CADDManager on October 24th, 2005

Have you checked out the latest efforts of AUGI. It is BLAUGI – the newest Autodesk related blog. We launched it in stealth mode at the beginning of the month and have had a lot of traffic so far. I am serving as the general editor and we have several guest authors that you may […]

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CADDManager on October 22nd, 2005

I attended the South Coast Revit Usesr Group last week and had a great time. The turnout was very large, about 35 people or so. It could have been the topic – Revit Families. It was a general discussion of various areas related to Family creation and use. Steve Stafford did a fantastic job of […]

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CADDManager on October 21st, 2005

You thought that the greatest new Block enhancement was dynamic blocks? Here is an upgrade that will save you hours of headaches when working with folks that over use the explode command. The BLOCK (bmake) command has been enhanced to include a couple of options that I think should have been there long before 2006. […]

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CADDManager on October 18th, 2005

1. Revit does not read or write native DWG files. They must be imported and exported. 2. It can create very large files since everything is in one file 3. It does not contain any of the familiar AutoCAD commands 4. It has a different interface from AutoCAD 5. It may be a little harder […]

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CADDManager on October 12th, 2005

1. Sections and Elevation are generated as events in ADT and must be updated if any building changes are made 2. It does not read Revit files 3. It does not create a cohesive, single model file. The model is divided into separate files. 4. System requirements may exceed your current machine. Check to make […]

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CADDManager on October 7th, 2005

I will be teaching several classes at AU this year. Here is a listing… CADD Leadership – Beyond the Standards 11|28|05 – 08:00 am and 03:00 pm Standardize or Die! 11|29|05 – 08:00 am Autodesk® Architectural Desktop Project Standards – Your Secret Weapon 11|29|05 – 05:00 pm The Art of Juggling Multiple CAD Systems 11|30|05 […]

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CADDManager on September 30th, 2005

I am sure that there are many reasons, but here are just a few on my top 5 list… 1. You will be working in a true building model environment (one model, one file), not many files with xrefs and such like ADT. 2. Divide your work among users via Worksets. Even though you are […]

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CADDManager on September 27th, 2005

I get a lot of questions on the reasons that drive the decisions to choose one platform over another. I have collected a few that you may want to consider related to choosing ADT over Revit. 1. ADT works in native DWG files, Revit does not. Revit can however, export and import DWG’s. 2. ADT […]

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CADDManager on September 23rd, 2005

Why move from AutoCAD to Revit Series 8.1? Here are my top 20 reasons to move from an older release of AutoCAD (or ADT) to the newest release of Revit Series (which includes a seat of AutoCAD). 1. Work in a true building model environment 2. Automatic Interference checking 3. Automatic creation and updates to […]

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