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It's time to sunset a few InfraWorks services. The services to be retired only affect InfraWorks 2017.2 and earlier versions. If you're using version 2017.3 or later (including the latest Rolling Sandbox build), you have nothing to worry about - these service changes won't impact your software. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at BIMagination
Trying to find the installer for InfraWorks LT? Look no further. 1) Go to 2) Login using your Autodesk account credentials. After login, you can view all Autodesk Products and Services associated with your account. 3) Scroll down to InfraWorks and review what you are entitled to. It's possible... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at BIMagination
To create a deployment of InfraWorks, you must create a multi-seat standalone deployment that does not connect to a license server but instead allows you to push an installation package out to multiple machines. Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at BIMagination
Subscription administrators such as Contract Managers and Software Coordinators can add or remove users to their InfraWorks 360 contract using the Autodesk Accounts portal available through To access User Management in Autodesk Account 1. Sign in to your Autodesk Account at 2. Select Management to view your Products... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at BIMagination
Maybe you allready use this script for multi-shot overmolding. For that we have posted an Article 11/18/2014. The new version can map fiber orientation to give orthotropic mechanical properties to the insert (previous shots). Here the new Download MapOvermold_vbs (As usual, you need to rename the file so that it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2016 at Beyond Moldflow Insight
Registration for AU Las Vegas (November 15-17th, 2016) is now open! Sign up for the Autodesk conference aimed towards those who design, build, make & create! Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at BIMagination
Same ol’ CAD? Same ol’ results! It's time to move beyond traditional CAD to more integrated workflows. The “Beyond Bentley” webcast series demonstrates how to connect people, data and analytics for better project results. Discover how you can get better insights to design earlier without changing design tools. Go beyond... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at BIMagination
We're sharing some of the highlights of our product development roadmap to give you a sense of the general direction InfraWorks is heading. There's a lot more work going on behind the scenes and this roadmap doesn't reflect everything the development teams are working on. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at BIMagination
Autodesk Lab's Project Kameleon gives you the tools to author your own infrastructure component parts that are compatible with InfraWorks 360 and AutoCAD Civil 3D, or customize existing component parts, assemblies, parts families, and catalogs in the built-in shape library.The bridge and drainage component catalogs that you author or modify in Project Kameleon, such as Abutments, Girders, Piers, Pier Foundations, Inlets, Manholes, Culverts, Frames, Grates, and Underground Structures, can be published to your InfraWorks 360 style catalogs. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at BIMagination
If you haven't heard by now, AutoCAD Electrical 2017 has been released. We are very excited about the features that are part of this release, especially since the features were all customer requests. If you are a subscription customer, you may have seen some of these updates in the AutoCAD Electrical 2016 Subscription Advantage packs. Optional SQL Server Support You can now choose to use SQL Server for the catalog and footprint lookup databases. The databases are supplied in Access format as in previous releases. But, you can use the Content Migration Utility provided to migrate the content to your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at AutoCAD Electrical
The Model Builder service will be upgraded on Friday, March 11, 2016, and will no longer support release version 2015.3 of InfraWorks 360. This means that if you're using InfraWorks 360 release version 2015.3, the Model Builder service will no longer create new models for you beginning March 11, 2016.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at BIMagination
Here are some best practices to follow when working with InfraWorks 360 models that cover large geographic areas (1,000 sq. km. or more) and use high resolution terrain and imagery data, or have additional, complex data layers. This post covers the workflow from system and application configuration through project setup, data import, and fine-tuning your model. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at BIMagination
The Subscription Advantage Pack is a collection of value-added features available to subscription based users. As of November 15th, the Subscription Advantage Pack 2 (SAP2) is ready to be downloaded. Here's a sneak peek at what's packed in this release: Include Autodesk Inventor Parts in Panel Bill Of Material In Electromechanical projects, if AutoCAD Electrical parts are linked to their corresponding Autodesk Inventor Parts, you can generate a combined Bill of Material Report. A new option is now available in the Panel Bill of Material report to include the Inventor Parts in the report. A “Source” column has been added... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2015 at AutoCAD Electrical
