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Free Design Training, Networking, & More Comes to DC

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If you’re located in the metro Washington, D.C. area, don’t miss the latest tech tour from CADD Microsystems on March 10, 2015. This free event (and free breakfast) will cover the latest advancements in design, best practices, and provide access to experts and your peers. You’ll also receive four CEUs for attending. Check out the agenda below and register here: ... Read More »

200 New & Free Autodesk University Classes Now Online!

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Whether you made it to AU 2014 in Las Vegas or not, you won’t want to miss the over 200 sessions that are now all available online! Check out the opening keynote for a look at the trends and forces shaping the future of digital design, then browse through the sessions by topic, featured product or industry. Check out AU Online ... Read More »

What’s New in the Latest Release of Autodesk A360?

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Earlier this month, Autodesk released several new updates to Autodesk A360 its cloud-based project collaboration software. A360 lets engineers and other project team members work concurrently with the latest versions of plans. And they can access them whether they are in the field, using a mobile device in their trucks or cars, or working from home. The new release includes ... Read More »

6 Tips for AutoCAD Xref Layers, DWG File Size, Lineweights, and More

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By Jeff Yoders In this roundup of AutoCAD tips and tricks, we tackle Object Snaps (Osnaps), external references (xrefs), managing DWG file size, navigating commands via right-click customization, and assigning lineweights. These tips will save time and energy in everyday AutoCAD operations. Happy snapping and reffing! 1. Using Object Snaps. Osnaps allow you to select positions on components in a ... Read More »

What’s the Best General Purpose CAD Software Available?

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What’s the best general purpose CAD software out there? AutoCAD, of course! It’s official! A recent report by G2 Crowd—a leading independent reviewer of business software – gave AutoCAD the highest score among a field of other “Leaders, High Performers, Contenders, and Niche Vendors.” The Gartner-like grid-style report, placed AutoCAD in the “Leaders” category with an overall score of 79. The ... Read More »

Using Revit for Cost Summation

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By Curt Egli, Synergis Building Solutions Engineer I wanted to post something that has come up in conversation lately.  I have been asked how to do cost summation in Revit.  It does not matter if you have Revit Structure, Revit Architecture or Revit MEP, this tip will help with any Revit product. Part 1 Part 2 I hope these tips ... Read More »

On-Demand: Lynn Allen’s “60 AutoCAD Tips in 60 Minutes”

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Last month our friends at Synergis Engineering Design Solutions hosted Lynn Allen for her ever-popular “60 AutoCAD Tips in 60 Minutes”. If you missed the webinar, not to worry, the on-demand version is now available here. You can also download here latest “Tips and Tricks” booklet too. Read More »

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