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

Carol Hagen

Collaboration on large format construction drawings often has the expectation that all the team players have the same tools. Architects and engineers spend countless hours in AutoCad then share their drawings with the General Contractor. Bluebeam PDF Revu CAD to the rescue!

How to study column footing drawing for a structure

Construction Cost Estimating

This construction video offers detailed guidelines on how to check column footing drawing. AutoCAD Drawing Building Structure Design Concrete Column Design Design CAD Drawing Steel Structure Drawing structure Videos

More about design drawings and model planning

Construction Cost Estimating

Plans are like a set of drawings or two-dimensional diagrams that are used to narrate a place or object or to communicate building or fabrication instructions which are drawn or printed on paper and can take the form of a digital file. Concept drawings. Tender drawings.

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.

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: Default Duct Systems

CAD Shack

If you are coming to Revit MEP from AutoCAD or AutoCAD MEP, you may be very used to specifying a duct system when you draw duct. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD.

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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. So, I’ve been reading with some interest the specification that CAD files provided as part of future building permits and as-built drawings will need to comply with. DebunkTheBIM.

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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.

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New device prototype called COMP*PASS draws digital files on paper

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.

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DebunkTheBIM: How well can you tell? (?If the drawings in front-of.

DebunkTheBIM

How well can you tell? (…If the drawings in front-of you have been produced via 2D or 3D methods?). The moment you are exposed to drawings (hard or soft copies) you become extremely vulnerable to them. Give me a couple of sheets of your drawings and I’ll tell who you are!

The curse of the Messy CAD database.

DebunkTheBIM

Specifically: how your building data is managed, no matter if drawing, flat-model or 3D model based. Having a CAD manager does not ensure you are safe, neither is an IT department. No CAD manual, book of procedures or list of policies will protect you.

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SHOP DRAWING creates maximum benefits for construction companies

Construction Cost Estimating

The shop drawing is a drawing or collection of set of drawings, diagrams, illustrations, schedules, and other data or information specifically generated or assembled by the contractor, supplier, manufacturer, subcontractor, or fabricator to demonstrate some portion of the work for the approval of architect or engineer. Within the steel industry a majority of fabricators and detailers prepare shop drawings for pre-fabricated components.

CAD Shack: AUGIWorld August 2011 Issue Released!

CAD Shack

Melinda Heavrin’s article “ Collaboration with Autodesk Design Review ” elaborates on how drawing markups can become an easy, streamlined operation. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer.

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CAD Shack: Wire Gap when Wires Cross

CAD Shack

The Draw MEP Hidden Lines box is checked in the Electrical Setting s dialog. 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.

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PDF Editing, Sharepoint and ECM for the AEC Industry

Carol Hagen

Everyday PDFs are instrumental in the construction conversation to show mark ups on Microsoft Office documents, interactively draw on tablet PCs and then share these PDFs on Servers. Create PDFs from any CAD or Windows file.” ” With Bluebeam Revu, you can skip the paper process and “simply markup the PDF drawing electronically and send it off in one click from anywhere you have an Internet connection.”

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Construction Collaboration: PDF Secrets Part 1 – Estimating Takeoff

Carol Hagen

This will be a series of posts that will discuss construction collaboration using PDFs for Estimating Takeoffs, Converting Large Format and 3D Drawings, AutoCAD and Revit Integration, Drawing comparisons, Hyperlink referencing, Tablet PCs, and Sharepoint.

CAD Shack: AUGI World May Issue is out

CAD Shack

CAD Employee Hiring 101 – The fundamentals of hiring CAD employees are often overlooked. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Friday, May 25, 2012.

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CAD Shack: Revit MEP Lasso Leader

CAD Shack

The idea is to draw a generic annotation shaped like a lasso and add a leader to it, but set the leader arrowhead to none. Draw a line centered on the intersection of the reference planes then an arc above and another arc below. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Saturday, July 30, 2011. Revit MEP Lasso Leader.

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Elevator Shaft Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Details

Construction Cost Estimating

Elevator (lift) Shaft Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls detail is a CAD dwg drawing that contains “Π” shaped elevator shaft shear wall with primary and secondary column reinforcement. CAD software concrete concrete wall construction reinforced concrete

How to design tank foundation with AFES foundation design software

Construction Cost Estimating

It consists of structural calculation report, construction drawing having bar schedule, material quantities and 3D CAD modeling. 3D CAD construction construction design construction software construction video steel stucture

Sight Survey 2016 – A Completely 3d Coordinate Geometry Package For Surveyors

Construction Cost Estimating

New storm water-related commands are included to function with P3D – Culverts like Design 3D Culvert, Draw 3D Culvert , and Draw Sewer Network Profile. The entire package is combined with the two dissimilar programs like COGO and CAD.

