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Bluebeam Revu Tip: Complementing CAD

Carol Hagen

While many Architectural, Engineering and Construction firms use Bluebeam Revu to convert CAD to PDF, there’s an often overlooked capability that is as plain as the nose on your face. “Nowadays, I draw in Bluebeam equal amounts to sketching or CAD.” Bluebeam Revu CAD Architectural Sketch Autocad Bluebeam Revu Tips Floorplan Illustration

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Coming soon: SherLayer

Extranet Evolution

The business’s video starts with the simple SaaS collaboration proposition (instant messaging, push notifications and video conferencing with screen-share, and secure encrypted data capture, including conference audio), but then starts to show how users can “uniquely” view and share 3D CAD models collaboratively and share 3D PDFs.

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Import CAD - Orient to View

Revit OpEd

The World Coordinate System (WCS) is used to orient the CAD file in the view. If the current view is set to True North and True North is rotated away from Project North, then clear this option to align the CAD file with True North. If you select this option, the CAD file will align with Project North regardless of the view orientation. Note: CAD files are always imported into the current view from the top view direction. The CAD file is brought into the view assuming that the current view is a top view. Importing Data Options Orientation Settings Tips Views

CAD Shack: Revit Family Formula Examples and Tricks

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CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Monday, January 23, 2012. Revit Family Formula Examples and Tricks. When creating formulas in a family it is helpful to have a go to list of examples. Here is mine. IF Statement. IF (Length < 30′, 2′ 6″, 4′). Posted by.

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CAD Shack: Overriding Dimensions in Revit

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CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Sunday, December 25, 2011. Overriding Dimensions in Revit. Say you are putting together a detail that has a dimension in it but for it to look appropriate, things really wont be to scale. Instead you get this judgmental dialog. Wa-Shaw! Posted by.

Webforum enters UK AEC market

Extranet Evolution

When it comes to viewing drawings, Webforum uses v14 of the Rasterex viewer, which supports over 200 file types, enabling CAD mark-up and measurements. Webforum’s characteristic clean Swedish design interfaces to rich functionality that may interest larger SMEs managing staff across multiple projects. Competitively priced. Drawing and project management. A Projectplace note.

Trimble Connect offers cloud-based collaboration

Extranet Evolution

AEC BIM Business/Financial Collaboration Functionality Marketing SaaS Vendors Aconex architecture CAD cloud collaboration Construction construction collaboration technology Engineering Gehry Technologies GTeam Trimble Trimble Connect US Various Trimble products are already “Trimble Connected”, including: SketchUp (acquired 2012 ). Tekla Structures. Tekla BIMsight.

Experimental bot transfers CAD plans onto construction sites

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Imagine a robot, something like a combination Roomba vac and magic marker, that could translate complex construction drawings onto the ground, leaving an error-free map for building crews to follow. Body Image: read more. Architects Contractors Designers Engineers Building Technology

AIA, CSI, and NIBS publish updated national CAD standard, includes new BIM module

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The nation’s leading computer-aided design (CAD) standard has been updated. The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) released the newest edition of the United States National CAD Standard (NCS). Version 6 (V6) is available online at the NCSwebsite. read more. Standards Codes and Standards

Nemetscheck nets Bluebeam for $100m

Extranet Evolution

AEC BIM Business/Financial Collaboration Vendors Bentley Bluebeam building information modelling CAD Germany mark-up Nemetschek PDF Revu US Richard Lee, CEO of Bluebeam said : “Today is an exciting day for Bluebeam Software and Bluebeam users alike. I look forward to working together to make digital project collaboration easier than ever.”. Nemetschek AG CFOO Patrik Heider said.

CAD Shack: Project Browser Gone in Revit

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CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Saturday, November 06, 2010. Project Browser Gone in Revit. Twice this week I got a call from a user who had accidentally closed the Project Browser and they had no idea how to turn it back on. Good news! Its easy. Posted by. Todd Shackelford.

16 reasons why nobody yet dominates the construction SaaS collaboration sector

Extranet Evolution

As a result, their solutions (eg: Buzzsaw, Projectwise), while initially popular among design users, failed to achieve the same degree of dominance as their on-premise CAD products. Despite widespread adoption of SaaS-based construction collaboration platforms and wider acceptance of SaaS, no company has achieved real dominance across any major regional, national or vertical AEC market. Warning : this is a longer-than-usual post!]. I have been asked this several times, and there is no quick or simple answer. This has not happened in the AEC collaboration market.

