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Paul Munford

Wood Cad Cam and Furniture Design Software

Wood Cad Cam and Furniture Design Software
Woodwork for Inventor (W4I with CAM) includes tools to automatically generate CNC code directly from your Inventor models! Yes that's right, Automatic CNC tool path generation for furniture design! A great deal of CNC programming for Joinery and cabinet making is straightforward. Machining holes in panels isn’t complicated, the trouble is that we have so many panels to do! Unfortunately even ‘Stan...
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James Parsons-Moore

Revit Stairs – Building Regulations 42° Check!

Revit Stairs – Building Regulations 42° Check!
Part K of the Building regulations states that “The maximum pitch for a private stair is 42°”. Revit stairs have several checking tools to help make your stairs comply to whatever standards you’re designing to. But there isn’t anywhere that can quickly show you the pitch/slope of the stairs. Here I will show you how to create a schedule to show you how to do this! To start with we have to go bac...
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Simon Dickinson

Dynamo Packages for Autodesk Revit

Dynamo Packages for Autodesk Revit
If you use Revit and have not yet discovered Dynamo for Revit, then you should. Dynamo can be used to automate a lot of potentially time consuming tasks, and we are not just talking conceptual design. Dynamo for Revit has moved on a lot since it’s early days of being a computational concept design tool. I have written a script to do some standard operations from creating floors as a room finish, t...
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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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Justin Taylor

BIM 360 Team: Model Compare (5 of 5)

BIM 360 Team: Model Compare (5 of 5)
In the fifth and final part of this series, we will cover the version comparison feature and tracking changes between versions, ensuring all changes are viewed by team members and versions tracked. You can also read parts one to four of this series on our blog. The non-Collaboration for Revit (C4R) way of uploading a new Revit file version is to hover your cursor over the file within the project f...
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Justin Taylor

BIM 360 Team: Viewing, Commenting and Marking-up (4 of 5)

BIM 360 Team: Viewing, Commenting and Marking-up (4 of 5)
In the fourth part of this series, we will cover the visualization, marking-up and commenting, all in real-time. You can also read parts one, two and three of this series on our blog. BIM 360 Team can handle many, many, many file formats and I don’t just mean the ability to upload and download as per your typical FTP or cloud storage site. What we are talking here is the ability to actually view t...
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Justin Taylor

BIM 360 Team: Creating and Managing a project (3 of 5)

BIM 360 Team: Creating and Managing a project (3 of 5)
In the third part of this series, we will cover how to start a project, the types of projects that can be created, user roles and how to upload/import files for it. You can also read part one of this series “Autodesk BIM 360 Team – A Common Data Environment for Collaboration” or part two “BIM 360 Team: Contract assignment and Hub setup workflow”   Step 1Click on the Create Project button. Typ...
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Andrew Spence

Steel Production Planning with Graitec Advance Workshop

Steel Production Planning with Graitec Advance Workshop
One question that we ask steel fabrication production managers to help them think about the way they plan their production is “How long does it take to drill a hole?”. Of course in steel production planning there is no simple correct answer, or way of precisely estimating it as there are so many different factors involved.   You could make an educated guess with some further information - wh...
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Justin Taylor

BIM 360 Team: Contract assignment and Hub setup workflow (2 of 5)

BIM 360 Team: Contract assignment and Hub setup workflow (2 of 5)
In the second part of this series, we will cover the steps that will need to be followed your Autodesk Subscription Manager to assign a BIM 360 Team Hub to your subscription contract. You can also read part one of this series “Autodesk BIM 360 Team – A Common Data Environment for Collaboration” NOTE: Multiple contracts can be assigned to one hub to either transition to a new contract with differen...
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Justin Taylor

Autodesk BIM 360 Team – A Common Data Environment for Collaboration (1 of 5)

Autodesk BIM 360 Team – A Common Data Environment for Collaboration (1 of 5)
No-one can deny that the world of design and build is rapidly changing evolving at an unprecedented rate. The emergence of new technologies and specialised tools can become a challenge when collaborating with different teams on complex projects. In this series of 5 posts we will explore: BIM 360 Team – A Common Data Environment Contract Assignment and Hub Setup Workflow How to Create and Manage a...
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