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    • Bentley Acquires Synchro June 22, 2018
      Come on Autodesk lets have more Navisworks development and features, lets not let Navisworks fail even more behind than it already is on the 4D front, it's a great product but for how much longer?
      bryndaff
    • Navisworks 2019 SDK March 23, 2018
      When can we expect the SDK for navisworks 2019? Regards Eddy
      etick
    • Issues importing viewpoints Navisworks to Navisworks June 19, 2018
      We are receiving an error when importing viewpoint in all cases. See the below screen shot. 
      Salda
    • Point cloud visual styles June 19, 2018
      A quick one guys, in recap i am able to change the visual style of the point cloud. When appended to navisworks i cant seem to find that option. My cloud has no RGB values so it's very hard to look around and see what's going on. Thanks, Danny
      msaautocad
    • Navisworks 2018 not opening .rvt files directly June 19, 2018
      I have a user trying to open .rvt files directly into navisworks. When trying to open the file there is a pop up stating that there is no plug in availbale that can open the .rvt file.When trying to append the file and selecting .rvt as the file type it fails to load sometimes crashing the software.I've tried on my machine and am having the same issue.I […]
      adam.hillier
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    • plotting .eps files with autolisp June 22, 2018
      Hi All I am perplexed by a problem I have had recently using autolisp code to create .eps files through a command line call. I have one machine this works on fine and one that it refuses.It WILL...
      abryan
    • Please could somebody advise on adjusting the axis June 22, 2018
      I have a large number of drawing and they all appear in model space as the image below. Is there a setting change I could make to adjust the axis and drawing simultaneously in order that that they...
      kippax
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    • CAD Workstation Form Factors 101, Part 2: The Tried-and-True Deskside Workstation June 20, 2018
      Herrera on Hardware: You know that the deskside form factor is the familiar mainstay of the CAD workstation world — but do you know why?
      Alex Herrera
    • Rendering and VR Shape the Design Process at Woods Bagot June 20, 2018
      Virtual reality and interactive rendering, powered by Epic Games' Unreal Engine, Chaos Group's V-Ray, and NVIDIA’s Volta and RTX technologies, are vital in helping stakeholders inside and outside the architecture firm to see designs more clearly.
      Cadalyst Staff
    • Navigate AutoCAD Drawings at Lightning Speed with Named Views June 11, 2018
      Are you tired of zooming in and zooming out to find the desired location in a drawing? Named Views to the rescue! Now you can save specific areas in your drawings as views and jet straight to them, efficiently and speedily. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you the power of Named Views, and you’ll soon see how easy it is to set up your drawing files with them.
    • CAD Workstation Form Factors 101: Shapes and Sizes May 17, 2018
      Herrera on Hardware: With so many types of workstation models on the market today — and new arrivals appearing all the time — it’s best to start by sorting out the categories and learning what differentiates them.
      Alex Herrera
    • Calling All AutoCAD Center Marks May 14, 2018
      Mastering center marks is easier than ever, thanks to changes introduced in AutoCAD 2017. Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she takes you through the ins and outs of creating and editing, so you can become a supreme center mark and centerline guru!
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    • More Ch-ch- ch-ch changes... From AutoCAD to BricsCAD
      This has been a year of change for me and it hasn’t stopped yet! Today Bricsys announced the news… I’m joining their team! In my role as User Success Manager, I’ll help BricsCAD and BIM customers maximize their investment in...
      Heidi Hewett
    • Controlling the AutoCAD Cursor Badge
      In AutoCAD 2015 badges were added to the AutoCAD cursor to help you identify the editing operation you were about to perform. For example, when you use the ERASE command and pass the cursor over an object, a small red...
      Heidi Hewett
    • Happy weekend from Above the Clouds
      Kicking off the weekend early on this cold Colorado morning with nothing related to AutoCAD.... Just one of my favorite hiking photos from "the city above the clouds". Have a great weekend!
      Heidi Hewett
    • Throwback Thursday... Replaced by AutoCAD
      Here's an oldie! This wooden pencil doesn't have a date on it but I'm guessing it's from the early nineties if not even the eighties! Who really believed back then that AutoCAD... or any CAD could replace good old paper...
      Heidi Hewett
    • Delete duplicate AutoCAD objects
      AutoCAD drawings often contain duplicate or overlapping geometry that unnecessarily bloats them and makes them more challenging to edit. There are numerous reasons overlapping geometry might be created, such as copying or drawing new geometry on top of existing geometry....
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    • Subcontractor “Pass-Through” Claims Still a Matter of Controversy
      Subcontractor “pass-through” claims, sponsored by a prime contractor against a public project owner, are both useful and controversial. A pass-through claim results from a claim liquidation agreement between the prime and the sub. The prime agrees to pursue the project owner, at the prime’s expense, for the subcontractor’s increased costs. The prime will pas […]
      Rob W
    • Autodesk Navisworks Animated Construction
      Autodesk Navisworks project review software can import project schedules from planning applications, enabling you to simulate and visually communicate construction schedules. In this video, Autodesk’s Paul Walker has further enhanced the 4D simulation by animating building components (using the Navisworks Animator feature) and rendered with Navisworks to cre […]
      Rob W
    • Learn more about the Design, Application and Installation of Custom and Standard Pipe Clamps
      Learn more about the Design, Application and Installation of Custom and Standard Pipe Clamps right from your computer for free. This technical presentation is this Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 10:00 am or 2:00 pm. Register for the Design, Application and Installation of Custom and Standard Pipe Clamps Webinar The featured presenter, Jerry Godina has […]
      Rob W
    • What is BIM Model or Building Information Modeling?
      Building Information Modeling or BIM is the latest buzzword in construction industry worldwide. It has been flaunted on the front page of construction magazines; more seminars are being arranged throughout year and many companies are involved in developing products/tools around BIM. So, what is BIM? Why it so popular and what lies there in it […]
      Rob W
    • Apps Simplify Processes Big and Small
      Whether you’re looking for a better way to log employees’ time on a project, make a crucial measurement on the jobsite, or automate business-process management, one tool required is one you most likely already have: a smartphone. Construction productivity tools are going mobile, and the combination of advancing cellphone technology and a flurry of activity [ […]
      Rob W

