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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 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

BiLT ANZ 2017 Conference.

BiLT Adelaide 2017 RTC Events hosted the first Australian BiLT Conference, Buildings Infrastructure Lifecycle, supported by Technology in Adelaide.  This is a progressive move from the traditional RTC Revit Technology Conference of the past 12 years.  I have attended several [...]

July 17, 2017 Captain Bimcad

CAD innovation over the years

Computer Aided Design. It’s the cornerstone for how we design and build things. But how did CAD come into being? What are the historical milestones? Where is it going next? This short, animated video takes you through a brief history [...]

July 12, 2017 Industry, Technology

Bluebeam Revu is more than just a PDF Writer: Part 1

BlueBIM, sorry that should say Bluebeam. One of the biggest improvements that I can provide to a Customer is the power of improved Workflows, the biggest hindrance the Customer has is their own time constraints to learn the Software properly [...]

May 4, 2017 Captain Bimcad

What is Infrastructure doing in preparation for BIM?

9th Annual Victorian Infrastructure Conference. Last week I went along to the 9th Annual Victorian Infrastructure Conference.  There was a good range of topics, from the fundamentals of Infrastructure, upcoming construction and maintenance to ever amazing, HyperLoop1.  Needless to say, [...]

April 3, 2017 Captain Bimcad, Industry