How to Find Recommended Hardware for Autodesk

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Not all computers are created equal.  There is a significant difference between a desktop computer, which is used for desktop applications like Microsoft Office,  and a workstation computer, which is used for design applications like Autodesk Inventor.  Design applications are significantly more intense in graphic and non-graphic computations, and therefore …

Orthographic Mode in Navisworks? Gone?

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Recently, while digging into a really cool 3rd Party add-on for Navisworks (iConstruct – I’ll be posting more on this amazing tool later), I discovered a rather disturbing feature/limitation/defect in Navisworks. After a bit of Googling I found it mentioned in several forum threads, so this may not be news …

Creating a Numbering Scheme in Autodesk Vault

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One of the Administrative tasks to perform on your Vault Workgroup or Vault Professional installation is to determine and to set up a numbering scheme for items and files.  If you don’t already have a numbering scheme previously in effect, you’ll want to determine your scheme strategy before sitting down …

Creating and Reporting Custom Data

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Have you ever needed to add custom information to an item and use it in a report? Here is a quick How-To on creating Custom Item Data and reporting this information. This also applies to Custom Job Data. Located in the Main Database, click on Takeoff>Custom Data. Under Custom Item …

Recommended Hardware

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Periodically we’ll take a call from someone who wants a recommendation for a computer manufacturer.  Legally, the only thing we can recommend are the system settings that Autodesk recommends for your specific software or suite. However, Autodesk has provided a recommended hardware list for you to check prior to purchasing …

Change the Frequency!

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I’ve had many people in the past ask about how to turn off those pesky corridor frequency lines. Most people just want to know what layer they’re on so they can turn it off: Well it’s not as simple as one layer. See, when you create your corridor it uses a …