Differences between the Autodesk® Vault Products

The Autodesk® Vault product line is broken into 3 levels: Vault Basic, Vault Workgroup, and Vault Professional. The differences between the three might be a little confusing at times. While most users of Autodesk software already own Vault Basic, there are some setup and configuration steps involved to get it up and running. Also, as time goes on a customer may start to realize that the Vault Basic functionality, while great for the little cost associated, may not truly suit his or her needs. Let’s take a moment and break down the three levels of Vault from a couple of different perspectives. Continue reading


Site Designer Subscription Plugin for Autodesk® Revit®

Every once in a while I will check out the Autodesk Subscription Center for new plugins that are available. I recently came across the Autodesk Site Designer Extension for Revit 2015. The product description mentioned being able to convey conceptual site design ideas, and I knew I had to download this and see if it was everything I hoped it would be. Continue reading


Autodesk Bolsters Simulation Portfolio with Acquisition of NEi Nastran®

Simulation is a cornerstone of Autodesk’s Digital Prototyping philosophy, and for years Autodesk has provided high-quality Simulation products to solve a wide range of engineering problems.  Between Inventor Professional’s limited but accurate FEA solution and Autodesk® Simulation Mechanical, most users had no trouble proving out their designs digitally before proceeding with costly physical tests.  So why the need for NEi Nastran®?  Continue reading