How-Tos

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

  • AutoCAD: How to control the recent block history in the Block Insert Palette

    AutoCAD: How to control the recent block history in the Block Insert Palette

    You would like to know how to control the number of recently inserted Blocks on the Block Insert Palette. This is as-designed. Here's what to do.

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  • The Store Referenced Surface in Drawing Command Setting

    The Store Referenced Surface in Drawing Command Setting

    In the 2017 version Autodesk’s Civil 3D they introduced a new feature which stores the geometry of a referenced surface in a drawing when using data references.

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  • Inventor 2022 New UI Tools

    Inventor 2022 New UI Tools

    A new feature in Inventor 2022 that needs to be shared is the “Reset UI”.

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  • Inventor 2022:  New iLogic Tools

    Inventor 2022: New iLogic Tools

    Inventor 2022 gives us some new iLogic tools to interact with the new Inventor tools.

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  • Troubleshooting Revit: Application Hangs or Spinning wheel

    Troubleshooting Revit: Application Hangs or Spinning wheel

    Autodesk Revit Issues Addin for 2020 or 2021 is installed and the user is not using BIM360 products.

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  • Cannot Synchronize to Central – System Volumes are Calculating

    Cannot Synchronize to Central – System Volumes are Calculating

    The “Calculations” parameter for one or more duct or pipe system types is set to “All” (or another setting other than None), causing Revit to perform calculations in the background.

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  • Imported Step Drawing appears only as monochrome in Online Viewer

    Imported Step Drawing appears only as monochrome in Online Viewer

    STEP file export format version AP203 does not retain object color information.

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  • AutoCAD 2022 Count Performance with large numbers of blocks

    AutoCAD 2022 Count Performance with large numbers of blocks

    This is due to AutoCAD trying to process significantly large numbers of blocks when using the COUNT command.

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  • Floating Windows in AutoCAD-based products not scaling when moved to a different screen

    Floating Windows in AutoCAD-based products not scaling when moved to a different screen

    This is currently by design, as the scaling from the dragged window is using the current scaling of the screen AutoCAD is running on

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  • Custom Decorations in InfraWorks5:17

    Custom Decorations in InfraWorks

    A simple process showing how to use existing 3D models as decorations in InfraWorks to add wow factor.

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  • Plant 3D content in Civil 3D4:11

    Plant 3D content in Civil 3D

    This video covers the process for importing Plant 3D content into IPE to generate a C3D Pressure Network part catalog

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  • Fixing One Sided Assemblies2:55

    Fixing One Sided Assemblies

    In this Video Tech Tip we demonstrate how to fix Civil 3D assemblies with all subassemblies unintentionally attached to one side of the assemble marker, AKA one-sided assemblies

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  • New AutoCAD 2022 Collaboration Tools

    New AutoCAD 2022 Collaboration Tools

    Two new features to aid in collaboration are Trace and Share. Both use the AutoCAD web platform as the base for their collaboration.

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  • What’s New in Twinmotion 2021.1

    What’s New in Twinmotion 2021.1

    Twinmotion 2021.1 is out now and below are some of the exciting new features that we will be doing deeper dives on in the future.

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  • Project Explorer for Civil 3D - Part 5 Object Sets

    Project Explorer for Civil 3D - Part 5 Object Sets

    The use of object sets provides a way to automate the creation of reports, AutoCAD tables, and 2D drawings and do so with individual objects or a combination of multiple objects.

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  • Database Administration – Adding Users and Privileges

    Database Administration – Adding Users and Privileges

    Fabrication can add different users with set permissions and privileges. This is a great option for keeping all users from being able to delete or change the database

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  • 5 Reasons to Make ProductivityNOW Your One-Stop-Shop for Software Learning

    5 Reasons to Make ProductivityNOW Your One-Stop-Shop for Software Learning

    Don’t risk employee and customer satisfaction issues that can result from bad data or delays.

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  • 5 Ways IMAGINiT’s Live Online Training Mimics Classroom Training

    5 Ways IMAGINiT’s Live Online Training Mimics Classroom Training

    With IMAGINiT, your team will gain the skills they need while collaborating with an instructor and each other.

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  • Project Explorer for Civil 3D - Part 4 AutoCAD Tables and 2D Drawings

    Project Explorer for Civil 3D - Part 4 AutoCAD Tables and 2D Drawings

    Quick Report to AutoCAD Table creates a static AutoCAD table and is an easy method to generate it.

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  • Optimization and Productivity Best Practices56:46

    Optimization and Productivity Best Practices

    Join our Autodesk software expert Leo Lavayen as he share details of several commands, features, and workflows that are unknown to or underutilized by many users.

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