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Thursday, December 29, 2016

What Is 5D BIM And Its Benefits

5D BIM demonstrates completely valued parametric building components inside a virtual model in real time. With 5D BIM, it is possible to generate models which show how modifications with materials, layouts, square footage and other design elements influence the display of a facility as well as the cost and schedule of construction (dimensions four and five). It’s similar type of Macro BIM, a technology that is used by estimators to model facilities at the initial phase of design.

5D Macro BIM connects the creative form of design with the strategic function of a building’s architecture, and makes the process more apparent. 5D Macro BIM allows you to model and evaluate all the imaginative things like inventive design concepts, concise exterior finishes, unprecedented layouts, distinctively shaped and aligned departments and floors in different sizes. The costs are evidently apprehended to materials, labor or soft costs.

Benefits of 5D BIM :-

• Understand the scope of the projects in a superior manner with visual and data modeling capabilities. The costs are driven by formulas on every building system on the basis of the certain design, materials, site conditions, phasing and other parameters with reference to the owner’s timeline.

• The project team members will be able to easily understand the projected design, assumptions and cost drivers. They can obtain a transparent and perfect description of scope, cost and schedule upon which funding decisions are taken.

• Data is achieved in real time once the model is developed or modified. Substitute perceptions can also be easily searched, when owner and project team can get the cost and other data disclosed instantly. It radically reduces design and estimation cycle time. With authentic, perfect updates in real time, the efficiency is enhanced.

• Databases allow leveraging historical data as well as industry experience. Data can be utilized from particular sectors like healthcare or distribution center construction.

• All the interested parties associated with the project can visualize the end product and properly understand what’s comprised in the budget.

• The construction costs are modified automatically in real-time with the alteration in the model. “What-if’s” turns to be productive and captivating solution missions for the project team members, specifically the owner.

What is 5D BIM and its benefits
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Mac OS Users Can Download Free Version Of Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection

GRAPHISOFT, the trusted name in developing Building Information Modeling (BIM) for architects, has launched its intelligent GrasshopperARCHICAD Live Connection for the Mac OS. The first ever bi-directional "live" connection facilitates Rhino and Grasshopper users to be associated with a professional BIM software (ARCHICAD) on both the Windows and Mac platforms.

Rhino-Grasshopper-ARCHICAD connections empower the architects to use the power of the three design programs Rhino, Grasshopper and ARCHICAD and reduce the interval in the design practice among initial phase of design and Building Information Modeling (BIM). Now, Mac users will be able to avail this unique connection with the tools apart from continuous bi-directional geometry transmission and transform basic geometrical shapes to into complete BIM elements, whereas keeping algorithmic editing functionality same.

"We're pleased to offer this revolutionary algorithmic design-to-BIM workflow to our Mac users as well," said Peter Temesvari, Director of Product Management, GRAPHISOFT. The designers can now produce superior design with this revolutionary algorithmic design-to-BIM workflow integrated with the greater architectural BIM solution that operates on Mac platform.

The users can click on the following link to download the free Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Live Connection plug-in for ARCHICAD 20.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Top 3 Features Of Revit 2017

Revit 2017 is launched and it contains some advanced features. Given below, top 3 new features of the software.

1. Depth Cueing: If one just wants to model a building in Revit keeping all default settings, placed elevations on sheets, and printed devoid of any tweaking, the drawings will not appear good. This issue now will be solved as Autodesk finally included the capability to adjust line weights on the basis of the distance.

2. Hosted Railings: It is now possible to host your railings to the top faces of floors, slabs, slab edges, walls, and roofs. Everything, like balusters, will be modified consequently. In this regard, you have to just choose your host while sketching a railing.

3. Text Editor: Finally, Autodesk is set to deliver the text editor inside Revit up to the standards of this century.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

MagiCAD V2016.11 For Revit, AutoCAD

The most updated version of MagiCAD for Revit and AutoCAD alias version 2016.11 is just launched to make the MEP Design Process more superior. The productivity workflows are significantly improved with this new version. MagiCAD provides a wide-ranging and innovative solution toward all ventilation, piping and electrical Building Information Modelling, design and calculations requirements. MagiCAD 2016.11 is compatible with Revit 2017-2016 and AutoCAD 2017-2013.

With MagiCAD 2016.11 for Revit, the users can get a complete calculation solution on MEP work through Revit platform. The users will be able to execute all the calculations through MagiCAD on native Revit families. The new version comprehensively combines with native Revit units of measurement, improves drawing legends for quantity take-off documents and bills of materials, and offers easy functions for tracing probable errors and failed objects in the model once IFC export is completed.

Besides, MagiCAD2016.11 for Revit presents various intelligent new tools and enhancements for ventilation, piping and electrical design, together with substations and wall boxes as new product types. Significant enhancements like system performance, capabilities for DXF export and support for assembled supports and hangers are included in MagiCAD 2016.11 for Revit toward the design of support and hanger systems for ducts, pipes and cable trays.

Various complicated data processing tasks and project export methods become automatic in MagiCAD 2016.11 for AutoCAD. There are some exciting and new features like a Quick-Start Project Setup Wizard for simple and rapid setup of projects with localized settings, constant update of all model drawings all together, Find & Replace functions for all textual parameters, along with exporting projects to IFC format in batches via automated functions. Besides, MagiCAD 2016.11 for AutoCAD provides new tools, measurements and enhancements for ventilation, piping, electrical and systems design.

MagiCAD optimizes MEP design with the use of Europe’s biggest product model database that includes more than one million actual products and product variants from 220 leading manufacturers all over the globe. Each model inside the database contains precise dimensions and wide-ranging technical data.

