StreamBIM – The newest BIM application in North America

StreamBIM is the newest and comprehensible software for the users to avail the most recent 3D models and documentation on any digital gadget. One can access the software in North American market via StreamBIM North America.

The software facilitates all the project team members to stream complicated 3D BIM models and project plans to their handheld devices whether they exist on site or in the project office.

Thus, the project managers will be able to eliminate the errors associated with building as well as utilize the time of their sub-contractors more competently.

With StreamBIM, the users don’t have to spend their time by waiting to download a specific section of the construction model. The software also allows to trace issues in real time when they occur, catch photos, and notify the proper team to make necessary amendments.

StreamBIM is very effective for collaboration and allocation of information on the basis of open BIM, StreamBIM. It’s role is very crucial and it will affect the ongoing discussions within the construction industry concerning efficiency enhancements and digitalization.

The technology is unmatched and provides important project information rapidly to every project stakeholders.

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StreamBIM – The newest BIM application in North America

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50 essential AutoCAD Commands

Autocad: It is 2D or 3D computer supported drafting software program used to make blueprints for buildings, bridges and computer chips and used in architecture, construction and manufacturing.

Operating AutoCAD is depended on some commands and people can create their own set of mostly used commands to normalize in a few steps. Here is a list of only 50 usable commands that can speed up the work game, find new shortcuts or have some easy to use tools to control the project if they forget the commands they need.

1. APPLOAD: it can loads and unloads applications and specifies the applications that need to load at startup. The Startup Suite option loads the specific application whenever the product begins.
2. AREA: the area and perimeter of the certain object are shown at the Command prompt and in the tooltip and the MEASUREGEOM command gives extra measurement options. The BOUNDARY tool can be used to create a closed region and the Properties palette can find the area.
3. Background: while choosing a background image for the work area it can be a solid in color, a gradient in color or an image from the computer.
4. BMPOUT: it is called bitmap file that contains the selected objects made by the users, the file shows what is shown on the screen. Generates a bitmap image or .bmp format after selecting a series of objects, surfaces or regions.
5. BOX: it is used to create box with a specified center point or of sides of equal length or can create a box with length, width and height specifically given.

6. BURST: it expands a block or an object but keeps the qualities same, this is a highly essential tool.
7. CHSPACE: the selected objects are scaled automatically in the new space, objects can be moved from the layout to the model and conversely.
8. CLOSEALL: it opens up all the closed AutoCAD windows and if there are any kind of changes to any files is done which is not saved then this command will ask users to save.

9. COLOR: sets the color for new objects, a layer color can be chosen for future objects, lines and surfaces.
10. DIMALIGNED: shows the In-Place Text Editor that can be used to edit the dimension text and the displayed measurement is represented with angle bracket and a dimension can be created aligned with a circle or arc.
11. DIMBASELINE: it creates a linear, angular or coordinate dimension and the work starts from a baseline of an earlier dimension.
12. DIMRADIUS: it creates a radius dimension for circles and arcs.
13. DIMTEDIT: this command is used to change or restore the location of the dimension line.

14. EDGESURF: creates a mash between four adjoining edges or curves.
15. EXPLODE: breaks a compound object into its component objects while modifying the components separately.
16. ID: shows the coordinates of any point on the worksheet.
17. LIGHT: controls lights and its effects on 3D models.
18. LINETYPE: creates, manages and selects line types.
19. MATLIB: it can import and export materials from and to a library.
20. MLINE: creates multiple parallel lines.
21. MLEDIT: it edits the lines.
22. MULTIPLE: continues next command again and again still stop.
23. MVSETUP: fix the layout of a drawing.
24. OOPS: restores the recent deleted items.
25. OVERKILL: goes through the entire model and deletes the duplicate and overlapping items to make the model smooth.
26. PAGESETUP: defines the page layout and adds more to the plotting device, paper size and other settings for every new layout.
27. PFACE: creates a 3D mesh height by height.
28. PREVIEW: shows the model before printing.
29. PURGE: it deletes unused objects in the drawing through a series of filters.
30. QDIM: after select any object it can create a dimension quickly.
31. QLEADER: creates a leader and a leader annotation fast.
32. QSAVE: it auto saves the file while working and gives a name to the unnamed files.
33. QSELECT: it can select objects quickly as per list of filters.
34. RECOVER: regains a damaged file.
35. RENDER: creates a render of the current model.
36. REVOLVE: makes revolved solids by moving 2D objects around a user defined angle.
37. RULESURF: creates a surface to join two previously defined curves.
38. SAVEALL: automatically saves all drawings.
39. SHOWMAT: shows a set of information for a selected object.
40. SKETCH: makes a series of freehand drawing things.
41. SPELL: checks the spelling.
42. SUBTRACT: creates a region from a solid and region by subtraction:
43. TABLET: adjusts a tablet.
44. TIME: shows a statistics table of the recent file with every time of updating, editing and making.
45. U: undoes the mistakes.
46. UNDEFINE: undoes the deleted command.
47. VPORTS: controls AutoCAD windows for 2D and 3D models.
48. XLINE: makes an eternal line.
49. 3DSOUT: export files consistent with 3D studio.
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50 essential AutoCAD Commands

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BricsCAD V18.2 is launched for improved 3D modeling

BricsCAD V18.2 is launched with some new and advanced features which are included in core BricsCAD platform.

New associative center-lines and center marks will facilitate to make the drawing and modeling tasks automated. In V18.2, a new option called In-place text editing is available. Viewport boundaries can also be applied for TRIM and EXTEND. The trademark BricsCAD Quad cursor and roll-over tips are improved significantly in V18.2. Besides, it is possible to generate 2D and 3D constraints easily in BricsCAD V18.2.

