QCAD 3.9.1 – A powerful CAD program for performing CAD drafting in 2d

RibbonSoft is the developer of QCAD, an uncomplicated 2D CAD system for everybody. The most updated version is 3.9.1. This CAD based software is compatible with windows, linux, unix and Mac platform.

With QCAD, the CAD users can perform computer aided drafting in two dimensions (2d).

The QCAD facilitates the users to generate different types of technical drawings like plans for buildings, interiors, mechanical parts or schemas and diagrams. The source code of the QCAD community edition is launched under the GPL (Open Source).

Modularity, extensibility and portability are some of the exclusive features of QCAD. The interface of QCAD is very user-friendly.

Given below, some exclusive features of this CAD software.

  • Layers
    • Blocks (grouping)
    • 35 CAD fonts comprised
    • Metrical and Imperial units
    • DXF input / output
    • Printing to scale
    • More than 40 construction tools
    • More than 20 modification tools
  • Construction and modification of points, lines, arcs, circles, ellipses, splines, polylines, texts, dimensions, hatches, fills, raster images
    • Different types of strong entity selection tools
    • Object snaps
    • Measuring tools
    • Part library with over 4800 CAD parts
    • Scripting interface

To download a trial version, click on the following link. QCAD

QCAD 3.9.1 – A powerful CAD program for performing CAD drafting in 2d

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How Twinmotion 2018 is synchronized with Revit

This Revit video provides brief demonstration on Twinmotion 2018 that will launched very soon by Abvent. The newest version will be very useful for architectural visualization via 3D immersion with some simple clicks of the mouse.

Twinmotion 2018 is supported with Unreal Engine. It is very user-friendly and powerful for architects and designers to generate images, videos, panoramas and executable files.

Twinmotion 2018 offers real-time collaboration with ArchiCAD and Autodesk Revit. Given below, some exclusive features of the software :-

It produces photorealistic visualisations of buildings as well as imports models in a standard range of 3D file formats, together with FBX, DWG and DAE.

The Users will be able to develop background environments out of a library of stock models and textures, and attribute lights.

There are various types of atmospheric properties which range from clouds, rain and snow, as well as ambient lighting on the basis of geographical location and time of day. These are modified through slider-based controls.

 There also exist brush-based systems for editing topography or inserting animatiable vegetation to a scene, and a Bezier-based system for pathing animated crowds or traffic.

The software also comprises of a basic camera editor and a set of standard post-process effects.

Make online registration to get early access twinmotion.abvent.com

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An exclusive autocad course on 2D and 3D Elevations

Take part in an exclusive AutoCAD course that involves 2D and 3D Elevations. This course will help you to enhance your designing skills for generating professional 2D and 3D elevations.

This course will provide brief guidelines on how to apply AutoCAD to organize perfect plans, as well as rectify layouts, fine-tune viewports, insert 2D elevations, and develop 3D elevations.

Join Shaun Bryant will perform as course instructor and he will train you how to customize layers, hatches, backgrounds, annotations, modelspaces, and more.

The course of will sift through the following topics :-

  • Designing elevations
    • Organize plans and construction lines
    • Isolating elevations
    • Arrangement of elevation layers
    • Dealing with hatches
    • Using background colors
    • Inserting annotations
    • Organize dimension layers and styles
    • Placing an elevation in a viewport
    • Freezing viewport layers
    • Setting up modelspace viewports
    • Setting the viewport scale
    • Publishing multiple elevation layouts

To get more information about the course, click on the following link AutoCAD: 2D & 3D Elevations

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3D Repo Has Launched New Version Of Its Cloud Software To Provide Support For Autodesk Navisworks And BIM Collaboration Format (BCF)

3D Repo has introduced the latest version of its cloud software that provides extra support for some of the globally recognized software packages suitable for the Engineering, Infrastructure and Construction industries, like Autodesk Navisworks. The new introduction of the cloud based BIM collaboration platform also offers improved support for large 3D models appropriate for infrastructure projects, along with integrated VR functionality to be used for training, safety and project consultation.

The support for native file formats and software platforms will facilitate the users to distribute 3D models, issues and finally the knowledge with the broader project team, in the cloud, within the framework of original model.

