Thursday March 27, 2014
It's that time of year again - all the new and updated CAD systems are hitting the market. I begin this time around with an overview of OpenRoads from Bentley Systems. More reviews to come soon - this is a CAD geeks favorite time of year!
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Tuesday March 25, 2014
There's a wealth of data in the CAD world that we need to share but all to often it dead ends on our own servers. To work in a BIM environment, or even just to share information with other offices and design teams, we need to look at products like Autodesk Buzzsaw or other document sharing/collaboration tools to keep the data dynamic and current for all members of a project. if you're still emailing files or posting to FTP sites, you are way behind the curve - not to mention a data disaster just waiting to happen!
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Sunday March 23, 2014
They say there's no such thing as a free lunch, which I generally believe to be a reliable statement. There is, however, such a thing as free CAD software, and not just small mini-packages, but all the major Autodesk packages that you would expect to spend tens of thousands of dollars on. Wanna know how? just read the article above and find out!
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Monday March 10, 2014
If there is one thing that I don't understand about AEC firms is that so often they refuse to look at new things and how they can help make them money. They are the only industry I know of that actively avoids change and reviewing their processes to improve them. Even the most harmless changes, like cloud based file sharing, are not just ignored but actively frowned upon if the topic should ever come up. If you're a reader of mine - don't be that person! Don't shrug aside new technology without learning what it can do for you first. You're wallet will thank you for it later!
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