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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

Virtual Reality, Fabrication and other capabilities come to Autodesk’s AEC Collection at no additional cost

By Vikram Dutt, Sr. Director, Building Business Line. Source: http://blogs.autodesk.com/inthefold/aec-collection-additions/ We have some exciting news for our Architecture, Engineering and Construction Collection subscribers. Starting today, we’ve made some significant additions to the AEC Collection software portfolio that support the next [...]

September 13, 2017 A2K News

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

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. [...]

January 13, 2017 Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks

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 [...]

January 1, 2017 Captain Bimcad, Tips and Tricks

Microsoft Surface just got more Precise

Microsoft has launched two new ‘Surface’ machines that are capable of running 3D CAD software, including Siemens NX and SolidWorks. This includes the Surface Studio, a desktop ‘workstation’ with a built in 28-inch screen and a new Surface Book laptop / [...]

November 23, 2016 A2K News, Technology

The world’s first mini workstation designed for CAD users*

Made by and for design professionals, the revolutionary Z2 Mini gives you both performance and reliability in a small, elegant design for the best CAD experience. Small, but powerful HP has packed the performance of a traditional business-class tower in a [...]

November 16, 2016 Industry, Technology

Where can Autodesk take you?

Three and a half decades on, the world has been there to play witness to the inventions and innovations Autodesk software has delivered. From cars and motorbikes, to Lego, to surfboards and even prototype outer space parts; Autodesk has been [...]

November 15, 2016 Technology

Project Dreamcatcher: Algorithms Are Designing Chairs Now

Autodesk is taking design to the next level with Project Dreamcatcher. What if a CAD system could generate thousands of design options that all meet your specified goals? It’s no longer what if: it’s Project Dreamcatcher, the next generation of [...]

October 6, 2016 A2K News, Industry, Technology