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AutoCAD
14.6.2018
AutoCAD does not open dialog window with Open, New and Save commands

You would like to create new drawing or open, save an existing one but the dialog window...

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Media & Entertainment
17.4.2018
Autodesk Industry Collection – Deployment

Autodesk Industry Collection products do not have a single installation framework as Autodesk suites have. You can...

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General
6.3.2018
Autodesk product activation when switching from Suite to Collection

If you make a switch from a Suite to Collection and you currently have the products installed...

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Architecture & Construction
26.2.2018
Incorrect measurement in BIM 360

In BIM 360 Team, Docs and Model Coordination the users can take measurement in the online viewer....

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General
21.2.2018
Autodesk software remains in Trial mode after activation

You have used the software in Trial Mode and then purchased a license afterwards. When you launch...

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General
30.1.2018
Autodesk account – tutorial videos for customer and admin

Autodesk has made new tutorial videos for Autodesk accounts, for customers and for admins. Autodesk Account is...

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General
24.1.2018
Autodesk Account – New features and tools for management and use

New features has been added to Autodesk Account for account management and use. New features and tools...

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General
16.1.2018
Multi-user subscription license files have 30 days grace period

Multi-user license files have expiration date. Expiration date is automatically 30 days later than contract expiration data....

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General
19.12.2017
Downloading installation media without sign in

Installation media for Autodesk products are available in this link https://ava.autodesk.com/?input=Account_Software_Download_Redirect without sign in. You can download...

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General
18.12.2017
Local administrator rights and running Autodesk software

You have installed AutoCAD on Windows operating system. Your network administrator temporarily allowed local admin rights to...

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General
5.12.2017
Removing of A360 Desktop

If you would like to remove A360 Desktop sync from your computer, here are instructions. To uninstall...

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General
16.10.2017
Download links missing in Autodesk Account for subscription end users with multi-user licenses

Autodesk Account that will no longer display products and download links for end-users of a subscription with...

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Manufacturing & Industry

AutoCAD Electrical – Copy Circuit does not retag components

The Copy Circuit command  has changed a bit since AutoCAD Electrical 2016 version. You can now do...

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Manufacturing & Industry
10.10.2017
AutoCAD Electrical – Freshen project database missing from Ribbon

AutoCAD Electrical Ribbon does not include command for freshening project database. However, the command can be found...

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General
6.10.2017
How to continue using Autodesk products after maintenance to subscription switch

Detailed instructions how to continue using Autodesk products after maintenance to subscription switch are available in this...

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General
31.8.2017
Deactivation of Autodesk Account profile

There is no harm in having an unused Autodesk Account. However, if you like to have your...

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General
14.6.2017
Disable Autodesk A360 without uninstalling it

You can stop A360 Desktop from syncing to the cloud without uninstalling A360 Desktop from your system....

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General
6.6.2017
Contract Manager and Software Coordinator change via Autodesk Virtual Agent (AVA)

Contract Manager and Software Coordinator can be now changed via Autodesk Virtual Agent (AVA). Type the request...

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Manufacturing & Industry
16.5.2017
AutoCAD Electrical – How to link a catalog value to a 2D symbol

Since AutoCAD Electrical 2015 it has been possible to associate catalog value to a 2D symbol in...

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Education

Support for student versions of Autodesk products

Autodesk offers direct support for student versions of Autodesk products. Support case can be created by using...

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Education

Autodesk Educational licenses – Educational institute not found from the list

When trying to register a student account for getting a free Autodesk software license and the registration...

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Infra

Set default coordinate system in AutoCAD Map 3D

Default coordinate system can be saved in dwt file that is used as template for new DWG...

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Infra

Coordinate system tranformation for DWG data in AutoCAD Map 3D

DWG data can be transformed from one coordinate system to another by querying the objects from the...

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AutoCAD

How to recreate the AutoCAD Classic workspace (AutoCAD 2015 or higher)

The classic workspace no longer ships with AutoCAD. However, you can easily recreate Classic workspace with following...

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AutoCAD
27.2.2017
AutoCAD – DWG xref objects are faded

If the attached xref object are dimmed in the drawing you can control the dimming with system...

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General
16.2.2017
Autodesk Account – Only one Download option visible for product download

When downloading software through Autodesk Account only one download option (Install Now) may be available in some...

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Infra
2.2.2017
Creating surface model for InfraWorks 360 from point cloud data

It is possible to create surface model from point cloud for example for InfraWorks 360 in many...

