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Forum: Autodesk Software General

This is a general forum for all questions and comments relating to Autodesk products not catered for in other forums. Questions about Impression, Maya, DWG TrueView, NavisWorks, Buzzsaw etc. are all fair game.

  1. AutoDesk Vault Opinions

    A few months ago we had AutoDesk's people come in and they gave a very impressive demo of their new "Vault" software. We're starting to give this a really hard look and since the investment will be...

    Started by Bill Tillman‎, 10th Jun 2014 08:30 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    21st Aug 2014 09:44 pm Go to last post
  2. Opening a dwg in an older version of Autocad

    I am often given dwg's in lieu of an actual drawing in order to find dimensions for a structure. I have to send them to friend who has a newer version of straight Autocad, because I only have...

    Started by flyin blonde‎, 30th Sep 2013 10:24 pm
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    8th Aug 2014 06:53 pm Go to last post
  3. How much space does the Building Design Suite extraction need?

    I just downloaded the Building Design Suite Premium 32/64 for Windows. This consists of three files. I attempted to extract this to a 64 GB USB stick, but was there was not enough space - how much...

    Started by Siberian‎, 20th Jun 2014 10:37 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    6th Aug 2014 01:25 pm Go to last post
  4. Windows 7 or 8?

    I am about to buy a new PC that I plan to use for several years. I will be using 2014 versions of AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, and 3DS Max. Should I bite the bullet and make the transition to...

    Started by lrm‎, 14th Jun 2014 02:45 pm
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    • Replies: 12
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    7th Jul 2014 07:50 am Go to last post
  5. Autodesk Labs - Project Cassidy

    Let’s face it – working with composite materials is hard that's why Autodesk Labs has released project Cassidy, a free technology preview that allows users to simulate bending loads on 3D models of...

    Started by dougkenik‎, 14th May 2014 11:55 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    15th May 2014 04:39 am Go to last post
  6. Drawing File is Invalid

    If I have an invalid file message (I'm using autocad 2010) does that mean the file that I'm trying to open is 2014 or newer?

    Started by zonafpdesign‎, 2nd Apr 2014 12:51 am
    • Replies: 4
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    2nd Apr 2014 05:55 pm Go to last post
  7. AutoCAD 2015 Pre Release

    AutoCAD 2015 Pre Release,, very fast, smoothly and elegan with black style than the other version,,, waiting for release date..

    Started by mufasu‎, 2nd Mar 2014 12:03 pm
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    24th Mar 2014 09:42 pm Go to last post
  8. Hostile vehicle tracking in AutoTrack

    Has anyone developed hostile vehicles to standard classes, say as in PAS68? Plus, has anyone developed a combination of settings for the hostile vehicle driver who doesn't care about the niceties of...

    Started by BrianP‎, 13th Mar 2014 10:23 am
    autotrack, hostile, pas68
    • Replies: 3
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    13th Mar 2014 12:53 pm Go to last post
  9. AutoCAD Plotting help needed

    Is there a way to plot a layout with the model space of a view port greyscale, and the paper space in color?

    Started by Decker‎, 7th Mar 2014 11:11 pm
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 449
    8th Mar 2014 01:38 am Go to last post
  10. Keep Xref's color in Naviswork

    Hi, I need to change colors on a dwg file and to see them changed on Navis. Let me explain : - I'm gonna receive .dwg every weeks, same name but updated (ex : 1.dwg, 2.dwg, 3.dwg) - I'm...

    Started by Ildan‎, 6th Mar 2014 05:48 pm
    autocad, navisworks, visretain, xref
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 420
    6th Mar 2014 05:48 pm Go to last post
  11. Autodesk to retire Softimage

    That's right. For all you Softimage users, the next 2015 release will be the last. Autodesk is advising all Softimage users to start migrating to either Studio Max or Maya. More info here:...

    Started by Cad64‎, 4th Mar 2014 08:27 pm
    • Replies: 1
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    5th Mar 2014 02:02 pm Go to last post
  12. I just want to view a DWG!

    Hi all. I'm sure that this question has probably been raised countless times over; I can't find any solution, so please accept my apologies in advance. I have AutoCAD at work and on my desktop at...

    Started by 88engine‎, 2nd Mar 2014 10:04 am
    autocad, cad, design review, dwg, true view
    • Replies: 4
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    2nd Mar 2014 11:49 am Go to last post
  13. Cut & Paste hangs between drawings

    Within AutoCAD LT 2008, I have two drawings open. I can click on an entity and right-click copy, with no problem. When I activate the other drawing and right-click paste, it may take up to 5 minutes...

