COVID-19: Working in isolation

COVID-19: Working in isolation

Photo by Larisa Birta on Unsplash COVID-19: Working in isolation As self-isolation quickly becomes a reality for many, the challenge of figuring out how you’ll continue to work might be daunting.  To help, we’ve put together some information for working remotely and attempted to present the least costly options – this is no time for a sales…

Bluebeam Revu on a Mac

Bluebeam Revu on a Mac

Bluebeam Revu is (in my slightly biased opinion) the best PDF mark-up, creation, collaboration, and editing tool there is.  There are so many functions within Revu which make it invaluable people working with PDF’s who need to not only measure & mark up but extract useful data too.  Although Revu is now only available for…

Own that Markup in Bluebeam Revu

Own that Markup in Bluebeam Revu

Own that markup Following our recent Bluebeam 2018 webinar, we received some questions regarding “owning markups” in Revu.  With tools as powerful as those found in Revu, there’s always a chance that someone could accidentally (or intentionally) edit your markups.  Are you interested to learn a workflow where markups are only editable by the author? …

The secret life of a Bluebeam Revu markup

The secret life of a Bluebeam Revu markup

The humble Bluebeam Revu markups have a secret life that only a few users ever discover. In this short post on “the secret life of a Bluebeam Revu markup”, we’ll highlight a few of the most useful ones. Text markups Add a Text Callout (a leader line with text). Shift+left-click over the knee of the…

Bluebeam Revu 2018.1 update

Bluebeam Revu 2018.1 update

Bluebeam Revu 2018.1 It’s a point-release, so there are the necessary fixes which help with the performance and stability of Bluebeam Revu, but there’s also some new features. So what have they added in Bluebeam Revu 2018.1? The good news:  Customers who are using 2018 can update to 2018.1 at NO charge by following the “Check for…

Dropbox and AutoCAD

Dropbox and AutoCAD

As of November 2017, Dropbox and AutoCAD became best buddies. By connecting your Dropbox account to AutoCAD, Dropbox users can now open and save DWG files directly to Dropbox without leaving the AutoCAD desktop application.  This is particularly useful for a number of reasons; Short on disk space, Contractor access to your files, Not using selective…

Failed to update style using 3D Annotation

Failed to update style using 3D Annotation

Failed to update style” when trying to use 3D Annotation. The Styles Library in Inventor is one of those mysterious things that receives little attention.  Yet it controls everything from dimension styles in a drawing to the lighting in the model environment.  Each year, a fresh install of Inventor will create a fresh copy of…

Advance Your BIM Footprint

Advance Your BIM Footprint

Focusing tightly on the idea that “information” is the foundation on which BIM is built, this CADPRO Systems’ event demonstrated technology solutions that support the information flow between office and field. Supported by Stephan Gumpert from Autodesk, our own Gary Page, Adrian Lobo, and Gary Fohl presented to receptive audiences in both Auckland and Christchurch. …

HP Notebook Computer Battery Safety Recall

HP Notebook Computer Battery Safety Recall

Notebook Computer Battery Safety Recall and Replacement Program Program expanded in January 2017. It is essential to recheck your battery, even if you did so previously and were informed that it was not affected. If you have already received a replacement battery, you are not affected by this expansion.   Background to Safety Recall In January…

Notch, bend, and straighten in Inventor

Notch, bend, and straighten in Inventor

I was asked recently if there was a method to notch, bend, and straighten hollow sections using Inventor.  I’ve discovered a couple a couple of methods, both of which are shown below.  There are probably more, but these two look worthy of sharing.  If you have any feedback or want to suggest an alternative, please…