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Tech Tip: DXF/NC file naming conflict in Advance Steel

25 May 2023Advance Steel, AEC, Autodesk Software, IT ServicesSophia Li

If you are running into an issue with Advance Steel overwriting certain DXF or NC files, here is how to…

Tech Tip: Danger Will Robinson! GA Detail Lost in Paper Space!

22 May 2023Advance Steel, Autodesk Software, IT Services, Structural designJanet Black

If your views are being inserted outside the page frame, you may have customized an Imperial template and are using…

Tech Tip: How to Exclude Letters in Grids in Advance Steel

17 May 2023Advance Steel, AEC, IT ServicesSophia Li

If you’re using Autodesk Advance Steel and need to control what letters are used in grids, following is the way…

Tech Tip: Manage Your Structure with Advance Steel Workplanes

11 May 2023Advance Steel, AEC, Autodesk Software, IT Services, Structural designJanet Black

how to utilize the Advance Steel Project Explorer Workplanes to save time and enhance efficiency by moving elements and attaching…

Tech Tip: How to Exclude Certain Letters for Numbering in Advance Steel

10 May 2023Advance Steel, AEC, IT ServicesSophia Li

If you're using Advance Steel and need to control what letters are used for numbering, following is the way to…

P&ID Challenges: Valves, Line Segments and Snapping Troubles

5 May 2023Industrial and Plant, IT Services, plant 3dKaleb Flowers

This situation highlights the importance of drawing P&IDs on snaps as a best practice precisely to avoid such complications.

Important Bluebeam Announcement

4 April 2023All, Bluebeam, IT Services, Services & SupportDiana Ramirez

Bluebeam has announced the updated End of Life (EOL) date for Bluebeam Revu 2019 and older versions will now be…

Calculating ROI for Computational Design

4 October 2022Architecture and Engineering, Computational Design, Digital Transformation, IT Services, Services & SupportCarol Dunn

Explanation of how computational design can automate the repetitious task of room layouts of a building on plan views and…

10 Ways to Protect Yourself from Ransomware

3 October 2022Architecture and Engineering, Civil 3D, Digital Transformation, IT Services, Panzura, RevitCarol Dunn

You can boost your resilience to ransomware and other malware in ten ways, all of which can be achieved by…

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.

End of Activation for Autodesk Versions 2011-2014

29 April 2022autodesk, IT Services, Services & Support, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

As of July 1, 2022, Autodesk will no longer support perpetual license activation for its software versions 2011 to 2014.

Comparing VDI to DaaS for Your AEC Company

18 April 2022Architecture and Engineering, Digital Transformation, IT ServicesCarol Dunn

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and Cloud VDI (DaaS) can be easier and more cost-effective ways for companies to manage their…

How You Can Gain Agility and a Competitive Advantage

24 February 2022Architecture and Engineering, Digital Transformation, IT Services, PanzuraCarol Dunn

Cloud workstations make you more agile and competitive: hiring and remote work options, talent retention, better productivity, data security.

Panzura releases global cloud file system CloudFS 8.1

9 February 2022Architecture and Engineering, Digital Transformation, Industrial and Plant, IT Services, Panzura, plant 3d, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Panzura CloudFS 8.1.0.0 includes three new features and seven performance and encryption enhancements to organize, manage, move, protect data.

Replacing Legacy Storage

27 January 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, IT Services, Panzura, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Replace NAS with a centralized cloud storage and management service: easy to use, provides analytics & data protection to enhance…

How You Can Keep Your Data Safe Without Making Copies

14 September 2021All, Digital Transformation, IT Services, PanzuraCarol Dunn

if you’re using the cloud and the right global file system, one set of data is all you need

How to Solve Your Struggle for Storage Capacity

24 August 2021All, IT Services, PanzuraDiana Ramirez

Companies have implemented the cloud-first solution Panzura Freedom Collaboration to build storage capabilities and increase remote collaboration.

Recovery from a Ransomware Attack

2 August 2021All, IT Services, PanzuraCarol Dunn

Before any recovery can take place, your IT department needs to rapidly stop the attack without taking time to determine…

Scalable Solution that Guards Your Data

6 July 2021All, Data, IT Services, PanzuraCarol Dunn

Second on the list of happy thoughts is never having to worry about running out of space for your company’s…

Why IT Professionals Should Hate 3-day Weekends

10 June 2021All, Data, IT Services, PanzuraCarol Dunn

there is NO silver bullet and NO single solution fix that will prevent your company from being a victim of…

Panzura Introduces New Version: Panzura CloudFS 8 Defend

15 March 2021All, IT Services, PanzuraCarol Dunn

Because data security is critical for every company, there is constantly strong pressure on information technicians to monitor the many…

12 Days of Christmas

7 December 2020All, Architecture and Engineering, Construction, IT Services, Panzura, UncategorizedCD

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How to Save Thousands of IT Hours with Panzura

15 September 2020All, IT Services, PanzuraCD

Vizion.AI is a multi-cloud data services platform from Panzura that delivers a single, unified vision into data across the enterprise

Big Data and Power BI Services

3 September 2020All, Data, Digital Transformation, IT ServicesCD

Data has become a driving force in making decisions across all industries.

