CADDManager on July 20th, 2006

Most firms start with the basics when training in ADT. The basics are typically defined as Doors, Walls and Windows. So the first area of focus usually is pointed at those features. Once you want to go beyond that there are differing areas that may be looked into. Here is my list of baseline tools […]

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CADDManager on July 19th, 2006

Constructs are the unique building blocks of your building. Usually a complete floor. Elements are objects or groups of objects that are repeated over and over in a drawing set such as a typical bathroom layout. There are times when you have created something as a construct and then you need to use it several […]

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CADDManager on July 18th, 2006

Project Navigator automatically sets up Xrefs. When used correctly all things work well. But you do NOT want to use the Xref Attach commands apart from PNav. The Manage Xrefs button on the Drawing Status Bar will alert you if a change is made to one of the Xrefs you are using and you can […]

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CADDManager on April 25th, 2006

Totally cool interactive demo for ADT 2007 on the Autodesk site. You may see it as a blatant sales pitch, but it does address some of the questions that most non-users may ask. I am all for getting as much info as I can about the tools I choose or am looking into purchasing. Give […]

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CADDManager on April 25th, 2006

From what I can remember it looks like not much change from ADT 2006 Recommended System Requirements Intel Pentium 4 processor, 3 GHz or greater Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or later) 2 GB RAM 1.9 GB free disk space 1280×1024 monitor and display adapter capable of 32-bit color 128 MB or greater, OpenGL-capable workstation-class graphics […]

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CADDManager on January 4th, 2006

Autodesk is always looking for ways to communicate with Architects (not an easy job) and they are developing another. It is called Diana. They have observed that architects and engineers have a difficult time figuring out which Autodesk product would be best suited for their design needs. So here is a stab at answering the […]

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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 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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