OCR and the Pen Tool in Bluebeam
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.”
The Pen Markup tool is the one many gravitate to when they start to mark up a drawing for the first time. And why not? It is the tool you’d use to mark up a real paper document. But I do have – or I did have – an issue with the fact that there was little data associated with the scribbling. Also most handwriting is hard to read and is left open to interpretation.
Not any more. Now with Revu eXtreme 2015.5, hand-written notes are automatically filtered through the OCR engine in Revu and the text is added to the Comments field in the markup. Now you can search and filter for those scribbles and you won’t have to constantly ask to have them translated.
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BIM is rapidly becoming more and more prevalent in the AEC industry. As this growth occurs, implementing 3D laser scanning can help designers and engineers process more information and create smoother workflows for a project. For architects, 3D laser scanning is beneficial at all stages of a project. Here’s why architects need to understand scanning:
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Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D has two tools that can help recover corrupt files: the MAPCLEAN command, and from the Map Task Pane Query functionality. Doug Benoit goes into detail his workflow for taming misbehaving AutoCAD files.
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.
The BIM Elephant returns, asking the popular question, “where is my ROI from using BIM?” My colleague Damon Socha and I dive in offering a different perspective.
The annual Autodesk product release is upon us. For users on subscription, products like Revit, 3ds Max, etc. are ready to be downloaded and used right away! Whether you’re an architect, a contractor, an MEP designer, structural engineer or otherwise involved in building design and construction, here’s what’s new for you in Autodesk 2018!
In their “AutoCAD 2018 New Features” Skype chat, CADLearning’s Senior Content Manager David Cohn, and U.S. CAD’s Senior Technical Specialist KaDe King, shared their favorite new updates to the AutoCAD 2018 release.
U.S. CAD partnered with Bluebeam’s Sr. Account Specialist, Greg Mosley, to bring you 6 major Bluebeam workflows that every government agency needs to start using now.
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To help you get up and running with BIM 360 Docs, here are the instructions for how to set up four common workflows within the system. These guides provide you with the steps that the Project Admin needs to take to set up these processes, and what the Project Member will see and be able to do.
We’ve partnred with 3D Robotics (3DR), North America’s largest enterprise drone company, to provide building and design teams with access to Site Scan, an enterprise package designed for surveying, scanning, and inspections.
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.
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.
When Autodesk first came out with Navisworks Switchback it worked brilliant. However, in our quest to make things ‘better’, we sometimes make them worse. The BIM Elephant is alive and well in the brain of software developers as much as AEC offices. Below is a tutorial on how to get Switchback to work better, and a work around for those who want to find their elements on their 2D plans, not in a 3D view.
Revit 2019 is finally here! Check out my conversation with CADLearning’s Building Content Manager Jason Boehning about some of our favorite new features and what they’ll mean for Revit users.