Modifying Deployments

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Issue: This is just an example. . . .You’ve created a deployment using a standalone license. You need 1 more standalone deployment which uses a different serial number and 1 more network license deployment with a different serial number (licensed for 4 installations). Solution: Autodesk Product Support answers this issue on …

Alignment Labels – Diving Deeper

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A few weeks ago I posted the “Alignment Label – Station Offset with Elevations” blog and it’s had a good reception .  However, there are those folks out there who are much smarter and craftier than I am.  One of these geniuses is my good friend, Tom Richardson.  He read my …

AutoCAD Architecture Project Browser Crashes

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Windows Updates are causing issues with the AutoCAD Architecture (and AutoCAD MEP) Project Browser.  A recent Knowledgebase article points to Microsoft updates  MS14-037 (KB2962872 – July 8, 2014) and MS14-051 (KB2976627 – August 12, 2014) as the culprits. I’ve had a couple of customers call with this issue and following the uninstall procedures in that …

Inventor Dimension Style Editing

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I recently had a client asking how to make the inches marks (“) show up in his dimension style in his Inventor drawings, and make his text larger. There’s quite a bit of information involved in teaching about the Styles Editor, but I thought I would share just how to …

Inventor Display Settings are Flexible

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Autodesk Inventor’s display settings are very flexible.  By default, the settings are controlled by the Use Document Settings radio button.  This button is located in the Appearance section of the Display tab within the Application Options dialog box. This default behavior helps you to learn how to tweak the settings …

Smoother 3D Converted Items

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You may have noticed that during the Convert 3D process in CADmep that your perfectly round solids get turned into something that more resembles a hexagon. In the process of rebuilding one of my converted items I noticed that my newly converted item didn’t look as good as my older …