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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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

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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: Revit Family Formula Examples and Tricks

CAD Shack

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.

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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).

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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: 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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Editing

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!

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.

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. RobiNZ CAD Blog.

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.

CAD Shack: Top 10 Reasons You Can't See an Element 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. Tuesday, January 25, 2011. Top 10 Reasons You Cant See an Element in Revit. Is the correct Workset being used?

Revit OpEd: Five Minutes with a Toposurface

Revit OpEd

I created a video to describe what happens when Revit contours dont quite match up with the underlying cad file contours that were used to generate a toposurface. Revit OpEd. Welcome to Steve Staffords Blog ~ Revit OpEd = OPinion EDitorial ~ My view of things Revit, both real and imagined.

Follow Up - Importing DWG Files using By Shared Coordinates

Revit OpEd

DWG Follow Up Post Importing Linked Files Linking CAD Shared Coordinates As the title suggests, regarding an earlier post earlier post , recently I was participating in a thread at the Autodesk User Groups and an Autodesk support person wrote that Revit intentionally attempts to create a User Coordinate System. This means what I wrote about in the other post is happening on purpose, not a bug.

Bluebeam Tip: Line Styles in all Shapes and Sizes

Carol Hagen

In our previous post, Complementing CAD , the architect had dotted lines to display the path of travel. So what if you need something more elaborate? Bluebeam Revu has many line styles but did you know you can create your own?

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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.