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Don't miss the upcoming webinar "Maximise design hours with InfraWorks 360 and AutoCAD Civil 3D" - Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM BST (content focus will be primarily for UK & Ireland customers) Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at BIMagination
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In case you missed it, we’re celebrating the one-millionth app download from Autodesk Exchange Apps, a web-based design and engineering app store created for the Autodesk community only three years ago. This incredible milestone was reached early last week. See more at: http://inthefold.autodesk.com/in_the_fold/2015/06/autodesk-exchange-apps-store-reaches-1-million-downloads.html Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at BIMagination
Once you have set up an electromechanical project, you can see Inventor parts and electrical representation in Location View and information is shared between AutoCAD Electrical and Inventor. If you use Autodesk Vault with Inventor and Electrical, you can use it to back up the electromechanical data along with the native design files. AutoCAD Electrical and Autodesk Vault There are a couple of best practices associated with AutoCAD Electrical and Autodesk Vault. Some of the recommendations for backing up electromechanical data are: The working folder for the project is the shared folder accessible to all multiple electrical users. Every time... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at AutoCAD Electrical
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An Electromechanical Project consists of an AutoCAD Electrical Project, Inventor assemblies and the content on shared folder. The files in the shared folder are used to exchange the data between AutoCAD Electrical and Inventor. The shared folder has three files: The EMX file contains the project link information. The physical snapshot file contains the component level link information from Inventor The logical snapshot file contains the component level link information from AutoCAD Electrical Q: How to reuse an Electromechanical Project? A: To reuse an Electromechanical project: Sync the projects from both AutoCAD Electrical and Inventor so that all the information... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at AutoCAD Electrical
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Autodesk® announced the June 2015 release of InfraWorks 360™ 2016 last week, ushering in new enhancements and added functionalities to learn and explore! To help you get acclimated to new and/or improved features in this release, we've created new Learning Videos and new Help topics, and also want to direct... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at BIMagination
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When a child contact is placed close to the parent, many times it is shown as being linked directly using the dashed link lines. And yet, the cross-reference for this child was still shown at the parent. You could trick AutoCAD Electrical into not showing it by adding the value NULL in the CONTACT attribute on the child. But, then it wasn't counted in the contact total. Or you could hide the cross-referencing totally on the parent. But, if there were children not linked directly, the cross-reference needed to be visible. Now, in AutoCAD Electrical 2016, the references for the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at AutoCAD Electrical
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When the USGS released amazing new GeoTIFF maps of the California seafloor this week, we eagerly started exploring how this bathymetry, geology, and ocean floor biological habitat data would look in InfraWorks 360. Turns out, bringing GeoTIFFs of ocean topography into my InfraWorks 360 model was even simpler than I thought it would be. Plus, with the right aerial imagery, you can even see waves breaking on top of underwater reefs. Here's a peek: Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at BIMagination
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Are you trying to simulate floods in your InfraWorks 360 models? We've got a couple of different options for you. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at BIMagination
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Use avoidance zones in InfraWorks 360 to specify areas to avoid when optimizing the horizontal path of a design road. Any avoidance areas you add to your model will be included as cost zones, and factored into construction and earthwork cost estimates for the optimal design of the selected road corridor. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at BIMagination
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What is it? Ideastation went online in June 2014 as an initiative to engage & empower the AutoCAD Electrical user community. Users can make the most of this platform by sharing their ideas for new features, or feature enhancements they would like implemented in the product. How does it work? You know how it works while posting an idea, but we wanted to tell you a little more about how we process the postings and how seriously we take your ideas. The AutoCAD Electrical Ideastation team gets together and reviews new ideas on a weekly basis. We rely on the... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at AutoCAD Electrical
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Making Your AutoCAD Civil 3D Project Shine, Part 1 showed you how to bring your AutoCAD Civil 3D project into a data-rich InfraWorks 360 model of the project's real-world location. In this follow-up post, let's talk about what to do, now that you've brought your infrastructure design project from AutoCAD Civil 3D into InfraWorks 360. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at BIMagination
Apart from the AutoCAD Electrical Idea Station, we are always looking to engage with customers who are interested in shaping the future of AutoCAD Electrical. One way we do this, is to invite people to join our Customer Council. The Customer Council is an online forum were participants get early access to product builds, and learn about about potential future enhancements, while we hear and respond to their experience and feedback. Sometimes, we reach out to a group of participants to do one on one calls to delve deeper into a particular problem, or proposed solution. The time commitment is... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at AutoCAD Electrical