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Manufacturing & Industry
24.1.2017
AutoCAD Electrical – Default location for symbols

AutoCAD Electrical uses the default path when a component is inserted using the ’Browse’ button. You can...

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General
23.1.2017
Autodesk license file

Autodesk license file is a text file (.lic file extension ) which is determined as a part...

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General
12.1.2017
How to change or reset licensing when using 2017 or 2018 version

Issue: You have chosen the wrong licensing type for your product and want to change or clear...

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General
15.12.2016
Combining License Files for Multiple Autodesk Products

Combining licenses involves editing your existing license file and copying into it the lines from your new...

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General
15.11.2016
Autodesk Account, switching Subscription to Autodesk Collection

You will find instructions how to switch Autodesk Subscription to Autodesk Collection from this PDF-link:  switch-subscription-autodesk-account_eng More...

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General
25.10.2016
Generate a Network License File in Autodesk Account

Follow these instructions for generating a network license file in Autodesk Account.

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General
7.9.2016
Autodesk Account

Subscription center was replaced by Autodesk Account on 13th March 2015. With Autodesk Account you are able...

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General
17.8.2016
New Autodesk service for getting activation code easily

Autodesk has a new digital service for getting activation codes easily for eligible products. Link to the...

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General
15.8.2016
Installing products that are part of industry collections and correct product keys

Products that are part of Autodesk Industry Collections are installed from single product media with Industry Collection...

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General
20.5.2016
New Autodesk Desktop App replaces Autodesk Application Manager

Autodesk desktop app is a new content delivery solution. It keeps Autodesk Subscription customers informed of product...

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AutoCAD
7.4.2016
Navisworks plug-in commands are not working in AutoCAD

Even if both AutoCAD and Navisworks are installed on computer Navisworks plug-in commands (like NWLOAD and NWNAVIGATOR)...

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Infra
5.4.2016
Insert floating 3D texts in InfraWorks 360 models

InfraWorks 360 doesn’t include tools for creating floating 3D texts. However, it is easy to import 3D...

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AutoCAD
29.3.2016
Control visibility of contextual tabs in ribbon

Contextual tabs are used in AutoCAD based products and are available only when needed. It is possible...

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Infra
21.3.2016
Saving WMS connections in dwt-file

It is possible to save WMS connections to template file (dwt) which makes using of WMS services...

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AutoCAD
15.3.2016
Fixing AutoCAD Raster Design installation (Unknown command error)

If you get ”Unknown command” errors when using AutoCAD Raster Design functions installation of Raster Design must...

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Infra
9.3.2016
Set default coordinate system in AutoCAD Map 3D

Set default coordinate system in AutoCAD Map 3D Default coordinate system can be saved in dwt file...

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AutoCAD

Mouse wheel cannot be used for zooming in AutoCAD

If mouse wheel is not working for zooming you can fix the issue with these instructions.

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General
29.2.2016
Changing your Autodesk ID

Autodesk ID is required with Autodesk services and products. Autodesk ID can now be easily changed if for...

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Architecture & Construction
17.2.2016
Autodesk Revit and 3D-printing

It is possible to print Revit models in 3D printers if models are converted to STL files....

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Manufacturing & Industry
19.1.2016
Autodesk Vault ribbon does not appear in AutoCAD

After you install Autodesk® Vault and Autodesk® AutoCAD®, the Vault ribbon does not appear in AutoCAD. There...

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Architecture & Construction

Repeat last command in Revit

If you want to repeat the last used command in Revit, just press the key –...

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Infra

3D model that is created in Civil 3D is not accurate when it is imported to InfraWorks in FBX format

Reason for this is that in Civil 3D model is created in georeferenced coordinates which are too...

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AutoCAD

Frames around texts in PDF that is created in AutoCAD 2016

Texts (shx) in PDF files created in AutoCAD 2016 might be inside frames. This happens because comments...

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Manufacturing & Industry
12.1.2016
Autodesk Inventor 2016 – Guided tutorials

Increase your knowledge of Inventor by following the guided tutorials. This learning environment runs inside the Inventor...

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Architecture & Construction

In a Revit project another user has used Revit Extensions. Can I edit it in plain Revit or in Revit LT?

Yes, project files created using enhanced functionality from Revit Extensions can be opened and edited also in...

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Infra

Changing directions of arrow road markings in InfraWorks 360

It is easy the change directions of arrow road markings in intersections that are made with Road...

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AutoCAD

AutoCAD system variables

You can search AutoCAD system variables with System Variables function that can be found in Express Tools...

