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How to access your V-Ray software from home

To make sure everyone working from home can access their software remotely, here are some helpful tips to get you set up:

Connecting through VPN

If your studio has a  Virtual private network (VPN) set up, you can access your licenses remotely right from your company’s network. We recommend that you ask your IT department for details on how to connect.

As long as your VPN connection allows access to the Chaos license server IP address or hostname, it should work the same as if you were in the office. Once connected, you can check the status by entering the IP address or hostname in your web browser, followed by the port number 30304. For example, http://IP_ADDRESS:30304/. When successful, you’ll see the License Server Interface page.

Using your licenses locally

To access your licenses locally, you can simply install the Chaos License Server on your local machine and sign in to your Chaos account online. If your IT department manages your Chaos account, we recommend you consult them for help with the installation.

With the Chaos License Server running on your local machine, you can set the Primary license server address to 127.0.0.1 and leave the port set to the default value 30304.

Chaos Group license server information

For help with silent installationscommand-line installation options, and other advanced installation types, please visit Chaos Group’s help docs.

Rendering with Chaos Cloud

If you need access to more rendering resources while working from home, Chaos Cloud could help. For those new to the cloud rendering service, you’ll receive 20 free cloud credits when you sign up.

During this time, we have lowered the Chaos Cloud pricing per credit and removed packages for better accessibility.

For pricing information or any questions about V-Ray software, feel free to reach out to vray@microsolresources.com.

If you are experiencing issues with Rhino, V-Ray, Enscape,  or any other software we support, please don’t hesitate to reach out to support@microsolresources.com.

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Microsol Resources during COVID-19 | How we’re continuing to help

With coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting communities and families around the world, this is a difficult time for all of us. At Microsol Resources, our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, clients, and our community.

Our team is working from home and available to assist our clients with technical support, sales requirements or any other information that might be needed. All of us at Microsol Resources are focused on enabling our customers to be productive and collaborative during this challenging time.

Here are a few things we are doing to accomplish this goal:

Ensuring a Continuity of Service
Autodesk Software

Employees using Autodesk software remotely need to activate licenses properly, and if they use Revit they also need to take steps to avoid issues of latency with large files. To learn more about Activating your Autodesk Software for Home Use and Using Revit in Remote Locations, please read our blog articles that share how your teams can access software, collaborate and stay connected.

In addition, Autodesk has put together a Resources Center with a variety of information and resources to have reliable access to their software and Autodesk support.

One of the resources is the Autodesk’s Extended Access Program for cloud collaboration products, which provides for 60 days of access to these tools at no charge. This program utilizes the free 30-day product trial download process but extends it an additional 30 days during this crisis. Products and services include BIM 360 Docs, BIM 360 Design, Fusion 360, Fusion Team, AutoCAD Web and Mobile, and Shotgun – all for commercial use. Autodesk will continue to evaluate the potential expansion of this program as the needs of customers warrant.

Bluebeam Software

To learn more about Working Remotely with Bluebeam, read this blog article on how to backup and restore setting, installing Revu in a new computer, and setting up Studio Projects and Sessions.

V-Ray Software

To access your V-Ray licenses locally, you can simply install the Chaos License Server on your local machine and sign in to your Chaos account online. Read this blog article to learn more about How to Access your V-Ray Licenses.

Additional Software

If you are experiencing issues using Rhino or Enscape or any other software we support, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Remote Training & Services

For training, we have postponed all in-person training and offer CADLearning for on-demand, on-line training on Autodesk software including Revit, AutoCAD, BIM 360 products, and more. This can be a great resource for you and your team members while working remotely. You can access a free 30-day trial at this time.

3D Printing Services

We have suspended our 3D Printing Services, as we are unable to access our machines during these difficult days.

Making it easier than ever to do business with us

In this period of social distancing, we continue to host free online events to provide you with the opportunity to learn more about the latest in design technology and software solutions and earn your CEUs. Check out our upcoming online events.

