Drafting Views have an Origin

Revit OpEd

When we create a new drafting view we are presented with an empty view. We are free to begin our drafting exercise anywhere we see fit. As such I can''t help but wonder if we ought to be careful to keep our details near the origin of drafting views too.

Revit Beginners: Revit's Drafting Machine

Revit Beginners

Revits Drafting Machine. For those of you who remember using drafting machines mounted to a drafting table youll find a similar tool in Revit. Now any lines or walls that you draft will snap to the gridlines of your workplane. National CAD Standards. CAD Digest.

2D CAD sucks

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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. At least when we were drafting on paper (or whatever) a person really thought about what it was they were going to represent when that line was drawn, because no one wanted to redraw. With 2D CAD we got the notion of "oh its easy to change". I've recently been forced to work on an Autocad project out of neccessity (lack of staff).

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CAD Shack: Imported DWG Files Have Thin Text

CAD Shack

Inserted DWGs can be placed directly onto a sheet, view, or into a drafting view, depending on its use. Create a drafting view by selecting the Drafting View tool on the View tab of the ribbon if required.). CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog.

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CAD Shack: Using Character Map in Text and Tags

CAD Shack

Revit MEP supports oval duct, but the symbol in tags my firm has used since hand drafting is the Greek letter PHI. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Sunday, January 01, 2012.

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CAD Shack: Autodesk Labs Plugin of the Month

CAD Shack

I need to keep reminding myself to never stop exploring and trying new things or I may find out that I am hand drafting and the whole world went to the cloud. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Thursday, May 12, 2011.

Some useful design and analysis software for engineers

Construction Cost Estimating

For more information, visit, ppm.intergraph.com Microstation – It is a CAD software product from Bentley Systems for two and three dimensional design and drafting. building design CAD Design Design Analysis Software HVAC Design Slab Design structural analysis Videos

A position is vacant for Senior Engineer in Houston, Texas

Construction Cost Estimating

Accomplishes work by applying Bechtel Standard Application Programs (BSAPs) and proper 2-D and 3-D computer aided design and computer aided engineering ( CAD and CAE) tools. Drafts letters independently to vendors and clients. CAD construction design engineering Engineering job

Importing DWG and Exporting to DWG

Revit OpEd

Save details as single cad files not composite "sheets" of details. Single cad files can be added to individual drafting views and added to sheets allowing Revit to keep track of the sheet and detail numbers for us.

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BIM Adoption - Need a Fear Biscuit?

Collaborative Construction

Others grab a CAD Manager by the scruff of the neck and throw him / her into the den of BIM lions, ala the image below. Collaborative Construction can help with crafting, drafting and negotiating the new generation legal agreements to make all the moving parts fit.

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Revit Beginners: Revit Template Sharing

Revit Beginners

Edward Borg of Precision Drafting LLC has a dedicated FTP site for sharing cool Revit Project Templates and Families. National CAD Standards. CAD Digest. Knowing CAD. Marathon Drafting. CAD Block Exchange. CAD Beyond. CAD vs BIM.

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Better & Easier Detailing thanks to Object Override

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think of what happens in 2D CAD when each person decides to make their own layer for walls, now a project with a 6 person team, has 6 different layers for walls, ahhhhh!). Drafting Views Revit

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Revit Beginners: Surveys and Site Plans

Revit Beginners

CAD Formats. National CAD Standards. CAD Digest. Knowing CAD. Marathon Drafting. CAD Block Exchange. CAD Beyond. CAD vs BIM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture.

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Revit Beginners: The Revit Experiment II

Revit Beginners

Using Revits 2D Drafting tools: Because beginners are not completely familiar with all of Revits tools and because they are often faced with a deadline, beginners will likely rely on detail lines and filled regions to piece together plans, sections, and elevations for their first few projects. National CAD Standards. CAD Digest. Knowing CAD. Marathon Drafting. CAD Block Exchange. CAD Beyond. CAD vs BIM. Revit's Drafting Machine.

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QR Codes for Construction Marketing

Construction Marketing Blog

Here is another example of how QR codes worked for CAD-Sourcing: “Our code incorporates our company’s logo and colors. The code will link to a message from one of our company founders on how companies can use CAD drafting outsourcing for their architectural projects.”

