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Tips and tricks for using AutoCAD, Revit, Autodesk Inventor, Civil 3D, Autodesk Vault, InfraWorks, BIM 360, Fusion 360, and more.

  • Civil 3D: Using IMG files as DEM Surface Data

    Civil 3D: Using IMG files as DEM Surface Data

    Bryant Quinney | Sr Applications Expert In many states, data is available for large areas in the form of IMG files (essentially a DEM file but differing data format). While Autodesk Civil 3D does...

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  • DACH & ISYBAU Extension Causing Issues in Civil 3D

    DACH & ISYBAU Extension Causing Issues in Civil 3D

    Issue: You have unusual errors on Civil 3D and/or you notice the command line is showing command or information in German Language. Typical Errors may include inability to save the file once you...

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  • Import an InfraWorks Surface into Civil 3D

    Import an InfraWorks Surface into Civil 3D

    Richard Morrow | Application Expert In this blog post I wanted to use the surface model created from InfraWorks' Model Builder to create an existing surface in Autodesk Civil 3D. This is NOT a...

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  • AutoCAD 2021 and UTF-8 ZIP Format

    AutoCAD 2021 and UTF-8 ZIP Format

    By: Jeff Arbogast, CSV | Solution Center Team Lead Issue: AutoCAD DWGConvert, Etransmit, and Archive commands. Names do not display correctly after unzip. Causes: Autodesk is now using the UTF-8...

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  • Slow Performance When Editing Hatch and Selecting Drop Downs with Files on the Network Inside AutoCAD-based Programs

    Slow Performance When Editing Hatch and Selecting Drop Downs with Files on the Network Inside AutoCAD-based Programs

    By: Jeff Arbogast, CSV | Solution Center Team Lead Issue: AutoCAD experiences slowdowns when editing hatch and selecting drop downs. Using files from the Network. How to reproduce this issue...

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  • Dynamic Civil 3D Offset Alignments and Widenings

    Dynamic Civil 3D Offset Alignments and Widenings

    Richard Morrow | Applications Expert In this Blog I wanted to show how Offset Alignments are dynamically linked to a “parent” alignment within Autodesk Civil 3D. This makes them perfect for...

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  • C3D Styles in 2020 Reference Template Not Working in 2019 & 2018 Versions

    C3D Styles in 2020 Reference Template Not Working in 2019 & 2018 Versions

    Richard Morrow | Application Expert In this Blog I wanted share with you a tip I learned to solve the following challenge. You are working on a project where the Prime is using Autodesk C3D 2020....

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  • How to add fonts to macOS for AutoCAD / AutoCAD LT

    How to add fonts to macOS for AutoCAD / AutoCAD LT

    Issue: You need to add custom True Type Fonts (TTF) to your macOS and are unsure how to do this properly, and want your drawings in AutoCAD/LT for MAC to look like your drawings in AutoCAD/LT in...

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  • How to extract or remove Custom BMP icons from a CUIX

    How to extract or remove Custom BMP icons from a CUIX

    Issue: You have a Custom or Enterprise CUIX file, and you have custom button icons in it that the source BMP files have gone missing or you have Custom Button icons that you don't want to use, and...

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  • Where is the download for Autodesk Helius

    Where is the download for Autodesk Helius

    How to find he downloadable for Autodesk Helius

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  • Content Center Part 1: Basic Configuration

    Content Center Part 1: Basic Configuration

    Overview In this series we will explore the fundamentals of Content Center, starting with part 1, which covers its basic setup and configuration. Content Center is not difficult to manage, but...

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  • Dynamic Civil 3D Offset Alignments and Widenings

    Dynamic Civil 3D Offset Alignments and Widenings

    Richard Morrow | Application Expert In this Blog I wanted to show how within Autodesk Civil 3D, Offset Alignments are dynamically linked to a “parent” Alignment. This makes them perfect for...

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  • Get an Autodesk License File

    Get an Autodesk License File

    Get an Autodesk License file

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  • Download and Install Autodesk Network License Manager (LMTools or FlexLM)

    Download and Install Autodesk Network License Manager (LMTools or FlexLM)

    Download and Install Autodesk Network License Manager (LMTools or FlexLM)

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  • Troubleshooting Autodesk Software Install Failure

    Troubleshooting Autodesk Software Install Failure

    Troubleshooting Autodesk Software Install Failure

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  • How to change the Contract Manager, Primary/Secondary Admins and Software Coordinator

    How to change the Contract Manager, Primary/Secondary Admins and Software Coordinator

    How to change the Contract Manager, Primary/Secondary Admins and Software Coordinator

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  • Autodesk Download Manager and Download Now Method

    Autodesk Download Manager and Download Now Method

    Autodesk Download Manager and Download Now Method

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  • Assign Single-user Products in Autodesk Account

    Assign Single-user Products in Autodesk Account

    Assign Single-user Products in Autodesk Account

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  • Migrate Custom AutoCAD Settings

    Migrate Custom AutoCAD Settings

    Migrate custom AutoCAD settings

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  • Assign Multi-user Products in Autodesk Account

    Assign Multi-user Products in Autodesk Account

    Assign multi-user products in Autodesk Account

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