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

  • Electrical 2022: When launching you receive “Unhandled Exception” acepublish.arx

    Electrical 2022: When launching you receive “Unhandled Exception” acepublish.arx

    Exception in c:\program fi les\autodesk\autocad 2022\acade\acepublish.arx Unhandled Exception (Followed by Various Memory addresses).

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  • Description keys for Designers

    Description keys for Designers

    Only Surveyors use points and description keys, right? Well, no actually.

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  • What's New Revit 2025: Toposolid Enhancements

    What's New Revit 2025: Toposolid Enhancements

    Starting in Revit 2024, the Toposurface functionality was replaced by the Toposolid functionality. With Revit 2025 we now see several new features and improvements to Toposolids.

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  • IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit: CAD Tools (Part 2: Rooms from CAD)

    IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit: CAD Tools (Part 2: Rooms from CAD)

    This tool is designed to streamline the process of creating Revit rooms from a linked CAD file's polylines

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  • IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit: CAD Tools (Part 1: CAD Block Insert)

    IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit: CAD Tools (Part 1: CAD Block Insert)

    The CAD Block Insert utility is a feature within IMAGINiT’s Utilities for Revit that allows users to map and insert Revit families on top of corresponding CAD blocks within a linked .dwg file.

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  • IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit: Earth Connector

    IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit: Earth Connector

    This tool significantly enhances the way we visualize and present Revit models by integrating with Google Earth Pro, providing functionalities that are not available out-of-the-box in Revit.

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  • Inventor assembly missing reference to file that is not part of assembly

    Inventor assembly missing reference to file that is not part of assembly

    How to resolve links for files that don't appear to be referenced in the Inventor Assembly

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  • IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit: Journal Reader (Part 2)

    IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit: Journal Reader (Part 2)

    Using the IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit Journal Reader

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  • IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit: Journal Reader (Part 1)

    IMAGINiT Utilities for Revit: Journal Reader (Part 1)

    The journal files in Revit are .txt based files that are generated automatically every time a Revit session is started.

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  • Enforcing and Creating Purpose-Built Autodesk Technology Standards

    Enforcing and Creating Purpose-Built Autodesk Technology Standards

    Considering Autodesk's Civil 3D is now 20 years old, one might think that everyone who has adopted it over the last two decades has fine-tuned every nook and cranny of the software

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  • Inventor: “Autodesk Analytics has Stopped Working”

    Inventor: “Autodesk Analytics has Stopped Working”

    You may notice this when you open a file. This is a Service which send Analytics back to Autodesk.

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  • Overwhelmed by Your Documentation & Technical Writing Needs?

    Overwhelmed by Your Documentation & Technical Writing Needs?

    Your time is valuable, so leverage our team of experts to help with your technical documentation needs.

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  • Twinmotion and Unreal Engine have reached parity with new 2024.1 release!

    Twinmotion and Unreal Engine have reached parity with new 2024.1 release!

    ....and other non-clickbait updates

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  • Drainage Design using Points - Interpolate by Relative Location

    Drainage Design using Points - Interpolate by Relative Location

    Civil 3D has a plethora of point creation methods at our disposal.

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  • Autodesk Replication Tool Access Issue

    Autodesk Replication Tool Access Issue

    BIM 360 Team End of Life archiving Tool.

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  • BIM 360 Team End-of-Life - What You Should Know

    BIM 360 Team End-of-Life - What You Should Know

    If you have projects on BIM 360 Team, it is important to understand what you need to do in the time remaining so as not to lose files.

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  • Vault is slow when creating a sub-folder in a folder with 1000 other folders

    Vault is slow when creating a sub-folder in a folder with 1000 other folders

    Why does Vault appear to lock up? Is the number of sub-folders causing this?

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  • Inserting Data Links from Excel3:35

    Inserting Data Links from Excel

    How to insert data links into AutoCAD from Excel.

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  • Vault ECO – Error 303: You do not have adequate permission to perform this operation

    Vault ECO – Error 303: You do not have adequate permission to perform this operation

    User tries to make changes to an ECO, but receives the following error message even though they should be able to make edits to the ECO

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  • Give Users Permission to Install Updates from Autodesk Access

    Give Users Permission to Install Updates from Autodesk Access

    How to give users permission to Install Updates from Autodesk Access on their computer

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