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VIEW TEMPLATES IN REVIT

If you’re not using View Templates for your projects, then you may be missing out on a huge timesaver!  How many times have you duplicated a view for a specific task, created a section view, or created an elevation view while working in a project?  Many times, right?  After creating these new views, how much […]

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Editing Wall Based Family in Revit Tip/Trick

Do you ever create or edit families that are hosted inside of walls?  Want to make sure your family reacts properly to different wall thicknesses?  Here’s a few tips that might help! I have posted a video on the Autodesk Knowledge Network. Please see it here.

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HOW TO FIX MISSING ARCHITECTURAL DIMENSION TICK MARKS IN AUTOCAD

I recently came across an interesting problem within AutoCAD.  The issue was within a particular AutoCAD drawing where a dimension style that contained architectural tick marks was being used, but the tick marks weren’t showing up in the drawing.  There are suggestions to change the dimstyle so that it isn’t using the tick mark, then […]

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Intelligent 3D Modeling with Autodesk Advance Steel

Intelligent 3D Modeling with Autodesk Advance Steel Advance Steel includes comprehensive libraries of materials, sections, and bolts based on different steel codes and standards from around the world to suit your particular project needs. The software also includes design functions and a large library for faster and more efficient modeling of: Common frames, bracings, purlins, […]

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Is technology getting in the way of communicating on projects?

In each major building construction projects, there are many different stakeholders that need to have access to the data and solve problems. Many of them need to give feed back to each one of the companies and people involved. All kinds of collaboration and communication needs to take place on the project. What many customers […]

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Reasons why you should invest in Building Design Suites

Autodesk Building Design Suite is a suite of software that combines Building Information Modeling (BIM) and CAD tools to help users design, simulate, visualize, document and build better buildings. 1. Design and build better buildings. Use BIM tools included in the Building Design Suite Premium and Ultimate Editions for intelligent 3D model–based design AutoCAD – can […]

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Three features Structural engineers and Steel detailers get with Advance Steel

Autodesk Advance Steel supports three main features that every Structural engineer and Steel detailer want in their engineering software. Advance Modeling Capabilities At the core of Advance Steel’s modeling capabilities is its intelligent structural objects. Standard objects, such as trusses, bracings, purlins, and portal frames, that come from a large internal catalog, can be quickly modeled […]

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Three Business Challenges that BIM can solve

Business that are in the AEC industry (Architectural, Engineering and Construction) are effected by global trends in their market. These global trends drive the kinds of business challenges you face every day. 1.At the project 2.For your company 3.And, industry-wide PROJECTS are becoming more complex . More people and companies are involved in each project and must be […]

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How to use your AutoCAD investment for Structural Steel Detailing

            If you are like most steel fabrication detailing companies you are faced with tighter schedules and intense competition. Everyone is looking for something or a solution that can take their company to the next level.What was great in the past is now old an forgotten in this every changing […]