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Infra
4.1.2016
Fixing issues with geolocation command and Bing live maps

Fixing issues with geolocation command and Bing live maps If you have problems with above mentioned functions...

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Infra
21.12.2015
Add aerial imagery from Bing service in InfraWorks 360

It is possible to add easily aerial imagery from Microsoft Bing Service to InfraWorks 360 model. 1....

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AutoCAD

How to move dimension text

When you select a dimension object in AutoCAD (or in AutoCAD based product) and click the grip...

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Manufacturing & Industry
8.12.2015
Vault 2016 Server compatibility with older releases

The Vault 2016 Autodesk Data Management Server (ADMS) supports the use of releases Vault 2014, Vault 2015,...

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AutoCAD
7.12.2015
Turn AutoCAD drawing file tabs on and off

It is possible switch between DWG files in AutoCAD with file tabs that are located above the...

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Infra
20.11.2015
Coordinate system tranformation for DWG data in AutoCAD Map 3D

DWG data can be transformed from one coordinate system to another by querying the objects from the...

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AutoCAD

Opening AutoCAD without startup dialog

You can disable startup dialog when opening AutoCAD and just blank drawing is shown. This can be...

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Infra

Error: This update could not be installed because it is not designed for the version of AutoCAD 2016 that is installed on your computer

You can get this error for example when installing AutoCAD Map 3D 2016 Service Pack 1. Reason...

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General
4.11.2015
Check status of cloud services in Autodesk Health Dashboard

Status of Autodesk cloud services can be checked in Autodesk Health Dashboard (https://health.autodesk.com/). User can also order...

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Infra
23.10.2015
DGM-Beschriftung Wird neu erstellt error in Civil 3D

Even if you are using non-German version of Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D you get German error message...

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AutoCAD

AutoCAD commands for repairing drawings

If your AutoCAD drawing is damaged there are a few commands/system variables for repairing them. Commands: AUDIT,...

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General

Updating your serial number without reinstalling the product (2017 version)

If you are issued a new serial number for your Autodesk software, you can view and update...

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General
16.10.2015
Preserving a License when Reinstalling an Operating System

If you need to reinstall new Windows operating system use this procedure for preventing license failure when...

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General
5.10.2015
Choosing a Network License Server Model

You can choose from three server models for distrubuting Autodesk software licenses across a network using the...

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General
22.9.2015
Transfer of License and Subscription (TOLS)

The transfer of Autodesk products or subscriptions involves the transfer from one individual or company to another...

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Manufacturing & Industry
24.8.2015
AutoCAD Electrical 2016 – Subscription Advantage Pack

The Subscription Advantage Pack is a collection of value-added features, available to customers with maintenance plan. AutoCAD...

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General

Importing MicroStation DGN data can make drawings slow

Importing MicroStation DGN data in DWG can increase file size and make drawing slow. In newest AutoCAD...

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Manufacturing & Industry
11.8.2015
AutoCAD Electrical – Hiding and un-hiding messages

AutoCAD Electrical displays message dialog windows  during certain operations. You can hide the window to appear in...

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Architecture & Construction

How to find and download Autodesk Revit Extensions

Some Revit extensions are available for download directly from Autodesk Account and others from the Autodesk Exchange...

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AutoCAD

Command line delay in AutoCAD

When typing commands at the command line in AutoCAD, delay can occur. Delay can make using of...

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General

Windows and Mac Cross-Platform Licensing for AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT

Customers who have AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT can also activate AutoCAD for Mac or AutoCAD LT for...

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Manufacturing & Industry
23.7.2015
AutoCAD Electrical Content Packs

Separate content packs for AutoCAD Electrical 2015 and 2016 contains all new component series from Eaton with respective Inventor...

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Manufacturing & Industry
24.6.2015
AutoCAD Electrical – Quick Reference Guide

AutoCAD Electrical reference guide for parameters and main files including their default locations can be found from here:...

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General
12.6.2015
Desktop subscription products – Installation and Getting Started

In the link below are instructions how to access, install and configure and use Autodesk Desktop subscription...

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General
4.6.2015
AutoCAD LT for Mac installation with AutoCAD LT serial number (Desktop Subscription)

It is possible to install AutoCAD LT for Mac using AutoCAD LT serial number.  However, you have...

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Manufacturing & Industry

AutoCAD Electrical – Hiding and un-hiding messages

AutoCAD Electrical displays message dialog windows  during certain operations. You can hide the window to appear in...

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Architecture & Construction

Use of IFC files in Revit

If you work with IFC files in Revit you should install IFC for Autodesk® Revit® 2015 (earlier IFC...

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AutoCAD

AutoCAD uses integrated graphics card instead of separate graphics card

Many laptop computers have two graphics card, integrated card and separate more powerful card. Problems may occur...

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General

BIM 360 error during Autodesk product install

When installing an Autodesk software, you may receive the error ”A newer version of this software is...

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Architecture & Construction
15.4.2015
Autodesk Revit 2015 Update 7

Update 7 is available for Revit 2015. More information and download here.  

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Architecture & Construction

Autodesk Revit tutorials

Click here to the video tutorials for the beginners using Revit Architecture.  

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Manufacturing & Industry
9.4.2015
AutoCAD Electrical – How to change default location for projects

When you create  AutoCAD Electrical projects program uses the default project path as a project location. You...

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Architecture & Construction

Autodesk Revit, remove backup files from your library

When you create and modify Family files (*.rfa) you’ll find that there a lot of backup files...

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General

Reset stand-alone activation in problem situation

Stand-alone license activation can be reset according to these instructions  if activation information is for example corrupted....

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Manufacturing & Industry
31.3.2015
Inventor is slow when opening older file formats

Your current version of Autodesk Inventor opens files from older Inventor versions slower than files saved directly...

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Infra

AutoCAD Civil 3D DWG import fails in InfraWorks

When you try to import Civil 3D drawings into InfraWorks using local import you can get different...

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Infra

AutoCAD Civil 3D Reports Manager

Civil 3D provides many possibilities to present data as text file. By default, Civil 3D, use the...

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AutoCAD

Fatal error while opening AutoCAD

If you get Fatal error message while opening AutoCAD it can be caused by many different reasons....

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General

Activating Autodesk license manually without internet connection

You can activate your Autodesk software manually on a computer that doesn’t have Internet access. Manual activation...

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General
20.3.2015
Uninstall Application Manager

Before uninstalling Application Manager make sure that it is not running. Open the Windows Taskbar in the...

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General

Prevent Autodesk Application Manager installation

Application Manager is new tool in 2015 products and it makes updating Autodesk software easier. It is...

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AutoCAD
11.3.2015
How to copy layouts in AutoCAD

If there are  viewport configurations and/or other paper space objects and plot settings on some layout and...

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General

Where can users find service packs for various Autodesk products?

The quickest way to access service packs for various Autodesk products is to go to the Downloads...

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Manufacturing & Industry
25.2.2015
Autodesk Inventor Save Reminder – How to turn it off

When closing a drawing in Autodesk Inventor you will be prompted to save your work. You can...

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General
19.2.2015
Autodesk A360 user roles

Autodesk® A360 enables design, engineering & project teams to efficiently work together in one central workspace. Projects...

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Manufacturing & Industry
9.2.2015
Autodesk Inventor – Configuring the Quick Access Toolbar

Autodesk Inventor – Configuring the Quick Access Toolbar You can include some of the Autodesk Inventor commands...

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Architecture & Construction

Issue: After installing Autodesk Revit, there are no templates or families.

Issue After installing Revit, there are no templates or families. Solution For 2015, the content is given...

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General
30.1.2015
Repair damaged DWG files

DWG files can become damaged by many different reasons and cause different symptoms like difficulties to open...

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Manufacturing & Industry
26.1.2015
AutoCAD Electrical – Opening certain icon menu group

You can open certain icon menu group in AutoCAD electrical by typing it’s command on a command...

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Manufacturing & Industry
5.1.2015
AutoCAD Electrical – Updating existing symbols

If you have edited a dwg-symbol which is already added into drawings you must first remove the...

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Manufacturing & Industry
30.12.2014
Configuring Autodesk Inventor

Once you have installed and authorized Autodesk Inventor it is necessary to check and define configuration settings...

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General

A360 project types

A360 project types It is possible to create three different types of projects in A360: open, closed...

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Manufacturing & Industry
22.12.2014
AutoCAD Electrical – Optional wd.env

You can create an alternate environment settings wd.env file and assign it to the active project. Customer-specific...

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Manufacturing & Industry

AutoCAD Electrical & Autodesk Inventor 2015 – Linking of 2D symbols and 3D parts

AutoCAD Electrical database structure has been revised to better serve the Mechatronics design. You can now link...

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General

Not Seeing Live Maps in AutoCAD based product (rel. 2014, 2015)?

The Geolocation online map provided by Bing® stopped downloading on October 29th, 2014, when Bing changed its...

