Posts Tagged ‘2011’

What Autodesk Product Version are You Currently Using?

September 19, 2012

Please select the Autodesk product version you are currently using below…

Civil 3D 2011 Update 2 Released

June 30, 2011

The release for Civil 3D 2011 Update 2 happened today.

You can download the update here.

Make sure you get up to date and read the readme file!!

Lining it all up…. Frame Generator tip

February 4, 2011


Working with Frame Generator, placing steel on a skeleton and achieving the proper alignment of the steel is a  required tool every user needs to have in their bag.

In following Tip we will show you the process to identify the alignment, pick the reference beam or axis, and finally place the needed steel part.

The picture below is the Frame Skeleton part model we will work with in this example. As you can see the potential for some steel shapes to align to a different angle (not vertical or horizontal) could be a problem for our design.


Lets place the steel in the exact order as show in the figure below. If you look closely at the steel part near “PICK 1” you will see it is rolled somewhat…


Accepting the selections from above, the results are below, note the rolled steel position. It is possible to adjust the rolled angle needed for our design buy selecting placement of the steel in a different order…


The figure below represents a completely different placement order, and if we examine the steel at “PICK 3” placement location we can see the roll of the steel is aligned with the steel placed at “PICK 2”. Selecting the position at “PICK 2” then selecting the “PICK 3” position will align the part to the previous pick location “PICK 2”.


After making the selections above the results are shown below…


During the process of creating a frame it is a good idea to make alternate selections to properly place the steel. Users can even pick axis lines under other frame parts already placed to help with the alignment of the new parts to be placed…

For a  better example of how these pick selections work when placing steel parts, review the following video link posted below…

Frame Generator part placement

Hope this little tip will help with your Frame Generator steel design work…

Working with Steel, what a Deal…!


Subscription Advantage Packs Available for 2011 Products

September 30, 2010

Autodesk has released the Subscription Advantage Packs for the following products:

3ds Max 2011

AutoCAD 2011

Revit Structure 2011

3ds Max Design 2011

MEP 2011

AutoCAD Architecture 2011

AutoCAD Electrical 2011

Inventor 2011

Map 3D 2011

Civil 3D 2011

Navisworks 2011

Revit MEP 2011

Revit Architecture 2011

AutoCAD Mechanical 2011

You can download these Advantage Packs in Autodesk’s Subscription website by clicking on the link below:

Subscription Advantage Packs for 2011

Navisworks 2011 Service Pack 1

September 16, 2010

Autodesk has released Navisworks Service Pack 1. This service pack only updates individual installations of Autodesk Navisworks 2011 products and should not be applied to Navisworks products installed as part of Autodesk Factory Design Suite 2011.  Click on the link below to be directed to Autodesk’s download page.

Don’t forget to review the readme file!!