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Simon Locke

Fabrication CADmep modelling using ‘Takeoff as Cut-In’

Fabrication CADmep modelling using ‘Takeoff as Cut-In’
With most things in life there are more than one way of doing things and CADmep is no exception. Rather than using the attacher arrow to input components (read about that by clicking the arrow below), we will in this article look at using the ‘Takeoff as Cut-In’ function. This is particularly useful when you wish to add inline components into an existing run, for example a volume control damper pa...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

Rotating Model Space in AutoCAD Lt

Rotating Model Space in AutoCAD Lt
In this video, I give 3 great tips for rotating the contents of AutoCAD in Model space when using Lt. How to use Model space viewports. Rotating a Model space viewport. How to save your custom named viewports. This is a follow up to my previous post that explains how to rotate paper space layout views. We will be using some tools from the View Ribbon and then adding a toolset that you may n...
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Simon Locke

Adding Services in Fabrication CADmep

Adding Services in Fabrication CADmep
Out of the box, Fabrication CADmep contains a massive amount of manufacturers' content in the default metric and imperial library. There will however be times where you’ll need extra items that aren’t already in there, or there may be some new components available. In this article, we will look at the process of downloading and adding additional services content into your chosen library. Onc...
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John Bennett

Migrating to Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 Walkthrough

Migrating to Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 Walkthrough
The new Autodesk Advance Steel 2018 has just been released, as previously covered in our blog, migrating to a new version of AS can take up a little bit of project management and planning. Autodesk has released a short video tutorial on how to achieve a smooth migration to a newer product version during installation, however, there are other routes to achieve this after the installation has been c...
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John Bennett

Advance Steel – Managing your Project Migration to a New Product Version

Advance Steel – Managing your Project Migration to a New Product Version
It’s coming to that time of the year for new version releases of CAD products. As exciting as this may be, it usually leads to issues when upgrading projects to the new version, finishing projects or keeping versions in the previous copy. When facing this with Advance Steel, a little bit of project management will be needed for a smooth transition. Having been in this situation many times, and bei...
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Ian Robinson

Infraworks 360 - Getting the Point (Cloud) Part 3

Infraworks 360 - Getting the Point (Cloud) Part 3
In the first post about Point Clouds I talked Recap 360, you can read it HERE if you missed it. In the second post it got rather large so I blogged HERE, this post includes a whitepaper which can be downloaded through the same link. In this post I will be talking about Infraworks 360. If you have access to it via an Autodesk Suite of products, you may have the LT version. This post refers to both ...
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Alan Johnson

How to Organise Your Viewpoints in Autodesk Navisworks

How to Organise Your Viewpoints in Autodesk Navisworks
When we are Coordinating models in Navisworks we will more than likely be creating multiple viewpoints so we can jump to preset views without having to navigate each time to reach an item. We can create many viewpoints and name them anything we want, but it would be very handy if we could reorganize them in folders so they are grouped together, for example by areas, who created them or disciplines...
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Simon Locke

Fabrication CADmep ‘Swap In’ Feature

Fabrication CADmep ‘Swap In’ Feature
In an ideal world, once things were drawn they wouldn’t change. We know that not to be the case. So rather than delete and start again a useful feature in Fabrication CADmep is ‘Swap In’, which allows you to substitute a component or fitting in your drawing for an equivalent from your services palette. Once you have identified the component you wish to replace you will need to find its replacement...
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John Bennett

Trouble logging into Glue? Recover access by replacing the BIM 360 Plugin

Trouble logging into Glue? Recover access by replacing the BIM 360 Plugin
As a designer, we hardly ever run out of reasons to get frustrated, specially when collaborating with others and working as part of a mutidisciplinary team. Autodesk BIM 360 Glue is an extremely useful tool for smoothing this collaborative effort and making construction layout tasks more efficient and effective. The features and benefits that Glue provides range from being able to view and share y...
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Grant Dott

How BIM 360 Field Delivers for the Customer

How BIM 360 Field Delivers for the Customer
Customers, building owners or even management firms look for a couple of things when they have a building project on the table; budget and schedule. This building could cost a serious amount of dough and it has to start earning that money back as an asset to the owner. The Ring of Risk The ‘Ring of Risk’ is all about identifying where potential concerns could happen. So how do we reduce the risks...
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