Rob Beales

Improved Vault Professional 2020 Add-In for Solidworks

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Using Autodesk Vault Professional with third party CAD and Design tools such as Solidworks has been possible for years, but with the 2020 release, Autodesk have improved this functionality to offer users working in a multi CAD environment that best productivity and collaboration abilities between all of their software workflows. You can access this application …

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3ds Max 2018 Missing Mental Ray Renderer

As of the 2018 release, Autodesk 3ds Max is missing the NVIDIA Mental Ray Renderer. Whilst this has proved difficult for some users and caused some controversy, there is a positive side to this decision. With the acquisition of the Arnold render engine, and the development of the Autodesk Raytracer (ART) you have the ability …

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Revit INI Configuration Files for Single Users

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Autodesk Revit settings can be customised and rolled out to a large number of machines using a Revit.ini configuration file. Full details of how this can be achieved, and the settings supported by this can be found on the Autodesk Knowledge Network. https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2018/ENU/Revit-Customize/files/GUID-ECD1B2C6-7612-431E-ACDE-92A557862020-htm.html Generally speaking, this is only really useful when you are using deployments …

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New Solibri Licensing Model

Solibri are changing the technology that runs the Solibri Model Checker (SMC) on August 11th 2018. Their intention is to offer better stability and improved security whilst maintaining a good quality of service through this new platform. This new licensing model, over time, will also allow new features such a single sign-on with Active Directory …

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Rhino or Catia to Autodesk Revit using Inventor

Rhino or Catia to Autodesk Revit

Many Architects are leveraging tools such as Rhino or Catia for their surfacing capability, but wanting to take that data across to Autodesk Revit to integrate into their BIM Authoring Environment. Traditionally, this can be a painful and manual process, but there are ways of getting a good quality, and smooth representation of aesthetically pleasing …

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Autodesk 2019 Product Keys

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As you will most likely already know, product keys are required for installation of Autodesk products. These change year on year, but are pretty much the same for most Autodesk customers of the same product, although there are some differences between Vanilla AutoCAD sold separately, and that of those inside of a legacy Design Suite. …

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Adding Carpentry Detail for Visualisation inside of Revit

Inside of Revit, whilst we are typically working to a given Level of Definition (Level of Detail) which defines exactly how complex our models should be, certainly in architectural designs we have the need to make the models look that little bit nicer, especially for visualisation purposes. One way we can really improve the look …

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