Bing Maps in 2014

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For years we were all happy utilizing the Google Earth importing tools in Civil 3D. Then in Civil 3D 2013 Google Earth pulled the plug and we no longer had that ability. Autodesk Labs answered by testing out Project Basejump which allowed users to import high quality georeferenced Bing Maps …

Common Mistakes on Network Installs

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Through the years of doing tech support I’ve noticed some common mistakes that some users have made that hinder their network installs of their Autodesk software. I’ve compiled a list here in attempt to help you not to make the same mistakes. Not taking the time to understand the installation …

Autodesk License Manager Installation Guide

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We here at Applied Software take many support calls from users who need help installing their network based software. We are always happy to assist, but there are times when companies decide it’s best to install their network software and we are just not available (nights, weekends, holidays). Autodesk has …

HELP!!!!

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I get the “how to” question quite a bit and my first response is, “have you checked the help file”? More times than none the answer is, “I didn’t know there was a help file”. Below are the steps to locate, add shortcut and navigate through the help file. Locate …

To Download or Install?

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Most of us are now gaining access to our Autodesk software via download from the Autodesk web site or our subscription site. When you download your software, you have options – the default is to “Install Now” and it  WILL take less time then downloading first, then installing. In the …

Vault Basic – A Subscription Benefit

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There are many benefits to having Subscription with your Autodesk products. One of the biggest benefits is having access to the many Product Enhancements that are available for download on the Subscription site.  However, it can be difficult to know what is there for you without doing a little digging …

Exporting CADmep to ESTmep or CAMduct

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I find myself answering this question quite often while answering support cases. I would like to share this simple but overlooked feature. CADmep has the ability to export CADmep items as an ESJ/MAJ file to be used with ESTmep or CAMduct. Follow the steps below to create a ESJ/MAJ: Create …

I Heart Keyboard Shortcuts

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Ever wonder if there are keyboard shortcuts within ESTmep and CAMduct that could replace the pick and clicks? You’re in luck, both ESTmep and CAMduct have built in shortcut keys. Below is a list of shortcut keys for ESTmep and CAMduct. F1: Will access your .CHM File (HELP FILE). F5- …