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.” Overtime he has added custom tool sets into his tool chest copying some tools from CAD and creating others from scratch in Bluebeam.

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New concrete detailing manual includes downloadable CAD files

BD+C

The American Concrete Institute released a new and updated ACI Detailing Manual that includes example details and guidance to licensed design professionals on provisions of ACI 318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete

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U.S. CAD and RIB Software Announce Strategic Partnership

Contractor Magazine

RIB Software SE to Purchase a 60% stake in U.S.

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What are the type of Cadding work in Wall and Roof?

The Constructor

What are the type of Cadding work in Wall and Roof? The post What are the type of Cadding work in Wall and Roof? appeared first on The Constructor

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CAD-robotic system delivers complex wood structures

Construction Dive

The new method assembles intricate designs and makes a longer-lasting product, researchers say

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CAD Shack: CAD Works Content Browser

CAD Shack

CAD Works Content Browser. Im grumpy because I want a Bell and Gossett Revit family quick and I do not want to install CAD Works Revit add on to get it. This may mean that I am old and set in my ways, and I should just get over the fact that I need to install CAD Works Content Browser to get this family. I think the guys at CAD Works do great work and I hope the family I eventually get will be fine, but the extra step and required connection to CAD Works irritates me.

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Need for automation drives CAD market growth

Construction Dive

The global computer-aided design market could grow $357 million before 2022 as more firms aim to cut costs and prevent rework

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CAD Shack: East Coast CAD Kicks it up a Notch

CAD Shack

East Coast CAD Kicks it up a Notch. East Coast CAD has had Fabrication for AutoCAD MEP software for years, but it added MEP Fabrication Version 1.0 See East Coast CAD announcement here. 25th at 1PM EST. There is a sign up link from the EastCoast CAD/CAM home page. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Friday, December 10, 2010.

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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.

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CAD Shack: Happy 7th Birthday to CAD Shack

CAD Shack

Happy 7th Birthday to CAD Shack. 7 years today I got frustrated with an editor that changed an article of mine, and I started the CAD Shack Blog so I could write what ever I wanted, when I wanted. CAD Shack, always keep thinking that way., CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Tuesday, December 20, 2011.

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CAD Shack: Update to my CAD Work Content Browser Post

CAD Shack

Update to my CAD Work Content Browser Post. I recently posted about the CAD Works Content Browser , see that article by clicking here. I got some great feed back from the folks at CAD works. Below is an excerpt from an email I received from Joel Karr a BIM Software Architect at CAD Works. My thanks to everyone at CAD Works for the quick response. Hey CAD Works, are you listening? CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog.

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CAD Shack: BIMBO

CAD Shack

Some weeks back I was planning on having lunch with a CAD/BIM manager from a competing firm HDR. I spent quite a bit of time at his firm consulting, and we still like to get together to discuss CAD and BIM issues. Out of the blue another CAD/BIM from manager from Schemmer who was a student of mine called to say that some old Avatech buddies were going to take him out to lunch that same day and maybe I would like to join in. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies.

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CAD Shack: Revit 2012 Family Standards

CAD Shack

Shawn Zirbes is the Chief Technical Officer for Integrated Content Solutions and CAD Technology Center. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Revit 2012 Family Standards. A few years back he summarized his experience with Revit families in a book that applied to 2010 content. Well, he is back and expanded for 2012.

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Korte welcomes BIM/CAD Technician Katie Corey

The Korte Company

There’s another new face at The Korte Company, and this time it’s a BIM/CAD Technician. We’re excited to welcome design professional Katie Corey. Katie is a Collinsville, IL native who recently graduated from the University of Missouri. This Mizzou grad has a degree in architectural studies with an emphasis in interiors, and a minor in fine arts

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. 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. What I am getting at, is that you want to put down a dimension that is wrong.

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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.

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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. The Schedule tool is found on the View tab of the ribbon and includes five types of schedules; Schedule/Quantities, Material Takeoff, Sheet List, Note Block, and View List. Schedule/Quantities. The Schedule/Quantities type produces a schedule of a selected family category.

CAD Shack: Dependent Views

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Dependent Views. The use of dependent views is invaluable in a MEP model when systems cross match lines. By creating two dependent views of level 1, one can represent the East wing and the other the West wing.

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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.

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CAD Shack: Revit Viewer

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Wednesday, May 18, 2011. Revit Viewer. The 2012 version of Revit products has an included Viewer that allows printing. To dig it out, go to what used to be called the Start button, pick All Programs , then Autodesk , Revit MEP 2012 , and pick the viewer. You can also right click and drag it out to the desktop.

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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. Let the discussions begin. Posted by. Todd Shackelford. at 9:27 AM. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Usefullness: No comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post.

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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. Thanks to Bob Beckerbauer from RDG Omaha for discovering this one. Posted by. Todd Shackelford. at 12:11 PM. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Labels: Rant , Revit , Revit MEP. Usefullness: 1 comment: Luke Johnson.

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Importing CAD Files and By Shared Coordinates

Revit OpEd

Keeping in mind that doing so doesn''t establish a shared coordinate relationship between the CAD file and the project. That''s true, it is just another CAD file as far as this project is concerned. That means it will line up correctly because our project is aligned with the same WCS and both cad files already use the same WCS origin between themselves. We really don''t want to create a named UCS in the CAD file the dialog references.

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CAD Shack: Speed Up Cropping

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Monday, August 15, 2011. Speed Up Cropping. Anyone who has ever cropped a view in Revit has gotten used to the "rolling doughnut" in Windows 7, or the hourglass, or what ever tells you that your computer is thinking about the crop region.

