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.
I recently Installed AutoCAD 2021, and when clicked on the Vault tab, I noticed that the tab was blank. The fix is pretty simple, even if seemingly scary. This problem occurs when the Vault client is installed before AutoCAD. Make sure that AutoCAD is not running. From the Windows "Add Remove" programs, find "Vault Client... Continue Reading →
I have many versions of Inventor, AutoCAD and Vault (Clients) installed on my PC. Sometimes I fire up the wrong software and it wastes time A few months back, I saw some custom icons for Autodesk product and this got me thinking... What if I had a specific icon for each release of Inventor, Vault... Continue Reading →
If you use AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor, Fusion360, Vault, or pretty much any of the main stream Autodesk products, you will have at some stage used an Autodesk cloud service. To help understand any planned maintenance or outages, Autodesk have created a "Health Dashboard", which shows the current status of all cloud services, as well as... Continue Reading →
AutoCAD has the ability to convert any Vector based PDF files into DWG (or DXF). Vector based PDF's are usually PDF's that have been published by a drawing package and contains lines circles and arc, as well as layer information. Simply go to the "Insert" tab, then click on PDF, from there the wizard interface... Continue Reading →
Have you ever wondered what the difference between IDW & DWG file formats in Inventor are? Do you have a preference for IDW over DWG? I'm a big fan of the DWG format, and I highlight 3 reasons that I think DWG is better in this post, but I also show the drawbacks.
Ever wanted to set AutoCAD back to the classic interface? Tired of the Ribbon interface, or just want to set AutoCAD back to the way it used to be? Check out this video showing how to add the classic workspace using the CUI editor. https://youtu.be/ndYwbkVMt0E
In 1996 the inaugural Tri-Nations rugby tournament was played between Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. New Zealand won the trophy that year, but the story behind the massive trophy is rather interesting. According to a 2013 article on stuff.co.nz, the trophy now lives at the Palmerston North Rugby Museum. Taking up the most space... Continue Reading →