How-Tos

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

  • Fabrication CADmep Hanger Command

    Fabrication CADmep Hanger Command

    The hanger command can be used on any pipe service in fabrication.

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  • Using CAD Standards Checker to remove styles you cannot purge

    Using CAD Standards Checker to remove styles you cannot purge

    Typically they are in a block definition or in a Civil 3D style, and locating them is proving difficult

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  • Log Cabins in Revit!

    Log Cabins in Revit!

    Creating Log Walls for your favorite Log Cabin designs

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  • AutoCAD: Certain Hatches do not Plot, Preview, Display properly

    AutoCAD: Certain Hatches do not Plot, Preview, Display properly

    When Plotting files in AutoCAD. Some Hatches do not Plot and/or Preview, Display. This can happen for a number of reasons, here's a few things to try.

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  • AutoCAD Toolsets for Building36:42

    AutoCAD Toolsets for Building

    IMAGINiT expert Ryan Wunderlich walks us through the AutoCAD toolsets we should be using when working in the Building industry.

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  • How to ETransmit AutoCAD files to include XREFs and place them all in one folder

    How to ETransmit AutoCAD files to include XREFs and place them all in one folder

    How to eTransmit AutoCAD files to include XREFs and place them all in one folder, etransmit, autocad, zip

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  • Autodesk Revit 2022: what’s new and exciting?

    Autodesk Revit 2022: what’s new and exciting?

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  • AutoCAD: VISRETAINMODE System Variable

    AutoCAD: VISRETAINMODE System Variable

    VISRETAINMODE is a Systems Variable that works with VISRETAIN. This helps control what is Synced upon opening.

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  • In AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT for Mac how to select and change the color for multiple layers at once.

    In AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT for Mac how to select and change the color for multiple layers at once.

    Illustrated differences between AutoCAD for Windows and the Mac version for changing multiple layer colors at once.

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  • AutoCAD for Mac 2020 loses bold and italic style in printed PDF

    AutoCAD for Mac 2020 loses bold and italic style in printed PDF

    Bold and Italics are missing in PDFs created in AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT for Mac 2020, running in macOS Big Sur.

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  • Export Civil 3D drawings to basic AutoCAD geometry within AutoCAD-based products

    Export Civil 3D drawings to basic AutoCAD geometry within AutoCAD-based products

    If you have the Civil 3D Object Enabler installed, you can type in -EXPORTTOAUTOCAD to explode the Civil 3D entities to basic AutoCAD entities (This also works in AutoCAD LT).

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  • Filling in the Roadway Gaps:  Raised Median with Crown (3 of 4)

    Filling in the Roadway Gaps: Raised Median with Crown (3 of 4)

    Here the Median Raised with Crown from the Tool Palettes Medians tab will be used

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  • Filling in the Roadway Gaps: Link Slope Between Points (2 of 4)

    Filling in the Roadway Gaps: Link Slope Between Points (2 of 4)

    Here the Link Slopes Between Points from the Tool Palettes Generic tab will be used

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  • Filling in the Roadway Gaps: Link to Marked Point (1 of 4)

    Filling in the Roadway Gaps: Link to Marked Point (1 of 4)

    These subassemblies need to be built in the correct order and even though at times the layout might look wrong, they work!

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  • Autodesk: When I Invite Users to my “Named User Account” They never receive the email

    Autodesk: When I Invite Users to my “Named User Account” They never receive the email

    These Invites can be “blocked” and an exception should be added to Firewalls.

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  • Utilities for Revit Error Licensing Issue - The specified Authorization code is for

    Utilities for Revit Error Licensing Issue - The specified Authorization code is for

    This problem is due to trying to activate the 2021 utilities with an old authcode, 2020 in this instance.

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  • Plant 3D cannot connect to BIM Collaborate Pro

    Plant 3D cannot connect to BIM Collaborate Pro

    A third-party Add-on for Plant 3D 2020 prevented loading a collaborative project from BIM Collaborate Pro.

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  • Clean Uninstall of the IMAGINiT Reprise License Manager

    Clean Uninstall of the IMAGINiT Reprise License Manager

    Clean Uninstall of the IMAGINiT Reprise License Manager

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  • Inventor Part Density/Mass Shows a “0.000” Value After Upgrade

    Inventor Part Density/Mass Shows a “0.000” Value After Upgrade

    Solution for Inventor parts that show a "0" value Density/Mass iProperty value.

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  • Measure, Distance, and Area commands not giving correct values

    Measure, Distance, and Area commands not giving correct values

    This problem is usually because you have items at different Z elevations, and are using Object Snaps (OSNAPS) to select start and end points with different Z Values

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