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

CAD Shack: Add Structural Steel with Revit MEP

CAD Shack

It shows up fine in my drawing and I can change its length, offset and location. CAD Shack VIPs. CAD Shack Blog Buddies. RobiNZ CAD Blog. The MEP CAD Engineer. Knowing What You Dont Know About CAD. Thursday, December 24, 2009. Add Structural Steel with Revit MEP. Not all Revit is equal. You know this if you have tried adding a ceiling grid with Revit Structure, duct with Revit Architecture, or structural steel with Revit MEP.

Another take on the use and misuse of colour in BIM (and CAD)

DebunkTheBIM

This is part of the daily drudgery of many BIM practitioners: I am working on a job where the consultants provided DWG and DWF files of their drawings.

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Software solutions for field service management

Constructor Magazine

LoopCAD 2016 MJ8 Edition is stand-alone CAD software for creating professional quality circuit layout drawings for radiant heating and snowmelt systems.

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AViCAD Announces More Productivity Tools for their Native DWG 2D/3D CAD Program

U.S. Construction

PRWEB) November 22, 2011 — Today AViCAD.com announced the addition of their new Architectural software which will facilitate the architect, engineer or designer with drawing 2D floor plans and roof designs. Easy-Arch includes set of utilities to draw walls , windows, doors. Quickly draw and Edit walls (supports curved walls). Easy-Arch uses a parametric technology which allows the user to draw intelligent architectural objects. Bend Oregon, U.S.A.

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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.

Follow Up - Importing DWG Files using By Shared Coordinates

Revit OpEd

In other words we agree as users to draw things relative to 0,0,0 in a specific way so our files will line up when we use them as an external reference. That means their file and the survey file don''t share in their understanding of how to start drawing relative to the WCS in their AutoCAD files. DWG Follow Up Post Importing Linked Files Linking CAD Shared Coordinates

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. This is what the triangulation looks like before adding an extra point to help Revit draw the contour more accurately.

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People in construction do not know how to read plans.

DebunkTheBIM

Neither do those that draw, nor those that interpret drawings. Nowadays, most technical construction drawings come with a tag “do not scale”! BIM construction CAD RevitPeople in construction do not know how to read plans. An unfair generalisation? Unconvinced? Orthogonal projection is the base of most construction related graphical documentation.

When 3D + 2D = more than 5D!

DebunkTheBIM

Digital Platform based Shop-drawing assessment Construction Information Management has been an interest of mine for a good 30 years. The process starts at the point where shop-drawings get created and submitted by contractors for assessment.

Revit Beginners: Utility Lines Workaround

Revit Beginners

This workaround involves drawing a repeating detail line (with imported text) on top of a simple detail line. Now draw a detail line in any view of your project. Draw your repeating detail over your new detail line as though tracing the detail line. National CAD Standards.

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How to use Etabs 2016 for slab design

Construction Cost Estimating

ETABS combines each phase of the engineering design process from initial design perception to the formation of schematic drawings. With superior drawing commands, one can instantly generate floor and elevation framing.

Here is why Autodesk’s monopoly over the Global AEC is not good, not even for Autodesk:

DebunkTheBIM

It started off with CAD, then, when BIM was getting strong enough to stay – it extended over almost anything to do with Construction Information Management. On the lines of any BIM is better than CAD and any CAD is better than hand drawing?

As UK BIM Mandate Looms Advise Galore on BIM Adoption

Collaborative Construction

As the UK government''s 2016 BIM mandate draws nigh more and more firms are scrambling to figure out how to adopt, deploy and implement BIM effectively.

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Revit Beginners: Callout Annotation Features

Revit Beginners

Select Detail View and draw a callout in plan view. National CAD Standards. CAD Digest. Knowing CAD. CAD Block Exchange. CAD Beyond. CAD vs BIM. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Revit Beginners.

BIM for Reinforced Concrete – From Design to Detailing in One Model

BIM & Beam

To comply with the same standards across this phase of the project, the SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing tool can produce customized shop drawings and bar bending schedules. CADS RC3D has been designed to enhance the placement, annotation, and bar marking of rebar in 3D structures.

What’s New in Autodesk Revit 2015 R2 for Structural Engineers

BIM & Beam

You can snap to an imported and non-exploded CAD drawing. Similar to the behaviors when placing structural walls and slabs, all structural elements now snap to the geometry of imported drawings.

Revit Beginners: Instant Section Box

Revit Beginners

While in plan view draw a floor plan callout. National CAD Standards. CAD Digest. Knowing CAD. 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. Saturday, October 21, 2006. Instant Section Box.