We’ve published our latest courseware for the Autodesk fabrication products. Fabrication ESTmep Fundamentals 2015 is intended to be used in the standard four-day instructor-led class, but can be used by almost anyone to learn the fundamentals of Autodesk Fabrication ESTmep.
This 500 page book is printed in full-color and includes exercise files to enable you to follow each lesson. Printed by Amazon’s publishing service, this book is exclusively available on our web site.
It joins our previous book, Fabrication CADmep Fundamentals 2015, as the only commercially available coursewares for these Autodesk products.
This is the recording of the December Fabrication User Group Meeting.
This is the recording of the November Fabrication User Group Meeting.
Enceptia recently tested the fabrication family of products with Autodesk Vault Professional. Vault data management software helps organize, manage, and track data creation and documentation processes for design, engineering, and construction teams. It provides more control over design data with revision management capabilities. You can quickly find and reuse data to more easily manage your design and engineering information. Continue reading
Enceptia held it’s first Fabrication User Group meeting on Friday, October 3rd. Meetings are planned for the first Friday of each month.
Every software author has the legal right to insist that you use their software according to the LSA. They also have to right to verify that you are in compliance. Autodesk has a License Compliance team conducting routine LC audits on all customers. It’s not a case of “if”, but “when” you will be audited. We at Enceptia recommend that you perform your own audit before you are required to conduct an official one. You can quickly and easily correct any problems you may find with a proactive check, but problems discovered during an official audit are unforgiving and expensive.
Check every computer and make a list of what’s installed. This can be done manually or using various software auditing products. Verify that you have enough licenses. Don’t just assume you have the licenses; find your proof of purchase. Uninstall unused or extra software. Educate your employees on the risks of installing software without management’s authorization. In the end, the efforts needed to do this are trivial compared to the expenses of failing an official audit.
The licenses you purchase are generally for use within the country or territory in which you purchased them. For example, if you bought your Autodesk license from Enceptia, you have the right to use it within the United States. If you have an active Maintenance Subscription Agreement, you are also allowed to temporarily use the software outside the USA while traveling. If you permanently move to another country, you must pay a fee to transfer the license to that new region or country. If you host your Autodesk applications on a Citrix or VDI server, only people within the same country can use that software. But you can purchase Extra Territorial Rights (ETR) which allows you to use the software in multiple countries or regions.
Autodesk Maintenance Subscription customers are entitled to use certain Previous Versions of Autodesk products concurrently with the most current release. These are not additional licenses; just the right to use older versions on the same computers. Typically, this includes the three previous versions. For example, 2015 is current, so Previous Use would include 2014, 2013 and 2012. Most, but not all, Autodesk products are eligible for Previous Version Use. Availability can be found on the Previous Version Eligible Product List within Subscription Center.
Home Use is a benefit available to Autodesk Maintenance Subscription customers. Home Use allows you or your employees to install a second copy of the software at a home location away from your office for work related to business, personal education, or for training needs. Most, but not all, Autodesk products are eligible for Home Use. You’ll find more information about Home Use when you log into Autodesk Subscription Center.
Traditionally, Autodesk has offered its software as a perpetual license. Once acquired, you had the right to use that version of the software forever. Autodesk still sells perpetual licenses, but they also offer licenses that work for a specific time period. These time-limited licenses enable the software to run for 30 days, 90 days, or one year based upon your needs. Autodesk calls this Desktop Subscription and you can think of it as renting the software. Unlike cloud services, Desktop Subscription is installed and activated just like perpetual licenses. You can auto-renew or choose to have it expire at the end of the billing cycle. Desktop Subscription is ideal for temporary project-based work or for summer interns.