in AutoCAD

Error: “One or more serious failures were detected during the upgrade process.” when reloading xrefs…

How to customize the order of a flyout command in the Ribbon

Massprop not displaying Moment of Inertia in vanilla AutoCAD

Open foreign DWG file message appears in AutoCAD

Purging empty groups causes a delay in opening a drawing

 

AutoCAD Architecture

Fillet not working on walls in AutoCAD Architecture

SELECTSIMILARMODE does not work in AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP

Xref in View drawing not found in AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP

 

AutoCAD Civil 3D

Civil 3D 2016 Pipe structures draw incorrect in profile view

 

AutoCAD Map 3D

How to use Geom filter like buffer from AutoCAD Map Layer in Industry Model Form

 

AutoCAD MEP

SELECTSIMILARMODE does not work in AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP

Xref in View drawing not found in AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP

 

AutoCAD Plant 3D

AutoCAD Plant 3D 2016: Error message when opening the spec editor
AutoCAD Plant 3D: Asymmetrical iso symbol for coupling drawn with incorrect orientation

How to create an isometric drawing using a pcf-file

How to use reducer with bigger nominal diameter when using option “pipeFitting” during piping

Plant 3D: Project migration to newer version

 

BIM 360 Field

BIM 360 FIeld – Daily Updates is not working for the 1st of the month
BIM 360 Field – Locations will not show-up in the set-up

 

CFD

How does CFD calculate a blower pressure drop when there are multiple inlets?

How to determine the time scale of a steady state CFD simulation

How to identify the operating point of a pump or fan

How to track the propagation of a jet of air over time

 

Fusion 360

Change Parameters function is missing

Fusion 360 will not install if the variable %LOCALAPPDATA% is not set

On laptops with dual graphic cards, Fusion 360 is using the integrated graphics card.

The entire Data Panel space is shown in black

Where can I find training resources for Fusion 360

 

Inventor

2016 selected content center language not maintained

Default ViewCube orientation settings cannot be exported

How Inventor calculates the flat pattern length based on bend table ?

Inventor 2016s Simplify is setting units to CM instead of MM

Problem with Rendered Images showing break thru in Inventor studio

 

Maya

Backburner and Maya are writing files in incorrect format

File menu is slow when the “Send To” feature is active

 

Moldflow

3D mesh repair wizard creates fatal error 304628

You have an intricate runner design and are unsure how to model it in Moldflow Adviser

 

Nastran

How to determine if bsconp is working correctly for Autodesk Nastran

Nastran In-CAD

Multiple subcases for a linear buckling analysis in Nastran In-CAD

 

Navisworks

Navisworks | Long time to open a Revit file.
Navisworks: “This DGN file contains objects that are not supported” when importing DGN into Naviswor…
Navisworks: Modified Inventor IAM/IPT files cause all/most clashes to be resolved.
Navisworks: Viewpoint rotates 180 degrees when clicking on clash result

Selection Sets are not imported from exported XML file

 

ReCap

Error message when assigning a coordinate system to a project in ReCap
Where to see and to edit the path of attached rcs-files in Autodesk ReCap

Revit

Mouse randomly stops working with Material Browser

No Loss or ASHRAE Table in the Properties Palette for fittings…

Revit Deployment Project Path Setting defaulting to C:\ drive
Revit MEP: How to change system type for a Pipe System

 

Simulation Mechanical

** WARNING: Unreasonable elasto-plastic material model!

How to specify number of cores used by solver in Simulation Mechanical

 

VRED

VRED Sequencer error “Nodevariant does not have a child”

 

Vault

Installing Vault server on a subscriber, a pre-check error appears: Checking for existing Vaults wit…

Vault installation error: ASPX file failed to run at URL: http://localhost/TestASP/TestASPNet.aspx

Wrong item in item BOM structure deleted

Don’t Miss Total CAD Systems’ 2016 Rollout Event

It’s that time of year again.  This year’s rollout event will be held here at the Total CAD Systems office.  Come get your free breakfast & lunch and see what is new in the 2016 products.  The events will be from June 24-26.

