Creating a “C“ Channel Stair for Revit® Architecture 2014 and up

There are a variety of variables available for stairs. In this article we will look at a specific group of variables within the stair family.

The Support group of variables will allow us to change the type of support, stringer type to a C Channel profile and adjust the position of the stringers. This can be applied and used for both Straight and U shaped stairs. Continue reading


What’s new in Autodesk® Simulation CFD 2015

As a relatively new addition to the Autodesk family of simulation products, Autodesk® Simulation CFD is attracting much attention. Autodesk is investing a lot of resources to make simulation accessible, easy to use, and most importantly, enhancing it to fit your workflow. Let’s take a look at some of the major enhancements to the Simulation CFD 2015 product. Continue reading


Job One – Backing Up!

In our department, we are largely focused on implementing and supporting the three data management solutions that we provide at Hagerman & Company – Autodesk® Vault, Synergis Adept and BlueCielo Meridian.  One thing that continues to concern us is the number of customers of these systems that do not maintain good backups in order to protect hardware failure or other data loss. Continue reading


Adding Custom Annotation Classes in AutoCAD® P&ID

Hagerman & Company recently received a support case from a client who wanted to access Revision Information in the Data Manager in order to export and import the info to Excel for processing. The customer was currently using Drawing Properties to track revisions, but these properties cannot be edited in the Data Manager. This method also meant that each drawing would need the revision info entered one drawing at a time which can be time consuming in a large project. Continue reading


“Pushing TIN”…Export an Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® Surface to Autodesk® Revit®

“Pushing tin” is a term used by air traffic controllers to denote moving aircraft throughout the skies. Here, we’ll use that term to describe “pushing TIN” (surfaces) out to be utilized by Autodesk® Revit®.

Before beginning, you will need to have the Bridge Module (included in IDS Premium and Ultimate) for Civil and the Revit version, found here:

Revit is included in the IDS Ultimate package (it is a good idea to look at where your company plans to be in the future when deciding which suite will work best for you). Continue reading

Virtual Parts and Assemblies

In this tech tip we look at the usage of a “Master Virtual Assembly” and describe it’s benefits. We create a virtual part from scratch, configure the BOM Settings as well as metadata for it, and then use it within a new assembly. Lastly we look at the process of annotating an intangible part.

submitted by Keith Doran, Manufacturing Solutions Engineer, Hagerman & Company, Inc.