Special Characters in Text

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Some CAD programs make it easy to insert special characters like ° or ±. Drafting AnnotationsI know Autocad has special key strokes for some commonly used special characters. With Revit you have to take a few extra steps to get special chacaters into Revit text (unless of course you want memorize many complex keycodes). The other advantage of this method is you have access to a pretty large variety of special characters like, ¼, ½, ¾.

Revit Beginners: Two New Bloggers

Revit Beginners

CAD with a new blog called Revit Coaster. J B Zallan of Los Angeles is a Revit, Architectural Desktop, AutoCAD consultant and Autodesk Approved Instructor whos sharing his thoughts at CAD vs BIM. National CAD Standards. CAD Digest. Knowing CAD. Marathon Drafting. CAD Block Exchange. CAD Beyond. CAD vs BIM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture.

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How to use Etabs 2016 for slab design

Construction Cost Estimating

This newest software can be used to make integrated structural analysis, design and drafting of building systems. CAD drawings are directly transformed into ETABS models or applied as templates onto which ETABS objects are overlaid.

The new RFI features of PlanGrid can streamline the work of AEC processionals

Construction Cost Estimating

PlanGrid, the most recognized CAD drawings viewer and cloud -collaboration tool in AEC, recently launched a dedicated all-in-one RFI solution that will provide immense benefits to the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.

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USACE Revit Templates

BIM & Beam

The USACE and Autodesk collaborated to create a BIM Template Team consisting of seasoned CAD/BIM Managers with a working knowledge of Revit. Each member has specific disciplinary strengths and shared a draft working district specific Revit template with the team.

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Construction Scheduling Techniques

Construction Cost Estimating

Ensures timely completion of project Prevents delays and extra expenses Helps in cost optimization If delay occurs, analyzes the actual reason of delay Monitors the modifications and changes introduced by the owner ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Published by Tuhin Maity CAD Drafter & Designer [link] ( Most efficient CAD Drafting Services (raster to vector) using CAD, MicroStation, VectorWorks, etc ).

Moving to BIM from flatCAD is nothing like dropping the T square!

DebunkTheBIM

Can’t help myself thinking of it every time someone tells me, how going to BIM from CAD will come about (easily) just as moving from the drafting board to CAD happened in the past. I’ll ease-off transportation parallels in the future, this one I must write about (again?).

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Another example why it is better to stay out of BIM surveys…

DebunkTheBIM

The surveyors must have felt a bit uneasy about this grouping, so just for good measure added the following note: “Autodesk products (40%) and Graphisoft (37%) clearly dominate the New Zealand CAD market. ….Unless of course you have software to sell.

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Labour Cost Estimation

Construction Cost Estimating

should be considered while estimating labour cost and hence a reasonable number of hours for non-building requirements must be added. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Published by Tuhin Maity CAD Drafter & Designer [link] (Most efficient CAD Drafting Services (raster to vector) using CAD, MicroStation, VectorWorks, etc

Isn’t someone missing here? (What is my problem with Autodesk?)

DebunkTheBIM

3/ information management tool providers (unlike in manual drafting days) got given an unprecedented opening to influence a globally active industry.

Blog Plug - Steven Shell

Revit OpEd

Just a short post tonight to plug a new blog that my friend Steven Shell decided to start called BIM: Integrating Art & Technology He is a practicing architect in Tuscon (sole practitioner) that skipped over the whole "CAD thing" and went straight to Revit from hand drafting.

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iPhone and iPad Applications Best Suited for Construction Professionals

Construction Cost Estimating

FingerCAD : FingerCAD is a CAD application for technical drawing with fingers assisted by computer. Apart from this, construction schedules, submittals, RFI''s, change orders and various other processes can also be managed. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Published by Tuhin Maity CAD Drafter & Designer www.caddraftingservice.net (Most efficient CAD Drafting Services (raster to vector) using CAD, MicroStation, VectorWorks, etc).