    Started by ABGroup‎, 9th May 2008 11:25 am
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    • Replies: 29
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    1st Mar 2014 08:55 pm Go to last post
  14. Bing map Help please

    Ok here is what Im trying to do. I am creating a project locator for our company. This will be used by the Engineers to locate old projects near their new ones. I am using a Bing map in AutoCAD 2014,...

    Started by Decker‎, 24th Feb 2014 10:04 pm
    • Replies: 4
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    25th Feb 2014 05:44 pm Go to last post
  15. 360 Glue

    I have been working in Navis works for a few years now. I am in NY city and have coordinated some nice sized jobs in Navis. I will be starting a project shortly and I was told it will be done in...

    Started by _Anthony‎, 21st Feb 2014 03:34 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    21st Feb 2014 03:34 pm Go to last post
  16. AutoTrack

    Hi Does anyone have any experience with Savoy (now Autodesk) Autotrack software. I'm looking to provide specific reports for a number of planned vehicle movements but i'm really struggling to...

    Started by JIMMYD‎, 21st Jan 2014 06:11 pm
    • Replies: 3
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    12th Feb 2014 03:08 pm Go to last post
  17. What can I do with Navisworks Freedom?

    Hello all. I'm unfamiliar with Navisworks but have worked several jobs ina row now where we get navisworks models from the EOR. My company does not use the software, so I onl have access to the...

    Started by ColinPearson‎, 5th Feb 2014 05:58 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    6th Feb 2014 01:26 am Go to last post
  18. Export centerlines from MagiCAD

    Hi, I recently installed MagiCAD (an add-on to AutoCAD för HVAC and such) to view files and more importantly I was hopeing to find a way to export files with pretty much just the centre-lines of...

    Started by Tiger‎, 20th Feb 2012 10:43 am
    • Replies: 1
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    20th Jan 2014 04:06 pm Go to last post
  19. Autodesk ECSU 2014 Installation Problem

    Hi, I recently updated to Windows 8.1 and now when I try to run the setup it gives me this message. I tried deleting all the Autodesk folders that is left by the previous installation, emptied my...

    Started by dashingboy‎, 19th Dec 2013 06:55 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    20th Dec 2013 06:02 am Go to last post
  20. download 2013 LT again

    I need to download 2013 LT again, in order to move my license from my old pc to a new PC. any idea where I can download from?

    Started by stevegreen‎, 29th Nov 2013 07:09 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    30th Nov 2013 01:32 am Go to last post
  21. AutoCAD Raster Design 2012

    Is it still possible to download AutoCAD Raster Design 2012 from Autodesk? All i see is 2014 but that won't install on AutoCAD 2012. Bob

    Started by Bobzy20‎, 27th Nov 2013 02:55 pm
    • Replies: 8
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    28th Nov 2013 02:37 pm Go to last post
  22. Embarrassed Intermittent gear simulation in showcase

    3D gears & locking cams built in AutoCAD 2013 & transferred to Showcase 2013. Individual rotations about axis OK via behavoirs but when making up Storyboard I cannot get intermittent gear play...

    Started by New016‎, 8th Oct 2013 02:33 pm
    • Replies: 2
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    29th Oct 2013 11:07 pm Go to last post
  23. Change the view in Navisworks Manage 2013

    Hi, Is it possible to change the view for example from FRONT to TOP? Thank you.

    Started by Faouweb‎, 7th Oct 2013 12:41 pm
    • Replies: 0
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    7th Oct 2013 12:41 pm Go to last post
  24. DWG Trueview

    Hello All Can I or someone markup the drawing with notes if needed. For example if I send to someone to view and then want me to make a change, can they markup what the changes should be? BR...

    Started by svrkjg‎, 15th Mar 2013 03:25 pm
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    • Replies: 10
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    5th Oct 2013 03:56 pm Go to last post
  25. AutoCAD to Tekla Structures

    I know that it is possible to take a 3D model done in Revit and bring it into Tekla Structures but can it be done with an AutoCAD 3D model? If so, how? With Revit, depending on the version, one...

    Started by ReMark‎, 4th Oct 2013 12:58 pm
    • Replies: 5
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    4th Oct 2013 01:52 pm Go to last post

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