Archive for the ‘Webinars’ Category

Bluebeam Takeoffs & Estimation

Posted by Rob W on February 25, 2014

Revu includes all of the tools you need to prepare your next bid as much as 70% faster. In this session, you will learn how to useRevu’s built-in measurement tools for takeoffs, save custom measurements in the exclusive Tool Chest™, export measurements to Excel®, and use Custom Columns to add formulas to the built-in worksheet to calculate costs directly in Revu.

Estimators who want easy, affordable solutions and rapid electronic take-off will learn how to create custom tools, mark-up,and measure using Bluebeam Revu. Performing take-offs from Google Map images or PDFs is easy. With Bluebeam’s measurement tools its quick, accurate and affordable for area, length, count, perimeter, volume and even measures arcs. With Bluebeam Revu’s Visual Search you can find symbols on one page, across pages or throughout folders. Comparing revisions is also a snap with Bluebeam’s compare documents feature – clouding all the differences on a planset for you. Construction estimating will never be the same. Paperless, electronic and exportable to your favorite estimating program, Microsoft Excel.
Estimation Webinar recorded February 20, 2013

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Navis Works for BIM Webinar

Posted by Rob W on October 31, 2011

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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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Webinar: Pipe Support & Expansion Joint Field Examples

Posted by Rob W on May 3, 2011

Thursday on Pipe Support & Expansion Joint Field Examples & Case Studies. This seminar is approved for 1 PDH credit hour for Texas Professional Engineers.
Please see this weeks’ Product of the Week on adjustable pipe saddle supports designed for a Booster Pump Station Rehabilitation project in Florida.
PT&P designed adjustable pipe saddle supports fabricated from A240 Gr 304 stainless steel, for a Booster Pump Station Rehabilitation Project in Florida. The pipe saddles are stanchion type supports designed for 10″ and 16″ pipe sizes, and can be vertically adjusted +/- 3″ by turning the middle section of the seamless pipe.
sign up for the Webinar this Thursday at 10 am, or would you prefer 2 pm?

