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Monthly Tekla Webinar July 6th – Tekla BIMsight 1.2

Posted by Rob W on June 13, 2011

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If you cannot make this webinar live they will post it later on the same page.

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Look, A New Forum Dedicated To The MEPF Community!

Posted by Rob W on April 5, 2011

Look a new forum for the MEPF community, A place to discuss above ceiling coordination issues and software packages. Most software developers do not provide this kind of outlet so we are. For some reason they do not want us to know each other. Also, it’s a good outlet to discuss the industry in general.

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BIM and Construction Management: Proven Tools, Methods, and Workflows

Posted by Rob W on November 15, 2010

Check out this free E-Book at Google Books

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FREE Live Webcast: Successful BIM Without the Wash

Posted by Rob W on August 20, 2010

Join Autodesk and McCarthy Building Companies  for this free one-hour webcast to explore how implementing Autodesk BIM solutions as an integrated process across project team members has helped McCarthy to work more productively and demonstrate real value to its clients.
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
10:00-11:00 a.m. Pacific Time
1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Many firms market their use of BIM, when in fact they may only use BIM for visualization and presentation, performing basic 3D CAD modelling, and producing traditional 2D paper drawings or CDs. BIM is more than just 3D modeling software–it is an integrated process that allows professionals to explore a project’s key physical and functional characteristics digitally, before it is built. BIM allows builders to rely on coordinated, consistent information to visualize, simulate, analyze, document, and deliver projects on time and within budget.
In this webcast, Adam Lega and Connor Christian of McCarthy Building Companies will demonstrate how McCarthy chose Autodesk BIM solutions for their construction projects to help them work more productively and win more business. They will discuss five practical tips that can help you recognize the hype and set expectations that meet reality, illustrated by real-life examples of BIM projects from McCarthy’s portfolio.

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If you miss this you can usually watch them later at the same link.

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NEC Panel Clearance

Posted by Rob W on August 17, 2010

The National Electric Code requires min. 3’0″

there are several rules defined in section 110.26 of the NEC; for 600 volts or less it is:

  • left to right the minimum clearance is 30″ or the width of the equipment, whichever is larger
  • in height, there should be 6′ 6” minimum height to stand in front of the equipment (exception for dwelling units for panels 200 amps or less)
  • the depth in front of the equipment varies depending on the voltage and surfaces of the opposite wall behind you: if the voltage is 150 volts to ground or less the depth of clearance is 30″: as stated above; if the voltage is higher it depends of whether the opposite wall is insulated or not: if insulated the depth is 3′ 6″, if not insulated (such as cement block) the depth is 48″

I refer to these rules as the “refrigerator rule”: the clearance in front of the equipment in question requires a dedicated clear space roughly the size of a large refrigerator.

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Autodesk NavisWorks 2009: Essentials AOTC

Posted by Rob W on August 1, 2010

In this courseware, using hands-on exercises that demonstrate the functionality of the Autodesk® NavisWorks® 2009 Review, Simulate, and Manage features, students learn how to open, review, and run object-interference checks on 3D models. Students also learn how to link to task-scheduling files and create 3D construction simulations. Using the Animator and Scripter tools, students create interactive animations. In addition, students learn how the Presenter tools can help them to create photorealistic images and animations. This courseware provides students with the skills and knowledge to use NavisWorks 2009 effectively.

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SEMCO Rectangular to Round & Oval Conversion Calculator

Posted by Rob W on July 31, 2010

SEMCO’S MicroLink™ Rectangular to Round and Oval Conversion Calculator is designed to aid in the conversion of rectangular HVAC layouts to round and oval duct and fittings. Enter the rectangular size shown on drawings and it will calculate the equivalent round diameter and list SEMCO’s recommended round diameter and oval major/minor. The History button will give you a printable listing of all sizes calculated during the current session. When you start up your next session, you will be prompted to clear the history for the last session.

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Tips & Tricks for Building a 3D Model with Objects in AutoCAD Architecture

Posted by Rob W on July 29, 2010

Autodesk Solutions for Architects & Design Visualization Professionals
Dear Design Professional,
Autodesk invites you to view a free screencast featuring tips and tricks to help you improve productivity, deliver innovative design ideas, and manage change in your daily project workflow.
Featured Screencast: Tips & Tricks for Visualization in Renovation & Retrofit Projects
Interior and exterior building renovations and retrofits are on the rise as more and more building owners seek ways to increase energy efficiency, lower impacts on the environment, save on energy costs and qualify for federal stimulus funds. But how do building owners, and the team of architects and design visualization professionals working on these projects, answer the question “What will the changes to my building look like?”

This screencast presentation provides a view into using Autodesk 3ds Max Design for high quality visualization on renovation and retrofit projects. You’ll learn about leveraging design data to determine what information you have for your design and how to use it. You’ll then learn about materials, camera matching and a quick look at Autodesk ImageModeler to accurately model an existing building from digital.

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If you miss this you can always watch it later at the same link…

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Navisworks Training By De Ding

Posted by Rob W on July 27, 2010

Credit for these vids got to:

De Ding At Linkin

http://video.yahoo.com/watch/3382863/9465443
http://video.yahoo.com/watch/3382832/9465301
http://video.yahoo.com/watch/3382814/9465248
http://video.yahoo.com/watch/3382794/9465219
http://video.yahoo.com/watch/3382851/9465341

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AutoCAD MEP 2011 – Improved Pipe Detailing

Posted by Rob W on July 24, 2010

Create more accurate display representation to improve construction documents and 3D co-ordination from the building services model produced within AutoCAD MEP 2011.

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