Vault 2021 and Previous CAD versions

When working with any 3D design software it is always important to be aware of when to do an upgrade.  Upgrading your software in the middle of a project is always risky and you never know if the data might be corrupted or something might not work because a bug has not been identified. Albeit, […]

Autodesk Software and Windows 7

As you might have heard Microsoft discontinued support for Windows 7 on January 7, 2020.  This effects a myriad of software and Autodesk being one of them.  With Windows 10 in full effect you might want to know how this affects some companies. I have noticed recently that when upgrading client software that many of […]

The new draft Energy Efficiency Standards ( SANS10400-XA 2nd edition) has been published for public comment.

Introduction. Since a couple of year ago we had been informed that new SANS10400-XA standards are being worked on and will be published soon. A couple of websites had information on what could possible be in the new Standard. One I can refer to is this article from Building and Décor : https://www.buildinganddecor.co.za/sans-10400xa-is-changing-this-is-what-you-should-know/ The draft […]

Revit Steel Contour Cut issue

Introduction We have recently come across an issue when using the Contour Cut tool within the Revit Steel Tab. The issue is when cutting through a web of a column that contained a fillet then the cut is disabled when the fillet is should. The fillet only is shown in the fine Level of Design/Detail […]

How to Schedule and Tag an Electrical fixture’s placement height in Revit

A question came up from a Revit customer wanting to place a Revit tag showing the placement height or elevation of an electrical fixture. Using Revit 2019 this was quite a process which I will briefly outline later. Autodesk has included the ability to do this in Revit 2020 as part of one of the product new features.

3ds Max 2020.1 Release

  Autodesk 3ds Max 2020.1 is focused on enhancing your workflow through a few new modernized tools. You can now easily customize, merge, and visualize shortcuts keys with a new hotkey system and enhance your workspace experience by extending your viewports across various monitors. Plus, building upon the feedback we received on the 2020 chamfer modifier […]

What’s new in Revit 2020

New and enhanced Revit® building design software features support consistent, coordinated, and complete modeling for multidiscipline design that extends to detailing and construction.

Inventor 2020 What’s New video series

Inventor 2020 What’s New video series: New Design Enhancements, Translation and Interoperability, Frame Generator, Customer-Driven Improvements, Performance Improvements