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.”

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Chapoo builds on Bricsys BIM expertise

Extranet Evolution

As a software development business reliant on regional sales and support partners plus its website ( Bricsys has no direct sales team , helping keep overheads low), Chapoo has expanded where Bricsys has developed its CAD reseller network, as well as in its Belgian and Dutch heartland.

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Trending Sources

Coming soon: SherLayer

Extranet Evolution

AEC Business/Financial Collaboration Functionality Marketing SaaS Vendors 3D Belfast CAD cloud computing Construction construction collaboration technology PDFs SherLayer Sherwood Systems Ltd UK

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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.

CAD Shack: Everything about Revit Schedules

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Everything about Revit Schedules.

CAD Shack: Overriding Dimensions in Revit

CAD Shack

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.

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.

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Experimental bot transfers CAD plans onto construction sites

BD+C

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

BD+C

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).

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

CAD Shack: Project Browser Gone in Revit

CAD Shack

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.

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

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!].

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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.

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).

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.

CAD Shack: Revit LT - Hootenanny!

CAD Shack

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.

CAD Shack: New Favorite Error

CAD Shack

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Learning BIM at the Bentley Crossrail Academy

Extranet Evolution

million CAD files – shared by 2500 users – by August 2014. The Bentley Crossrail Academy is developing and promoting BIM best practice in the £15.9 billion London project’s supply chain that will be shared by other UK mega-projects.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

CAD Shack: New AUGIWorld - Go Get It

CAD Shack

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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 takeoff

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

CAD Shack

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.

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.

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.

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!

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. DebunkTheBIM.