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  • INSERT & CLASSICINSERT in Civil 3D 2020

    INSERT & CLASSICINSERT in Civil 3D 2020

    Matt Miyamoto | ISD Project Manager Those of you who are working with the new 2020 versions of the AutoCAD product family may have noticed an enhanced INSERT command. In previous versions of...

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  • Using Symmetry constraints to reduce the element count and improve analysis times with Inventor Nastran

    Using Symmetry constraints to reduce the element count and improve analysis times with Inventor Nastran

    Performing finite element analysis (FEA) on large models can be time consuming and frustrating due to the high number of elements and computer memory required. In general, any model that has more...

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  • Different Ways to Copy an Alignment in Civil 3D

    Different Ways to Copy an Alignment in Civil 3D

    Richard Morrow | Applications Expert In this Blog I wanted to share a couple different ways of coping an alignment in Autodesk Civil 3D. I always new I could use the AutoCAD Copy command within...

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  • AutoCAD 2020 DWG Compare Command

    AutoCAD 2020 DWG Compare Command

    AutoCAD introduced the DWG Compare command in version 2019 and at first glance, the command appears to have only gone through a “cosmetic” change in the AutoCAD 2020 release. In AutoCAD 2019 the...

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  • Publishing (Files) vs Publishing (Plots) with BIM360 for Civil 3D

    Publishing (Files) vs Publishing (Plots) with BIM360 for Civil 3D

    Matt Miyamoto | ISD Project Manager With the addition of BIM360 to our Civil 3D environment in the Civil 3D 2020.2 Update, we now have a couple of different definitions for “Publish.” In general...

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  • Inventor 2020 error:  'Could not start the Autodesk Desktop Connect Service.  The required services (Autodesk Desktop Connect and Guided Tut

    Inventor 2020 error: 'Could not start the Autodesk Desktop Connect Service. The required services (Autodesk Desktop Connect and Guided Tut

    When launching Inventor 2020 this message appears. You can continue working but it appears every time you start the program: "Could not start the Autodesk Desktop Connect Service. The required...

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  • BIM 360 Design for Civil 3D Collaboration Tip 2 – Creating a New Drawing

    BIM 360 Design for Civil 3D Collaboration Tip 2 – Creating a New Drawing

    Matt Miyamoto | ISD Project Manager With the new release of Civil 3D 2020.2, we’re all seeing some slight changes in the appearance of Civil 3D’s Start page (Blog Post Part 1) and some new options...

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  • Customizing the Ribbon with IMAGINiT Utilities for Civil 3D

    Customizing the Ribbon with IMAGINiT Utilities for Civil 3D

    Matt Miyamoto | ISD Project Manager If you’re a subscription customer through IMAGINiT Technologies, you have access to our custom Utilities for Autodesk Civil 3D. These utilities are specialized...

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  • Introduction to CUI File Handling17:31

    Introduction to CUI File Handling

    In this Tech Tip video we learn how to handle custom CUI files while maintaining default AutoCAD profiles and CUI files by creating custom profiles and workspaces to be used in conjunction with custom

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  • Maintaining Personal Support24:54

    Maintaining Personal Support

    In this Tech Tip video we learn how to create a personal profile which will then be modified so that we can maintain personal variables, LISP routines and keyboard shortcuts found within a personal su

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  • Using Civil 3D Property Sets to Associate User Defined Attributes to Objects24:09

    Using Civil 3D Property Sets to Associate User Defined Attributes to Objects

    In this Video Tech Tip we will demonstrate how to create user defined attribution and associate it with Civil 3D objects using property sets. This technique can be used to add custom data to utilities

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  • Updated list of Autodesk Vault Build Numbers

    Updated list of Autodesk Vault Build Numbers

    Updated list of Autodesk Vault Build Numbers through Vault 2020.1.2.

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  • AutoCAD Tips and Tricks Part II52:14

    AutoCAD Tips and Tricks Part II

    Part II of AutoCAD Tips and Tricks with IMAGINiT expert Ryan Wunderlich. In this session, Ryan covers the following 7 commands: 1. PICKSTYLE 2. CHANGESPACE 3. PDFIMPORT 4. ATTSYNC 5. ATTEDIT vs EAT

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  • Clash Detection with Revit and Navisworks44:54

    Clash Detection with Revit and Navisworks

    See Revit and Navisworks clash detection capabilities as well as tips for workflow and best practices.

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  • Vibration Analysis with Autodesk Inventor Nastran1:03:57

    Vibration Analysis with Autodesk Inventor Nastran

    Learn about the various vibration analysis capabilities available within Autodesk Inventor Nastran.

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  • Combining Blocks Using Visibility States Within AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks

    Combining Blocks Using Visibility States Within AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks

    Are you working in an AutoCAD-based drawing that has a large number of similar blocks? Have you ever spent too much time sorting through a long list of block...

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  • DWG compare feature included with AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 201939:49

    DWG compare feature included with AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 2019

    IMAGINiT expert Ryan Wunderlich covers an in-depth exploration of the DWG compare feature included with AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT 2019.

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  • License Checkout Time Out Issues with 2020 Products

    License Checkout Time Out Issues with 2020 Products

    Issue: You open the product and get an error box stating the license checkout timeout occurred and have to close the product Causes: This problem is related to the Autodesk Desktop Licensing...

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  • Civil 3D Styles Drag & Drop (Part 3): 

    Civil 3D Styles Drag & Drop (Part 3): 

    Using a previously created style in a drawing can save time by drag and drop into a current one. You...

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  • Add IMAGINiT 2020 Utilities to a deployment

    Add IMAGINiT 2020 Utilities to a deployment

    Add the IMAGINiT 2020 Utilities to a deployment

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