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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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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New Updates For AutoCAD 2017 For Mac And AutoCAD LT 2017 For Mac From Autodesk

Autodesk has made a significant update to the AutoCAD for Mac product line, which comprise AutoCAD 2017 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2017 for Mac.

New Touch Bar Support: Touch Bar support for the latest and popular MacBook Pro laptops is included in version AutoCAD 2017.1.

There are three major updates in AutoCAD version 2017.1 which contain the Touch Bar support, user interface improvements and migrating settings functionality.

With Touch Bar support options, the users can get access to turn on and off items like the grid, snaps, object snap tracking, as well as the command line window. It is a very light-handed approach.

The new Autodesk support for the MacBook Pro’s new Touch Bar comprises of default support for 10 functions which can be pulled as a set to the Touch Bar interface. The users will be able to modify this arrangement by inserting from a list of approximately half a dozen other controls to substitute in. There are various features like ISO plane, Object Snap Tracking, Grid On/Off, Dynamic UCS, Snap Mode, and Command Window for adjusting the Touch Bar while operating AutoCAD 2017.1 for Mac or the LT version on a MacBook Pro.

There are other significant UX/UI features like the new abilities to dock and undock the Layers palette and the Properties inspector. This will provide huge benefits to the users who are applying AutoCAD for Mac on two monitors and apply them in a way where the drawing window is arranged on one screen and the palettes on another.

Another significant feature is the improvement to the settings dialog. Now the Users will be able to pass their custom settings to future updates and no longer lose these upon doing so.

With great customization skills, the users get the ability to include or eliminate items from both standard pull down menus and the Tool Sets Palette.

To learn more about Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2017 for Mac and the updates available visit here. For information on the AutoCAD for Mac product line visit here.

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

New updates for AutoCAD 2017 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2017 for Mac from Autodesk

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Eagle Point Adds Civil 3D 2018 Content To Pinnacle Series

Eagle Point Software Corp., an Autodesk AND Partner, declared about the inclusion of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 content to the Pinnacle Series, that facilitates the AEC organizations to instantly reap the benefit of the new features available in the newest version of AutoCAD Civil 3D and as well as enhance the productivity as a whole.

The users can now access the most extensive library of Civil 3D content. If the customers start to utilize the 2018 release of Civil 3D, they will be able to access the complete library of 2018 content in Pinnacle Series. Various workflows, cheat sheets, videos and technical support are contained with the new release.

In pinnacle series, support will be provided for supplementary Autodesk 2018 products and additional 2018 content is also included. Once this content will be finished, all pinnacle series clients can access them instantly.

To gather more information on the Pinnacle Series, visit Eagle Point Software (http://www.eaglepoint.com/)

Eagle Point Adds Civil 3D 2018 Content to Pinnacle Series

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Sneak peak of AutoCAD 2016 – How it can improve your drawing

Go through the following useful videos presented by Autodesk which focus on AutoCad 2016.

The first video highlights the major improvements in AutoCAD 2016 for revision clouds, dimensions, PDF output, and lots other.


The second video reveals the improved features of AutoCAD 2016 concerning attaching coordination models, dealing with point clouds, and rendering.

AutoCAD 2016 comes with some exciting design settings and smarter toolset like Smart Dimensioning, Co-ordination Model and improved PDFs.

With Smart Dimensioning feature, the users can automate the process for making accurate measurements on the basis of drawing context. Position the cursor across the selected objects to view the dimension prior to produce it.

The users can experience spectacular visualization to view the details in the designs precisely with Line Fading feature. Readability becomes superior with perfect curves devoid of line segments. The users can get rid of undoing an operation through command preview that allows the user to get the results concerning a command prior to assign it.

The users will be able to add and view Navisworks (US site) and BIM 360 Glue (US site) models directly within AutoCAD software. Reference the Navisworks model while making design to evade possible clashes. The users can use Navisworks’ vast file format support to transfer models into AutoCAD from other applications.

Download a trial version

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