Our Latest News

For more information regarding any news item please contact the sales team at sales@manandmachine.co.uk or 01844 263700.

7th October: Autodesk Price Changes
There will be a new Autodesk Pricelist released on the 7th September with a price increase of around 10% across all Autodesk products.

7th September: Buzzsaw Updates
As of the 7th October Autodesk will no longer be selling Buzzsaw to new customers but will maintain current subscriptions of Buzzsaw for current customers.

1st August: Manufacturing Automation Solution for new UK Customer.
Man and Machine is pleased to announce the completion of a new design and manufacturing automation solution for a UK-based client providing innovative ducting solutions to the construction market. Our cloud-based internet-enabled hosting platform combines multiple technologies from within the Man and Machine group, including CUSTOM X and OPENMIND to provide a highly flexible yet secure solution, enabling our client to rapidly create the 3D models parametrically through a web-form and to generate the G-code to drive the accelerated manufacture of the ducting parts and assemblies. This new solution reduces design time, de-risks the production process, protects the intellectual property of the client and reduces manufacturing time by at least 15%.”

18th July: New Internal Sales Manager
Congratulations & good luck to our own Nathan Garrad in his new role as Internal Sales Manager.

7th July: BIM
After our immensely successful UK BIM road shows, Man and Machine are about to announce the launch of our European BIM tour.

28th June: Perpetual Licenses
As of the 31st July, perpetual licenses will no longer be available to purchase. This will not affect you if you already own a perpetual licence.. You will still be able to renew your maintenance plan.

24th May: Introducing Autodesk Collections
All the essential tools you need in one collection! Whether it’s architecture, manufacturing, product design.. There’s a collection tailored to your needs, available from Man and Machine as of the 1st August 2016.

11th May: The newest version of HyperMILL
The newest version of HyperMILL is now available at Man and Machine. HyperMILL 2016.2 ensures greater performance and more efficient programming alongside extensive features including indexed and 3D plane level machining.

• As of 31st July 2016 you can no longer purchase new perpetual licenses or maintenance subscriptions for Advanced Steel.

6th May: Are you ready for the Future of Making Things?
Take our readiness assessment to find out more. http://fomt.autodesk.co.uk/manandmachine

6th May: London and Manchester BIM Conference
After our successful BIM Conference in Bristol, we will be running more in London and Manchester. More information coming soon.

1st May:Meet the new M+M Team members
Welcome to the team Nathan, Stephen and Tim who have joined our internal sales team

4th April: Man and Machine at MACH
Next week we are exhibiting at MACH. One the stand we will be showing Autodesk HSM, HSMWorks, OpenMind and Fusion 360 CAM tools, pop by 4435 and find out how you can get FREE CAM.

30th March: BIM Conference Bristol
After the success of our first BIM Conference in Bristol, the next stop for Man and Machine will be Manchester in May. Keep your eyes peeled for more information!

29th February 2016: Annual TechCamp
Last week the team were in Munich with the rest of the Mench und Machine group for the annual TechCamp. Our Application Engineer, George Roberts won an award for ‘Top Application Engineer’ and is off to Las Vegas in November for Autodesk University.

February 2016: MACH show
We will be at MACH 2016, 11th-15th April on stand 4435, our Application Engineers with doing live demonstrations of hyperMILL and HSM CAM software.

February 2016: Autodesk Licensing
Autodesk is making changes to its licensing structure which means Perpetual Licenses will no longer be available. It is important to act now to future-proof your Autodesk Investment. Contact us for more information on 01844 263700.

February 2016: Solibri
Solibri - as part of our ongoing partnership with Solibri we are now official training partners. For more information on the Solibri Model Checker get in touch with our sales team on 01844 263700

February 2016: New Starters
New Starters - Rob Stacey our new BIM expert has joined our team of Application Engineers and will be based in Manchester. Also, due to our ongoing growth we have three new internal account managers that have joined our sales team.

February 2016: Free BIM Conference
Free BIM Conference – on 23rd March 2016 we are running our first BIM Conference at the SS Great Britain in Bristol. Spaces are limited to register today at www.manandmachine.co.uk/ss-bim

20th August 2015: Offshore Europe
Man and Machine is exhibiting at Offshore Europe this year, held in Aberdeen from 8th-11th September, Man and Machine will be on stand 4E182. Come and visit the stand to discuss Autodesk, HSM and BlueCielo.

7th July 2015: Man and Machine is announcing a new partnership with Aconex
Aconex provides web based data management and BIM collaboration tools for the engineering and construction industry, with multi-party collaboration throughout the entire project lifecycle. Contact us for more information on 01844 263700 or email marketing@manandmachine.co.uk

16th June 2015: Man and Machine now offer Solibri
The construction industry, a single fault can cost millions. You can now find that fault and fix it. Solibri Model Checker (SMC) software finds potential faults before a single brick is laid. It performs advanced clash detection, deficiency detection, BIM and accessibility compliance, model comparisons and full information take off. It’s the ‘one stop shop’ for you who needs to stay on top of a building project.

