Author Archives: Neil Bondy

Autodesk Network License Manager Installation and Setup

The Autodesk License Manager can be installed on any machine with a supported operating system, the machines running Autodesk software just need be able to communicate with it, and it needs to be on all the time. For this reason, … Continue reading

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SSDs – The Need for CAD Speed

After years of hearing rave reviews about the blazing speed of SSDs (solid state drives), I decided it was time to take the plunge and get one.  It was the perfect time – my 300gb 10,000 rpm Western Digital HDD … Continue reading

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Top Civil 3D 2014 New Features

Civil 3D 2013 and Civil 3D 2014 Interoperability For previous versions of Civil 3D, the dwg file format is year specific.  Civil 3D .dwg files opened in a newer version could not be downgraded without losing the modeled data, or … Continue reading

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Land Desktop is Dead!

The writing has been on the wall for quite some time, but with the release of 2013 products, Land Desktop is officially dead.  Autodesk has provided information about the transition here.  Apparently, no more activation codes or license files will … Continue reading

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Map 3D 2013 – Top 5 New Features

Display Styles per Viewport with Dynamic Legends, North Arrows & Scales Previously, AutoCAD Map 3D was limited to a single display style at a time in a drawing.  If you wanted a blow-up of an area to appear differently within … Continue reading

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