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What’s the Difference?!

By Garrett Tice

Ever have inconsistencies within your BOM while spooling? Continue reading

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Decrease Design Time, Increase Profits

By Jason Porter

How many of you out there hold onto those old work stations because they “work just fine”?  I know many people who refuse to purchase newer work stations because they don’t want to spend the money.  I recently had a call from a guy who was upset because he just purchased AutoCAD 2015 and was having trouble installing it on a Windows 2000 system.  REALLY!?!?!?!? Continue reading

AutoCAD Tip: MATCHPROP works between two drawings

By Jason Porter

Did you know that you can use the MATCHPROP command between two drawing that you have open side by side?  Give it a try. It will save lots of time.

Fabrication User Group Recording (Oct 3, 2014)

By Doug Wietbrock

Enceptia held it’s first Fabrication User Group meeting on Friday, October 3rd. Meetings are planned for the first Friday of each month.

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Fabrication 2015 Object Enabler Not Working?

By Lyle Janda

Object Enabler issues can be very annoying and in some cases, time consuming. Most likely you have downloaded the Object Enabler off the Autodesk website to find you are unable to see any items in AutoCAD or Navisworks. Follow these easy steps to resolve Object Enabler Issues. These steps apply to Fabrication 2013-2015 Object Enabler. Continue reading

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Default Length and O.D.

By Scott Hendricks

Below is an list sorted by priority of how the Autodesk Fabrication products get standard lengths and O.D.’s. When creating content, knowing how Standard Length and O.D.’s are applied to items will save you hours of frustration.

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Autodesk Fabrication 2014 Service Pack 3

By Lyle Janda

Autodesk Fabrication Service Pack 3 is out. Download here. Continue reading

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Smoother 3D Converted Items

By Scott Hendricks

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 one and after a little testing I figured out why. It was the AutoCAD setting “Rendered object smoothness“, so I did a little testing and here are my results. Continue reading

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Save a Click……Apply a Script

By Garrett Tice

When applying hangers to your items/drawing, there are several different methods.

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New Content

By Scott Hendricks

NewOn May 12, 2014 Autodesk released a bunch of new items for download on building3dcontent.com. Here is a run down of what they updated and what they added.   Continue reading

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