Drop the Pad of Paper and Pick Up Bluebeam Revu for iPad
This blog post was originally written for the Managed Design blog. Managed Design is now a U.S. CAD company, so please check back here at www.uscad.com/blog for more written articles from Ted Moberg and our new U.S. CAD Minnesota team.
Are you using a pad of paper to collect field information like dimensions, locations and quantities to bid a project? Consider Bluebeam Revu on the iPad.
In this short video we show you how to use the iPad version of Revu to create a quick and accurate bid for a roofing job. You will quickly see that this technology can be adapted to your business whether it is roofing, carpet install, landscaping, or any trade that requires collecting information on site for a bid.
If you are having difficulty creating a deployment only of your Revit install with your Building Design Suite, it is likely due to a known issue with the Revit Content Libraries. Philip Charlson shares a solution to this issue.
The Leica BLK360, coming this spring, will bring the cost of entry into laser scanning down to unprecedented levels—opening up new opportunities for companies and industries that were unable to justify high costs in the past.
Are you wondering where Autodesk Seek went? Well, don’t worry, it’s not gone – just moved and transitioned over to BIMobject. Ryan Knutson shares how to get you BIMobject account up and running.
BIM reminds me of an elephant. It is an enormous beast, one that cannot tamed all at once. Like an elephant in a fine china store, BIM is a very disruptive practice to the building industry. In the last decade alone the industry has undergone a revolution in both thought and technology. Yet outdated practices continue to be applied to new technologies. Owners, architects, engineers and contractors are feeling the devastation of restructuring work flows and business models to adapt to new tools and a tidal wave of new information.
In our increasingly connected world, effective “collaboration” becomes more critical to businesses everywhere. But what does collaboration mean for the construction industry? Here are some ways that companies in the construction industry are collaborating to improve project outcomes.
Have you noticed that when you create a new storm system in Autodesk Civil 3D 2015 or 2016 that the darn sumps are all set to 2.0, even when your rules specifiy them to be 0.0? Bill Neuhauser explains how to change this default value in Civil 3D. Learn more:
Question: What is the best way to manage plotter configurations in AutoCAD?
Expert Solution from David Cohn, CADLearning’s Senior Content Manager: Use the Plotter Manager tool to add or edit plotter configurations.
Industry Problem: When I’m in the field, it is not unusual for a problem to emerge. What is the best way to stay organized and ensure that problems are addressed in real-time?
Expert Solution from Heidi Boutwell, CADLearning’s Infrastructure Content Manager: Take advantage of the mobility that you get with BIM 360 Field to document problems on-site.
Question: I just want to view a Revit model. How can I do this?
Expert Solution: Download the Revit trial version and use the Revit Viewer.
Question: When managing a BIM 360 Glue project, there are two types of administrators: Host and Project. What are the differences between the two?
Expert Solution from Heidi Boutwell, CADLearning’s Infrastructure Content Manager: The role of a Glue user dictates what projects they have access to and their level of access.
In the April From AutoCAD to Revit webinar, Aaron demonstrated how users can impressively tell their story with views in a Revit model. He covered creating graphical and non-graphical views, setting the view displays, and modifying the views.
Adopting BIM isn’t just about taking the information from blueprints (and anything that might be stapled to them) and putting them on a computer. BIM allows for cross-site and cross-team collaboration and real-time updates to ALL your project documentation. Here are 3 collaboration trends happening in the building and construction industry to keep an eye on this year.
When working on a project in Revit, it is crucial to have your resources well-organized. A Revit Library can save your company a great deal of time while also strengthening the company brand standards. Learn 7 steps for getting your Revit Library started:
Now, with Revu eXtreme 2015.5, hand-written notes are automatically filtered through the OCR engine and text is added to the Comments field in the markup. Read more from Ted Moberg about this Revu eXtreme 2015.5 update:
In the last blog I started down the road of successful Record Model (RM) creation, because as we know, Record Models are one of the most powerful demonstrations of Building INFORMATION Modeling. In part two, I wrap up this glorious feat with not one, but TWO amazing tips that cause the most grief with RM’s, hard paths versus relative paths and why are there so many links showing? I have shortened certain steps to keep the blog interesting, if you want the full procedure contact U.S. CAD and we can give you the exact steps towards an incredible deliverable that has been tried and tested.