Archive for January, 2016

Civil 3D User’s Group

January 18, 2016

We are throwing around the idea to sponsor a Civil 3D User’s Group here in Houston.  I have received a lot of feedback from several people that want to attend or host this.

If you will, please fill out the survey below so we can get an idea of how many would attend and what they would want to have covered.

Now that we are part of the Graitec family, we have the options to have software developed in house.  Having said that, we want your feedback at the first user’s group on a Civil PowerPack.  This would be an add-on for Civil 3D with tools to better help your performance and also adhere to some of the standards that the software does not currently support.

Thanks for you input and hope to see you soon!!

Click here to take the survey.

New and Updated Solutions

January 8, 2016

Autodesk has posted some more great tips, tricks and fixes.  See below…

New and Updated Solutions! Vault, Revit, and more!


Deleting your Autodesk Account

Maximum number of computers permitted for Perpetual Licenses (Standalone)

Advance Steel

Advance Steel: Cannot generate single part drawings for all parts using drawing process on US instal…

AutoCAD Civil 3D

Civil 3D Country Kit Denmark: Errors and missing label styles for alignment and pipes/structures

How to Design a Junction/Intersection in Civil 3D

Sharing Civil 3D Cogo points with Autodesk Vault


Custom font not exported correctly on DWF PDF

Incorrect bend direction annotation
Inventor: Extrusion and Revolve functions go to non responding when sketch uses Project Cut Edges
Inventor: Weld imargry bleed out to Part faces in derived part.


Unable to control skeleton with HIK Control Rig


Carbonite stopping Revit from syncing

Customizing arrowhead of the stair path symbol

Revit 2015: UR11 breaks Revit Server

Wall opening height is missing in Revit dimensions


Sharing Civil 3D Cogo points with Autodesk Vault

Time is Running Out

January 6, 2016

There are only a few weeks left until perpetual licenses of most individual Autodesk products will be discontinued.

After January 28, 2016, new perpetual licenses of most individual Autodesk software will no longer be available for purchase or crossgrade. After July 28, 2016, Autodesk will discontinue sales of new perpetual license and will no longer off the option to migrate (crossgrade) to most Autodesk Design & Creation Suites.

For example, after January 28, 2016, a customer with a perpetual license of AutoCAD cannot crossgrade to a perpetual license of Revit. However, that customer can crossgrade the perpetual license of AutoCAD to a perpetual license of Building Design Suite Premium until the end-of-sale of the suites on July 31, 2016.


Customers will continue to have the opportunity to subscribe to the affected products with offerings specifically designed for individuals, teams and enterprises. The pay-as-you-go option for Autodesk products and cloud services will be available as multi-year, annual, quarterly or monthly subscription terms.

If you want to move to the latest 2016 software, or need additional licenses – and prefer to own your licenses – you’ll want to act prior to January 28, 2016, while they’re still available. Add Maintenance Subscription to your perpetual licenses to ensure you have continued access to subscription benefits, including software updates, technical support, and flexible licensing rights.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your options, please email us or call our office (281) 445-6161.

Convert your current stand-alone license to a network license before January 28, 2016.

After January 28, 2016, the option to add one-time network activation fees, which is required to change a stand-alone deployment to a network, will no longer be available. The option to purchase additional network licenses will also be discontinued.  After this date, you will have the option to purchase term-based network licenses (via a "network subscription") to add to your existing pool of network licenses.

If you have products with network licenses on Maintenance Subscription as of January 31, 2016, you will continue to own your perpetual license and retain the Maintenance Subscription benefits associated with those products. You will also be able to renew your Maintenance Subscription when the time comes.
A Network License offers more flexibility, security, and better business solutions on your software investment. 
Make your move before the ability to purchase network activation for Autodesk products end soon. 

Last Chance to Late Renew Before Option Goes Away

Beginning February 1, 2016, all subscriptions, including Maintenance Subscription, MUST be renewed ON TIME. After this date, customers will no longer be able to "late renew" their subscription. Customers that do not renew on time will lose their subscription benefits and will need to purchase a Desktop Subscription contract or cross-grade to a Design & Creation Suite with Maintenance Subscription to stay current.

If your Autodesk Subscription is expired and you are within your 364 days to late renew, it’s not too late. Autodesk will waive late fees for customers who renew their expired Maintenance Subscription contracts before January 19, 2016.

Act now to keep access to updates, cloud, and software services without a penalty.

Email if you do not know when your Maintenance Subscription expires.