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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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Use your Autodesk Software at Home or While on Field

If you are an Autodesk subscriber or have perpetual license(s) on active Autodesk maintenance plan(s), you have the ability to install your Autodesk software on a secondary workstation such as a laptop or home office computer. To see an eligible product list click here.

For Autodesk software with single-user access type the assigned end user can simply access Autodesk Account with unique user login information and download the software using product serial number, product key and download link provided to a home machine or laptop. Per Autodesk policy, only one instance of the software can be active at any one time.

Additional steps are required if you have Autodesk software with multi-user access type. The contract administrator, Contract Manager or Software Coordinator(s),  can either check out a license from the network license server or request a companion single-user serial number be created by making the request within Autodesk Account. If you are an end user, you will need to contact the administrator to fulfill this request. Administrators can follow the steps below to request a companion serial number be created within Autodesk Account.

If you are a Contract Manager or Software Coordinator(s), here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Sign in to your Autodesk Account at https://accounts.autodesk.com/.
  2. Click on the Management tab at the top of the page.
  3. Under Products & Services select the product and click Get home use license under More actions.
  4. Click the Request a separate license link in the Multi-user column to open the request form.
  5. Enter the requested information and click the Send Request button:
    • Version: Enter the version year for the software.
    • Quantity: Enter the number of licenses you need that you have available.
    • Contact Information: Enter an email address and phone number so Autodesk can provide the license file and contact you if more information is needed.

Note:  While in most cases the turnaround time is much sooner, please allow up to 5 business days to process your request and receive an email from Autodesk with serial number (s).

Are you still having trouble? Call us at 888-768-7568!

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