Author: John Evans

Solid Edge Sketch Control Tip

Have you needed a bit more control of sketch profiles? Perhaps to copy them easily, or make sketch-wrecking changes to parameters and variables? Here’s a little tip that might brighten your day.

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Solid Edge Cloud-Enabled Licensing for ST9 Follow-up

Earlier I wrote about the Solid Edge Cloud-Enabled licensing option in ST9.  This option gives users the ability to check out their license from the cloud, and operate their single-seat of Solid Edge from multiple locations. For example, I use it at my home office and from the main office. It sounded great, but there were some issues voiced within the community as it was emerging: Users must call Siemens customer support to revert to their standard licensing. Cloud licensing means INTERNET. Siemens PLM had stated that Solid Edge Cloud-Enabled Licensing will not be the best option for everyone, but...

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AutoCAD Civil 3D | Geomap Service problem following Windows Update

Autodesk has provided a geo-referenced mapping feature in AutoCAD Civil 3D for a few years now. With the touch of a button, the model space is filled with a geo-referenced ‘live map’ image based on the view geographic coordinates. Wherever you pan the view, seamless satellite imagery is provided in the background. Unfortunately, in recent months, many users have reported Geomap service problem following Windows Update, and that  the mapping service was not functioning. There are no warnings for the error; you hit the button and nothing happens. There are many reasons why this may not work: Evil router is...

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