Export Revit models to Lumion

This tutorial shows the easy and flawless workflow from Autodesk Revit to Lumion. With the Revit-to-Lumion bridge you can export your designs fast and easy. For more information about Lumion see www.lumion3d.com. To download the Revit-to-Lumion bridge go to www.lumion3d.com/revit-to-lumion-bridge

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Top Five Android Apps For AutoCAD Users

AutoCAD 360: AutoCAD 360 is a free mobile based app to view DWG. There are user-friendly drawing and drafting tools in this app which can be useful for viewing, generating, editing, and distributing AutoCAD drawings over web and mobile devices in anytime from any location. Make your site visits process easy with these robust drafting and editing tools.

Download from Google play store (AutoCAD 360)

DWG FastView-CAD Viewer: DWG FastView completely supports 2D/3D DWG drawings to open DWG drawings from Autocad, progeCAD, BricsCAD, ZWCAD efficiently as well as view CAD design like autocad drafting, revit blueprint and dxf.etc. Some exclusive features range from :-

Rapid formation, Free browsing and editing; No registration & Offline drawings; Support exporting to PDF, BMP, JPG and PNG, and distribute it to anyone freely; View Mode and Edit Mode fulfills various requirements; Useful and approachable technical support.

Download from Google play store DWG FastView-CAD Viewer

Learn AutoCAD For 2015: Learn AutoCAD 2015 Manual that covers the following topics :-

-basic learning autocad 2d
-diemension vecter drawing
-plot workspace
-guide snap osnap
-more tutorial within this app

Download from Google play store Learn AutoCAD For 2015

CAD Reader-DWG/DXF Viewer: With CAD Reader-DWG/DXF Viewer-DWG/DXF Viewer on your phone or tablet, one will be able to view and label CAD drawings anytime from any location. CAD Reader-DWG/DXF Viewer makes your site visits easy by applying the robust tool available. Easily manage your job on the move and also connect with your partners at any moment with CAD Reader-DWG/DXF Viewer to view your CAD drawings.

CAD Reader-DWG/DXF Viewer provides various robust features and capabilities for free.

Download from Google play store CAD Reader-DWG/DXF Viewer

Planner 5D – Interior Design: Planner 5D is a user-friendly app that facilitates you to produce nice looking and convincing interior and exterior designs in 2D and 3D modes.

You can select from interior and exterior items from a wide-ranging catalog with the purpose of planning and delivering your home or any other space as per your requirement, and you can view what everything appears in reality by applying the Virtual Reality mode.

Download from Google play store Planner 5D – Interior Design

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CorelCAD 2018 is just launched for Mac and Windows

Corel Corporation, the renowned Canada based software developer, has recently launched CorelCAD 2018 to provide support for advanced 2D drawing and 3D modeling workflows.

CorelCAD 2018 belongs to a completely native DWG-based CAD system that supports AutoCAD. It is based on German CAD engine ARES.

The Power of CorelCAD 2018: CorelCAD 2018 streamlines both 2D and 3D CAD drafting and modeling along with the support for 3D printing. It functions on both Mac OS X and Windows.

This newest CAD software contains the following New Features :-

The most striking feature is improved 3D solid modeling editing. Now, the users will be able to save huge design time with the use of superior EntityGrips and Properties palette. With the inclusion of the new Helix tool, it is possible to generate 2D spirals and 3D helixes. By applying this tool, the architects and designers can produce objects like spiral staircases and the manufacturer of springs, screws, and bolts.

Other key features are given below :

• New Improved Tables tools — In tables, add formulas to cells with arithmetic operators and the Sum, Average, and Count functions. Apply the new ExportTable command to export tables in a comma separated format (CSV) for import in Microsoft Excel or database applications.
• New MultiLeader tool —Now draw, edit, and configure callouts by means of several leader lines.
• New Dynamic Custom Coordinate System (CCS) — Considerably accelerate and simplify any 3D design workflow with a new dynamic and intuitive method for editing and inserting components to 3D models.