The newest versions of 3D Repo’s Open Source, Starter, Professional and Enterprise packages comprise of advanced incorporation with Autodesk Navisworks project review software. With the help of a custom plug-in, data can be uploaded directly to the 3D Repo knowledge base devoid of requiring tiresome process for exchanging files. It performs by decomposing and pushing the native Navisworks project directly into the 3D Repo platform online, rather than preserving it in files like traditional collaboration tools. Therefore, the users will be able to view models and collaborate with the broad project team via their web browser, even on very enormous and complicated projects. The users can access this plug-in on the Autodesk App Store at free of cost: https://apps.autodesk.com/NAVIS/en/Detail/Index?id=5149387925117816371

3D Repo has also asserted support for the BCF file format, facilitating import/export of collaboration and mark up data for issues tracking to software like Solibri quality assurance solutions, Trimble’s Tekla product family and 3D architectural BIM software ARCHICAD.

To obtain more information, visit www.3drepo.org

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Huge list of BIM based quantity take off and estimating software from ACCA

ACCA is a trusted name in developing software toward the architectural, engineering and construction industries.

With the user-friendly interface and advanced technology, ACCA software solutions have revolutionized the construction industry by enhancing the productivity in the practices of numerous engineers, architects, surveyors, construction and installation companies, engineering departments, schools and universities.

Given below the complete range of software developed by ACCA :-

Edificius – BIM software for 3D architectural design integrated with construction estimating and structural calculations. The SMART solution to address your 3D Architectural Design needs more efficiently.

In Edificius you have a single solution integrated with:

  • 3D Architectural BIM Design
    • Landscaping and Garden design (Edificius-LAND)
    • Static rendering for photo-realistic renders
    • Real Time rendering for istantaneous rendering capabilities (Edificius-RTBIM)
    • the native DWG and DXF CAD solution to enrich drawings with elementary graphical entities (Edificius-CAD)
    • a complete library of objects including furniture and lights for interior design
    • the 5D BIM, cost estimating and quantity surveying tools to monitor project costs in real time

Link for download www.accasoftware.com

Edificius – LAND – The software for garden, exterior spaces and landscaping design. Get Professional and appealing results with 2D, 3D and Real Time rendering. The users will be able to instantly produce detailed drawings of your garden or exterior spaces design completing them with animated video and renderings. One can obtain Real Time Rendering integrated with the BIM model for a real-time assessment of the project and to create impressive presentations for your customers. Model the terrain, in a user-friendly environment, for outdoor spaces arrangement in an intuitive methodical approach, with professional 3D graphical results, just as a land survey software, together with all the relevant analytical earthworks data. Get topographic land survey data directly from Google Maps.

Also produce a detailed construction estimate of the project thanks to the integration with PriMus.
Link for download www.accasoftware.com/en/landscape-design-software

Primus – Construction Estimating and Bills of Quantities software. It is specifically designed for quantity surveyor, cost estimating and BoQ needs.

Features :-
• standard format Price Lists
• cost estimates and BoQs open on screen simultaneously allowing you to work just as you would on your office desk in a simple and efficient way
• use simple drag and drop actions to quickly copy items between documents
• automatic document printouts with highly professional layouts

Link for download www.accasoftware.com/en/construction-estimating-software

EdiLus – The structural analysis & calculations software for reinforced concrete, masonry, steel and timber buildings. It can make structural engineering calculations simple and convenient.

There is a BIM objects structured interface to define your model and quickly generate the structural model’s FEM analysis and calculation, construction drawings and calculation reports.

Edilus is the modular structural analysis software solution that addresses structural calculations of buildings with its own integrated FEM solver to give a unitary experience to the phases of input, calculation, analysis of results and creation of detailed working drawings and documentation.

Link for download www.accasoftware.com/en/structural-analysis-software

PriMus-IFC – The BIM Quantity Takeoff & Estimating software that reads everything directly from IFC files. Obtain measurements from a 3D BIM model and generate the concerning BoQ automatically.

With PriMus-IFC, you can acquire all project quantities and costs automatically from the 3D CAD or BIM model with integrated bill of quantities functions, IFC file viewing and price lists management.