Manufacturing and Plant Solutions June 24th.

Infrastructure Solutions June 25th.

Building Solutions June 26th.

To view the agenda for these events, click on the desired Solution above.

We hope to see you there.  It will be a very informative event and well worth your time.

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Service Pack 3

Autodesk has released Service Pack 3 for Civil 3D 2015.  You can download here.

Service Pack 3 includes:

The following issues have been resolved in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Service Pack 3:

Export Civil 3D Drawing

  • An issue has been resolved where the application to close unexpectedly during conversion
  • An issue has been resolved where the resulting profile curve tessellation was lower than it was in the original version of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015.
  • An issue has been resolved where the AutoCAD Color Book could not be remapped to AutoCAD Color RGB.
  • An issue has been resolved where the Replace ByLayer Properties with Layer properties did not work.
  • An issue has been resolved where the default Seed file path was empty in the Export Settings dialog box.
  • An issue has been resolved where on a profile with a crest curve, the resulting alignment polyline was broken at the curve.
  • An issue has been resolved where elements were exploded to the wrong layers.
  • An issue has been resolved where COGO Point objects were exploded to graphics and not blocks.
  • An issue has been resolved where using certain CSV mapping files caused SS2 export to fail.
  • An issue has been resolved where surface contours were exploded to Lines instead of polylines.
  • An issue has been resolved where after converting a Civil 3D drawing to DWG, surface contour labels masks were missing.

Grading and Surfaces

  • An issue has been resolved where moving a grading caused the application to close unexpectedly.
  • An issue has been resolved where rotating a surface caused the application to close unexpectedly.
  • An issue has been resolved where in the Surface style, a layer could not be set for some style components.
  • An issue has been resolved where in Layout mode, contours did not display as expected.

Water Analysis

  • An issue has been resolved where opening certain projects in Hydraflow Storm Sewer caused the application to close unexpectedly.
  • An issue has been resolved where importing an STM file updated all pipes to the same size and material.
  • An issue has been resolved where Inlet and Gutter Spread values were shown as same the value regardless of the actual condition.

Vault and Data Shortcuts

  • An issue has been resolved where setting the data shortcut working folder and then opening a drawing would cause the application to close unexpectedly.
  • An issue has been resolved where importing a zip file or a project folder would cause the application to become unresponsive.
  • An issue has been resolved where importing a local project folder or zip into Vault casued data shortcuts to disappear.
  • An issue has been resolved where opening Civil 3D drawings via Vault within Civil 3D took a long time.
  • An issue has been resolved where when importing a project with published objects, the published objects were not listed in Prospector.
  • An issue has been resolved where when a project under a folder to a zip file was exported, re-importing it would fail.
  • An issue has been resolved where duplicate profiles disappeared after importing their host folder into Vault.
  • An issue has been resolved where when there were a large number of projects, it took a long time to display the “Select Projects to Display” dialog box.

Pipe Networks and QTO

  • An issue has been resolved where on curved pipes, using a linetype with text caused text to be mirrored.
  • An issue has been resolved where limiting the extents of a takeoff to a range of alignment stations calculated incorrectly if the range contained more than one region.

Miscellaneous

  • An issue has been resolved where the Command Line would freeze when switching drawings in the Windows task bar while the Level of Detail mode was active.

Get Yourself Familiar with the AutodeskHelp on the Communities Website

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You can view May’s updated solutions by clicking here.

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“What’s New in 2016″ Product Launch Event

SAVE THE DATE: JUNE 24TH – 26TH

 

EXPLORE THE AUTODESK 2016 SOFTWARE AT OUR ANNUAL PRODUCT LAUNCH EVENT. Don’t miss our “What’s New in 2016″ event as our industry experts showcase the 2016 Autodesk product features, tips and tricks, new Autodesk Account site navigation and benefits, and much more.