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You've just designed a spectacular proposal for a large infrastructure project bid using the latest release of Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D. You need to show your designs to stakeholders on the project, but you don't want to show them the same old DWG drawing format they're used to-- and before you hand the designs off, you still need to conduct final design and analysis in context of the proposed project site. This is your cue to finally boot up your free trial of Autodesk InfraWorks 360, and let InfraWorks 360 be a display case for your hard work. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at BIMagination
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With the latest release of Autodesk InfraWorks 360, you can import a polygonal area of interest in SHP file format to specify the extents of a Model Builder model. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at BIMagination
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When you Set Model Time in your model, InfraWorks 360 will display only the assets in your model that have creation and termination dates indicating that they exist during the specified model time. To locate your model objects within the desired space-time continuum, you can add creation and termination date attributes to the properties of objects in your model. Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at BIMagination
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As we like to do with every release, we've created new learning materials for the March 2015 release of InfraWorks 360, to quickly guide you through important workflows and features. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at BIMagination
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Visibility and transparency settings are especially helpful when you are viewing or editing features that are subterranean, complex, or obscured from your view-- such as drainage networks beneath roadways, girders beneath a bridge deck, or bridge foundations supporting your piers. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at BIMagination
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QUESTION: How do I search for an object in my InfraWorks 360 model using alphanumeric information? For example, how could I search for a specific road in my Model Builder-generated model, using only the street name? ANSWER: Use the 'Filter Select' command to create and use an expression that specifies your search-and-select conditions. It is also possible to apply a search to multiple feature classes. This might be helpful when working with Drainage Design for InfraWorks 360, for example to select all pipelines and pipeline connectors with the same network name. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at BIMagination
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Panel and cabinet builders enter a new era with the release of AutoCAD Electrical 2016. Building on the success of the most popular controls CAD solution in North America, we have integrated the schematic to 3D panel and machine design. A tightly coupled interface to Autodesk Inventor Professional 2016, allows real-time collaboration for electrical and mechanical engineers, or electromechanical designers, working together on a shared project. A new Location View allows the designers and engineers to collaborate on their design, constantly being aware of, and leveraging the work of their coworkers. Through the Location View, all components, wires and harnesses... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at AutoCAD Electrical
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On Wednesday, February 11th, the A360 team released an exciting new update. We now have a new commenting experience, improved search and Desktop Editing support. So much cool stuff! We also made lots of improvements and bug fixing. Check out the summary below for a summary of the latest enhancements. New Commenting Features You now have the ability not only to comment on a design – but we have added commenting on a point or on a specific item within the design. This allows for seamless interaction between our A360 Mobile app and the Web app. Now, if someone comments... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
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Charles Berteaux is a BIM Manager at LRS Architects, a firm that prides themselves on a dedication to design integrity and responsible environmental practices. In fact, they’ve received more than 50 design awards! These are just a couple of my favorites: The Art House is a six-story, 48,000 SF mixed-use student housing project in Downtown Portland, which was designed for the art students of the Pacific Northwest College of Art. There are artwork galleries, workspaces, and even dormitories! Digital Trends is an online product review startup - this new office space features a full kitchen, a laundry room, a photoshoot... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
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Puny humans, your sports are boring. We, the robots of the future, were not impressed by your “Super” Bowl last Sunday. In the future, all truly terrible 2nd and goal offensive plays are executed perfectly by 15 ft robot gladiators who throw within 3 mm precision at speeds approaching the speed of sound. Footballs are made from “non-deflating” 50lbs of solid steel. “Beastmode” is literally a dial setting. Enough though about American human football. Let’s talk about you designing the future of sports! Our friends at Megabots are extremely serious about helping the future of sports be epic - and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
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So far, we've had 70 respondents to the January Question of the Month for InfraWorks 360 tell us what they'd like to see next. If you haven't already, please vote using the InfraWorks 360 Community Social Hub. We urge you to vote so that we can work with you and hear your feedback as we design the next evolution of InfraWorks. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at BIMagination
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Check out the below infographic to help you better understand what the individual Team & Project roles can and cannot do within your own A360 hub. Keep an eye out for Part 2 - Project Types coming soon! Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at A360 - Take the Work Out of Teamwork
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The best way to stay up to date with news about everything InfraWorks is to regularly check out the InfraWorks 360 Commmunity Social Hub. We've got a strong presence on Facebook, Twitter, and blog sites, where you can find the latest and greatest information on product updates, how others are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at BIMagination