The software also allows you to keep your project’s estimate perfectly updated with any changes made to the 3D BIM model. Every variation of the 3D CAD or BIM model corresponds to a seamless variation in the bill of quantities and project costs.

Link for download www.accasoftware.com/en/bim-quantity-takeoff

PriMus-TO – The Quantity Take Off software from CAD or Raster drawings. It facilitates the users to produce detailed construction estimates and BoQs automatically from DWG, DXF, PDF, JPG, BMP. It can extract material quantities directly from CAD drawings or Raster images.

Features :-

  • Open DXF/DWG standard CAD formats
    • Raster Management in PDF, BMP, JPG, etc. formats
    • Link up Price List items to Drawing entities
    • Automatically acquire measurements from drawings
    • Your BoQ is updated as your drawing changes
    • Use your own CAD or the integrated PriMus-TO internal CAD
    • Learn quickly with the FREE Video Tutorials

Link for download www.accasoftware.com/en/quantity-takeoff-software

PriMus for iPad: The Free Construction Estimating App for the iPad with export to PriMus sync features to continue working from your PC too.

Now, it is possible to create your Estimate or BoQ directly on site, where you have all measurements at hand and work on your estimate files even when out of office.

With iTunes, easily exchange data between your iPad and PC where your estimate can then be managed furtherly with the advanced PriMus features or printed.

Download the PriMus for iPad App for free from the Apple Store.

Link for download www.accasoftware.com/en/construction-estimator-app-ipad

Huge list of BIM based quantity take off and estimating software from ACCA

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Use Revit Live To Transform Any Revit Model Into Virtual Reality

This Revit video briefly describes how the users can transform their 3D design models into virtual reality by applying Revit Live. Any Revit model can be converted into an immersive visualization with a single click of the mouse. It will authenticate the decisions you take for your designs as well as allot your ideas or views with the client.

To start the process, you should require a compatible PC and any of the HTC Vive headset or the Oculus Rift headset together with the oculus touch controller. A VR button is situated in the bottom right corner of Live.

Explore your Revit/Revit LT model within minutes with automated data preparation in the cloud.

Take your Revit/Revit LT model into a virtual-reality environment, and experience your design.

Automatically transfer and access valuable BIM data in your model.

It’s easy to get started. Download a 30-days free trial by clicking on the following link www.autodesk.com/products/revit-live/overview

Use Revit Live to transform any Revit model into virtual reality

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Spring 2017 Updates For IdeateApps For Revit Users

Ideate Software just declared its spring 2017 updates for IdeateApps. This new update comprises of the new 2018 version of four new tools and the four current tools. Besides, there will be improved features of the 2017 and 2016 versions. These solutions are compatible with Autodesk Revit 2016, 2017, and 2018.

IdeateApps belongs to a series of tools which streamline the day-to-day activities of Revit users.

Given below, some exclusive features of the new tools. You can get an online demonstration of these tools by clicking on this link. (ideatesoftware.com). 

  • Ideate SpellCheck enhances the quality control processes by examining the spelling of Text and Schedule elements inside a Revit project file. (2017 and 2018 only)
    • Three new sheet management tools simplify workflows to save time and enhance the perfectness of the model.
    • Ideate SheetManager is a robust new Revit project browser that has the ability to manage various challenges. It contains a robust search engine for filtering the Sheet and View lists and supports arranging or repositioning Views onto Sheets.
  • Ideate Align makes sure that a View on one Sheet is organized with a View on another or several other Sheets.
    • Ideate Clone facilitates the users to copy a Sheet along with its properties and arrange unplaced Views onto new Sheets that adjust with the previous Views.

Given below, some substantial improvements to Ideate Software’s currents tools:

  • Ideate ReNumber, which streamlines the method of renumbering elements, now comprises of exceptional support for Grids and Viewports.
    • Ideate XRay, that detects the reasons an element isn’t shown in a specific view, now comprises Advanced Selection Help to simplify the process to choose a hidden view.

The collection of IdeateApps tools can be accessed with a non-commercial free trial. Click to download the trial today. For more information on IdeateApps for Revit 2018, call 888.662.7238 or contact sales@ideatesoftware.com. For support, contact support@ideatesoftware.com.

Spring 2017 updates for IdeateApps for Revit users

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