 

When: June 24th – 26th

Where: Total CAD Office

Time: 9am to 4pm

 

Topics include:

  • What’s New in AutoCAD 2016
    • Enhanced PDFs, Coordination models, Visual enhancements, Sysvar monitor
  • What’s New in Revit 2016
    • Revision enhancements, A360 Collaboration for Revit, Specification-driven ductwork, Rebar improvements, New structural section properties
  • What’s New in Civil 3D 2016
    • Import/export IFC Files, Exclusionary Catchments, Crossing Pipe Labels, Creating solids from surfaces
  • What’s New in Infraworks 360 2016
    • Updated features in Model Builder, Roadway enhancements, Bridge enhancements, Ddded watersheds and culverts
  • What’s New in Inventor 2016
    • New sheet metal capabilities, DWG underlays, Drawing creation enhancements
  • What’s New in Plant 3D 2016
    • New pipe routing offsets and tolerances, Updated unassigned Lines Groups, Simplified SDK model editing, Isometric drawings updates
  • …and more

 

More details to follow for our upcoming 2016 event.

Autodesk Announced 2016 Design and Creation Suites

Autodesk Design and Creation Suites 2016 have officially been released and will be coming to your Autodesk Account soon. Autodesk Subscription Contract Managers will receive email notifications from the Autodesk Subscription Team regarding 2016 availability.

 

If you do not know who your Subscription Contract Manager is, please email PPadamada@tcadsys.com.

Autodesk will be kicking off the Autodesk Answer Days series with the one and only AutoCAD!
 

Have AutoCAD® or AutoCAD LT® questions that you’ve always wanted to ask? Come spend a minute, an hour, or the whole day in the Autodesk Community to interact directly with the folks who bring you your favorite CAD software!

 

When: Thursday, May 7th

Time: 8am to 8pm

 

It’s easy. It’s free. It’s all about AutoCAD®.

Come to the Autodesk Community and post your AutoCAD® or AutoCAD LT® questions! Engage in real time conversation with the teams and experts that develop and support AutoCAD®:

  • Product Designers
  • QA Analysts
  • Technical Support
  • Customer Service
  • Community Managers

When you visit the AutoCAD Answer Day on May 7th, the CREATE NEW POST button will be available for posting questions. And there’s no limit on how many questions you can ask, we’re up for the challenge!

 

Join Autodesk at this special online event on May 7th!


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AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals

May 26th – 29th

June 8th – 11th

  

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June 1st – 4th

 

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June 17th – 18th

 

Email Nhi Hong to register for training or for more information.

Autodesk Open Doors Certification Event

For only $45, you can become an Autodesk Certified Professional at our Autodesk Open Doors Certification Event.

 

The Open Door Certification Event Day is Friday, May 8th

 

Follow these steps to register:

  1. Register your information at www.autodeskoffer.com/odc
  2. Enter in the SITE ID: AM0045 to select Total CAD Systems as your Certification Center.
  3. Select the exam you’d like to take.

 

You can find more information on these exams including exam road maps by visiting www.autodesk.com/certification.

Autodesk AEC Event Center

Autodesk is introducing Autodesk AEC Event Center, which allows you to view online and in-person events related to the Building Design, Fabrication, Construction, and Infrastructure industry.

 

To see what events are coming up in the AEC industry, click here.

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What’s a Request Code? – Autodesk Community

Many of you over activate your product due to computer crashes, upgrades, etc.  When you are over activated, we need to contact Autodesk in order to obtain your activation code.  To do this, we need your request code.  So, what IS the request code?  Click the link below to find out…

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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016

Check your new Subscription site (manage.autodesk.com) to download your 2016 version of Civil 3D.

The new features below, come from the Civil 3D 2016 help guide…

New Features in Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016

Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016 contains the following new features and enhancements.

