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Tech Tip: Linking .PC3 Files to AutoCAD Electrical Layout Sheets

12 March 2024AutoCAD, ElectricalTodd Schmoock

Many times there is a need to have layouts plotted to full D-size and to smaller formats like B-size. Creating…

Identifying a Secondary Catalog in the AutoCAD Electrical Project File

12 February 2024AutoCAD, ElectricalTodd Schmoock

When working with AutoCAD Electrical, identifying a secondary database starts with having two databases to choose from.

AutoCAD Electrical, Part 4: Producing BoMs and Other Reports

8 January 2024AEC, AutoCAD, ElectricalTodd Schmoock

By combining Location, Installation, Section and Sub-Section codes, along with the out of box option in the reports dialog, many…

AutoCAD Electrical, Part 3: Using Project & Drawing Properties to Update Title Blocks

3 January 2024AEC, AutoCAD, ElectricalTodd Schmoock

One of the major differences between AutoCAD Electrical and standard AutoCAD is the use of projects. Projects allow you to…

AutoCAD Electrical, Part 2: How to Use AutoCAD Smart Blocks

26 December 2023AEC, AutoCAD, ElectricalTodd Schmoock

AutoCAD Electrical has proved to be a time-saving solution for documenting electrical controls . . . companies have found that…

AutoCAD Electrical, Part 1: The ABCs of Choosing AutoCAD Electrical

18 December 2023AEC, AutoCAD, ElectricalTodd Schmoock

AutoCAD Electrical has proved to be a time-saving solution for documenting electrical controls. This series explains how it can save…

Tech Tip: AutoCAD Electrical Project Batch Plotting

22 March 2023AutoCAD, autodesk, Electrical, Fabrication, MEP, Services & SupportTodd Schmoock

There are two options for plotting a project in AutoCAD Electrical; they are located in the Publish/Plot tool in the…

Factory Design Utilities: Getting Started with Software You Already Have

21 March 2023AutoCAD, autodesk, Inventor, ManufacturingTodd Schmoock

Factory Design Utilities software lets you plan and validate factory layouts for efficient equipment placement to improve production performance.

Change Your Work Life in a Day: PowerPack for Plant 3D

28 February 2023AutoCAD, autodesk, Digital Transformation, Industrial and Plant, plant 3d, PowerPack, Revit, WebinarsCarol Dunn

Improve your work life. Efficient workflows and automation are possible with new PowerPack for Plant 3D by Graitec.

How Plant 3D Streamlines Piping Design

23 February 2023Architecture and Engineering, AutoCAD, autodesk, Digital Transformation, Fabrication, Industrial and Plant, MEP, plant 3dCarol Dunn

Plant 3D features help you manage your workload, make the best use of workers’ time and streamline much of your…

File Types Used in AutoCAD Electrical

16 February 2023AutoCAD, autodesk, Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Fabrication, MEPTodd Schmoock

File types in AutoCAD Electrical toolset, with design features that can boost your productivity by up to 95%.

The Importance of Numbering in Refurbishing Big Ben Clock Tower

11 November 2022Architecture and Engineering, AutoCAD, autodesk, Construction, Digital Transformation, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Each component was numbered, and the numbering process was made immensely more manageable using the Numbering Tool in PowerPack for…

25 Things Users Love About Modeling with Plant 3D

10 November 2022AutoCAD, Digital Transformation, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dCarol Dunn

One of the primary reasons companies switch to AutoCAD Plant 3D modeling software is to make the modeling process more…

How to Adapt Your 2D Skills to BIM-Based Projects

26 October 2022Architecture and Engineering, AutoCAD, autodesk, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, RevitCarol Dunn

a 3D model-based process involves new workflows and a new mindset, including embracing parametric design, sharing information & collaborating

How One Firm Built Success with a Cloud-First Focus

31 August 2022Architecture and Engineering, AutoCAD, Digital Transformation, IT Services, Panzura, RevitDiana Ramirez

When businesses face rapid change, by being cloud-first focused, they can lay a strong foundation for success.

