Connecting Design and Construction

Integrated BIM workflows for contractors and fabricators Contractors and fabricators are increasingly embracing BIM for its exceptional value in downstream activities on structural and MEP systems, such as detailing, fabrication, installation, and handover. In this Connecting Design and Construction SmartMarket Report, you will learn: The “integrated workflow” and the benefits it can bring to your […]

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Plot Small When A Sheet Is Big

Many companies have their main sheet size set to 22×34 so they can plot large, and then half scale (11×17). However, there are many companies that are required to plot 24×36. This makes plotting half-scale plans a little more difficult. That said, it is still doable. Let’s look at the steps to “plot small, when the […]

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Autodesk University 2017 Video: AutoCAD Productivity

Martin Phelps’ presentation is targeted squarely at the technical drafter. Here, you’ll learn examples of drawing tools to aid the production of technical drawings. He also covers: “Simple changes that may be made to the user interface to aid technical drawing production; overlooked time saving sub functions of useful daily used commands; and using blocks […]

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ONLY ONE. AUTOCAD.

From mechanical design aids to architecture tools to model-based GIS and mapping features, subscribe to AutoCAD software and access industry-specific toolsets, plus web and mobile apps.       Work faster with specialised toolsets AutoCAD now includes industry-specific features and libraries for architecture, mechanical design, electrical design and more. Automate floor plans, sections, levels and […]

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BIM sets up the entire project team for success

The Kirlin Group stays ahead with BIM  BIM sets up the entire project team for success The Kirlin Group is one of the largest privately held construction and engineering companies in the United States, providing full-service commercial, industrial, and governmental construction and renovation projects. Designing and delivering plumbing and HVAC building systems are among the […]

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3 Ways to Ease Into Industrialized Construction (It Pays to Be the Tortoise)

Construction firms save time and money when they adopt industrial construction methods. Courtesy Robert Umenhofer. “Industrialized” construction may not exactly sound fun to longtime contractors and builders who relish the craft aspects of their trade. But the adoption of industrial, prefabricated, and manufacturing techniques by construction firms is an emerging way to realize the efficiency […]

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