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…

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…

CADPRO Systems supports Women in Construction

CADPRO Systems supports Women in Construction

CADPRO Systems attended the Auckland Build 2017 expo to support the growing number of Women in the Construction Industry. Women in Construction discussion panel hosted by Jenny Parker, President of National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) touched on topics such as pay equality, bullying in the workplace and ways to give voice to Women’s Rights in the…

Windows 10 Update Potential Issue

The Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update may cause issues with some Autodesk software –  particularly Autodesk Vault.  The suspicion is that a .net update is the cause of the problems. More details to come. The default Windows Update settings should be changed to ‘Current Branch for Business’ to avoid this issue. Each company will…

Ready to Make Anything with AEC Collection

Ready to Make Anything with AEC Collection

Do more with the Autodesk Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection!  Last month, Autodesk has increased the value of AEC Collections by adding new tools, that extend its current capabilities to support visualization, analysis, and fabrication workflows. The price of the AEC Collection remains unchanged. Additions include: Autodesk® Advance Steel Autodesk® Fabrication CADmep Autodesk® Robot Structural Analysis…

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. …