In BricsCAD V18.2, there is a multi-resolution, consistent image cache to show PDF underlays. It is effective for rapid Zoom and Pan operations. It is also possible to manage how BricsCAD regenerates the underlay to satisfy your definite requirements.

With improved 3D direct modeling, the users will be able to produce rotated, swept and symmetric solids conveniently. Detected model boundaries are utilized for developing advanced shape. The 2D drawing generation performance of VIEWBASE is reformed significantly.

BricsCAD V18.2 comprises of the BricsCAD LISP Advanced Development Environment, but it is also termed as BLADE. LISP is alive in BricsCAD!

BricsCAD BIM V18.2: The powerful BricsCAD BIM auto-classifier, “BIMIFY”, comes with greater functionality in V18.2. Model elements with standard profiles are considered as structural members, and auto-tagged with their profile data. Supplimentary smarts are included to BricsCAD BIM to accelerate the formation and editing of linear solids. There is also support for Australian Standard Steel Section profiles.

Room detection becomes superior for room bounding elements. In BIM V18.2, volume sections are affixed to a Room as interior elevations. The BIM Suggest tool can employ section views to show you how your BIM suits together. Put in a component into any wall segment and it’s automatically BIM classified. In V18.2, it is also possible to split the link among a window and a wall to eliminate the window and sustain the wall opening.

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BricsCAD V18.2 is launched for improved 3D modeling

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Some Useful Cad Software For Interior Designers

Now-a-day various Interior Designers are using CAD software extensively for their interior designing process. Cad software is used to produce superior hand drawn renderings. Given below some useful cad programs to optimize the interior design process.

Live Interior 3D: Belight Software has developed this exclusive interior Design App for professionals. This cad program will replace the costly CAD software. It is accessible in two versions basic and Pro. With Pro version, the users can enjoy some advanced features like the capability to design numerous number of stories, niches and wall cutouts as well as export images in high resolution and add a light source to any object and advanced material editor.

3D Homeplanner: dmlights is the developer of this useful online software. The software can be used to generate a floor plan and furniture layout instantly without any difficulty. There is also a 3D preview mode that facilitates the users to visualize how proposed layout operates.

Archicad: This software is specifically designed for architects to fulfill their requirements. It is used for producing architectural floor plans, elevations and sections. The software is specifically useful for generating technical drawings. The most updated version of Archicad i.e. ArchiCad 16 facilitates to produce complicated geometrical forms.

AutoCAD: With AutoCAD, the interior designers can create realistic renderings. It supports both windows and Mac versions. One can download a free trial version from the Autodesk website. AutoCAD is applied to produce detailed and advanced drawings. It is mostly useful for 3D visualization & animation.

Home Designer Professional 2017: This software provides great advantages for the home building industry. One can use this software to generate schematic drawing instantly.

 TurboCAD: This software is available in two versions like Macintosh and Microsoft Windows operating system. It is applied for both for 2D and 3D design. There are restricted architectural tools with the basic version whereas platinum version includes over 600 tools. The software is ideal for 2D & 3D rendering. The software can generate sections and elevations for any 3D object. Turbo CAD designer is used to perform 2D rendering easily. The software offers some handy features for 3D rendering like Extrude Face tool, Drag on Facet (for providing numerous finishes to the same surface), Helix tool (to draw 3D spirals), 2D Bisector tool and many others.
Vectorworks: Vectorworks was specifically designed to fulfill Interior Design needs. The software can easily combine 2D and 3D design. There are some useful worksheet features to make schedules, material lists, cost sheets etc.
Some useful cad software for interior designers
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How construction professionals can build pile wall systems by integrating Revit 2017 and Dynamo extension for Revit

This Revit tutorial briefly explains how to apply Revit 2017 together with Dynamo for building a piled wall system. This method will be useful for contig or secant piled wall systems.

Dynamo refers to a visual programming language extension within Revit softwar. Dynamo extension can automate tedious manual Revit tasks. With Dynamo, the users can efficiently manoeuvre data, sculpt geometry, delve into design options, automate processes, and generate links amid numerous applications. Dynamo is free and supports Revit 2015, 2016, and 2017.

While developing Piled wall systems inside Revit, it requires to generate a structural wall and next 2D detail in plan to represent a piled wall system or usually set each male and female pile as well as apply the array or copy commands.

But the process becomes tedious when curves and turns are conflicted inside the path. Dynamo can easily resolve this issue and be applied for sheet piling along with secant and contiguous systems.

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Dynamo extension for Revit

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Up and Running with AutoCAD 2018: 2D Drafting and Design – An exclusive e-book

Elliot Gindis, the renowned cad professional and instructor has written an exclusive e-book called Up and Running with AutoCAD 2018: 2D Drafting and Design. The book is available in paperback version.

The book is enriched with stepwise instruction, illustrations and perceptive clarifications on the topic. The book focuses on the elementary concepts and practical use of AutoCAD in engineering, architecture and design.

The book is ideal for instructor-led classroom training, self-study, or as a professional reference. The book is specifically written to analyze 2D drafting and design in simple way and make it perfect for a one-semester course.

The book provides the following exclusive features :-

• Remove complications and diminishes AutoCAD to basic, easy to follow concepts
• Provides the guidance necessary for operating AutoCAD initially
• Documents all elementary commands, empowering the student what they should type in and how AutoCAD performs
• Comprises of new exercises and projects for the AutoCAD 2018 version
• Provides online bonus content on AutoCAD 3D fundamentals

The book contains 582 pages and written in English language.

To purchase the book online, go through the following link

Up and Running with AutoCAD 2018: 2D Drafting and Design – An exclusive e-book

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