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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

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 is the Captain talking about? I think I had better [...]

July 17, 2017 Captain Bimcad Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks 0

Revit Structural Connections are not ready for production.

click here buy it When I speak to clients switching from 2D CAD software to Revit, or Clients that want to improve their productivity with smarter Revit Families, I discuss the Revit OOTB Families functionality and if they are suited for the Client’s needs.  Typically, the OOTB content is very [...]

February 24, 2017 Captain Bimcad Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks 0

Traffic Lights for Revit Graphic Options. by Shanoc Halliday

I find it interesting when people just stick to OOTB Revit for even the most simplest of things.  I have discussed Project Browsers before, which could have been a little complex, so this blog will suit all levels of users. Let’s cut to the chase, OOTB Revit Options Graphics Colour [...]

January 13, 2017 A2K Technologies Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks 1

New BIMyear Resolutions by Shanoc Halliday

With the New Year, so too comes a whole swag of resolutions, from the life-changing, empowering to the just outright ridiculous. Resolutions enable us to clean the slate or simply improve our daily lives.  My challenge to you, my fellow BIM enthusiast, is to create several resolutions to improve your [...]

January 1, 2017 A2K Technologies Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks 0

Joining the Nodes in your BIM career with Dynamo. by Shanoc Halliday

Remember when Lisp Routines were the in thing? I remember whenever somebody new started at the Company, I would ask “Are you good with AutoCAD? Can you make a Lisp Routine?” Most of the time the response was a sketchy “Yeah, well I can edit them”. So my concern is, is [...]

December 21, 2016 A2K Technologies Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks 0