Author: Kelli Marakovits

Autodesk’s Subscription Transition Program – What you need to know

As the industry moves to cloud- and consumption-based software, Autodesk has developed a cost-effective program for customers to switch their current maintenance licenses to a subscription model plan. The program was designed to help customers realize the value of subscription – better access, control and insight – without increasing costs, and the perks that come with the switch are worth taking notice. What you need to know in three lines or less: While customers can continue to renew their current perpetual licenses on an annual basis, all new licenses sold will be subscriptions. Autodesk’s new program allows users an...

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Tips for getting through the Federal Fiscal Year-End

With the federal fiscal year-end approaching, agencies are rushing to spend their “use-it-or-lose-it” budgets, and require a reliable resource for their Autodesk software, services, and training needs. With close to 30 years of experience supporting federal, state, and local government agencies, we understand the unique requirements of our public sector clients. We also partner closely with DLT Solutions, Autodesk’s first Master Government Reseller. DLT Solutions provides useful tips for making the federal fiscal year-end more manageable in their recent blog, “How Federal Contracting Officers Can Breeze Through the Year-End Spending Spree.” Read the full blog here. Let us help...

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Autodesk Options File Template added to CADD Community

As a CAD/BIM manager, do you find managing network and multi-user licenses to be one of the biggest challenges you face? You know, controlling factors like who can access certain products, how long people can check-out/borrow licenses, recovering licenses of people who leave the office with AutoCAD or Revit still running…just to name a few. What is an options file? Authoring and deploying an options file is the solution for each of these scenarios. You’re not alone if you’ve never heard of an options file, as it’s an optional component of the Autodesk Network License Manager. Although a default license server...

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New to CADD Community – Model Checker Configuration Files Part 3

Calling all BIM Managers! We’ve recently added a new asset to the CADD Community. This week, our team of experts has expanded the BIM Manager Content Pack with five new model checks. The Model Checker Configuration Files Part 3 includes: Line Patterns: A good check for reference, this check lists all the Line Patterns in the model. Model Groups: A good check for reference, this check lists all Model Groups. Revit Links: A good check for reference, this check lists all linked Revit models. Views with No View Template: A good check for reviewing best practices, this check lists any View that...

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CADD On The Road – BILT North America 2017

Here we go again! Our team at CADD Microsystems is back on the road and this time we’re heading to the BILT North America conference in Toronto. This year’s event will take place August 3-5 at Westin Harbour Castle located on the shores of Lake Ontario and features speakers from around the country, including CADD Microsystem’s own Jason Kunkel and Purvi Gandhi Irwin. BILT (formerly known as the Revit Technology Conference) is a 3-day educational and networking event, designed for those in the design, build, and operate industry. Dedicated to improving the way the industry works together, the conference...

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