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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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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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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Autodesk App Store BIM 360 Hackathon

The scene of construction technology is changing everyday and the separation can be seen all around us. In the Autodesk BIM 360 Hackathon, Autodesk help the users to get a good start with new technologies for addressing the opportunities across the building and infrastructure lifecycle.

Autodesk has proudly announced about the Autodesk® App Store BIM 360 Hackathon which is a virtual and web based development. It is a nice way for quickly climbing the BIM 360+ Forge API integration learning curve with the Autodesk engineers virtually. There are some new features in the BIM 360 and it is a wonderful time for starting work on integration and to create the folders in BIM 360 using Forge. Anyone can now easily and quickly build a “presence” for his/her company and the data of apps within the use of BIM 360. The usefulness of it is described here.

The Autodesk® App Store BIM 360 Hackathon has two divisions:

  1. A series of web training sessions which are related to the Autodesk Forge platform and BIM and available for everyone who is interested in learning about these APIs.
  2. There is an online hackathon where developers can develop new apps which integrate with BIM 360 for the submission to Autodesk App Store. Reason for participating: The Hackathon will be work as a helpful hand for the users to get manual with the Autodesk cloud service BIM 360 which is built on the Autodesk Forge platform. There is the Autodesk Forge API for developing apps that will help in the construction management and enabling access to project data for all time, everywhere within the building construction lifecycle. Autodesk Forge is mainly the developer platform which is used by Autodesk for creating software for design, engineering, construction and manufacturing.

Participating in the online hackathon the participant would get a reward but there is a cost price. At first the participant has to create an app that will go with BIM 360 and then it had to submit in the App Store. The other reason of participating in BIM 360 is that there is going to be launched a BIM 360 app “Showcase” in the Autodesk App Store.

Autodesk App Store: By publishing the creative apps in the Autodesk App Store, and user could get fast access to the Autodesk customers who might be looking for the benefit from the solution. The Autodesk App Store is the best online source for millions of Autodesk customers for browsing and downloading or purchasing their needed apps.

Autodesk: Autodesk is for them loves creation and make creative things. Behind a high-performance car, an admired towering skyscraper, a smart phone or a great film there are chances to appreciate the works of the millions of the Autodesk customers as it gives the power to make anything.

For more information please visit revit.news

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AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition is the best BIM Modeling Software on the market

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, just released AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition. It is the Bentley’s building information modeling (BIM) application that is specifically developed for creating projects of significant size and/or engineering complexity. These are normally defined by the challenges of integrating vertical construction and horizontal infrastructure (like roads, railways, utilities, etc.).

There is a useful feature called GenerativeComponents inside AECOsim Building Designer that offers computational design abilities to delve into iterative design ideas and embed design intent with design constraints and relationships for making design quality and performance superior.

The new AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition allocates a wide-ranging modeling environment with all of Bentley’s CONNECT Edition applications so that the process becomes simple for the engineers and architects to exchange complicated data that leads to loss of information and frequent translations, or even recourse to force-fitting a BIM application apart its premeditated use to model geometry, which is not possible with BIM intelligence.

AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition combines the work of architects, structural engineers, and MEP engineers in a single application, and now expands its scalability with the help of CONNECT Edition’s wide-ranging modeling environment. This latest release offers consistent, translation-free, intra-operability with Bentley’s full multi-discipline portfolio of design, analytical, and construction modeling applications.

All CONNECT Edition applications, along with MicroStation CONNECT Edition, take advantage of the deliverables production automation native in the CONNECT Edition’s documentation center. The documentation center significantly enhances the reliability, quality, and effectiveness of drawing set organization. AECOsim Building Designer can also allow for reality modeling, through which present conditions are procured with photos and/or scans and transformed into engineering-ready reality meshes with Bentley’s ContextCapture, delivering the actual geo-coordinated context directly into the AECOsim design environment.

AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition facilitates the users to enhance their productivity and to collaborate over multiple disciplines by distributing content and data in a constant workflow via a widespread modeling atmosphere. With this latest version of AECOsim Building Designer, it becomes possible to collaborate on projects of any scale or multidisciplinary complexity, and automate the formation of deliverables for all stakeholders.

To gather more information about AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition, please visit bentley.com

AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition is the best BIM Modeling Software on the market

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Update available for AutoCAD 2018.1.1

There has arrived a new update version of AutoCAD 2018 for the customers in the Autodesk Desktop App. This update is offering new software improvements and tools for simplifying the workflow and improving productivity. It also helps in identifying new features quickly in the user interface as the 4k monitor and 3D performance improvements.

It works with named views and layout viewports easier than ever and to work at first select a view from the new view gallery and place it onto the layout. It will help creating a layout viewport, making it active, selecting a view, setting the scale, resizing the viewport and locking it all in a single step. There have been improvements to the Layer Manager and other Layer controls make it easier to know overrides and to restore them to their default values.

With the improvement of AutoCAD 2018.1 update the navigation speed of 3D models also improved. Also the 3D graphics performance for the Wireframe, Realistic and Shaded visuals styles has increased. The most used commands those have offered the greatest benefit from these performance improvements are 3DORBIT, ZOOM, PAN and VSCURRENT.

But the update also has contained some kind of fixes for the reported issues. The Autodesk team has already working on some issues and has fixed the followings:

  1. There were occasional crashes while opening the block editor now they no longer occur.
    b. The occasional crashes in selecting or creating a non associative hatch have been solved.
    c. Stooped the occasional crashes while clicking the Insert View button on the ribbon in some drawings.
    d. The occasional crashes while modifying some dimension styles no longer occur.
    e. While editing the grip of a spotlight in some drawings the raised occasional crashes no longer occur.
    f. Occasional crashes in opening DXF files containing Xrefs has stopped.

But the aspect position of a block stays same after editing the block once.

PDF/Plot:

  1. The PDF files those were conspired from some drawings has displaying properly now in Adobe reader.
    b. Breed patterns in the PDF files are dependable with lineweight.
    c. Raster images are conspired correctly when Shadeplot is set to the Rendered option.

General:

  1. The AEC property-set data in DWG files could be easily exported to 3D DWF files.
    b. Some Pro/E files are also be suceessfully importd into AutoCAD.

For further information follow autodesk.blogs.com

Update available for AutoCAD 2018.1.1

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