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AEC Professionals are discovering better ways to deliver quality projects through model-based simulation, and Owners are expecting that.  Welcome to Simulation Driven Design. Autodesk family of Simulation software provides a comprehensive set of solutions to help you gain a competitive advantage in solving the most challenging design problems.   In this webinar, you will learn how to analyze and predict building performance, optimize & validate design options to insure your design meets design constraints. Explore quality and safety requirements before construction begins. Utilize Autodesk family of Simulation apps with proven technology and reliable accuracy, to simulate building performance over time.  Finally integrate simulation results into your BIM authoring tool, to help you make better design and business decisions.  Simulation Driven Building Design https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkRNWaImnPE

To Create a DWG file to Use as a Title Block You can insert any DWG file as a title block, provided that it does not contain any unsupported objects. Use AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, or a different AutoCAD vertical product to create lines, text, images, attribute definitions, and other 2D geometry to generate your title block.  To Insert a DWG File as a Title Block 1. Under Sheet Settings, select Title Block > Insert Title Block.  2.Select the DWG file to insert as a title block.  The DWG inserts into the drawing sheet. For correct placement, make sure the WCS origin point (0,0) in the AutoCAD DWG file is the bottom right corner of your title block.  To Define Attributes in AutoCAD When you create attribute definitions in the DWG file using AutoCAD, those attributes are "picked up" by the Fusion Drawings workspace, meaning if you double-click the title block, you can populate your own title block prompts in the text fields.  1. At the command line in AutoCAD, enter the ATTDEF command. The Attribute Definition dialog box displays.  2.Add a Tag. Tags identify the location of the ...

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The testing of new functionality in Fusion 360 is really quite simple, and available to everyone.  So, you might be wondering how to get signed up and get your hands on this technology.  Well, it's really not complicated at all, you just need to turn on the functionality that you want to test.  If you are interested in any or all of the Preview Functionality, just follow the steps below to get access. In Fusion 360, click the drop-down box to the right of your log in, and click Preferences. In the Preferences dialog box, select Preview from the navigation pane on the left. In the Preview section, you will see available functionality.  Simply select the functionality you wish to use, and then clicking OK.   If this is the first time you have selected a functionality to preview, you will be presented with a terms and conditions dialog.  Simply click on Sign me up. Don't forget, this is your opportunity to participate in the future development of the ...