Autodesk University: Are You Going?

[fa icon="calendar'] August 19, 2019 / by TPM Admin posted in AEC, Four Minute Friday

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If you’ve been working with Autodesk software for any extended time and have started to reach out to other users or find resources to help with your knowledge or skillset, you are aware of the annual event that is Autodesk University (AU).

AU is an event that brings thousands of production users, experts, and business executives together to attend classes and seminars on topics that are relevant to production users or people and businesses that are looking for an advantage on how products are developing and often being used in creative ways. Topics range from real world uses and solutions, to custom programming. There is always a path of topics for anyone who attends AU.

AU will be held in Las Vegas, November 19th – 21st

One of the biggest issues facing anyone who wants to attend is how to convince your manager or executives within your company that it is worth the investment to have you attend AU. Among the reasons for attending are:

  • Learn real world applications and production solutions
  • Stay competitive with new solutions and products
  • How your company can adopt the latest solutions
  • Brings lessons and knowledge back to others within your company

The list of benefits and reasons to attend are numerous, but how to attend?

Autodesk has created a sample email that can be used, as well as an estimator for the cost to attend. The webpage can be found here:

When you do decide to attend please be aware that TPM can save you money on the registration fee:

Autodesk University registration normally - $1,750.

TPM offered University registration - $1,650.

The website to purchase Autodesk University Registration passes from TPM with $100 discount can be found here:

 Autodesk University offers a tremendous opportunity to increase productivity, gain a competitive advantage and see how others are using the solutions that you use every day. See you in Las Vegas in November.

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Electrical Panel Feed Through Lugs in Revit 2020

[fa icon="calendar'] August 16, 2019 / by Bruce Harris posted in AEC, Four Minute Friday

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Bruce Harris, AEC Application Engineer

This weeks’ video is going to show the new feature in Revit 2020 that allows us to connect a panel through a panel through feed through lugs. Let's go to Revit 2020 and take a look.

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Digitizing Forms with Bluebeam's Automatic Form Creation

[fa icon="calendar'] August 09, 2019 / by Broderick Whitlock posted in AEC, Four Minute Friday

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Broderick Whitlock, AEC Application Engineer

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[fa icon="calendar'] August 01, 2019 / by Pat Hill posted in AEC, Four Minute Friday

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Autodesk Security Updates May Be Required for Cloud Access

[fa icon="calendar'] August 01, 2019 / by Autodesk posted in AEC, Four Minute Friday

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Autodesk will be updating their older cloud-based services to utilize some newer security features now offered. Those services will be updated on August 3rd, 2019. For reference, we have included the letter that Autodesk has sent out to users that still have access to the older cloud-based services. If you are using versions of 2018 Autodesk software or earlier you will likely not have access to the cloud data after August 3rd if you do not upgrade your software. The link included with the email will direct you to the web page the describes the issue and has links to updates for Autodesk software and the relevant versions.

IMPORTANT: this update applies to SINGLE USER SUBSCRIBERS. Users with perpetual or multi-user network license are not affected

If you have received this letter, it is a legitimate letter from Autodesk and is required if you intend to continue access your projects with older software.



Last month, we tried to contact you because our records show you have a version of Autodesk software that may be vulnerable to data exchange compromise. Certain older versions of Autodesk software on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems are using Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0/1.1 protocols; most versions 2018-2020 are not affected. For customers using Revit cloud-connected features, Revit Cloud Worksharing, and Cloud Models for Revit, additional updates may be necessary.*

We have heard concerns about how long it would take to make the necessary system updates.

After careful consideration, we have revised the date for the TLS 1.0/1.1 deprecation to August 3, 2019, to ensure our customers have the time required to successfully adopt the patches without disrupting their work.

To ensure your security and connectivity, you’ll find patches for most affected products on the Autodesk Knowledge Network. If you’re using a software version listed, we urge you to address the issue by August 3, 2019 so you don’t lose software access or connectivity; if applied after August 3, the available patches should still resolve the issue.

Although the updates are not required until August 3, we highly recommend installing them as soon as possible.

At Autodesk, we are fully committed to your security and success.



Autodesk Customer Service


* Additional updates: Revit Cloud Worksharing is the in-Revit part of BIM 360 Design and includes operations like initiate collaboration, model open, sync with central. It is accessible Revit 2015 and later versions.

  • All Revit versions on maintenance or subscription must be updated to the latest point release to continue to use Revit Cloud Worksharing.
  • You must also apply a Personal Accelerator (PAC) security fix once for any version of Revit. The PAC is used by Revit Cloud Worksharing to accelerate open and sync operations. It is installed once per machine and works with all versions of Revit.
  • For Revit Cloud Worksharing with Revit 2015 or 2016, you must also apply the latest Autodesk Licensing Manager Hotfixes included with the patches for Revit products.

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[fa icon="calendar'] July 26, 2019 / by Korey Gaddy posted in AEC, Four Minute Friday

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Korey Gaddy, AEC Application Engineer

This Four Minute Friday will cover Autodesk Vehicle Tracking. Vehicle Tracking is an Autodesk Product that allows for Vehicle Routing, Parking Lot Layouts and Round About Design.


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"Who's Got Time?" Ways Bluebeam Can Improve Communication and Save Time Within Your Projects!

[fa icon="calendar'] July 19, 2019 / by Broderick Whitlock posted in AEC, Four Minute Friday

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Broderick Whitlock, AEC Application Engineer

As we know in a busy world ‘Time is Money!’ Bluebeam Revu has the right solution to reduce wasted time doing some of the industry’s most repetitive tasks. It can also help save time by creating a virtual collaboration space for you and other disciplines to mark up drawings in real time!

In this webinar you we will discuss the following:
• Reduce Redundant Processes by Batch Signing and Sealing
• Revision Tracking and Management with Document Compare
• Single Source of Truth using Bluebeam Studio
• Annotation Summary with Hyperlinks


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Upgrading a BIM 360 Project to a Newer Version of Revit

[fa icon="calendar'] July 12, 2019 / by Bruce Harris posted in AEC, Four Minute Friday

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Bruce Harris, AEC Application Engineer

This webinar will cover upgrading a BIM 360 project to a newer version of Revit. 

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Saving Time with Bluebeam Revu Using the Dynamic Fill Tool

[fa icon="calendar'] June 21, 2019 / by Broderick Whitlock posted in Four Minute Friday

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Broderick Whitlock, TPM Application Engineer

This week's video will show you how to save time with Bluebeam Revu using the Dynamic Fill Tool. 

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Creating a Pipe Network Part in Autodesk Civil 3D

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2019 / by Korey Gaddy posted in Four Minute Friday

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Korey Gaddy, TPM Application Engineer

This video explains the workflow for creating and utilizing a new pipe network structure in Civil 3D.

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