If you miss this they normally archive their webinars just search their site

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BIM for Contractors: Autodesk® Navisworks® From Design To Construction To FM

Posted by Rob W on February 12, 2011

Class Audience

AEC professionals who want to learn more about the ways Navisworks can be used through the design and construction process to build better buildings

Class Description

More and more contractors are finding the benefits of leveraging BIM on their projects. This class will focus specifically on Navisworks and the ways in which leading-edge contractors are using the tools available to build better buildings. Topics include: Project Procurement/Interview Strategies, Assisting the Design Team Before Construction and Sub Procurement via “Design Phase Early Conflict Modeling and Coordination” Visualization Techniques, 4D Simulations and Phasing, On-Site Spatial Coordination/Clash Detection, and Completing the Life-Cycle With Facilities Management.

Key Learning

  • Set up a workflow process for on-site Spatial Coordination/Clash Detection
  • Assist the design team before construction of a project
  • Manipulate models for internal use and external viewing via NavisWorks Freedom Viewer
  • Create 4D schedule simulations for use in interviews, preconstruction, and during the building process to communicate the project schedule more efficiently
  • Use Navisworks as a strategic tool to win more projects

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Advance2000’s BIM Cloud 2.0 Webinar

Posted by Rob W on February 11, 2011

• Learn the basics of the BIM Cloud
• Understand how your firm will benefit from utilizing this next generation type of environment
• Have ample opportunity to ask questions and discuss with our expert your organizations challenges

About our speaker…
Chris France is the president of our North Carolina office and most recently a CIO for a large architectural firm so he sees technology from the owners perspective.  He has experience in both developing and implementing Cloud solutions.  Additionally, France is an accomplished speaker and most recently presented at the 2010 Autodesk University Conference.

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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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Autodesk Navisworks Helps You Reduce Change Orders, Costs and Waste, Earlier in the Building Process

Posted by Rob W on December 15, 2010

Win and maintain more business by preventing costly, time-consuming change orders—and demonstrating value to your clients. Learn how Autodesk® Navisworks® software can help you reliably coordinate, review, analyze, and simulate construction from detailed 3D design information in any size or format from various disciplines—quickly, easily and cost-effectively.

This self-paced, on-demand screencast demonstrates how Autodesk Navisworks helps construction professionals address challenges with miscommunication, cost over-runs, and delays by improving communication and coordination across a building project with features such as:
• Model integration from various disciplines and formats
• Project review and visualization
• Model coordination
• Clash detection
• Construction sequencing and scheduling
• And more!
Watch the screencast on your own, at your own pace, or use it to host a learning session for others on your extended project team. This screencast is a great tool for both individual learning or to watch as a group!

Register Here

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Autodesk Webcast for AIA Continuing Education Credit

Posted by Rob W on December 7, 2010

 

invites you to attend a free live webcast, The Future of Building, which highlights trends in technology and strategic vision within the AEC industry. This special webcast qualifies for 1.0 AIA HSW/SD continuing education credit.

Register Here

The Future of Building
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Presented by Phil Bernstein, FAIA, RIBA, LEED®AP, Vice President, Autodesk Industry Strategy & Relations for AEC

 

This one-hour webcast discusses how building, as a process and an industry, has seen dramatic shifts in recent history, most notably with the explosion of technology and digital processes. Many new thought-provoking ideas and concepts have emerged on the future of building, and most of these concepts have advanced technology at their core. Yet none of these visionary concepts could be successful without the people who power them. Please join Phil Bernstein as he addresses some of the leading ideas around the future of building, and examines the relationship between humans and technology and how this relationship will shape the future of the architecture industry.
This webcast qualifies for 1.0 AIA HSW/SD continuing education credit. During the webcast we will provide instructions for receiving credit or a certificate of completion for this session.

Want to learn more about Autodesk solutions for architects, designers and engineers? The Buildings Resource Center has free trials, whitepapers, webcasts and more.

Interested in other online presentations, such as Tips & Tricks screencasts and archived webcasts? Visit the Buildings Media Center for free educational materials.

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Just Two More Days to AU Virtual 2010

Posted by Rob W on November 29, 2010

Register for Free!

AU Virtual Standard passes are free to everyone. Get access to 30 high-quality, expert-led virtual training classes and product clinics with live interactive Q&A. Enjoy a wealth of other content including insider interviews from the Las Vegas conference, roundtable discussions, real-time viewing of keynotes, industry news, interviews, and more.

Take a tour of AU Virtual.

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