Fabrication Straight Talking – CID 866 Rules

Fabrication Straight Talking – CID 866 Rules

Fabrication Straights Fabrication Straights sound like they should be simple, and they are until you try to get clever with them. When using CAMduct and input straight duct you can choose CID1 for machine cut or CID35 for coil. Simple. Why the need for this blog? For many reasons, mostly to do with using Design…

Working in isolation

Working in isolation

Photo by Larisa Birta on Unsplash 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 pitch.  This…

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…

Autodesk Revit 2019.2 Update

Autodesk Revit 2019.2 Update

New features connecting data, cloud, and customer. Since the release of Revit 2019, Autodesk developers have put a lot of focus on suggestions from the Revit Ideas page. This is a platform where users can post ideas and features that they wish to see in Revit. Subsequently, with enough votes, it might be added to the…

AutoCAD Specialised Toolsets are timesavers

AutoCAD Specialised Toolsets are timesavers

AutoCAD Specialised Toolsets are timesavers Autodesk recently commissioned a study comparing basic AutoCAD to the AutoCAD specialised toolsets.  Therefore you can find out how they compared for performing common design tasks. You’ll be amazed at what timesavers you can achieve with AutoCAD Toolsets. When you subscribe to AutoCAD 2019, you can get access to all AutoCAD  “specialised…

Cloud Collaboration – Autodesk BIM 360 Platform

Cloud Collaboration: Out with the old in with the new If you currently work in the Building industry, you are bound to have heard the term BIM (Building Information Modelling) used often. Yet it seems that after more than 10 years since the term was first uttered, people are still confused as to the exact meaning…

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…

Meltdown and Spectre – Processor Security Flaws

The flaws – Meltdown and Spectre Meltdown and Spectre are the names of two serious security flaws that have been found within computer processors. They could allow hackers to steal sensitive data without users knowing, one of them affecting chips made by Intel, AMD and ARM Holdings. That means if you use a desktop, laptop, smartphone or cloud service…