How to Tell if You Need a Custom App

22 July 2020All, IT Services, Services & SupportCD

Applied Software made 360 Sync from scratch . . . what else can they build?

Maintenance Software. . .the end is near!

5 September 2019Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, IT ServicesJason Porter

For those of you who have not heard or who have not yet made the move from maintenance plans to…

Panzura + Workspot + Microsoft = One Great Team

20 February 2019All, Architecture and Engineering, Construction, IT Services, Panzura, Services & SupportSeth Woolwine

See how Panzura, Workspot, and Microsoft make a great team, and the win goes to YOU! Simple, turnkey cloud services…

Unstructured Data – Avoiding the Curse of the Blob

23 January 2019All, IT Services, PanzuraCarol Dunn

In the same way you may have explained to a teacher in the long-ago past, “the dog ate my homework,”…

How to Install/Update Recap and/or Install Recap Photo

8 June 2018All, IT ServicesJason Porter

Step by step directions for installing/updating Autodesk Recap Pro and Recap Photo – entitlement products that can be found in…

System Requirements for Revit 2019

20 April 2018All, Architecture and Engineering, Construction, IT ServicesCarol Dunn

On April 17, 2018 Autodesk published a very useful article about the System Requirements for Revit 2019. This article lists…

To Uninstall/Reinstall? That Is The Question!

11 August 2017All, IT ServicesJason Porter

Most of us are well aware of the licensing change that is going on with Autodesk software.  The move to…

Managing Autodesk Subscription Single-User Licenses

26 June 2017All, IT ServicesJason Porter

Many of you are well aware by now that Autodesk perpetual licenses are officially a thing of the past. If…

The Flickering Screen

5 June 2017All, Architecture and Engineering, Construction, IT ServicesJason Porter

I've recently had several calls regarding an issue within AutoCAD-based products in which users are experiencing an annoying flickering screen…

Basic Maintenance to Ensure Smooth Sailing

5 June 2017All, IT ServicesJason Porter

There are times when you'll be working in a drawing and you find that it's slow to navigate (pan and…

Autodesk Multi-User Installation Guide (Step 4)

12 May 2017All, IT ServicesJason Porter

You're ready!  You've obtained your network license file and installed and configured the Autodesk Network License Manager.  If not I…

Autodesk Multi-User Installation Guide (Step 3)

12 May 2017All, IT ServicesJason Porter

By now you've found and installed the Autodesk Network License Manager.  If not, I recommend reading our "Where to find…

Autodesk Multi-User Installation Guide (Step 2)

12 May 2017All, IT ServicesJason Porter

Assuming you've completed step 1 and obtained an Autodesk network license file, you're now ready to install the Autodesk Network…

Autodesk Multi-User Installation Guide (Step 1)

12 May 2017All, IT ServicesJason Porter

You've purchased your network software and you're ready to install it.  The first step you need to take to install…

Autodesk Multi-User (Network) Licensed Software Installation Guide

12 May 2017All, IT ServicesJason Porter

You've purchased your network software and you're ready to install it, but the burden of installing the network software is…

Error installing Revit 2018 – A newer version

19 April 2017All, Architecture and Engineering, Construction, IT ServicesCarol Dunn

For those who have installed 2017 software latest updates, especially Dynamo Revit or Dynamo Studio, you may encounter the error…

Downloading Autodesk Software. . . The Easy Method

5 April 2017All, IT ServicesJason Porter

You have the need to download the latest version of your Autodesk software.  But you don't know where to find…

Panzura Cloud Storage: The Missing Piece to Vault for Manufacturing

30 March 2017All, IT Services, PanzuraCarol Dunn

Autodesk® Vault data management software helps organize, manage, and track data creation, simulation, and documentation processes for design, engineering, and…

Autodesk Prerequisite Checker

14 February 2017All, IT ServicesJason Porter

At times it can be difficult to know if your computer is capable of running a particular Autodesk software product,…

Further cleaning beyond PURGE and AUDIT

2 February 2017All, IT ServicesDennis Howell

There are times when I have had to "go the extra mile" to get a drawing cleaned up.  I have…

AIDA – Analyze your installation errors in 30

28 November 2016All, IT ServicesDave Morse

One of my capacities (along with all of our technical specialists) here at Applied Software, is to help our clients…

Why Upgrade?