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The sixth category: BIM as a parasite

DebunkTheBIM

Flatcad was first called CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Drafting and Manufacture) then it lost the CAM when Architecture started to claim ownership, but added another D for Design. The problem with writing daily is the urge to start each post with ‘the biggest problem.’

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Revit Beginners: XL2CAD for Revit

Revit Beginners

National CAD Standards. CAD Digest. Knowing CAD. Marathon Drafting. CAD Block Exchange. CAD Beyond. CAD vs BIM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture.

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KeyNotes - You Keep Using that Word.

Revit OpEd

The third approach is not really any different than how I've seen it done for many years with CAD and hand drafting before that. A recent exchange went a little like this: Them: "Steve! I need some help with my keynotes!" Me: "Okay, how are you doing them?" Them: "Huh?

Revit and AutoCAD

Revit OpEd

One of the many stories we''ve heard that was meant to help us in our transition was how easily Revit worked with other CAD software''s data. since AutoCAD is a superior drafting tool it isn''t sensible to use Revit for basic drafting tasks".

Revit Beginners: Imported Images and Sheets

Revit Beginners

The only solution is to place images in a drafting view (or legend view) first. Rescaling the image can also be easier from a drafting view once scale is established. Legend views can be placed on multiple sheets but placing these images in a legend view can crowd your project browser so I would stick to drafting views unless you absolutely need the added function of placing the image on multiple sheets like for key plans as an example. National CAD Standards.

Revit Beginners: BIMtionary

Revit Beginners

National CAD Standards. CAD Digest. Knowing CAD. Marathon Drafting. CAD Block Exchange. CAD Beyond. CAD vs BIM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture. This blog will highlight some of the common questions and cool tips found in the process of transitioning our office to Revit. Tuesday, August 18, 2009. BIMtionary. Brandon Pike has started a new blog called BIMtionary.

Revit Beginners: When is a Family Parametric?

Revit Beginners

National CAD Standards. CAD Digest. Knowing CAD. Marathon Drafting. CAD Block Exchange. CAD Beyond. CAD vs BIM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture. This blog will highlight some of the common questions and cool tips found in the process of transitioning our office to Revit. Thursday, June 24, 2010. When is a Family Parametric?

Revit Beginners: Blogger: slo Arch

Revit Beginners

National CAD Standards. CAD Digest. Knowing CAD. Marathon Drafting. CAD Block Exchange. CAD Beyond. CAD vs BIM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture. This blog will highlight some of the common questions and cool tips found in the process of transitioning our office to Revit. Tuesday, June 30, 2009. Blogger: slo Arch. Check this out when you have some free time.

Revit Beginners: AEC EDGE Magazine

Revit Beginners

National CAD Standards. CAD Digest. Knowing CAD. Marathon Drafting. CAD Block Exchange. CAD Beyond. CAD vs BIM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture. This blog will highlight some of the common questions and cool tips found in the process of transitioning our office to Revit. Wednesday, June 24, 2009. AEC EDGE Magazine. AUGI has published their first quarterly AEC EDGE Magazine.

Revit Beginners: Additive Views vs. Subtractive Views

Revit Beginners

regards SBL CAD conversion Orthophotography services. National CAD Standards. CAD Digest. Knowing CAD. Marathon Drafting. CAD Block Exchange. CAD Beyond. CAD vs BIM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners.

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don't think: Do Revit: Inspiration from AU

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From Reference other View you can choose either drafting views (good for site/existing condition photos) or any view saved as a "rendering" (image) in the project. This is something that is possible in good'ol CAD and I've used that to document photos of existing sites before.

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Integrated Practice

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However, should we fail as professionals to realize that we must alter our approach to practice then "BIM" will never be more than a glorified CAD package. An interesting point made by one of the other speakers at this morning's engagement was that when the industry transitioned from hand drafting to CAD the "experts" promised 3%-5% improvement on our productivity, however when you do all the math, we haven't really improved our efficiency.

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Revit Beginners: Editable Worksets and Workset Ownership

Revit Beginners

National CAD Standards. CAD Digest. Knowing CAD. Marathon Drafting. CAD Block Exchange. CAD Beyond. CAD vs BIM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners. Ive been teaching our office how to use Revit Architecture.