November 25, 2020

Most of us can work our way through the 3D modeling of a detention pond in Civil 3D but when it comes to sizing that pond to hold specific amounts of water, or even figure out how much water we can hold in the initial design, we get lost. I still see engineers working...

November 4, 2020

Creating families in Revit does not have to be complicated. Sure, there are some impressive Revit families out there that people have spent hours to create. However the secret to great Revit families lies with the basic framework – reference planes, reference lines and...

October 8, 2020

Over the last few years, I’ve seen a marked change in the way that Developers, Site Owners, and even General Contractors are handling their construction management process. Traditionally, these have always been in-house, full-time, employees whose job was to oversee da...

October 1, 2020

Signing and endorsing documents can be a pain, especially with PDFs. In today’s digital age, most forms and documents are endorsed electronically, which usually takes some extra steps. However, there are still many organizations that refuse to get with the times and re...

September 24, 2020

The system family of stairs in Revit can be complex. Individual family components make up each part of the stair. Once we have an understanding of the parts, creating stairs in Revit becomes much easier.

In more recent versions of Revit, the Stair by Component method is...

September 17, 2020

A lot of clients we work with use the Civil 3D Parcel tools for layout, particularly their subdivision tools. The dynamic Parcel Creation tools are amazing for 2D layout, and we highly recommend them but there’s another side to the Parcel tools in AutoCAD Civil 3D that...

September 3, 2020

In this vlog, we'll show you how to customize stamps so you can add your own "rubber stamp" comment on drawings.

August 20, 2020

BricsCAD’s direct modeling capabilities bring a lot of power to the CAD world. However, there are still engineers, drafters, and designers who are hesitant to make the change to BricsCAD due to the perceived difficulty of direct modeling. It can be quite a challenge to...

August 13, 2020

Revit Levels and Grids are really the skeleton of building projects. Typically Levels in Revit are used to indicate the locations of floors, foundations, and the roof of a building in section and elevation views. More recent versions of Revit include Levels in 3D views...

August 6, 2020

Alignments – we all use them for road layout but we’re not all comfortable, or even familiar with, the Design Criteria tools that go along with an Alignment. Design Criteria let you set basic controls on an Alignment for items like road speed, min/max slopes, passing s...

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