MagiCAD 2018 UR-1 for Revit

MagiCAD Schematics, a new schematic design module that can perform in synchronisation with Revit models.

By linking, mapping and synchronizing the schematics with the model, it enables better design workflow and ensures that data is everywhere the same and within the Revit environment.

It produces perfect schematic diagrams on Revit technology. MagiCAD Schematics allows synchronisation and data sharing among the schematic drawings and the model. Besides, generating schematic drawings, it also connects symbols in the schematic drawing with the subsequent devices in the project, and synchronises parameter values among the symbol and the device. If the property values are synchronised among symbols and devices, the information remains updated during the course of the project in diagrams, plan drawings, etc.

MagiCAD Schematics saves huge time of the designers and accelerates project delivery by arranging ready-made, localised symbol libraries in Revit. Custom symbols or lines and templates with parameters provide a new level of flexibility for project setup. Besides, MagiCAD Schematics produces drawing seamlessly via an user-friendly tool palette for line drafting and drag & drop placement of symbols. MagiCAD for Revit and AutoCAD facilitates world-leading, data-packed Building Information Modelling for HVAC and electrical design with rapid and user-friendly tools.

The new MagiCAD Schematics module for Revit makes the process simple to set up symbols into the schematic drawing and preserve symbol definitions into the dataset. The symbol definitions facilitate you to determine parameters with default values contained in the family when the symbol is set up. Symbols are arranged to user-configurable groups to produce the perfect symbols which are available in the new symbol installation tool palette. To set up symbol and line drawing, just drag and drop the symbol to the schematic drawing from the tool palette.

Watch the live demonstration of MagiCAD Schematics module for Revit by going through the following video.

MagiCAD 2018 UR-1 for Revit

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How to control the object snap behavior associated with hatch patterns and extension lines in AutoCAD

Lynn Allen, presents this exclusive cad video that demonstrates how to control the object snap behavior when it connects to hatch patterns and extension lines in AutoCAD.

Have you ever tried to grab the endpoint of an extension line instead of the anticipated object, or grab the seperate objects in a crosshatch pattern, then this AutoCAD video tutorial is ideal for you.

To install custom hatch patterns into AutoCAD, follow the steps, given below.

Copy your hatch pattern PAT file(s) into the default Support folder that AutoCAD employs to locate hatch patterns. The default path is mentioned in the Support File Search Path list under the Files tab in Options. It is normally the first one displayed. It is the one that goes to your user folder.

Watch the following youtube video for getting more information.

How to control the object snap behavior associated with hatch patterns and extension lines in AutoCAD

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Some leading free 3d modeling software for CAD users and 3D modelers

Given below, the detailed lists of best free 3d modeling software which can be used for animation, sculpting, visualization, simulate and ender graphic designs.

Wings 3D Modelling Software: It is a free open-source subdivision modeling software that contains extensive lists of selection and 3d modeling tools. It provides support for lights and materials, and an in-built AutoUV mapping facility. The software is compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux.

Click on the following link to download the software www.wings3d.com

Sculptris: It is a virtual sculpting software program developed by Pixologic. The software is ideal for sculpture and used to create organic models. Sculptris is developed to work seamlessly with ZBrush. While choosing the “GoZ™” button in Sculptris, your whole mesh will be transmitted to ZBrush.

Open SCAD: OpenSCAD is a free software that is frequently used for producing solid 3D CAD objects. This simple 3d program is compatible with Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and Mac OS X.

Click on the following link to download the software www.openscad.org/downloads.html

Daz Studio: It is a robust and free 3D creation software tool that can produce stunning 3D art for 3D artist or 3D animator.

With in-built file export capabilities, all of your Daz 3D contents are easily imported into other leading 3D software tools like 3DS Max, Mudbox and Maya. Export formats consist of Autodesk FBX, COLLADA, OBJ, BVH and Universal 3D.

Click on the following link to download the software www.daz3d.com/daz_studio

AutoDesk 123D: AutoDesk 123D includes a series of CAD and 3D-modeling tools. AutoDesk 123D also supports the 3D printing technology. It comprises of different tools to generate, design, and render 3D models. There are over 10,000 free 3D models to be utilized in personal projects. AutoDesk 123D supports Windows, macOS, iOS, Android (soon) platform.

Click on the following link to download the software www.123dapp.com

3D Crafter: 3D Crafter is a free real-time 3D modeling and animation tool that integrates an inherent drag-and-drop approach to 3D modeling. The software allows you to import 3D file formats for some leading software like 3D Studio, AutoCAD, Maya, trueSpace, DirectX and more. All the complicated models can be developed from simple 3D primitives, or produced with 3D Crafter’s Shape Building Tools. Modeling tools can be applied to deform, sculpt, and paint 3D shapes.

To get more information, click on the following link www.doublemesh.com

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Bentley System launched OpenRail – A robust BIM software for design & maintenance of rail and transit infrastructure

Bentley System launched OpenRail design and maintenance software to apply BIM for the broad planning, engineering, project delivery, and operations of rail and transit infrastructure.

It deals with vertical and horizontal track geometry as well as produce 3D models for analysis and visualization and reports for cost estimates and setting-out, and product construction deliverables. OpenRail will get together digital components and digital context, during digital workflows.

OpenRail applications will consist of OpenRail ConceptStation which can be used for conceptual railway planning and design. In future, OpenRail Designer will be accessible for detailed engineering and 3D design of track, overhead line, tunnels, bridges, and interrelated civil infrastructure and AECOsim Station Designer will be applicable for the comprehensive modeling of rail and transit stations.

