Author Archives: Matt W

Is your hard drive filling up after a Revit crash?

If your hard drive is running out of space and you've noticed Revit is crashing more frequently, check the journal folder for extraneous Revit models. When saving a non-workshared model to a network drive, Revit will save a copy of … Continue reading

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Complete Collaboration with Autodesk’s AEC Collection 2018

The 2018 release of Autodesk’s AEC Collection makes it easier than ever to coordinate, geo-locate and collaborate between InfraWorks, Civil 3D, Revit, taking it all into Navisworks and beyond to a VR experience. And with just 5 simple steps, it’s probably easier than … Continue reading

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Drone + Point Cloud + InfraWorks = COOL!

So the other day I took my DJI Mavic Pro out to an open field to test it’s automated flight option, Tap to Fly, and the time-lapse photos in order to create a point cloud using Autodesk Recap’s Photo to … Continue reading

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What’s new in InfraWorks & Civil 3D 2018?

Well, first and foremost, you may have noticed that “360” is missing. Don’t worry, it’s just a simple name change. InfraWorks is keeping its current functionality and cloud capabilities and adding additional features (see below). So with that out of … Continue reading

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InfraWorks 360 – A Brief Overview for Beginners (AUGIWorld article)

Check out the February issue of AUGIWorld for my article “InfraWorks 360 – A Brief Overview for Beginners” in which I discuss some of the benefits of InfraWorks 360 such as: Using Model Builder to generate existing site models quickly Roadway … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Favorite New Features of InfraWorks 360 (Fall ’16 Release)

The crew in The Factory have been busy working on improving and updating functionality and features of InfraWorks 360 and this time they’ve incorporated a lot of wish-list items into the latest release. Below are my top 5 favorite new … Continue reading

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Trouble-shooting Civil 3D drawings

Below are a few tips to help you clean and speed up your Civil 3D drawings if you find they’re running slower than usual. RECOVER the drawing The RECOVER command will extract as much data as it can from the … Continue reading

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Re-use, re-size, re-purpose

InfraWorks 360 comes loaded with lots of great 3D content, but sometimes you just can’t find what you need. But what if you took an existing 3D model and re-sized it and used it for a different purpose? The three … Continue reading

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AutoCAD/Revit becomes unresponsive when opening or saving files

If you have Dropbox Build 8.4.19 installed, AutoCAD or Revit may become unresponsive when opening or saving files. There are also compatibility issues with other Windows applications. Dropbox is aware of the issue and is working on an update. In … Continue reading

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“Revit could not start the print job because it was unable to connect to the specified printer” error message

When printing multiple sheets to either plotter or PDF, you get the following error: “Revit could not start the print job because it was unable to connect to the specified printer..” This is a known issue with Windows Security Update KB3177725 … Continue reading

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