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Infra

History of Revit rvt files

Revit keeps file editing history inside RVT files (dates and authors of all file saves) and this...

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Manufacturing & Industry
17.12.2014
AutoCAD Electrical mobile app

AutoCAD Electrical plugin Export Mobile Data is shipped alongside AutoCAD Electrical (2015 or newer). This plug-in is...

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Manufacturing & Industry
9.12.2014
Autodesk Inventor 2015 – Icon grouping

Inventor 2015 combines some related or less used ribbon icons to drop-down menus. Such drop-down then starts...

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Manufacturing & Industry

AutoCAD Electrical 2015 – Database editing

Editing of AutoCAD Electrical manufacturer database (adding tables, manufacturers etc.) with ”non-compliant” tool may corrupt the database...

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Manufacturing & Industry
3.12.2014
Autodesk Inventor crashes when opening large 3D models

If your Autodesk Inventor crashes on opening large models and the same models can be opened without...

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Infra

Autodesk Civil Engineering Data Translator

The Civil Engineering Data Translator is a cloud-based data translator which delivers bi-directional data conversion between AutoCAD Civil 3D...

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Infra

AutoCAD Civil 3D: Some Map 3D commands don’t open dialog boxes

Some Map 3D commands within Civil 3D 2015, no dialog box is displayed despite that FILEDIA and...

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Manufacturing & Industry
2.12.2014
How to set Inventor model appearance

Display appearance settings for Inventor 3D models (textures, invisible edges, shading…) can be controlled either individually per...

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Manufacturing & Industry

AutoCAD Electrical – Drawing properties stored in the project .WDP file

When you add drawing description, section, or sub-section values into AutoCAD Electrical drawing they are not written...

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AutoCAD
26.11.2014
AutoCAD startup and New Tab button

In AutoCAD 2015 you can change the way how it will open at startup, and what happens...

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Manufacturing & Industry
20.11.2014
AutoCAD Electrical – Change Block Xdata to a Block Attribute

AutoCAD Electrical footprint blocks doesn’t require any attribute information. Required data is copied from the schematic symbol...

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General
10.11.2014
Security of Autodesk cloud services

Information about security of Autodesk services is available in Autodesk Trust Center . Specific information about the security...

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General

Home use license included in Maintenance Subscription

Customers with Autodesk Maintenance Subscription have access to home use license. Detailed Terms and Conditions are available...

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General

Autodesk Discussion forum

Autodesk Discussion forums are one of the most effective ways to search problem solution. Autodesk Expert elite...

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Manufacturing & Industry
21.10.2014
AutoCAD Electrical – Add/Remove Features from your AutoCAD Electrical

You have installed AutoCAD Electrical with default settings and you’ll discover afterwards that you are missing the...

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General
13.10.2014
Autodesk IdeaStation – From idea to reality

Is there a functionality missing from your Autodesk software or do you have a software development proposal?...

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General
29.8.2014
How to borrow a license from the license server

If you have a network license at your company, you can borrow the license from the license...

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General
27.5.2014
Use of previous software versions with maintenance plan

Maintenance plan grants access to three previous versions of software. However, it doesn’t grant additional licenses, so when using...

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General

Differences of Autodesk software download methods

It is possible to download Autodesk software in accounts.autodesk.com with three different methods: Download Now, Install Now...

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Architecture & Construction
24.2.2014
Revit 2014 Update 2

Update2 for Autodesk Revit  2014 Products Note that different versions of Revit has its own updates which...

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General
19.11.2013
How to order a report of all licenses?

Customer can order a report of all their licenses directly from Autodesk through this link.

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Architecture & Construction
14.11.2013
IFC update for Autodesk Revit

If you are using Export to IFC function in Revit (that is, you want to export the...

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General
29.10.2013
How to activate a stand-alone license

When you’re launching your stand-alone product for the first time, you’ll need to activate and register your...

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General
28.10.2013
How to transfer stand-alone licenses from one machine to another

Autodesk stand-alone licenses ( 2010 and later products) can be transferred from one machine to another by using...

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General
25.10.2013
How to obtain and configure a multi-user license file

Autodesk multi-user license file can be obtained easily and quickly at register.autodesk.com. Detailed instructions can be found...

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General
24.10.2013
Downloading of Autodesk products

Autodesk product installation media are available for download directly from Virtual Agent without signing in. You can download...

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Manufacturing & Industry

Autodesk Inventor – 101 productivity tips!

Do you want to use your design more effectively? Click the link below and you will find...

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