OpenRail is developed on the basis of a connected data environment that includes the shared services of ProjectWise and AssetWise, as configured particularly for rail systems engineering workflows. Throughout project delivery, ProjectWise allows the collaboration between distributed engineering teams, coordination of structured workflows, and connected project visibility. For OpenRail, AssetWise delivers asset lifecycle information services for linear, network and geospatial referencing, corridor maintenance decision support, inspection workflows, and reliability and change management.

OpenRail CDE services contain Components Center for digital components, ContextShare for digital context, ComplyPro for progressive assurance, and ConstructSim Completions for accessing operational readiness.

Components Center is an Azure cloud service of libraries which arrange, across disciplines and applications, the semantic content of catalogued components, potentially including vendor data, fabrication details, component requirements (for example, electrical specifications and connections), reliability characteristics, and representational views necessary for documentation (as for instance, 3D, plan, schematic). A digital component is reprocessed across BIM workflows in design modeling, analytical modeling, construction modeling, and asset registries—from catalogued component, to engineered component, to installed component, to operated component.

To get more information, visit the following link www.bentley.com

Bentley System launched OpenRail – A robust BIM software for design & maintenance of rail and transit infrastructure

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SelfCAD – A powerful 3D CAD tool for 3d modeling, sculpting and 3d printing

SelfCAD is all-in-one program that integrates modeling, drawing, sculpting and printing online. Alternatively, SelfCAD can be defined as an online browser-based 3D model, sculpt, print platform that brings 3D designing and printing accessible to all along with professional designers, hobbyists and students devoid of any prior experience with CAD/CAM software.

With SelfCAD, it becomes easier to generate cool 3D shapes quickly and smoothly. The Magic fix tool in SelfCAD can form printable objects. Slicer options support structure, raft, fill settings etc.

The generators allow developing cool, advanced shapes and transforming images into 3D geometry instantly.

SelfCAD comprises freehand, polyline, spline, eraser drawing and advanced polygon detection features. SelfCAD’s sculpting enables creativity with gestures and facilitates your ideas to have the desired shapes quickly and smoothly. SelfCAD tied a knot with https://www.Myminifactory.com to produce numerous readily available 3d printable objects. With SelfCAD’s macros, it is possible for automating transformations, drawing, copy and extrusion patterns etc.

Currently, SelfCAD is compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10, Mac and Linux with browser support for Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

Click on the following link to download the software www.selfcad.com

Watch the live demo of the software.

SelfCAD – A powerful 3D CAD tool for 3d modeling, sculpting and 3d printing

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How to produce a 90 degree elbow pipe with AutoCAD 2017

This is another useful presentation from Mufasu CAD.

In this CAD tutorial, one will learn how to generate 90 degree elbow pipe by applying various commands like polyline, circle, shell and other commands.

This tutorial is specifically created for beginner’s level. The entire tutorial is made in AutoCAD 2017.

Tips to create a pipe bend :-

1. In the drawing area, choose a pipe that contains an open port.

2. At the end of the pipe, click a continuation grip.

3. On the ribbon, click Home tab —> Part Insertion panel —> Toggle Pipe Bends to allow pipe bends.

4. If you dislike to employ compass angle snap, on the ribbon, click Home tab —>Compass panel—> Toggle Snaps to deactivate angle snaps.

Watch the following video, to learn the complete process.

How to produce a 90 degree elbow pipe with AutoCAD 2017

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Importance of AutoCAD, Revit and STAAD Pro for Civil Engineers

A civil engineers should contain adequate working knowledge in AutoCAD to make drawing smarter. Knowledge of other programs like Revit and STAAD Pro are also very crucial for other disciplines.
AutoCAD: Both AutoCAD and Civil 3D play an important role for making efficient civil engineering design. These programs facilitate you to generate quality plan sets. On the other hand, working knowledge of AutoCAD is not essential for construction engineers.

The design aggregation and documentation tools, which are in-built into AutoCAD, enhance productivity as well as simplify your design and documentation workflows and accelerate projects from design to completion whereas automate the tiresome manual drafting tasks.

AutoCAD allows to produce surfaces, solids, and offset curves dynamically and manipulate them with context-sensitive PressPull operations. 3D models are directly imported into AutoCAD from different types of applications, like SolidWorks, CATIA, Pro/ENGINEER, Rhinoceros, and NX products and services to easily generate intelligent 2D views. Point Cloud tools facilitates you to import scanned objects with up to 2 billion data points. Physical 3D prototypes of your designs are instantly formed with AutoCAD’s 3D printing capabilities.

Revit: Revit is an useful software for architects and other building professionals that can be used for architectural design and documentation. Revit facilitates the users to produce a perfect and detailed building model in quickest possible time.
Revit empowers the civil engineers to render the best performance with the creation of virtual illustration of building products. Starting from the Design Development & Coordination, 3D Modeling, Drawing Set Creation to Quantity Take-off, civil engineers can obtain the separate product specifications of the building which range from the color, tolerance, cost and other info. All these are essential to take informed decisions.
Revit provides the following advantages to the civil engineers:

a. Offer perfect, trustworthy and reasonable solutions
b. Substantiate the design of the model for constructability and performance
c. Maintenance of wood, steel and concrete structures like column, beam depths and clashes
d. Perform a detailed analysis of structural & MEP elements to render projects in risk-free environment
STAAD Pro: STAAD Pro is a handy software for structural engineers to make accurate structural analysis and design. The program supports the analysis of different types of structural elements like bridges, structural beams, floodgates, and much more. Civil engineers with a structural background are suggested to learn supporting programs like STAAD Pro.

Importance of AutoCAD, Revit and STAAD Pro for Civil Engineers

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