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Autodesk Buzzsaw Discontinuation

As of January 31, 2019, Autodesk is discontinuing Buzzsaw® software. After this date, customers will no longer be able to renew, access, or use Buzzsaw software. All existing customer data will be stored on Autodesk servers for up to (90) days after subscription expiration, contract termination, data migration, or official discontinuation date, whichever comes first.

Why is Autodesk making this change? With the modernization of technology, Autodesk has made an investment into developing enhanced cloud products that better suit your business needs. The transition away from Buzzsaw to an alternate Autodesk cloud-based products is a great opportunity to not only continue your current workflows, but also dive deeper into developing a more integrated and streamlined process that maximizes on collaboration, data analysis, and increased efficiencies. One of the products that Autodesk is offering in exchange, is the BIM 360 Docs platform.

BIM 360 Docs is a construction document management tool built for project teams. With BIM 360 Docs you publish, manage, review, and approve all construction drawings, documents, and models – anytime, anywhere. When construction project teams have the right information at the right time, work happens faster. Want to get more tools in one? Check out BIM 360 Design.

All current customers accessing Buzzsaw through subscription or Token Flex will be granted access to BIM 360 Docs for the duration of their existing Buzzsaw contracts at no additional charge. Once customers migrate from Buzzsaw to BIM 360 Docs or other appropriate solution, their Buzzsaw subscription contract will terminate and their customer content will be deleted from the Buzzsaw server after ninety (90) days.

Not sure which Autodesk product will best suit you? Need help setting up your BIM 360 Docs account? Contact our technical support at support@microsolresources.com and we would be more than happy to assist.

 

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BIM 360 Design: Basic Configuration

Autodesk has released a major update to the popular Collaboration for Revit and BIM 360 Team services. The new BIM 360 Docs and Design platforms are quite different from these legacy services, so let’s explore how to configure the new services.

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Electronic Software License Delivery

Software has changed a lot in the past years. It used to be that you would purchase a box with a disc inside that you would use to download the software and typically a manual.

Nowadays many software companies like Autodesk are no longer sending the discs and are instead providing electronic delivery options on their products to send you the product faster and to help eliminate shipping box waste.

Whether purchasing a new license or getting the newer versions through your Autodesk subscription contract, your automatic delivery method will be via Electronic License Delivery.

If you are currently active on your Autodesk subscription, Autodesk will notify you when a new release is out via a notification email. The notification will be sent when you have upgrades or products available for download.  Please keep this email for your records as it will contain:

  1. Serial Number(s)
  2. Links to access the Software Media
  3. A consolidated license certificate as an PDF attachment

Still need physical media?

You can purchase physical media (delivered via a default method of USB or DVD) if you would prefer a physical media. You can find instructions on requesting the download on How to request product media on Autodesk account if you have an active subscription. You can also  contact your Microsol Resources Account Executive directly or email us at info@microsolresources.com.

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