9 Software Tools for Your Digital Factory

29 June 2022AutoCAD, autodesk, BIM 360, Digital Transformation, Industrial and Plant, Inventor, Manufacturing, MEP, Navisworks, Revit, VaultCarol Dunn

Autodesk has nine products that will make your processes more insightful and efficient when designing and commissioning your digital factory.

Plant Innovation: Project Template Environment Selection

18 May 2022AutoCAD, Autodesk Construction Cloud, BIM 360, Industrial and Plant, plant 3d, UncategorizedKaleb Flowers

Applied Software has developed a workflow to help you choose the best location for your project and provide guidance on…

Migrating Python Scripts to Plant 3D 2022+

21 April 2022AutoCAD, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

With AutoCAD Plant 3D 2022, to get your Python scripts, you’ll need to migrate your existing script to a new…

Valves in the Plant 3D Spec Editor

5 April 2022AutoCAD, Digital Transformation, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dKaleb Flowers

The best way to tackle the complexities of valve catalogs is to create a checklist that covers all the details…

Auxalia PlantExpressTools Off-Page Connector Manager

30 March 2022AutoCAD, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dKaleb Flowers

How to save over $5,600 in time by using the Off-Page Connector Manager to make connection within Plant 3D instead…

Syncing Everything Else in Plant 3D with 360 Sync

23 March 2022AutoCAD, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Construction, Industrial and Plant, plant 3d, UncategorizedKaleb Flowers

You can sync project files not handled by Autodesk Construction Cloud on an automatic schedule or manually using Applied Software…

Backing Up and Restoring Projects

9 March 2022AutoCAD, plant 3d, UncategorizedKaleb Flowers

Having a backup procedure in place for projects could save upwards of $30,000 in project revenue loss and 40+ hours…

Building Assemblies to Simplify P&ID Design

17 February 2022AutoCAD, Industrial and Plant, plant 3d, UncategorizedKaleb Flowers

Pre-building assemblies, skids and package units saves time and money and creates consistent P&ID designs and drawings.

How to supercharge CAD productivity using the cloud

26 January 2022All, Architecture and Engineering, AutoCAD, Construction, Digital Transformation, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

by placing your workstation design resources in the cloud, you can seamlessly run all your applications to improve your productivity…

System Requirements for Plant 3D 2022

13 January 2022All, AutoCAD, autodesk, Construction, Industrial and Plant, Mechanical, plant 3d, UncategorizedEric Daniel

Hardware system requirements to run AutoCAD Plant 3D 2022 software as recommended by Autodesk and Applied Software.

System Requirements for Plant 3D 2021

12 January 2022All, AutoCAD, autodesk, Construction, Industrial and Plant, Mechanical, plant 3d, UncategorizedEric Daniel

Hardware system requirements to run AutoCAD Plant 3D 2021 software as recommended by Autodesk and Applied Software.

Setting Up a Secondary AutoCAD Electrical Catalog

3 December 2021All, Architecture and Engineering, AutoCAD, autodesk, Construction, Electrical, UncategorizedTodd Schmoock

Two ways to define a secondary catalog in AutoCAD Electrical to search for catalog data and store manufacturer part numbers.

System Requirements for AutoCAD 2021

3 December 2021All, Architecture and Engineering, AutoCAD, autodesk, Civil 3D, Digital Transformation, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Hardware system requirements for Autodesk 2021 versions of AutoCAD including Specialized Toolsets, AutoCAD for Mac, large data sets, Map 3D.

License checkout timeout. What do you want to do?