Have you imported Roadway Geometry from Civil 3D only to find that Geometry Editing has been Disabled? Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at BIMagination
In addition to the release of Insight 360 today, the Autodesk Building Performance Analysis blog has also migrated to a new platform. Be sure to update your bookmarks and check out to continue to get the latest from the Insight 360 team. Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at Building Performance Analysis
We’re three weeks out from the annual Vegas pilgrimage, so we figured we’d check in and let you know about some classes we are looking forward to. AS10523-R - How low can you go? The Architecture 2030 Design Charrette AS11611 - How Much is Zero? Integrating Solar Power Design and Energy Analysis AS11608 - Greening your Buildings by Implementing Performance Simulations in Early Design In addition to these classes we’ll be roaming around the Answer Bar as well as the Expo Hall answering your questions, giving demos, and chatting with attendees. In fact, we’ll be kicking off AU with a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2015 at Building Performance Analysis
This article is part 4, the final installment in my series on adding content to AutoCAD Electrical. Create your set of symbols Add the data to the catalog database Add your symbol to the icon menu and Catalog Browser Insert the symbol In the previous article I looked at adding the symbols to the icon menu and Catalog Browser. So now we are ready to insert the symbol. Insert Symbol from Icon Menu Open the Icon Menu, Schematic tab > Insert Components pane > Icon Menu. Locate and select your symbol. Your symbol is attached to your cursor, making it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at AutoCAD Electrical
Last month we mentioned that you could test a hosted preview of Revit Sunrise which included automatic thermal zoning. Well now Sunrise has graduated and you can download Revit 2016 R2 now and try out the new thermal zoning capabilities in your own version of Revit! Get the full scoop on accessing R2 at Inside the Factory. We continue to improve energy analysis tools in Revit and in some cases this will improve the accuracy of the energy analytical model. Best of all you don’t have to be an energy engineer to use thermal zoning – it’s automatic! What is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at Building Performance Analysis
We’re one week away from Greenbuild! We are very excited to sponsor and attend Greenbuild again, this year in Washington DC. Similar to last year, we’ll be hosting a series of classes in our Education Lab, right next door to the Autodesk booth (#2229) in the Expo Hall. Below is the full schedule of events. If you plan on attending, be sure stop by the Autodesk booth and get the latest—especially those “Special new product preview” sessions *wink wink*. If not, be sure to check back next week for some BIG announcements! Wednesday, November 18 10:30 – 11:30 EL11 -... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at Building Performance Analysis
This article is part 3 in my series on adding content to AutoCAD Electrical. Create your set of symbols Add the data to the catalog database Add your symbol to the icon menu and Catalog Browser Insert the symbol Adding a Symbol to the Icon Menu Note: If you always insert your symbols from the Catalog Browser you do not need to do this. Use the Icon Menu Wizard to add new pages and components to the Icon Menu. I know I eventually will add a family of symbols, so first I'll add a new submenu page. Since I created... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at AutoCAD Electrical
This article is part 2 in my series on adding content to AutoCAD Electrical, covering adding content to the catalog database. Create your set of symbols Add the data to the catalog database Add your symbol to the icon menu and Catalog Browser Insert the symbol Adding a Table to the Catalog Database The command to add a new table to the catalog database is kind of hidden on the ribbon. Probably because it isn't something you do every day. To find it, expand the Other Tools panel on the Project tab. Select your catalog database .mdb file. The default... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at AutoCAD Electrical
I recently wrote a post about adding your own attribute templates for Symbol Builder. Based on that post a customer asked me to write about the larger workflow of adding content to AutoCAD Electrical. This is really a series of steps, which can include the following: Create your set of symbols Add the data to the catalog database Add your symbol to the icon menu and Catalog Browser Insert the symbol In this post I will write about creating the symbols. In follow up posts I will cover the other steps. Creating a Symbol Set Creating symbols is tough to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at AutoCAD Electrical