We've just launched the first digital edition of the Autodesk Construction Magazine. Inside this edition, you will learn about key trends and capabilities of the Autodesk BIM for construction solutions. Hear from our customers directly and get insight into the latest trends in the construction industry from our thought leader, Dominic Thasarathar.
Autodesk® Building Design Suite offers a comprehensive set of tools to manage all phases of design and construction at an exceptional value. By combining Building Information Modeling (BIM) and CAD tools, Autodesk Building Design Suite helps you design, visualize, and simulate more efficiently. Check out the digital Autodesk Construction Magazine in the link below, and learn more about how Autodesk BIM for construction solutions can help you overcome construction challenges and accelerate paths to new business.
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UPDATE: Service Pack 2 is now available from our website which contains all the fixes below and more.
A service pack is now available for Autodesk Navisworks 2013 products. You can download and install the Autodesk Navisworks 2013 Service Pack 1 from our website
If you have experienced any of the following issues then we recommend you upgrade to the Service Pack 1
Please select the relevant 32 or 64 bit version for Manage, Simulate or Freedom. This can be installed on each individual machine which already has Navisworks 2013 installed, included in the installation, or included in a deployment, the readme contains more instructions.
Should you have any issues installing the service pack, please use the Installation and Licensing forums which are monitored by Autodesk experts.
In a world where the global economy is affecting projects every day, and clients want buildings cheaper and faster, and pressures to improve the quality and sustainability of projects are pulling firms in every direction, BIM has become the 'buzz word' of the industry as the only way to do business. Autodesk® BIM 360TM is the next generation of BIM, for anyone, anywhere, at any time.
Building, infrastructure design, and construction professionals can access intelligent model–based workflows through a broad range of cloud-based services within the Autodesk® 360 platform, which provides mobility and accessibility through infinite computing power. This video shows you some more about BIM 360 and what it means for you.
Autodesk BIM 360 helps multidiscipline design and construction teams improve project outcomes by moving computational-intensive tasks to the cloud, enabling more rapid visualization and simulation and optimized collaboration with access to intelligent data–rich models.
As part of Autodesk® BIM 360TM we're offering 3 new services on top of some that you may have seen from Autodesk® 360.
Find out more through the BIM 360 website, you can also find BIM 360 on the recently updated Autodesk 360 Facebook page. Or log into 360.autodesk.com, and try out this innovative cloud based technology and the advantages and benefits it provides.
We'd love to hear what you think, leave a comment below or email us.
Sorting through the piles of notebooks, manuals, boxes for hardware and software and emails, there's plenty of times people think there must be an easier way to get your serial numbers and product keys. Luckily there is!
This link shows you how to find your Autodesk serial numbers and product key in Subscription Center and this link shows how to find the product key for your Autodesk product.
These links also have a full list of all the product keys for the last few Autodesk releases: -
Have you got any unique ways to store your serial numbers and product boxes? If you do send us a photo by July 1st 2012, we'll send prizes to the best ones.
Vela Systems are an exciting company that we have been working with for some time as a partner organization, and late last week it was announced that Vela will be joining the Autodesk team.
This video, posted just a few weeks ago explains in more depth the integration between Vela's products and Autodesk Revit and Navisworks.
Amar Hanspal, the Senior Vice President, Information Modeling and Platform Products Group say "BIM has tremendous value in the planning and design aspects of construction projects, but if you can't get that rich data into the field, at the point of construction, you are leaving out the critical 'last 100 yards' in the process. Integrating Vela Systems and its cloud and mobile products with the Autodesk BIM portfolio transforms the business of construction, delivering valuable information to job sites anywhere in the world".
Read here for the full press release.
Further to a blog about starting a BIM User group a couple of weeks ago and a worldwide list of BIM in Construction User groups, James Vandezande from HOK has kindly passed along a series of posts he has written about running effective user groups.
These are well worth a read whether you are looking to start a group or contribute towards a local group with more detail about locations, speakers, hardware and sponsorships.
Have you ever wondered how we put together the splash screens that you view every time you open the product? Have you wondered how Silver Cross Hospital or Blackfriars Station were selected to be the 'face' of Navisworks? Have you ever wondered how you would get your project to be the one everyone see's on a daily basis? Well wonder no more!
The Autodesk Construction team are inviting customers to submit images of your use of Navisworks for inclusion in the next release of Navisworks. We are looking for impactful and inspiring images of how you are using our technology on your projects. For all selected images, we will require you to complete a consent form, granting unrestricted use of the imagery to Autodesk. For the image that is placed on the product box and splash screen, we will request access to the model dataset so that Autodesk graphic artists can create the final renderings. All image usage will display a credit line as defined by you.
What is the value of participating?
Other selected images will be included in the Navisworks installer (see below for 2013 images):
If you are interested in participating please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with additional details on the submission process. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, July 11, 2012.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Autodesk Construction Team