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Digital Mapping will change land and and rock surveying

At the beginning of major mining or civil engineering projects, one of the more manual, technically challenging and hazardous tasks involves rock and land surveying. The process of inspecting rock faces, for example, is a manual one through which geologists measure the failure planes and joints on the rock face [...]

November 1, 2018 A2K Technologies A2K News, Industry, Technology, Tips and Tricks 0

Bringing back the Design Draftsperson.

RELICS OF THE PAST, OR JUST AN AEC ENDANGERED OCCUPATION? Are you one of the disappearing, high on the AEC endangered list, Design Draftspeople?  A relic of the past where a set of Drawings were created without the handheld approach that we see so common today? We all know the [...]

September 5, 2018 Captain Bimcad Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks 0

Revit Accurate placement view-on sheets

See our latest Revit tips and tricks video: Presented by A2K’s Chad Smith [...]

July 11, 2018 A2K Technologies A2K News, Industry, Technology, Tips and Tricks, Videos 0

BIM 360 New Features- Design Collaboration

See the latest BIM 360 features tips and tricks video: Presented by A2K’s Chad Smith [...]

July 4, 2018 A2K Technologies A2K News, Industry, Technology, Tips and Tricks, Videos 0

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 just been released, we should upgrade!”  Well, hold on, I [...]

July 2, 2018 Captain Bimcad Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks 0

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 based on areas quick smart?  Have you tried using the [...]

March 18, 2018 Captain Bimcad Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks 0

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 skill level, as this is a Revit Fundamentals class.  So [...]

February 19, 2018 Captain Bimcad Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks 0

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 it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it.”  But we tend [...]

November 25, 2017 Captain Bimcad Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks 0

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 issues and eliminated wasted hours.  I am referring to Bluebeam Revu’s ability [...]

September 20, 2017 Captain Bimcad Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks 0

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 a review process and go through my strong and weak [...]

August 31, 2017 Captain Bimcad Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks 0