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Bluebeam Tip: How to Make AutoCAD Text Searchable in PDFs

Carol Hagen

Bluebeam Revu CAD Construction Industry - Software Autocad Bluebeam Revu Tips Bluebeam Tips PDF Conversion Bluebeam Revu is used by many Architects and General Contractors that also use AutoCAD. When you convert AutoCAD files to PDF, there’s a setting that you’ll want to check if you want to make the text searchable in your PDF. You’re sure to be delighted.

Importing CAD Files and Invert Colors

Revit OpEd

Autodesk help documentation offers this explanation for what happens when we use the Invert option for interpreting the colors in a CAD file when we import/link them (my emphasis added). The bottom row of lines, imported using Invert , are how they are changed from the colors assigned in the CAD file once they are represented in Revit. This option is set by default.

Imported or Linked DWG Appearance as Generic Model Broken in 2017

Revit OpEd

Hmm, I decided I'd create a component Generic Model family instead and use Import CAD. This way I could replace the source CAD file if necessary.and just reload the family later.if 3D bugs CAD Cut Cut Plane DWG Generic Model Graphics Import Issues Link Translation TroubleshootingUsing Revit 2017, I have a 3D DWG file for some framing that I want to use as a coordination reference within a project file. I decided I'd use the old create an in-place Generic Model family trick. However, when I clicked Finish Model the linked file disappeared entirely. necessary. Nope.

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CAD Shack: Project BIMbo

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Tuesday, June 07, 2011. Project BIMbo. As the Founder and President of the BIM Board of Omaha (commonly known as BIMbo), Imagine my surprise this morning when reading Zach Krons blog Buildz and seeing the image below. There are fountain drinks.

CAD Shack: Revit LT - Hootenanny!

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CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Wednesday, September 05, 2012. Revit LT - Hootenanny! Its Official. Not a lot about it so far so check out Shaan Hurleys post. Let the discussions begin. Posted by. Todd Shackelford. at 9:27 AM. Email This BlogThis! Newer Post. Older Post. Tweets.

CAD Shack: New Favorite Error

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CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Friday, August 17, 2012. New Favorite Error. It seems bad, but sounds cool. I just cant say what it means. Thanks to Bob Beckerbauer from RDG Omaha for discovering this one. Posted by. Todd Shackelford. at 12:11 PM. Email This BlogThis! Newer Post.

Free add-ins - including automated 2D Cad Link, and Hyperlink important documents from inside Revit

What Revit Wants

2d cad hyperlink url link ctc These are part of the Standard, Free BIM Project Suite by CTC: BIM List is a content management solution providing the ability to sort, search and leverage your families more effectively. Locate and insert families into a Revit project • Search parameter data using filters • Administrative controls help enforce company standards.

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Learning BIM at the Bentley Crossrail Academy

Extranet Evolution

Design information is managed through a customised version of Bentley’s ProjectWise private cloud-based collaboration platform (adapted to include more support for utilities and geospatial requirements; essentially, the project’s extranet), currently enabling sharing of CAD data in a common format among some 1500 users. Academy background. asset information provision.

CAD Shack: Revit Family Book

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Saturday, October 02, 2010. Revit Family Book. I have had this book on Revit families written by Shawn Zirbes for months and recently had hours to burn on a plane. I finally read it. Nice job Shawn. Posted by. Todd Shackelford. at 8:05 PM. Hi Todd.

PDF Editing, Sharepoint and ECM for the AEC Industry

Carol Hagen

Create PDFs from any CAD or Windows file.” CAD Construction Industry - Software Document Imaging estimating project management software records retention Sharepoint Bluebeam cad ECM PDF PDF Editing PDF EditorEditing PDFs is a daily occurance in the construction industry. Architects, Engineers and Contractors have standardized on the PDF as the file type to share, email and collaborate on. PDF editing streamlines and helps clearly conveys changes, clarifications and improvements. But PDF editing software licensing is expensive and often cumbersome.

CAD Shack: Gaps Between Pipes and Fittings

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Monday, November 07, 2011. Gaps Between Pipes and Fittings. Using out of the box fittings and pipes, I have gotten unexpected results, like those pictured below. When connecting 2 pipes, Revit MEP is leaving a gap between the fitting and the pipe.

Does Social Media Belong in CAD Applications?

Extranet Evolution

Via the excellent TenLinks newsletter , I found this Cadalyst article by Robert Green on social media in the CAD workplace. Robert admits he is not a big fan of social media in the workplace: I do see some value in it for CAD managers, as long as it is used judiciously. Read his follow-up article: CAD Managers Resist Social Media Infiltration. My perspective.

Does a BIM Requirement Stop You From Bidding?

Carol Hagen

BIM CAD Construction Industry - Software augmented reality business development constructionBuilding Information Modeling (BIM) has become an industry standard on complex construction projects. As more Construction owners reap the benefits of BIM, more projects add a modeling component. While Architects grab Revit, the complexities feel insurmountable, especially for smaller contractors in the electrical and mechanical trades. An investment of 6-18 months and $80-100,000 is not uncommon to hear. So what is a smaller subcontractor to do? Get Educated on BIM.

CAD Shack: Revit - Rooms vs. Spaces

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Thursday, December 15, 2011. Revit - Rooms vs. Spaces. The more I use Revit, the more I want to leverage the information in it. Lately, that has been in the form of calculations for my firm. Today, room area calcs. See Computation Height. Posted by.

CAD Shack: New AUGIWorld - Go Get It

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CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Monday, September 26, 2011. New AUGIWorld - Go Get It. The New AUGIWorld is out. This is the one with the salary survey, so here is hoping you make too much money. Melanie Perry really upd the bar for the 10th anniversary of this series. Posted by.

CAD Shack: Wire Gap when Wires Cross

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Thursday, April 21, 2011. Wire Gap when Wires Cross. Revit does a great job of automatically breaking wires that cross as long as the stars are aligned. Here is every little thing to make sure of. The View Discipline is set to Electrical. Posted by.

Bentley Launches New Generation of Software Lines

ENR Construction

Traditional CAD platforms are no longer, the company says, reflecting a shifting approach to building information management tools. Technology

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CAD Shack: Central States Revit Workshop This Week

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Sunday, September 16, 2012. Central States Revit Workshop This Week. Its coming this Friday. Posted by. Todd Shackelford. at 7:29 PM. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Usefullness: No comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post.

Construction Collaboration: PDF Secrets Part 1 – Estimating Takeoff

Carol Hagen

Realize this is just one secret to Bluebeam Revu and is built-in to every version Standard, CAD and eXtreme. BIM CAD Construction Industry - Software Document Imaging estimating AEC Autocad Bluebeam collaboration construction hagen-business-systems PDF Revit takeoffConstruction collaboration with PDFs has been utilized poorly.

CAD Shack: Pipe Fitting Tick Marks Too Big in Revit MEP

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CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Friday, February 18, 2011. Pipe Fitting Tick Marks Too Big in Revit MEP. While piping up a particularly tight area a person on our team blurted out that the pipe fitting symbology is just too big. This job was being done in Revit MEP in single line.

Plotting on the go: 3D-printed mechanical compass can print CAD drawings with high precision

BD+C

Dezeen shares the project of design student Ken Nakagaki , who has adapted a device to work with computer aided design (CAD) software to replicate digital files on paper. read more. Architects Building Owner BIM/IT Contractors Designers Engineers Facility Managers Building Team

CAD Shack: AUGI World - Tips to Leverage Data Efficiently

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Monday, April 02, 2012. AUGI World - Tips to Leverage Data Efficiently. Check out Emy McGanns article in the M arch Edition of AUGI World " Tips to Leverage Data Efficiently ". All right close up this window and get on with the learning. Posted by.

CAD Shack: Spell Check the Whole project

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Friday, September 16, 2011. Spell Check the Whole project. In 2012 things work great, but in older versions f or what ever reason Revits Spell Check function only checks what is in the current view. To spell check a project, each referenced view must be opened and spell checked. Here is a tip on how you can spell check MOST, if not ALL, of an old Revit project. Go to any view that has a text note. Select the text note and right click. Posted by.

CAD Shack: Pipe Rise and Drop Wrong Size

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Monday, November 28, 2011. Pipe Rise and Drop Wrong Size. I had a job the other day and my pipe rises were gigantic! These are the annotation symbols in single line. Fittings can be changed separately. Now take a look at your symbol. Posted by.

DebunkTheBIM: From Zero to Hero in 18 months!

DebunkTheBIM

There’s a gentleman I know of, who went from being ‘just’ a CAD manager in a public company to becoming the Head of Information Services of a large entity, and getting charged with writing the BIM specification for a huge project. Another day, when a CAD Manager has seized the power. See, I’m weary of CAD Managers getting into BIM. DebunkTheBIM. BIMBoo.