Autodesk Open Up Access to 5 Previous Versions

Starting November 2, 2020, Autodesk is expanding access for all customers (on subscription and maintenance plans) to the latest release and up to 5 versions back. Check out the full details here.  Please Note: Although Autodesk are expanding access to 5 versions back, only the current and 3 versions back will be eligible for Autodesk technical support.


DXDIAG is a windows diagnostic tool that gathers your graphics hardware information, it's useful in that is gets the names of all graphics devices, as well as driver versions. This can be particularly helpful for sharing with a tech support technician, when troubleshooting graphics issues.

Autodesk Uninstall Tool

For several years now Autodesk have included an uninstall tool with their software. It is the quickest and best way to remove Autodesk software from your Windows system. Fusion 360 is a bit different though, so If you are looking to remove Fusion 360 Please follow these instructions For other Autodesk products, the uninstall tool... Continue Reading →

Enabling 3D Content in PDF’s

3D CAD Packages like Autodesk Inventor can easily export out 3D PDF's for sharing and collaboration. Generally the person receiving the 3D PDF does not have a CAD system, making this a good way of sharing 3D information. The problem, is that by default Adobe Reader DC blocks 3D content in PDF's. The good news... Continue Reading →

3 Reasons To Stop using IGES Files

Anyone who has worked with me, will know that I am not a fan of the IGES file format. Having worked in the Automotive OEM supply chain in the early 2000's, I have had my fair share of issues with IGES files. Mostly related to geometry that contained missing faces, gaps or faces oriented incorrectly... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Foundation Volunteering

Yesterday I attended a meeting at Autodesk in Farborough, and everyone in our meeting was asked to join in on one of the volunteering sessions that the Autodesk Foundation were holding in partnership with SolarBuddy. SolarBuddy are an Australian company, and the lights we assembled are being sent to underprivileged kids in Papua New Guinea.... Continue Reading →

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