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CAD Shack: Working With Architectural Title Blocks

CAD Shack

It seems I dont get to post to CAD Shack as much as I would like to. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Thursday, July 01, 2010. Working With Architectural Title Blocks. One reason could be I am posting for too many blogs. This may be cheating, but check out this post I just did for Club Revit on dealing with architectural title blocks and their shared parameters. Posted by.

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Training Inmates in Autodesk CAD Programs Gain Traction

ENR Construction

The opening of a new technology training center at Folsom State Prison’s Women’s Facility in California this October marks a milestone in a three-year-old program that is the only authorized Autodesk-certified CAD training in a state prison

CAD Shack: Rotating While Worksharing

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Saturday, September 03, 2011. Rotating While Worksharing. Every once in a while I would notice when rotating objects,the icon for moving the base point of rotation was not visible. After a little experimentation I discovered that when the workset of the object didnt match the current workset, the base point icon would not be visible.

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CAD Shack: One Wish

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Thursday, June 03, 2010. One Wish. Yesterday I was asked to come up with one wish for Revit MEP. It turned out to be more difficult than I thought it would be. At first I wanted real interoperability. I wanted to use phones and web browsers to acquire and sort BIM data directly from Revit models.

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Construction Collaboration: PDF Secrets Part 3 – Large Format Drawings and Markups

Carol Hagen

Bluebeam PDF Revu CAD to the rescue! CAD Construction Industry - Software Document Imaging apps Bluebeam Bluebeam PDF Revu cad CAD to PDF collaboration construction document conversion large format drawings PDF PDF Conversion PDF EditingCollaboration on large format construction drawings often has the expectation that all the team players have the same tools.

CAD Shack: Preset Sub Catagories

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Sunday, March 04, 2012. Preset Sub Catagories. I like to use sub disciplines to sort by in the Project Browser. It is easy to define M, E,P, and even T disciplines, whatever. What is not so great is when users get creative with their sub discipline naming and things dont end up matching creating a mess in the. Project Browser.

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CAD Shack: AU 2009

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 23, 2009. AU 2009. The posting has been pretty thin lately, but its because I have been focusing on my class for this year Implementing Revit MEP A to Z. I hope to meet people in Las Vegas that read my blog and also meet people that write the blogs I love. Happy Thanksgiving to all. See you in Vegas! Posted by. Todd M.

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CAD Shack: New AugiWorld

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Wednesday, March 10, 2010. New AugiWorld. I have an article in the new AugiWorld magazine on creating a Revit MEP fire alarm device. If you are new to Revit MEP families this can help get you started and it applies to all kinds of electrical and mechanical Revit families. Flip to page 34 to see the article.

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Exploding CAD Data

Revit OpEd

Friends don't let friends explode cad data! Advice CAD ExplodeJust say no! Any other words of wisdom? If you have to.here is some text from the 2010 help file: When you import a drawing into Revit, you are importing all the elements, such as blocks and external references (xrefs) from the drawing. See Implications of Importing vs. Linking for Xrefs.) They are all contained inside a Revit element called an import symbol.

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DebunkTheBIM: The Abu Dhabi Municipality is asking for CAD files.

DebunkTheBIM

The Abu Dhabi Municipality is asking for CAD files from applicants of building permits. Doggedly sticking to the theory that the only way BIM can be successfully implemented is by going ‘cold-turkey’ on CAD did not help my prospects of lasting in the said position, of the BIM-software-vendor-consultancy, but that is another story. The Abu Dhabi Municipality is asking for CAD files.A DebunkTheBIM. I am a manager of construction information, tools and people.

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XSCAD: A blog looking at the offshoring of CAD, BIM and MEP pre-construction services

Construction Marketing Ideas

This organization is an offshore service provider for CAD, BIM and MEP (M&E) services, based in India and the […]. We’re coming to the end of the reviews for the 2018 Best Construction Blog competition, with XSCAD Pre-Construction 3D + BIM Solutions having the last, but certainly not the least spot among the entries receiving reviews. Blogs

CAD Shack: Unassigned Linked Rooms

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Tuesday, November 01, 2011. Unassigned Linked Rooms. A few weeks ago we noticed that we had a linked architectural model with named and numbered rooms. The weird thing is some of the linked spaces in the MEP model were showing up as “unassigned” Not all of them, just some.

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2D CAD sucks

Do

I really truly beleive that moving to a non object based Computer Tool like 2D CAD was one of the worst things our industry ever did. With 2D CAD we got the notion of "oh its easy to change". I simply cannot beleive how painful it is to manipulate "stuff" in 2D CAD versus an object modeler like Revit. I've recently been forced to work on an Autocad project out of neccessity (lack of staff).

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CAD Shack: The New Nightmare 20 Years later

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Wednesday, July 11, 2012. The New Nightmare 20 Years later. I was looking for something completely different, when in the company archives, I found a hard copy of a presentation by John F. Hill from HNTB given on August 6th 1992 titled " CADD Risk Management: The New Nightmare ".

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CAD Shack: Waiting on 100

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 22, 2010. Waiting on 100. Come on! I need one more follower to have 100 folks checking in on me. I promise to dedicate my next post to number 100. Posted by. Todd Shackelford. at 11:00 PM. Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook. Usefullness: 4 comments: Todd M. Shackelford.

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CAD Shack: The Most Excellent Revit Template

CAD Shack

CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Thursday, August 09, 2012. The Most Excellent Revit Template. People ask me, "How do I create the most excellent Revit template?". Well here is how you do it. In the File Locations section in Options simply type over the default name for your template and change it. That was easy. Posted by. Todd Shackelford. at 3:30 PM. Email This BlogThis!

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