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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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Search Autodesk Fabrication .ITM Content

By Lyle Janda

Want to know what content is available to download for the Autodesk Fabrication products? Continue reading

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Your Annual Anti-Virus Warning

By Matt Dillon

It’s Spring again, which means it’s the time of year when everyone gleefully installs all of their new Autodesk software. And this is the time of year when we see the most install-related tech support calls. One that you can avoid having to make has to do with what can result if you leave your anti-virus software enabled when installing Autodesk products.

I know… if you’ve not heard this before, you probably think I’m nuts. But trust me. DISABLE YOUR ANTI-VIRUS when installing Autodesk software. In most cases the install may actually appear to go just peachy. Until you start trying to run the applications. Then things just act… weird. There’s really no other way to describe it. Sometimes it’s obvious – the software just won’t run. More often it’s more insidious.

One that is particularly nasty to installation attempts this go-round is Trend Micro’s antivirus. I ran into this with a customer recently – when they disabled the anti-virus everything went just fine. And today I’m vindicated, as it appears on Autodesk’s “Up and Ready” blog.

So if you don’t want to believe me, or if you need ammo for your skeptical IT people, go here: Up and Ready

Autodesk 2015 Products are Here

By Matt Dillon

Most, if not all of the Autodesk 2015 products are now shipping and are available for download, with the Suites soon to follow.

As always, we strongly recommend that you, your CAD Manager, BIM Manager, or whoever handles this sort of thing download and install the new software on a non-production machine first to explore the new features, before rolling it out to your entire office. Don’t forget to disable your anti-virus software before installing, and when you download, do not use the “Install Now” option. Use the “Download Now” (Download Manager) option ideally, or failing that, use the “Browser Download” option.

Regarding PMCut

By Doug Wietbrock

At Autodesk’s request, we have removed a previous post about PMCut software. We await additional information from Autodesk. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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