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The 4th Industrial Revolution – Don’t Get Left Behind

I recently had the opportunity to train some highly motivated students in the Northern Cape, up-skilling them in Autodesk software. I enjoyed it tremendously as it ties in with a [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|

Your Autodesk Account is Useful

As most people are aware one’s Autodesk account allows one to be assigned software by the software administrator of the company. The ability to use subscription services that use cloud [...]

By | March 19th, 2017|

Revit RFO Benchmark Tool V3

How good is my PC or Laptop at Revit? How good will my new PC perform with Revit? This is an important question is, not only is the capital outlay [...]

By | March 19th, 2017|

Collaboration for Revit (C4R) and Moving Published Models on BIM 360 Team

If you are working with Collaboration for Revit on BIM 360 Team you are using a fantastic tool for collaboration. Those using this tool are allowed to invite members, regardless [...]

By | March 19th, 2017|

Revit Long Shared Parameter Names

I recently had to troubleshoot a template for a large national retailer where shared parameters are used to schedule quantities of items that have not been modelled per component: http://www.mgfx.co.za/blog/building-architectural-design/revit-shared-parameter-file-management/ [...]

By | March 19th, 2017|

Vault File Server

Have you ever had to share data from your Autodesk Vault between 2 different sites, be it cities or countries. In previous releases of Vault you would install a Vault [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|

Do I have to have Inventor to use Vault?

Do I have to have Inventor to use Vault? No...No you don't. Not a lot of folks out there know that you are able to use Autodesk Vault with most [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|

Autodesk Desktop Subscription Licensing

So it has been just over a year since Autodesk went the subscription route with all their software packages.  The subscriptions that they currently allow you to subscribe to is [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|

Inventor or Fusion 360?

So we were chatting in the office the other day and the topic came up on why would you use Inventor when there was Fusion 360 at a fraction of [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|

Enhancing Inventor – Tools for Inventor – BOM Tools Pro- Part 3

One of the features I really like in BOM Tools Pro is the search function for text in your BOM.  When you type in your text it will filter out [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|

Enhancing Inventor – Tools for Inventor – BOM Tools Pro- Part 2

BOM Tools Pro has some nice functionality when it comes to what is included when you load the BOM of an assembly.  If you select BOM Load Options you can [...]

By | February 16th, 2017|

Enhancing Inventor – Tools for Inventor – BOM Tools Pro- Part 1

Micrographics' Technical Director Pieter van der Westhuizen has created some very interesting and valuable tools for Inventor which incidently he calls Tools for Inventor!! There are quite a few and [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|

Autodesk Support – Basic vs LT vs Advanced

Most of our subscribed clients stay on Basic Support as they contact Micrographics telephonically or per email instead (free of charge). If necessary we can escalate the query to Autodesk [...]

By | February 15th, 2017|
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