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What’s new with Autodesk?

Interested in seeing what the new Autodesk features can do for you? Intrigued by the use of building information modeling (BIM) in your firm?  Microsol Resources hosts these annual webinar series on What’s New with Autodesk that showcase and highlight the newest features of the various Autodesk products on the different versions.

We focus our webinars on the project workflow and share tips and tricks for the new software features.  With brand new features, the new version offers greater productivity, improved collaboration, and more integrated BIM workflows.

With each new release, Autodesk strives to offer various improvements and new capabilities for their software from AutoCAD to Revit, Navisworks, Civil 3D, BIM 360 and more!

While all these new updates sound wonderful, what exactly does this mean for you? View our recorded webinars by following these links.

What’s new with Autodesk 2019?

What’s new with Autodesk 2018?

What’s new with Autodesk 2017?

Stay ahead of the curve and see the demos of the new features with our building and infrastructure specialists. Microsol Resources will bring you the latest information on Autodesk products so be sure to always follow our website, blog and social networks to stay up to date.

If you have any questions, please email info@microsolresources.com or call us at 888-768-7568.

 

 

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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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McNeel’s Newest Way to License Rhino: The Cloud Zoo

McNeel has added a new way to license Rhino that will change where and when Rhino is available for you to use. Cloud Zoo Licensing is the newest way to license Rhino 6.

What is the Cloud Zoo?

The Cloud Zoo is a cloud-based license management system that:

  • Allows you to use Rhino by logging into the Cloud Zoo using your Rhino Account.
  • Allows you to track and manage your licenses and users.
  • Keeps track of the licenses you own.
  • Manages your licenses across multiple computers and users.
  • Allows you to use Rhino on multiple machines as long as you abide by the license agreement.
  • A new option: It does not replace the existing license key system or Zoo. You can continue to use them.

Requirements

  • A Rhino Account (Create one here!)
  • Add your Rhino 6 license key to the the Cloud Zoo
  • An Internet connection when starting Rhino (you can disconnect afterward).

Benefits

  • No need to deal with license keys when using Rhino.
  • With the Cloud Zoo you can share licenses on multiple computers.
  • You can add your license and it will float to any computer you have access to using the Internet instead of a local area network by logging in with your Rhino Account. This means Rhino can be easily use on any computer.
  • For multiple users, use the Cloud Zoo to create teams, add multiple licenses, and invite users to join the Team to share the licenses over the internet.
  • Rhino keeps working when you’re not connected to the Internet (an infrequent connection is required). No need to check out licenses, so you should not be caught out on the road without a license.

Teams on the Cloud Zoo

For corporations and schools, the Cloud Zoo supports the creation of teams. Teams are groups of people that can use a set of licenses in the Zoo.

Domain Linked Teams

For easier administration of larger teams, accounts linked through a domain can be set up. Anybody with an email address matching that domain can automatically join your domain-linked team and have access to your licenses – no invitation email verification is required. Domain-linked teams support custom authentication providers (Google, Active Directory, or One Login) to keep your user management centralized.

Cloud Zoo Options:

McNeel recommends using Cloud Zoo for maximum flexibility. A detailed comparison of licensing options can be found at Rhino 6 License and Administration. 

If you’re ready to purchase your Rhino licenses, please make sure to visit our Online Store.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us today at info@microsolresources.com, or give us a call at (888) 768-7568 and we would be more than happy to help!

 

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