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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XS CAD Blog: Last but definitely not least

Construction Marketing Ideas

As the popular voting nears conclusion on March 31 for the 2019 Best Construction Blog competition, it is appropriate that the final blog to be reviewed — the XS CAD Blog — is enjoying last-minute surge. The post XS CAD Blog: Last but definitely not least appeared first on Construction Marketing Ideas.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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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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: 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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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: 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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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

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.

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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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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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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Is It 2022 Already?

Constructech

News software Commercial Home Page Slider Infrastructure construction BIM Big Data cloud IoT infrastructure CAD Sustainability cybersecurity AI machine learning digital transformation blockchain leadership 5G future of work COVID-19

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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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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New Version of National CAD Standard Features a Slew of Enhancements

Construction Dive

There is a veritable laundry list of new features included in the latest version of the national standard for computer-aided design (CAD) -- a standard intended to help architects, constructors, and operators coordinate efforts by classifying electronic design data consistently and making information retrieval easier.

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AIA, CSI, and NIBS publish updated national CAD standard

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).

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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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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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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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Ballot period on National CAD Standards open until Oct. 13

BD+C

The Ballot Comment Period to update the nation’s leading computer-aided design (CAD) standard is now open. The Steering Committee for the United States National CAD Standard (NCS) is accepting comments on ballots until Oct. 13, 2013. The NCS Committees received an unprecedented 379 ballot items to amend Version 5 (V5) of the NCS. ( [link] ). Standards Codes and Standards

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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