CADDManager on May 31st, 2007

Here is some very interesting news… Autodesk rocks the BIM world again… Acquisition to Enable Construction, Plant Design and Marine Design Customers to Leverage Building Information Modeling and Digital Prototypes for Increased Productivity and Collaboration SAN RAFAEL, Calif., May 31 – Autodesk, Inc. today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire NavisWorks, a [...]

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CADDManager on May 28th, 2007

With my tongue firmly placed in my cheek (in other words, I am poking fun here…) Some interesting notes from my review of trademark policies on the Autodesk website. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed to use the Autodesk website or transmit or otherwise submit personal information to Autodesk. (Please pass this [...]

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CADDManager on May 21st, 2007

When your client provides you with CAD files to “jump start” your design process, this may be a red flag. Will the client be providing CAD files ? If the Client provides files, you will do well to ask these kinds of questions…

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CADDManager on May 14th, 2007

I was looking through the readme file for AutoCAD 2008 and stumbled onto a list of the trademarks that Autodesk has used and is using. Some of these are active and some are nostalgic in nature…. I still have an Actrix box on my shelf. The following are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., [...]

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CADDManager on May 9th, 2007

From the Readme… Opening an old file in ACA 2008 can appear to hang up your system. When previous version drawings are opened, a dialog is displayed with a warning that saving this drawing will upgrade AEC objects to 2007 format. If a previous version drawing is opened by double-clicking the file in Windows Explorer, [...]

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CADDManager on May 8th, 2007

More info from the 2008 Readme file… The road to 2008 seems to run thru 2007 AutoCAD 2007 File Format For best results, it is recommended that drawings in a previous to 2007 format be opened and saved in the 2007 format before attempting to combine them, through Block Insert or Xref, with 2007 format [...]

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CADDManager on May 4th, 2007

My final installment on the BE Conference 2007 in Los Angeles The conference comes to a close and ti was quite a training event. Learning everywhere you turn. The Platform Team did the Wednesday keynotes and discussed the two platforms that the firm was focused on: Microstation and ProjectWise. ProjectWise includes Navigator, StartPoint and InterPlot. [...]

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CADDManager on May 1st, 2007

CAD Manager Satisfaction Are you happy? Are you respected at work? Would you recommend CAD Management as a career choice? Let us all know what your thinking… Take the Survey!

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CADDManager on May 1st, 2007

Another packed day… First I heard from the Bentley BIM team on how BIM is changing the industry and how we can all tap into this movement or get left behind. Client demands and competition among architects to gain a leg up have impacted us. Then it was on to some training in Bentley Architecture. [...]

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