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 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

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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CADDManager on April 29th, 2007

Day One of the Bentley conference comes to a close. There were many classes to choose from today and many ways to get more info. Bentley Architecture for Users Part I Bentley Architecture for Users Part II Well managed information in distributed teams – for CAD Managers BIM Based Integrated Practice The ProjectWise Experience Much […]

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CADDManager on January 28th, 2007

In a recent AIA publication entitled “The Business of Architecture” they stated that information from a survey of member firms indicated that 16% of the firms were using BIM with 10% of them using it for billable work. Autodesk announced that they passed a milestone of 100,000 seats sold in a June, 2006 press release. […]

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CADDManager on November 6th, 2006

I have retooled my mind and my CAD systems over the years many time. Changing from one version to the next of software requires rethinking how I do CAD. I have customized extensively to get the tool to do just what I wanted it to do. It has been costly, time consuming and tedious to […]

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CADDManager on October 30th, 2006

Adam Smith published a book named “Wealth of Nations” in 1776 Wealth of Nations is an investigation into the nature and causes of national economic development. Smith writes that greater productivity is derived from manufacturing. In a visit to a pin factory he observed that the traditional craftsman might manufacture just one pin a day. […]

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CADDManager on October 28th, 2006

A very interesting opening article by Michael Tardif, Assoc. AIA, Contributing Editor to AIArchitect. He deals with the concern of over hyped tools and how the over marketing and promises often derail progress. Read it hereHe states… “The greatest danger to the industry is that the growing BIM belief system will raise expectations beyond the […]

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CADDManager on September 11th, 2006

You can see and hear the presentations that were given on the web. Bentley has kindly shared the video presentation and information that was presented at this event. Now Available Online at www.bentley.com/bimsummit Leading European building industry executives gathered in London to guide each other and the industry. The central topics of this event were […]

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