Tips, Tricks & Resources For MEP Detailers

Archive for January, 2011

Navisworks AutoCAD Navigation

Posted by Rob W on January 23, 2011

When installing Navisworks, there is an excellent navigation tool available within your AutoCAD based product. Simply load you 3D DWG and type ‘nwnavigator’ at the command line:

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[Live Webinar] VFDs: An Emerging Sustainability Imperative

Posted by Rob W on January 19, 2011

Variable Frequency Drives are quickly becoming key to an energy conscious society. In this webinar, presented by the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) contractors and engineers will learn what the best applications are for this technology and what its advantages are over other technologies.

From design considerations and payback, to government mandates and local/regional initiatives, AHRI will share best practices that can help you see the role and value of VFDs today.

Register now for this live webinar



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Logitech G500 10 Buttons Mouse

Posted by Rob W on January 11, 2011

10 Programmable buttons Extra 10 buttons lie readily at your fingertips, and are fully programmable to facilitate frequent control functions.

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FREE-PDF Text Extractor

Posted by Rob W on January 5, 2011

A-PDF Text Extractor

A-PDF Text Extractor is a free utility designed to extract text from Adobe PDF files for use in other applications. There are three mode of output text: In PDF Order, Smart Rearrange and With Position. Learn more about the output type here.

The program is freeware, which means that you can use it either persionally or commercially for free.

The program is a standalone application; no Adobe Acrobat needed. A command line version is available also to allow you to call in your program or script.

If you want to grap images from PDF files, you may check out the A-PDF Image Extractor.

If you find it useful, please consider making a donation The Free Version Is Here

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