Integration of the Autodesk Point Cloud Surface Extraction 2015 Feature
  • The Create Surface From Point Cloud command has been integrated and is now available on the ribbon. The command now provides the ability to adjust the default distance between points in order to change the percentage of points that will be included in the surface.
Integration of the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Productivity Pack 1 Features

The following features in the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Productivity Pack 1 have been integrated:

Catchments
Corridors
  • An option is now available for selecting alignments by layer to use as width and offset targets for corridors.
Data Exchange
Data Shortcuts
Labels
Sections
Vault

New Features in the Autodesk® Subassembly Composer for Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016

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AutoCAD 2016 is Here!

Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 has been released and will be coming to your Autodesk Account soon. Other 2016 products will be available within the coming weeks. Autodesk Subscription Contract Managers will receive email notifications from the Autodesk Subscription Team regarding 2016 availability.

If you do not know who your Subscription Contract Manager is, please email PPadamada@tcadsys.com.

Check out some informative tools:

AutoCAD 2016 Preview Guide
AutoCAD 2016 Video Tutorials

SAVE THE DATE: June 24th – 26th for our 2016 Rollout Event. More details to follow for our upcoming 2016 event.

0% Financing Promotion

From March 2, 2015 through April, 24, 2015*, customers can benefit from a 0% financing rate of either 24 or 36 months when meeting certain eligibility requirements on Autodesk® software and Subscription purchases.
Eligibility requirements include:

Minimum transaction size to qualify for 0% financing for 24 or 36 months is of $35,000 in product purchases up to a maximum of $150,000.
Qualifying product purchases include Autodesk perpetual licenses (new/crossgrade), Autodesk Desktop Subscription and Autodesk Cloud Services.**
Perpetual licenses purchased through this program,  must have Maintenance subscription attached in order to qualify.

*The financing offer is valid from March 2, 2015 through April 24, 2015, or until $8 million in funding is allocated (whichever occurs first) as determined by Autodesk.

** Maintenance Subscription purchases are eligible for this offer after meeting the $35K minimum in product. Renewals of Maintenance Subscription will also qualify through the program when meeting all other requirements but will only qualify with a minimum of a two year multi-year renewal Subscription. Autodesk Maintenance Subscription (New and Renewal) may not exceed 50% of the total amount financed. Consulting Services, partner training and services, and/or other related purchases are not eligible.

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Autodesk Collaboration for Revit Online Rebate

Autodesk® A360 Collaboration for Revit® is a Cloud Subscription service that works with Revit® software to connect building project teams with centralized access to BIM project data in the cloud. Teams stay connected in real time using the Communicator chat tool within models. Integrated with Autodesk A360, Collaboration for Revit enables the entire project teams to work on shared building information models.

From March 23, 2015 through July 24, 2015, Autodesk is offering an online Rebate of $400 when customers purchase a new annual term licenses of Autodesk® A360 Collaboration for Revit® with a qualifying purchase of Autodesk® Building Design Suite Premium or Autodesk® Building Design Suite Ultimate commercial new license or crossgrade with Maintenance Subscription.

Multiple rebates may be redeemed by a single customer providing multiple qualifying purchases are made. One rebate may be redeemed for each Autodesk® A360 Collaboration for Revit® cloud subscription that is accompanied by a qualifying purchase of Autodesk Building Design Suite.

TO PARTICIPATE
Adherence is required to all the Terms and Conditions herein:

Eligible Products must be ordered and invoiced between March 23, 2015 through July 24, 2015 (dates are inclusive);
Go to Collaboration for Revit Promo Site to complete the online rebate form with the product purchase information, including the Autodesk or Vendor part number of the  product licenses, price and quantity of licenses purchased;
Submit contact information and agree to the Terms and Conditions of the rebate offer;
Upload a copy of the Proof of Purchase;
Print the resulting email confirmation for your records

*Please Note: The online rebate site will be available on April 7, 2015. At that time, submissions for qualifying purchases made from March 23, 2015 through July 24, 2015 will be accepted.

