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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

How to get Revit’s Places to go where you want. by Shanoc Halliday

Back in the day when I used AutoCAD, any project that I was working on would be set up with little folders in the Open Dialog Box “Places”. Oh, the joy as I knew what was where and that I could get into my project at the click of a [...]

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

Bluebeam Revu Update

Hey Bluebeam Revu Users, have you heard about the New Update? It’s 98% smaller than the full installer, which means it is now faster to update your software! For users that have Revu 2016.5.1, Bluebeam has released a 40 MB update file that allows customers to update to the new [...]

October 10, 2016 A2K Technologies A2K News, Technology, Tips and Tricks 0

Captain Bimcad – Revit 2017 Text Upgrade Workflows by Shanoc Halliday

As a long term Revit user, I welcomed in the 2017 new text editor, I mean how great is that?  My inner OCD child was ecstatic at the new workflows that would ensure consistency in the documentation for clients. Bringing to mind a vague memory of AU RTC 2015, where [...]

September 16, 2016 A2K Technologies Technology, Tips and Tricks 2

Adobe is bringing content-aware cropping to Photoshop

If you’ve every tried to crop a photo (and in the age of Instagram, who hasn’t?) or simply adjust the horizon line, you know how hard it can be to find just the right crop that allows you to focus on what you want to highlight in a picture without cutting [...]

May 31, 2016 A2K Technologies Industry, Tips and Tricks 0

Webinar: 3D Visualisation Techniques for Civil Drafters and Designers

We are constantly producing a plethora of drawings… namely 2d drawings. As useful as these are they fail to demonstrate the “full picture” when it comes to complex details and sections. Native 3D visualization is a standard feature in almost all Autodesk Products, including AutoCAD Civil 3D. This workshop intends [...]

February 18, 2016 A2K Technologies Tips and Tricks 0