Revit 2021.1 – Shared Views

Revit 2021.1 – Shared Views

Up until now, the only method to communicate markups and design changes is by creating a BIM 360 Project, which takes some planning, or sending pdf’s back and forth with markups. Shared views allow you to share your live model with collaborators and get their input right back into the model, without them having access…

Introducing BIM 360 Assets – Tracking Key Milestones

Introducing BIM 360 Assets – Tracking Key Milestones

In June, Autodesk added a new module to BIM 360 Build called Assets. Assets is used to track key milestones in the asset lifespan, from design and fabrication to delivery, installation, commissioning and ultimately handover. Assets can be defined as the following; Systems Components – such as Mechanical Equipment or Windows Moveable Equipment – such as…

Tips, tricks, and shortcuts in Revu

Tips, tricks, and shortcuts in Revu

It’s hard to argue against the fact that keyboard shortcuts are faster to operate than mouse-clicking menus.  In this short blog, we’ll cover some of the useful shortcuts and highlight some tips and tricks along the way. There is a full 9-page guide detailing all Revu’s default keyboard shortcuts – along with the mouse conventions….

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? …