Microsol Resources is here to support you during these unprecedented times. Our staff is available for any questions or concerns you have.

Technical Support Team
support@microsolresources.com
888-768-7568

Above all, stay safe and healthy.

Emilio Krausz

Emilio Krausz | President
Microsol Resources

 

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What you need to know about Autodesk Certification

The Autodesk Certification program was developed to objectively validate the skills and knowledge of anyone—student or professional—who uses Autodesk software. Autodesk Certification can enhance the competitive edge and reputation of organizations that adopt its use while providing an industry-accepted credential that students and professionals can use to achieve academic success and advance their careers.

Competition for talent is fierce in today’s marketplace. Universities want to enroll the smartest, most committed students and equip them for professional success after they graduate. Employers want to attract and retain well-qualified, ambitious professionals who not only work hard but also help them win new projects and gain industry recognition. Students and professionals just want to get ahead—and stay there.

Professional Certification allows experienced professionals with careers involving 2D and 3D design skills to certify their knowledge and experience with Autodesk applications and put themselves in line for career advancement. It was developed to objectively validate the skills and knowledge of anyone—student or professional—who uses Autodesk software.

Focusing on advanced skills, Autodesk Professional Certification is Tier 2 in the certification spectrum and currently the only one available at Microsol Resources Certification Centers:

Autodesk Certificate Badge

TIER 1: Certified User demonstrates competency in entry-level skills and is geared towards users who have completed 150 hours of experience using the software, outside of the educational program.

TIER 2: Certified Professional demonstrates advanced skills and is designed for advanced and professional Autodesk software users who possess at least 400 hours of experience using the program.

WHY SHOULD I BECOME AN AUTODESK CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL?

To gain industry recognition for your skillset and demonstrate your expertise in the latest Autodesk technology. It also allows you to improve your performance and add value to your company. You will earn a portable credential for job retention and become part of an elite team of professionals.

WHAT CERTIFICATION EXAMS ARE AVAILABLE?

AutoCAD for Mac icon Autodesk AutoCAD

Autodesk Civil 3D

Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit Autodesk Revit Architecture

Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit Autodesk Revit MEP Electrical

Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit Autodesk Revit MEP Mechanical

Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit Autodesk Revit Structure

Autodesk 3ds Max

ARE THE EXAMS BASED ON A SPECIFIC SOFTWARE RELEASE?

No. They are based on a series of fundamental tasks that are not release-specific.

HOW WILL I TAKE THE EXAM?

Professionals and students can take the exams at any public Certiport Authorized Testing Center, such as Microsol Resources. Microsol Resources offers Certification Centers in their New York, Philadelphia, and Boston location. To join the wait-list near you, click here. For more information, contact us at training@microsolresources.com

WHAT WILL I RECEIVE WHEN CERTIFIED?

Your Autodesk Professional Certification will be a valuable asset in your career. It will be viewable online using your Certiport test candidate ID. In addition, you can forward an electronic version to peers or employers or print a copy for your records.

WHEN  DO I FIND OUT THE RESULTS OF THE EXAM?

The results become available right away.

WHAT TYPE OF QUESTIONS APPEAR ON THE EXAMS?

There are multiple formats to the questions; some are multiple-choice, and some will involve drawing and performing common tasks using the specific Autodesk program.

HOW LONG DOES THE EXAM TAKE?

Each exam is built with a specific time-limit that was assigned for that exam that takes into account the level of difficulty and number of questions. No exam exceeds a 2-hour time frame.

IS THERE A TEST EXAM AVAILABLE?

A test exam can be purchased on the Certiport website.

SHARE YOUR OFFICIAL AUTODESK CERTIFICATION

You have successfully earned an Autodesk Certification—what’s next? Add your official certification and a digital badge to your résumé, portfolio, and professional networking sites. Show your peers your achievement!

Autodesk Certificate
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Please email our Training Coordinator at  training@microsolresources.com for assistance.

 

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