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Autodesk Vault Professional Rebate

Buy 5 Seats of Vault Professional for the Price of 4!

From March 23, 2015 through July 24, 2015, Autodesk is offering an Online Rebate of $1,995 (the Suggested Retail Price of one commercial license) when customers purchase 5 commercial new licenses of Autodesk Vault Professional with one year of commercial maintenance subscription on each of the five (5) licenses.*

Multiple rebates may be redeemed for purchases that include ten (10) or more qualifying Autodesk Vault Professional licenses purchased with commercial maintenance subscription. Rebates will be honored for each multiple of 5 qualifying licenses purchased, with no maximum. No proportional rebates are available on other quantities.

TO PARTICIPATE:
Adherence is required to all the Terms and Conditions herein:

Eligible Products must be ordered and invoiced between March 23, 2015, through July 24, 2015 (dates are inclusive);
Go to www.autodesk.com/vaultrebate to complete the online rebate form with the product purchase information, including the Autodesk or Vendor part number of the product licenses, price and quantity of licenses purchased;
Submit contact information and agree to the Terms and Conditions of the rebate offer;
Upload a copy of the Proof of Purchase;
Print the resulting email confirmation for your records

*Must purchase Maintenance Subscription

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Autodesk Fusion 360 for Product Design Suite Subscribers

All current and new Product Design Suite customers on Maintenance or Desktop Subscription are entitled to Autodesk Fusion 360 cloud service, as part of their Subscription benefits.

Autodesk Fusion 360 is the first tool of its kind; it enables teams to work together within an integrated design, engineering and fabrication platform, virtually anywhere and on any device. This will give you the ability to take advantage of new business and technical opportunities, while providing you with more choice and flexibility than ever before. Welcome to Fusion 360, and to the community working with us to co-create the future of CAD.  

How to access Fusion 360:

1. First, the Contract Manager or Software Coordinator must grant users access to the Fusion 360 benefit. 

2. Then, the user downloads Fusion 360 from Subscription Center or Autodesk Account and signs in with the same email address that the Contract Manager used when granting access.   

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TRAINING SCHEDULE

Revit MEP Fundamentals

April 13th – 14th

AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals

April 13th – 16th

Inventor Fundamentals

(Sessions 1 and 2)*

Session1: April 16th – 17th

Session 2: April 20th – 21st

Revit Architecture Fundamentals

April 22nd – 24th

AutoCAD Electrical Fundamentals

April 27th – 29th

AutoCAD Plant 3D Fundamentals

April 27th – 29th

Navisworks Fundamentals

April 30th

Vault for Inventor Users

May 7th 

*Sessions 1 and 2 must be taken within the same month.

Email Nhi Hong to register for training or for more information.

Autodesk Open Doors Certification Event

For only $45, you can become an Autodesk Certified Professional at our Autodesk Open Doors Certification Event.

The Open Door Certification Event Day is Friday, May 8th

Follow these steps to register:

Register your information at www.autodeskoffer.com/odc
Enter in the SITE ID: AM0045 to select Total CAD Systems as your Certification Center.
Select the exam you’d like to take.

You can find more information on these exams including exam road maps by visiting www.autodesk.com/certification.

Autodesk Subscription Center has been Retired

Autodesk Subscription Center has been retired. Customers can access Autodesk Account to track and manage all of their Autodesk products, services, and benefits.

Take a tour of Autodesk Account.
Customers can go to www.autodesk.com/account and log in using their existing Subscription Center login credentials or Autodesk ID.

Autodesk Account features a streamlined workflow that helps customers quickly find everything they need to manage their Autodesk products and services in one easy to navigate portal:

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In This Issue

0% FInancing Promotion

Collaboration for Revit Rebate

Autodesk Vault Professional Rebate

Autodesk Fusion 360

Training Schedule

Open Doors Certification Event

Subscription Center Retiring

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