Comparing Autodesk Revit LT and Autodesk Revit 2017

A lot of you may wonder what exactly are the key differences between Revit and Revit LT software. Revit LT software is a cost-effective, streamlined BIM software for architecture professionals. Revit includes additional features and functionality such as worksharing, analysis, and in-product rendering. See which product is right for you:

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Autodesk 2017: Resetting or Changing Your Licensing On Installed Software

In previous years, switching Autodesk applications from single-user (formerly “Standalone”) to multi-user (formerly “Network”), or vice versa, was a difficult task. In some cases it involved changing a registry key; in other cases, such as Revit, the software had to be uninstalled and reinstalled.

2017 applications now include a much easier and user-friendly way to switch between single- and multi-user licensing.

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Autodesk A360 Collaboration For Revit: Renaming Models, Links, and Maintenance Workflows

As discussed in a recent blog post (Deleting and Restoring Models in A360 Collaboration for Revit), there are two layers to the server side of A360 Collaboration for Revit (C4R). One layer is the A360 layer (which interacts with Revit), the second is the Team layer (where models Published by A360 are stored and viewed).

In addition to affecting deletions, this dual-layer structure also affects renaming files, and workflows for maintaining and repairing models.

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Tweet To Revit (via Dynamo)


Dynamo is to Architects & Designers what Scratch is to toddler geniuses learning to code. It gets us thinking in terms of manipulating the machine using instruction sets rather than punching individual commands at the computer all day. More importantly, it is a platform designed to span between the world of coding and world of assembling architecture. This by definition, makes Dynamo extensible in both directions and a whole lot of fun.

The Case for a Project Twitter

Personally, I’m not a tweeter (sic). However, after a recent natural disaster, it (Twitter) was the only source of information about a particular neighborhood I wanted to track. A typical architectural project is not a place where random strangers gather for a round of kumbaya. Even so, a platform such as Twitter certainly breaks barriers in sharing thoughts, ideas, and solutions within a team. It could be anything from a gentle reminder, a recently discovered piece of project information, or , live tweeting of meeting notes. With Dynamo’s Iron Python Interface and ability to add *.dll libraries, along with Twitter’s well-documented Application Programming Interface (API), the rationale for building a connection between Twitter and Revit quickly went from ‘is there a need?’ to ‘why not?’ and ‘because we can!’.

The Process

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Autodesk 2017 Product Keys

Product keys are required for installation of Autodesk products and are used to differentiate products that are both sold independently and as part of a product suite. With the newest release of Autodesk 2017 products, we bring you a new list of Autodesk products keys. Last year the product keys contained the letter H, this year it is an I (as in Infraworks). Not to be confused with a lowercase L or a 1…

Note: Please ensure you are using the correct product key for the Autodesk product and version you are installing. Entering an incorrect product key will result in activation errors for that product.

The product keys for Autodesk 2017 products, in alphabetical order, are listed below (use the “ctrl + F” keyboard shortcut to easily find the product you want):

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Deleting (and Restoring) Models in A360 Collaboration for Revit

What, exactly, happens when you try to delete a model in A360 Collaboration for Revit (C4R)?

Although C4R appears to be a single system accessible by multiple interfaces, it is actually two different Cloud services, which interface with cached models. As a result, deleting models is not always a straight-forward process. The same is true for undeleting models. Let’s look a bit under the hood, and consider how this affects workflows and backups.

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Autodesk Subscription and Terminology Changes

Subscribing to Autodesk products and services is the most flexible and efficient way to access and manage the latest design, engineering and software tools to fit both your budget and you business needs.

In the past, Autodesk had offered 3 different types of subscription:

  • Maintenance Subscription
  • Desktop Subscription
  • Cloud Service Subscription

Starting February 1st, 2016, Autodesk has made changes to these subscriptions in order to simplify the process of purchasing Autodesk products and/or services. Today you are able to subscribe to your Autodesk product or services through a term-based offer, meaning you subscribe to the product or service of your choice for a specified amount of time; monthly, quarterly, annual or multi-year terms.

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