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.

AutoCAD 2021: Fixing A Blank Vault Tab

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 →

Autodesk Cloud Services Up-time Dashboard

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 Quick Tip: Convert PDF to DWG

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 →

Units Matter: Here’s how to set them

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 →

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