8th June 2015: Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Autodesk have sent out their quarterly Customer Satisfaction Survey.

1st June 2015: Perpetual License Changes
Autodesk is transitioning from perpetual software licenses to subscription-based options. After January 31, 2016, new seats of most individual Autodesk software products will be available only on a pay-as-you-go subscription basis. Sales of new perpetual licenses for these products will be discontinued. This change applies to both standalone and network licenses. You will, however, be able to continue using your existing perpetual licenses. For your software that is on Maintenance Subscription, you will retain access to your benefits and stay up-to-date by keeping your Maintenance Subscription current. http://www.autodesk.co.uk/products/perpetuallicenses

21st April 2015: Autodesk 2016 Product Launch Webinars
Man and Machine are running a series of 2016 webinars over the coming weeks to demonstrate some of the new features in the 2016 products including Autodesk Inventor Professional, Revit, Inventor HSM and Vault. For more information please email marketing@manandmachine.co.uk.

6th April 2015: Product Release for Subscription Customers
Soon, Autodesk Subscription customers will be able to get your 2016 Product Releases.

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27th March 2015: Desktop Subscription offline usage
Autodesk has announced that the offline usage allowance for customers with Desktop Subscription is now 30 days.  Until now, users had to connect to the Internet the first time they accessed their Desktop Subscription software, and every 14 days thereafter. This extended offline allowance requires that users connect every 30 days.

23rd March 2015: Autodesk Account is Now Live
Subscription Center has been retired, Autodesk Subscription customers are now directed to Autodesk Account where they will be able to manage all of their products, services, and Subscription benefits in one place. The newly enhanced Autodesk Account features detailed contract and usage reporting, user management tools and a fast and easy navigation. www.autodesk.com/account

23rd February 2015: Autodesk Subscription
On 13th March 2015, Autodesk will be closing Subscription Center and Autodesk Account will expand its functionality become our unique portal for all Autodesk Subscribers.

16th February 2015: EMEA Price adjustment
As of 1st May 2015, Autodesk will increase Suggested Retail Prices (SRP) by approximately 4% for all licenses, including Subscription New and Desktop Subscription. However there are two exclusions, AutoCAD LT Family and Maintenance Subscription Renewals.

2nd February 2015: Missed the opportunity to upgrade?
Autodesk has extended the deadline for upgrades until March 6th! Get in touch with Man and Machine now for a competitive quote to renew before it’s too late.

19th January 2015: New faces at Man and Machine
We’ve started the New Year with some new hires, the latest to join the team are Nat Toon and Harry O’Neill. Nat will be joining our team of Application Engineers and Harry will be working with Geoff Bowles as an Internal Account Manager.

30th October 2014: New to Man and Machine – BlueCielo
Man and Machine has become the only reseller in the UK to sell BlueCielo. BlueCielo Meridian Enterprise is a feature-rich, robust Engineering Content Management solution for companies wishing to optimize the management of engineering data and production assets including buildings (as part of your BIM collaboration strategy), plants, production facilities and infrastructure. Fully CAD platform-independent, it provides flexible revision management, workflow support for projects and single documents and a safe, secure environment for data using a “vault” concept. Get in touch for more information on 01844 263700 or email marketing@manandmachine.co.uk.

12th September 2014: VRED and Alias Promotions – get 20% off
Available on Alias Upgrades, VRED Crossgrades, VRED Professional New Seat and VRED Design Upgrades. Get 20% off SRP when purchased with Maintenance Subscription or 10% off when purchased without Maintenance Subscription. Get in touch with our sales team to find out more about this promotion on 01844 263700.

4th September 2014: Plant & Process
Man and Machine has just won its latest contract within the Plant & Process industry. A leading oil refining company has taken Autodesk 3D Plant Suite software and services, continuing Man and Machines presence within the Plant & Process industry.

29th August 2014: Nastran – new to Autodesk portfolio
Autodesk has added the Nastran product to its already broad Simulation portfolio. The Nastran In-CAD product provides an advanced Mechanical Simulation toolset without the need for learning a completely new interface as it simply sits within your existing CAD (Inventor or SolidWorks) product. Contact the team for more information on any of the Autodesk Simulation products sales@manandmachine.co.uk

21st August 2014: Company of the Year
Building and Facilities News has just awarded Man and Machine with another Company of the Year award! The publication visited the Man and Machine offices to present Phil Read, Managing Director with the award and this is what he had to say “I and all of our employees will take great pride in the fact that we have been chosen for this award and the reputation and brand that we have built up over the years is obviously paying off."

12th August 2014: Latest HSMWorks win
Man and Machine has just secured another HSMWorks contract since being hired as the Master Reseller for the product in the UK. A leading manufacturer of aircraft interiors – Man and Machine has helped transition the company to HSMWorks with both software and support.

