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Upgrading your Revit project: A BIM Managers workflow.

We all like new toys to play with new toys. I remember working on projects and hearing the Revit buzz around the office or at a project meeting, when some over-excited person would say “Hey Revit 20 blah blah has [...]

July 2, 2018 Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks

BiLT ANZ 2018 Conference.

  This year saw the continuation of the greater BIM theme that RTC Events are delivering with their BiLT direction.  It gave an opportunity for one of my favourite Sessions that discussed Automating the home, completely left-field from a Revit Direction that several years [...]

June 7, 2018 Captain Bimcad, Industry

Creating a Count in Bluebeam

Custom Count Symbols in Bluebeam. So how is your Bluebeam experience coming along?  Are you using the Bottom Panel?  What about Spaces for all the QS types out there? Or even small businesses that want to knock out a quote [...]

March 18, 2018 Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks

Making Model In-Place Elements Parametric.

I was in class the other day, when one of the Clients asked me about modelling a Planter Box, “The corners have a radius, can I make a Revit Family for that?”  Sure I say, but I worry about their [...]

February 19, 2018 Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks

Engineers getting their BIM on.

BIM challenges tend to be cultural rather than technological. I keep this on my Desktop to remind me that we, as Humans, have a tendency to not like change. This sentence immediately makes me think of the old saying, “If [...]

November 25, 2017 Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks

Bluebeam Revu is more than just a PDF Writer: Part 3

Issuing Drawings with the correct Naming Conventions. I have worked on some fairly major Projects over the years with several hundred drawing sheets to somewhere up to 5 to 6 hundred, I think that I am still trying to block [...]

November 14, 2017 A2K News, Captain Bimcad, Technology

Bluebeam Revu is more than just a PDF Writer: Part 2

Bluebeam Revu Sets. I wish that I was using this when I was a CAD Manager! That’s not to say that I didn’t have this tool available, I just didn’t know how to use it. I could have resolved many [...]

September 20, 2017 Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks

Auditing your CAD file – Part 1 – The Drawing Set.

I do appreciate a good QA system.  As a young Draftsman printing up my drawing set, giving it to the Senior Draftsperson to review using an A4 QA checklist that I had previously gone through, then sitting down together after [...]

August 31, 2017 Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks

Volume Builder using BIM to improve productivity.

I recently flew up to Albury to meet with the Southern Vale Homes (SVH) Drafting Team to work their Revit documentation. I feel that there is a stigma out there that BIM is only for the medium to big players, [...]

August 1, 2017 Captain Bimcad, Industry

Autodesk’s Revit, little button of Evil.

Getting straight down to the nitty gritty. This post will be short and straight to the point. That button in the bottom right-hand corner of Revit called Drag Elements on Selection, is pure evil! Okay, post done! Hold on, what [...]

July 17, 2017 Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks