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Ian Robinson

Use a single source for your Data with the AEC Collection

Use a single source for your Data with the AEC Collection
BIM discussions are often about the big picture and can sometimes seem a little over complex for the day to day work of the Engineer. So, to address this, let's take a quick look at connected data. One big risk in an Infrastructure project is making a decision based on old or out of date data. Therefore procuring and using the same piece of data in a whole host of applications makes sense and redu...
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Ian Robinson

Putting your Revit and AutoCAD models on the map - how Infraworks adds context

Putting your Revit and AutoCAD models on the map - how Infraworks adds context
We often get asked how to put Maps into Revit or AutoCAD. And our reply is always the same… “Do you really want to do that?”. And the response we get is always the same… “Yes!” Have a think about it for a moment. What you are actually wanting to do is to place your model in context. Rather than complicating matters, and trying a thousand different ways to get a Google map, a Bing map or Ordnance S...
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Rob Merriman

A Christmassy use for Advance Steel Plate Commands and Functions

A Christmassy use for Advance Steel Plate Commands and Functions
With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to kick off the festivities and get everyone in the festive spirit than by showing how the Autodesk Advance Steel plate commands can be used to create our very own Graitec Christmas Tree. You can now watch our Graitec screencast, showing how we created the tree and the steps we went through. The plate commands that were used are the following...
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Janet Black

How to add a 4-inch length to the Nelson H4L inch shear stud with the Advance Steel Management Tools

How to add a 4-inch length to the Nelson H4L inch shear stud with the Advance Steel Management Tools
Well it seems that you have hit a speed bump. You are working with a structure and although you have the correct section class, section type, and size, the length of the element does not exist in the database. This can be very annoying, but you can adjust the values with the Autodesk Advance Steel Management Tools. Yes, this is a question that is asked time and time again; 'How do I add a len...
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Rob Merriman

Update all your Advance Steel Project Information with one click

Update all your Advance Steel Project Information with one click
Have you ever been in the situation where you have run all your fabrication drawings, done all your editing and then realised just before you're about to send them out for fabrication that the project description, project number, client information, detailer and checker that are shown on the drawings are incorrect or missing? Handily, you don’t need to delete all the drawings or open them one by o...
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Justin Taylor

What to do if you forget your Tape Measure

What to do if you forget your Tape Measure
Sometimes it’s good to blog about useful stuff which isn’t all about design software and standards. Stuff which can really help someone out in their day-to-day life and get them out of a frustrating situation, but which is still relevant to the industry in general. So, this blog is all about what to do if you are on site and realise that you've forgotten your tape measure. We’ve all done it. Reali...
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Justin Taylor

An overview of the Autodesk ReCap Point Cloud Colour Settings

An overview of the Autodesk ReCap Point Cloud Colour Settings
If you are already working with, or looking at the benefits of offered by using point clouds, then Autodesk ReCap is a great tool. It comes as part of the AEC Collection and to begin a series of blogs offering tips and tricks for this product, I will give an overview of the ReCap Point Cloud Colour Settings. ReCap allows you to change the point cloud appearance to communicate specific data about t...
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Janet Black

How to display the Advance Steel Edit Object Type List command

How to display the Advance Steel Edit Object Type List command
You can view information about certain elements by hovering over them depending on certain criteria you select from the Advance Steel Edit Object List. This includes the main and single part name and number, material, coating, weight, exact weight, section class and profile etc. However, when you select the Edit Object List icon, nothing happens. Well today I am going to show you how to get that f...
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Justin Taylor

A Vision of BIM

A Vision of BIM
After all these years, it still amazes me to hear people discussing, arguing and trying to define what BIM is and who it’s aimed at. BIM is certainly not a new thing. So, let us begin with dispelling a few common myths. The conceptual underpinnings of BIM go back to the earliest days of computing. As early as 1962, Douglas C. Englebart gave us an uncanny vision of the future architect in his paper...
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Justin Taylor

Revit Sheet Composition

Revit Sheet Composition
Printed output in Revit is What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG), with a few exceptions: The background colour for the print job is always white. By default, reference planes, work planes, crop boundaries, unreferenced view tags, and scope boxes do not print. To include them in the print job, in the Print Setup dialog, clear the corresponding Hide options. The print job includes elements that ha...
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