If you are on Subscription then you'll have access to a free download if you own Revit MEP. This download is called the Space Naming Utility which is an intuitive tool that automatically assigns the names and numbers from architectural rooms to Revit MEP spaces. By downloading the Space Naming Utility you can eliminate the need to manually assign names...

The AutoCAD.PGP file contains all the AutoCAD Command Alias's (sometimes called Keyboard Shortcuts) that allow commands to be typed faster. Examples include L for LINE or C for CIRCLE.  A faster way to access, edit or reference these items is in the Express Tool called Command Aliases or the AutoCAD Alias Editor.

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A little known feature in Revit 2011 is the ability to load an entire Revit project to another project as a group.

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A little known command in Revit allows you to create a 3D view from a 2D section.

Step 1: Draw a Section in Plan View where you want your 3D building section to be.
Step 2: Create a 3D view (perhaps by clicking the "3D Button" house icon on the Quick Access Toolbar).
Step 3: Hover your cursor over the View Cube....

Autodesk has recently released an English language extension previously only available in German, called the Roombook Extension.  It's essentially that bridge we've been waiting on between Room Objects and the "bounding objects" such as Walls, Floors and Ceilings they touch.  I wasn't sure about it until I tried it a few days ago, but it's an amazing piece...

The Autodesk® Subscription Advantage Pack for AutoCAD® Map 3D 2011 software provides new data access enhancements to help you work more efficiently. It also includes new tools that extend the software to web and mobile platforms and enhance file sharing and conversion.

Expand your access to GIS data with the new Autodesk® FDO Provider for ArcGIS...

The Teapot, what a silly thing to have in a program which you can construct buildings and model mechanical & structural systems. I'm sure you've seen it too, but have you ever really asked yourself... "Why a TEAPOT?????"  Well lets pour ourselves a cup of tea and discuss.... and this is exactly how the teapot came into being.

 

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Did you know that AutoCAD has a powerful, built in calculator?

The QuickCalc command has been around since version 2006 and can be accessed in a variety of ways including typing: QUICKCALC at the command line  or holding down Control + the number 8 (CTRL + 8 ).

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Submitting your error to Autodesk DOES make a difference!

Not everyone realizes this since normally you get back no useful response, but in reality submitting your error report can serve a greater good. Each error is tracked electronically in a large database. The more times that error occurs, the more likely that error is to be "raised up" in the...

For those users that have a Network license for their Autodesk software, have you wondered how to read (or decode!) it?  The License File Parser allows you to easily convert the contents of your Autodesk license file into an easy to read report. Among other pieces of useful information, the report contains the full name of the licensed product, the...

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