CADDManager on November 30th, 2008

Day one is on Monday -so Sunday must be Day Zero. Arrived on Sunday at 6:00 pm after a drive from home (So Cal) to Vegas.  Checked in to the Venetian and hoofed it over to the Palazzo Hotel for dinner with the AUGI Board.  Our host was Extension Media.  They publish the Autodesk Resource [...]

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CADDManager on November 25th, 2008

Create 3D Models directly from images… I have not tried this out yet – but it sure sounds interesting. Here is what the Autodesk site says… Autodesk ImageModeler image-based modeling software enables architects, designers, and entertainment content creators to quickly and easily create 3D models from 2D digital images or panoramas.Use ImageModeler to capture the [...]

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CADDManager on November 24th, 2008

From the Autodesk website… What feature was introduced when? This matrix shows the availability of many features from version 2006 through 2009. Find it here.

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CADDManager on November 20th, 2008

Journal of Building Information Modeling The Fall 2008 issue is out.  You can view a PDF here. The National BIM Standard of The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) is pleased to announce the Fall 2008 issue of the Journal of Building Information Modeling, an essential information source on business, standards and technical issues related [...]

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CADDManager on November 13th, 2008

Another issue that will render your standard pretty much useless when you may think it is not. A Useless CAD Standard is… Not Read Your users are not reading your CAD Standard.  They may have never read it, or they may not have read it recently.   You take the time to write it, print it, [...]

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CADDManager on November 12th, 2008

Now we turn to another issue that will render your standard pretty much useless at some point. A Useless CAD Standard is… Not Updated Waiting too long to update your standard can make it functionally useless.  It will actually work, but is outdated and not covering what is needed for the newest release of your [...]

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CADDManager on November 11th, 2008

Last time we talked about an incomplete standard being useless. Now we move on to another issue that may make your CAD Standard Useless. A Useless CAD Standard is… Not Enforced When you fail to enforce your standard, it soon becomes useless.  If there are no consequences for not following the standard, then why should [...]

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CADDManager on November 10th, 2008

CAD Standards can be a very useful tool for getting all your team on the same page.   Making sure that all users know what to do and how to do it can streamline operations and make things run smoothly. There are a few things that may make your extensive efforts are defining, refining and writing [...]

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CADDManager on November 6th, 2008

Intuition Intuition is the capacity of knowing something without necessarily using a rational processes. It is a gut feeling and a sense that something lies beneath the surface or behind the screen. Knowing what that unspoken “thing” means can be a great advantage to your firm. It allows you to move past the surface and [...]

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