22 November 2016All, IT ServicesJason Porter

“I’m fine with my current version of AutoCAD. There’s no need to upgrade.” “My current version of AutoCAD does everything…

I’ve Got The Serial Number, but What’s the Product Key

11 November 2016All, IT ServicesJason Porter

You've downloaded your latest Autodesk software.  You're ready to install it.  You proceed through the install pages. You input your…

Creating a Custom Revision Scheme Format in Vault

28 October 2016All, IT ServicesDave Morse

In this post, we will explore the steps to creating a custom Revision Scheme and applying it to an existing…

My Inventor Part File is Locked-Unable to Edit

28 September 2016All, IT Services, ManufacturingCarol Dunn

An issue that I ran across the other day using Inventor 2017 was my part file was acting like it…

Hey Vault! Where are my Model Space Views?

1 September 2016All, IT ServicesDave Morse

Before adding AutoCAD files to Autodesk Vault, you might want to change a setting.  One of the default settings for…

Vault Project Sync – Part 2 – Configuration

10 August 2016All, IT ServicesDave Morse

This post is part 2 on my 2-part series on Installing, enabling, and configuring Vault Project Sync.  In part 1,…

Autodesk Application Manager is changing

9 May 2016All, IT ServicesJason Porter

This is because the Autodesk Application Manager is being replaced with the Autodesk desktop app. The application manager was installed…

Autodesk, where are my software, serial number, and product keys?

14 April 2016All, IT ServicesJason Porter

Steps for finding Autodesk serial numbers and product keys; downloading software; using Autodesk Account and the Virtual Agent.

Fatal Error – Exception in mc3.dll / mc3d.dll

5 November 2015All, IT ServicesJason Porter

Recently, we've begun to see this issue pop up more and more.  We've seen it in AutoCAD based products. While…

Installing Desktop Subscription Software

21 September 2015All, IT ServicesJason Porter

You have purchased desktop subscription for your software or someone in your company has purchased desktop subscription for you.  There…

What’s Your Vault File Status?

9 July 2015All, IT Services, ManufacturingDave Morse

With the recent release of Autodesk's 2016 product line, there has been quite a few enhancements and workflow improvements to…

QTO Manager- Workaround to Update CSV Files

4 May 2015All, IT ServicesJason Porter

The QTO Manager and Takeoff tool in Civil 3D are two tools within Civil 3D proved to be more exciting…

AutoCAD Architecture Project Browser Crashes

25 August 2014All, IT ServicesMatt Dillon

Windows Updates are causing issues with the AutoCAD Architecture (and AutoCAD MEP) Project Browser.

2015 Product Keys

26 June 2014All, IT ServicesJason Porter

Quick access to the entire list of 2015 Autodesk product keys when you don’t have access to subscription center.

Creating Vault Folder Templates using DataWork

29 April 2014All, Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Fabrication, IT Services, ManufacturingDave Morse

If you've never used Autodesk's Exchange App, then you truly are missing something.  It has never been easier to extend…

2015 Autodesk Network License Manager

14 April 2014All, IT ServicesJason Porter

This following wording comes straight from the Autodesk help file.  I've decided to blog about it because it's crucial information…

How to Find Recommended Hardware for Autodesk

14 February 2014All, IT ServicesDave Morse

Not all computers are created equal.  There is a significant difference between a desktop computer, which is used for desktop…

Creating a Numbering Scheme in Autodesk Vault

4 February 2014All, IT ServicesDave Morse

One of the Administrative tasks to perform on your Vault Workgroup or Vault Professional installation is to determine and to…

After Upgrading Vault … Migrate your Files

3 January 2014All, IT ServicesDave Morse

Once you have upgraded your Vault from a previous release to the current one, you need to migrate your inventor…

Importing GIS Data Into Civil 3D

20 November 2013All, Civil 3D, IT ServicesJason Porter

We've finally made it available on YouTube. . .the infamous video that explains one procedure on how to import GIS…

Use the Virtual Agent to Download your Autodesk Software

12 November 2013All, IT ServicesDave Morse

Autodesk has a download portal that enables you to download your software so that you may install it on your…

How to Resolve An Autodesk Activation Error

11 October 2013All, IT ServicesDave Morse

I recently had a client who experienced an Activation error while trying to request a license file.  The error received…

Using the Vault 2014 – Store and Place your iFeatures

14 September 2013All, IT Services, VaultDave Morse

One of the new features in Autodesk Vault 2014, is the ability to securely store your iFeatures in the Vault. …

Bing Maps in 2014

12 September 2013All, IT ServicesJason Porter

In Civil 3D 2014 the ability to link to Bing Maps directly through Data Connect has been lost. Now, in…

Autodesk License Manager Installation Guide

12 September 2013All, autodesk, IT ServicesJason Porter

To speed up the process I recommend obtaining your license from Autodesk at least a day before you plan the…

Should You Download or Install Autodesk Software?

6 September 2013All, IT ServicesMatt Dillon

When you download your software, you have options – the default is to “Install Now” and it  WILL take less…

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