Affordable Conflict Checking Software from Tekla

The review of models for clash and collision detection is a major consideration in the use of Building Information Modeling.  There is a now a FREE product on the market which will perform conflict checking of your 3-Dimensional models.  This product is from Tekla, Inc and is called Tekla BIMsight.

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Navisworks Product Differences

As Autodesk® Navisworks® becomes more common in the AEC community; I thought I would touch base on the basics of the differences of the various Navisworks® products.  If you are venturing into the world of Navisworks®, hopefully this will help get you started.

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Site Boundaries with Bearing and Distance in AutoCAD Architecture

Architects will often get electronic site plan drawing files from a civil engineer that already contain the property lines and site boundary information.  However, that is not always the case and the Architect will need to create the site boundary themselves.  When drafting site plan boundaries, it is usually necessary to enter the information in a format that includes bearing and distance. This format is not utilized on architectural drawings, so some modification needs to be done to the drawing settings to enable this capability.

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