6th August 2014:New Faces at Man and Machine
Man and Machine is growing rapidly and with that comes a lot of new recruits! The latest to join the team are Chris Downing and Geoff Bowles. Chris is an Application Engineer with specialist areas in Electrical and Plant – Chris has come from the Electrical industry and has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in this area. Geoff is our latest recruit within the sales team and will be leading the North East activities as Business Development Manager. Geoff has led a career in the manufacturing industry leading a 300+ workforce in a manufacturing plant.

30th July 2014: New BIM Whitepaper
In the NBS National BIM survey recently, they claim that the adoption of BIM has increased from 11% in 2011 to 54% in 2014, a very significant increase which suggests BIM is here for the long term. Today we also are announcing the availability of our own white paper, a document that covers the history of BIM, Government and BIM, data exchange standards, object libraries as well as the impact of BIM on different industries and the business opportunities it presents to companies not only in design and construction but throughout the supply chain.

25th July 2014: Man and Man launches new website
In today’s communications age and with the enormous amount of date available, you can be easily overwhelmed with information. Today’s websites are all about finding the information you want quickly. To help you we have completely re-thought our website strategy and content, and we have re-launched it today in what we hope is a much more accessible way. Clear menus, consistent page structure and logically arranged content should enable you to access the information you want, in the way that you want more easily (by product, service or industry). We hope you like it and would welcome your feedback to help us consistently improve it. If you would like to provided feedback please feel free to contact kirsty.walker@manandmachine.co.uk.

16th July 2014:  Announcing the end of the Autodesk promotional upgrade program and new strategy for 2015
On 25th July, the Autodesk existing upgrade promotions program comes to a close. The  program afforded customers the benefit of a 20% reduction in Standard Retail price (SRP).Although there is speculation that the program may continue, we believe that it will be reduced to 10% off SRP and therefore we would recommend that customers planning an upgrade move quickly and we would be delighted to provide you with a competitive quote.

Furthermore this is expected to be the last promotional offer made to customers to encourage them to upgrade and take out subscription services. In February 2015 Autodesk have announced that they will no longer offer upgraded programs on out-of-date software. Obviously this is not expected to affect customers on subscription who will continue to be able to take out cross-grades to eligible products.

1st July 2014: 2015 BIM Demystified Webinar
On 15th July, Man and Machine will be running a “BIM Demystified” webinar focusing on the current state of BIM with regard to standards and its adoption across UK markets. The content of the webinar will try to position how BIM impacts the supply chain and outline its core components including 3D graphical models, Common Data Environments (CDE) and Data Exchange standards. A significant amount of the session will also focus on using Revit to create BIM models and the generation of BIM models in Inventor that can be exported into Revit along with its COBie data.

25th June 2014: Impending Launch of first Revit-based BIM Laser Management Solution
Today Man and Machine announces the forthcoming introduction of Flexijet, a high performance BIM-based laser measuring system.  As much as 70-90% of today’s building projects involve redevelopment of existing structures, that often have limited or no drawings at all. Flexijet provides a unique laser measuring system that integrates with AutoCAD and Revit to quickly help build an as-installed drawing, much more quickly than a traditional point-cloud solution.

20th June 2014: Reduce Design Time with Inventor through CustomX Product Configurator Tool
A new UK version of the highly acclaimed Inventor based product configurator CustomX will soon be hitting the UK. For companies who want to automate as much of the design and documentation process as is possible, CustomX is the ideal solution. If you are looking to dramatically reduce the sales to production cycle times then this is the perfect answer.

1st June 2014: Announcement of Availability of Pinpoint Vault & ERP Integration Solution
Today Man and Machine announces that its world class data management platform will soon be launched in the UK . Pinpoint works with Autodesk Vault and common ERP systems to support the classification, automation, integration and migration of product data between these systems.

24th May 2014: BIM Based Bi-Directional G-Info Facilities Management Solution Announced
G-Info is the world’s only fully bi-directional BIM-based, facilities management tool that provides full integration into multiple Autodesk products including Revit and AutoCAD. Designed to provide ERP/CAD integration to systems like SAP, Microsoft SQL and others it offers a fully comprehensive set of modules to manage a facility including personnel management, fire protection, company car fleet, facility contract services and many others. Availability in the UK coming soon.

11th May 2014: Launch of Software Asset Management Service
A new toolset has brought enhancements to Man and Machines software asset management service.  Man and Machine can provide a complete capability now to measure Autodesk standalone and Design Suite utilisation patterns, to enable customers to meet licence consolidation and rationalisation aims, helping to reduce both capital and operational costs. We also are able to offer both server based and workstation based tools to allow customers to provide their own on-going monitoring capability.

15th May 2014: Autodesk appoints Man and Machine as Master UK reseller of HSMWorks
With the acquisition of HSMWorks, some months ago, Autodesk has been looking at its go-to market channel strategy and chosen Man and Machine as its UK VAR. Providing CAM solutions to both Solidworks and Inventor based CAD environments, Man and Machine is ideally positioned not only to provide an in-depth technical capability to support HSMWorks, but also to advise on the appropriate CAD integration.