20 August 2021All, AutoCAD, autodeskJason Porter

When launching AutoCAD 2020 or newer software you receive an error message

Steel Fabrication Models: Autodesk Inventor vs. Advance Steel

3 June 2021Advance Steel, All, AutoCAD, autodesk, InventorCarol Dunn

Applied Software experts Dave Morse and Jason Miles demonstrated the capabilities of and differences between Inventor and Advance Steel using…

Updating an AutoCAD Electrical Project File to a New Environment File

12 May 2021All, AutoCAD, Autodesk Software, ElectricalCarol Dunn

The environment file (wd.env) in AutoCAD Electrical controls where the software retrieves the content needed to create the drawings.

Automated Workflow Saves Molex 90%+ of Time on Designs

26 April 2021All, AutoCAD, MEP, Services & SupportCarol Dunn

companies spend a significant amount of time on manual processes while using AutoCAD MEP to develop lighting designs. If yours…

DEMO: 5 Exciting New Features in AutoCAD 2022

14 April 2021All, AutoCAD, autodeskJason Porter

AutoCAD 2022: let’s get to the new features that will affect us every day.

Top 10 Fixed Issues in Plant 3D 2022 from the #bestplant3dreseller

1 April 2021AutoCAD, Autodesk Software, Industrial and Plant, plant 3dDavid Wolfe

Plant 3D 2022 is a strong release with some highly requested new features like synchronizing project settings, and isometric dimension…

BSA Construction Merit Badge – Community Service Project

21 December 2020All, AutoCAD, Construction, UncategorizedMark Petrucci

Last month I was happy to join Batson-Cook Construction and Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to celebrate Construction Merit Badge…

AutoCAD Tip: Awesome Drawing Purge Option

21 September 2020Architecture and Engineering, AutoCAD, Services & SupportJason Porter

you will eventually get to a point in your drawing where you just need to clean it up

System Requirements for Autodesk Civil 3D 2021

17 September 2020All, Architecture and Engineering, AutoCAD, autodesk, Civil 3D, Construction, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Hardware system requirements to run Autodesk Civil 3D 2021 software as recommended by Autodesk and Applied Software.

AutoCAD Tip: Polyline Fillet

5 May 2020All, AutoCADJu

a short video to help you fillet an entire polyline at once

Why AutoCAD is Still Relevant in a BIM World

20 August 2019All, AutoCADBarbara Thompson

I’m an AutoCAD fan. Don’t get me wrong, I love Revit. The intelligence, the immersion, the possibilities… However, as a…

3D Here We Come – Legacy AutoCAD Trade-in

12 June 2019All, AutoCAD, autodeskCarol Dunn

Are there Autodesk software tools that you’ve been tempted to upgrade to, if only you could save some money doing…

Customer Success: AutoCAD Programming

14 May 2019All, AutoCADCarol Dunn

Bill needed his AutoCAD programmers to move into the 21st century. His current custom programming was developed in the late…

AutoCAD Tip – Change Line Layer Within Command

11 October 2018All, Architecture and Engineering, AutoCADJason Porter

The other day I clicking around in AutoCAD and accidentally came across this little trick to change layers for line…

Panzura Multi-Office AutoCAD Demo

1 October 2018All, AutoCAD, PanzuraCarol Dunn

Panzura Freedom NAS filers easily enable collaboration between offices by presenting the same content in all your offices in real…

Square Root in AutoCAD – Solution 1

14 August 2018All, AutoCADCarol Dunn

Looking at the image below, we are going to solve the basic Pythagoras Theorem for this triangle A2+B2=C2. All we…

Update: AutoCAD Architecture 2019.0.2 and AutoCAD MEP 2019.0.1 Released

7 August 2018All, AutoCADGabe Hernandez

Autodesk has release the latest updates for AutoCAD Architecture 2019.0.2, and AutoCAD MEP 2019.0.1 on August 7th 2018. To get…

Square Root Drawing Lines and a Circle in AutoCAD

30 July 2018All, AutoCADCarol Dunn

I've always been fascinated with what you can do with a simple straight edge and a compass. The math of…

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