• New AutoCAD R2018 DWG Support — CorelCAD 2018 can support the current AutoCAD (.dwg) file format.
• New Productivity improvements — Simplify any workflow with the copy command to instantly copy selected objects to the active layer rather than the source layer. By applying improved Paste command, it is possible to paste content from the clipboard to the active layer in place of the source layer, or select the Shift + Arrow keys to shift selected entities with a specific increment.
• New Manage Block Attribute Properties and Settings — With the use of the new Block Attribute Manager, edit the Block Attribute properties and settings in Block (symbol) definitions in an intuitive UI.

One can access CorelCAD 2018 through subscription from the Mac App Store. Monthly subscription will be priced at $34.99.USD and an annual subscription is available for the equivalent of $25.USD per month ($300.USD annually).

CorelCAD 2018 is accessible in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Brazilian-Portuguese, Czech, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Download CorelCAD 2018 (Windows/Mac) CAD software

CorelCAD 2018 is just launched for Mac and Windows

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Some Useful Tips On Autocad User Interface

The following autocad article provides some useful autocad tips to maintain the standard workspace.

Tricks for AutoCAD user interface – Learn how to deactivate the ribbon and produce a minimum workspace:

1. Give command RIBBONCLOSE
2. Give command MENUBAR 1
3. Select the Tools menu > Toolbars > AutoCAD > Layers
4. Select the Tools menu > Toolbars > AutoCAD > Properties
5. Lots other can be included as per requirements
6. Dock the toolbars at the top of the drawing area
7. Give command MENUBAR 0
8. Click the Workspace button and Save Current As …, label it “Minimal” or whatever

It is possible to toggle amid workspaces with the similar button. Various workspaces can be saved for diverse projects.
The following tricks should be applied if an interface element is just hanging around with nothing to do.

• Not applying the Viewcube? Give command NAVVCUBEDISPLAY 0
• Not applying the navigation bar under the Viewcube? Give command NAVBARDISPLAY 0
• Unemployed buttons on the status bar in the lower-right side? Select the Customization menu in the utmost lower-right corner, and deactivate the unnecessary ones.
• If it is necessary to show some more buttons on the Quick Access toolbar at the top left. Select the drop-down button located at right side of the toolbar and select the ones as per your choice.

To avail the extra interface elements, open the OPTIONS dialog box and click the Display tab. It is also possible to rectify the buttons on the toolbars and ribbon tabs.

If you want to gather more information on the AutoCAD user interface, go through the following resources :-

Autodesk Knowledge Network articles:
• About User Interface Customization
• About the Customize User Interface (CUI) Editor

AutoCAD Blog posts:
Video of the Month: AutoCAD 2017 Classic Workspace. Miss It?
• Bring Back Dialog Boxes with Classic AutoCAD Commands

Ref.: blogs.autodesk.com

Some useful tips on Autocad user interface

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ARES Kudo – The newest cloud based cad application

Graebert GmbH, the leading developer of high-performance CAD software across desktop, mobile and cloud, launched ARES Kudo, a completely brower-based DWG editor.

The users can avail all the features ranging from dynamic blocks to associative dimensioning, printing, xrefs and line commands in their browser.

ARES Kudo performs as the “hub” for all DWG drawings. Users will be able to relate their current cloud-storages (which comprise the most recognized solutions like Box, Dropbox or Google Drive). The software provides vertical, industry-specific solutions. The users can avail drawings which are preserved on the servers of Onshape.

ARES Kudo facilitates the users to connect with various types of cloud storages and locate DWG files in all of them at the same time, prior to opening file with intention of viewing and editing.

ARES Kudo empowers the owner of the DWG file to get a constant perception concerning who has given access to any particular file. With ARES Kudo, it is possible to allocate drawings with co-workers and ensure everybody is dealing with the latest version as well as allotting view-only rights to choosing partners or customers.

Given below, some exclusive features of the software :-

a. View, annotate and edit on numerous devices with desktop, web or mobile apps irrespective of whether you’re connected or not.
b. One platform for drawing, annotating, viewing, and sharing

c. No check-in / check-out. Everyone with privileges will be able to edit all together.
d. Implant various design options inside a single drawing for instant feedback.
e. Connect annotations, discussion threads and task lists to locations in your drawing.

To download a trial version, click on the following link http://www.areskudo.com/

ARES Kudo – The newest cloud based cad application

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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.

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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

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