Reinforcement modeling in combined footing with Revit

In this Revit tutorial, you will learn how to use Revit for creating the model of reinforcement in combined footing.

There are various tools in Revit which can be utilized for modeling 3D concrete reinforcement in an advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) surrounding. This presentation offers brief information on how to employ these tools in an efficient manner for the development of complete, detailed, and more accurate reinforcement designs.

The reinforcement tools can also be utilized to add reinforcement, like rebar, reinforcement bars, or fabric to valid hosts, like concrete columns, beams, walls, foundations, and structural floors.

Watch the following video tutorial to learn creating model of reinforcement.


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GRAPHISOFT introduces Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Live Connection 2.0 to simplify the BIM workflow

GRAPHISOFT recently launched Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Live Connection 2.0. This newest version facilitates the Rhino and Grasshopper users to be associated with a supreme BIM software package on both the Mac and Windows operating systems.

The combination of Grasshopper and ARCHICAD unveils new world of opportunities, by means of design, form-finding, optimization, and management of complicated projects.

With Rhino – Grasshopper – ARCHICAD (RGA) connections, the architects can experience the benefits of three powerful software environments to close the gap in the design process at the initial design phase. Algorithmic design workflows in Rhino and Grasshopper provide groundbreaking capabilities sustained behind the biggest community of algorithmic design enthusiasts and critical third-party developers expanding the Grasshopper development platform.

The latest 2.0 release of RGA radically develops new levels of smart workflows for ARCHICAD users and similarly Rhino and Grasshopper users in architecture. With the inclusion of the new “Deconstruct” function, the architects will be able to utilize their BIM models as a sort of building apparatus or “backbone” for their design; applying the RGA architects add algorithmic design logic to Grasshopper that can bring drastic changes to building elements (floors, roofs, walls, openings, etc) in due course.

Basically, this method allows the designers and architects to set up elementary design logic in BIM (in AC), for example the base geometry of the building, and spread that with intelligent design details to be available later but more significantly abides by changes in the core design.

Another useful feature is the capacity to employ Grasshopper to generate custom GDL Objects and then arrange them in their ARCHICAD project right away.

The newly-generated library parts are arranged in ARCHICAD’s Embedded Project Library and all the probable modifications in design which are created Grasshopper will be immediately delivered through the ARCHICAD project.

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GRAPHISOFT introduces Grasshopper – ARCHICAD Live Connection 2.0 to simplify the BIM workflow

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Floorplanner is a handy program to draw floor plans online in 2D or 3D

This video tutorial provides the demonstration of Floorplanner.

It is a useful program that allows the users to generate their own floor plans online in 2D and 3D instantly.

Floorplanner contains various useful tools to recreate your home, garden or office with just few clicks of the mouse and deliver your plans with an extensive library of objects.

After producing the floor plan, it is possible to make the interior design better with the world’s largest library of different types of furniture and items.

Floorplanner facilitates you to generate beautiful images and use them for marketing purposes, building work etc.

To learn various functionalities of the software, watch the following video tutorial.

To download the software, click on the following link

Floorplanner is a handy program to draw floor plans online in 2D or 3D

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Vectorworks Architect 2018 is just launched with some exciting features

Vectorworks is a leading BIM design tool specifically developed for all designers, architects, landscape architects, stage lighting designers, or anyone to design almost anything. The architects can utilize this all-in-one program to fulfill their requirements.

The architects can use it for different purposes like design concept, client presentations, final construction documents devoid of requiring any other programs. It performs as an in-depth presentation/drawing package as well as a highly sophisticated 3D modeler.

It is also an outstanding tool for just producing block layouts that transform into the buildings later on or making a simple design for a curved railing. To make improved designs, it is possible to generate shapes without limits with the help of subdivision modeling.

The most updated version is Vectorworks Architect 2018. It contains the following exclusive features :-

Several Drawing Views: The users can get several views of their on-going project simultaneously. Just click an icon then break up the screen as per choice. Now, it is possible to view the modification of the 3D model when the floor plan is revised. It is not necessary to switch alternatively among saved views at the time of updating and making changes.

Live Editing of Elevations and Sections: With Vectorworks Architect 2018, the architects will be able to edit Elevations and sections live. It is now possible to edit an elevation whereas actually looking at the elevation.

Resource Manager: With resource manager, the users can easily get access to numerous pre-drawn items. These may range from chairs, appliances, wall types or really anything. The users can create their own or import others.

Go through the following video, to be familiar with the new modeling features in Vectorworks Architect 2018.

Title Blocks: The title block feature becomes more comprehensive and automated. With this newest version, the users will be able to arrange their sheets according to their choice. Now the printed copies of the drawings can be delivered to the job site directly. And each one of those drawings normally contains a border and a title block with dates, names, responsible person and addresses.

Vectorworks Architect 2018 is just launched with some exciting features

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nanoCAD 5.0 – The newest powerful CAD software

Nanosoft launched nanoCAD 5.0. It is a free, fully operative CAD software. After making registration and activating the software, the users can obtain a one-year renewable license and utilize the software for any purpose.

Once the software is installed, the users will be able to import drawing (DWG) files or develop new projects as well as export and share with others, devoid of any watermarks.

Top Three New Features of nanoCAD 5.0

nanoCAD provides support for DirectX graphics and it is now the standard for graphics performance for Microsoft Windows. DirectX is mostly recognized for gaming, but its graphics performance functions efficiently with computers and lower-end graphics cards. In nanoCAD 5.0, you can select which graphic library, OpenGL or DirectX, is considered as the perfect option for your video card. It can be accessed by opening the Options dialog box and selecting Graphic settings. (Image courtesy of Nanosoft.)

It is compatible with AutoCAD 2013/2014 version DWG files. nanoCAD can now read and write AutoCAD-supported DWG files which are well-suited with DWG files compatible with AutoCAD 2013.

Better object selection – The Quick Selection (QS) command is upgraded significantly and extended with a few vital capabilities. Now the users will be able to produce selection conditions for graphic primitives like arcs, polylines, splines and lines. The QS command in nanoCAD 5.0 also facilitates the users to produce selection conditions for complicated objects like tables, notes, dimensions and blocks.

The users can now add a block with .dxf file extension for greater adaptability.

nanoCAD products comprise of nanoCAD Plus, nanoCAD Pro, nanoCAD Mechanica, nanoCAD Construction, nanoCAD Construction Site.

To download nanoCAD 5.0, go through the following link

nanoCAD 5.0 – The newest powerful CAD software

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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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How to convert any drawing to various image formats

This is an exclusive CAD video tutorial where you will learn how to transform your drawing into different types of image formats.

To accomplish this, you have to apply the following three commands :-

Display Image

Image files are affixed to AutoCAD drawings. Alternatively stated, images do not turn out to be an essential part of a drawing. AutoCAD scarcely looks for images which are attached and loaded as necessary.

Display Image – At first go to tools menu and from dropdown lists, click on display image and then click on save. Now save it to desktop or any drive. After saving it, there will be an option like JPEG image options where you will find quality and file size. Here put both of them to highest level and click ok. Now you will find the drawing has been converted to image.

JPGOUT – In command line type JPGOUT, now choose the folder or drive where the image will be saved and save it.

PLOT – This command is used to plot a drawing to plotter, printer or file. To apply the command, go to command line and write PLOT and press enter.

Watch the video to obtain more detailed information.

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