For more information, visit

MagiCAD v2016.11 for Revit, AutoCAD

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RTV Xporter For Revit Can Automate Your BIM Process

With RTV Xporter for Autodesk Revit, the users will be able to export and print drawing sheets and views in Autodesk Revit automatically. RTV Xporter contains user-friendly interface to instantly look over, explore and filter Revit drawing sheets and views. Besides, the users can generate PDFs, DWG, DWF, DWFx, DXF and IFC files automatically. With RTV Xporter’s in-built parametric file naming engine, it is possible to automatically saves the exported files to fit any company’s or project team’s file naming conventions conveniently. RTV Xporter also provide support for batch printing to two separate printers concurrently to facilitate the project teams to have sufficient time for designing and coordinating their BIM projects. RTV Xporter is specifically designed for Architects, Interiors Designers, Engineers, Landscape Architects and Visualization Artists who use Autodesk Revit.

The PRO version of the RTV Xporter product facilitates the users to generate and carry out ignored scheduled tasks and batch processes in Autodesk Revit.

The PRO version can scan current Autodesk Revit projects for 2D Drafting Views and automatically remove and save them as separate Revit files, facilitating the users to mine data and content for your BIM projects without any difficulty.

With PRO version, the users can automatically name their exported digital files on the basis of parameters drawn out from their Revit project, along with shared and project parameters linked with Revit Views or Sheets. It will facilitate the users to 'set and forget' the projects file naming syntax while generating any digital documentation.

Batch print large format and abridged hardcopies to two individual printers at the same time.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Demonstration Of Unity For Autodesk Revit

Unity for Autodesk Revit is newly launched add-in to integrate Autodesk Revit and Unity gaming development platform.

The add-in can be applied for exporting 3D model geometry from Revit to Unity. The users can get first person 3D shooter game like experience when utilizing model produced by Revit as the 3D surroundings.

The add-in offers the following exclusive features :.

• Export of 3D model geometry having materials and textures from Revit to Unity for Autodesk Revit.

• Handling of the resulting 3D model in an equivalent fashion to a 3D first-person shooter game.

• Support of textures together with a capability of using weather effects.

• Formation of a separate workable package to view the exported Revit model in a three-dimensional illustration devoid of requiring either Autodesk Revit or Unity installations.

• Support of HTC Vive virtual reality headset and controllers.

• Support of Intel RealSense camera

Unity for Autodesk Revit supports Autodesk Revit 2015 - 2017.

Go through the following video to get basic add-in functionalities in different modes:

• Unity for Autodesk Revit (Intel RealSense Support) (
• Unity for Autodesk Revit (HTC Vive Support) (

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

A Series Of New Plugins For Autodesk Fusion 360, Revit 2017, 3ds Max 2017 & Maya 2017 Launched By Luxion

Luxion, a recognized developer of high-tech rendering and lighting technology as well as KeyShot, the most powerful real-time ray-tracing and global-illumination software for 3D rendering and animation, just introduced new and updated plugins which again combine KeyShot with a wide array of Autodesk’s 3D modeling applications specifically designed for the Manufacturing, Architectural and Entertainment sectors.

KeyShot facilitates the Designers, Engineers, and 3D Artists to visualize products as they capture shape, allow to define color, finish and materials quickly, provide prototype visuals faster, provide more appealing product reviews and create final product shots that entirely grab and communicate the function and design.

Each newest plugin for the Autodesk products facilitates the user of every software to set up a small plugin to get the ability for uploading the model directly in KeyShot, starting including materials and light and observing it all occurs in real-time, and keep up modifying the model whereas transmitting updates back to KeyShot. Furthermore, users may export KeyShot .bip files devoid of installing KeyShot.

All KeyShot plugins for Autodesk products can be downloaded at free of cost from the KeyShot website ( as well as the Autodesk App Exchange. ( The plugins can export a KeyShot .bip file devoid of a license of KeyShot installed. A license of KeyShot is necessary for LiveLinking and the other improved features in each plugin. A KeyShot HD license ($995) consists of unlimited rendering resolution. A KeyShot Pro license ($1995) consists of complete KeyShot Animation capabilities. Floating licenses, Network Rendering, and KeyShotVR, for producing interactive visuals, are also accessible online at, the App Exchange or through a qualified KeyShot reseller.

The following features are available with each plugin:

KeyShot for Revit plugin – NEW
• Compatible with Revit 2015 – 2017 Support
• LiveLinking model update technology
• Retain family structure
• Support for camera export
• Support for export of RPC placeholder objects
• Support for matching of Revit compass

To get more information, please go through the following link

A series of new plugins  for Autodesk Fusion 360, Revit 2017, 3ds Max 2017 & Maya 2017 launched by Luxion

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Friday, December 2, 2016

V-Ray 3 For Revit Is Just Launched By Chaos Group

Chaos Group introduces V-Ray 3 for Revit, a professional rendering plugin that caters to fulfill the requirements of architects and designers. An intuitive interface and streamlined controls have made V-Ray 3 for Revit is considered as the most design-friendly renderer due to its user-friendly interface and smooth controls. The users will be able to produce superior quality renders directly in Autodesk Revit.

V-Ray 3 for Revit is developed on the basis of the industry-standard rendering technology that is applied by 92 of the top 100 architecture firms. The technology can be used for professional design and visualization projects, from imagery to VR. V-ray is considerably improved to manage big BIM datasets as well as maintain the reliability of the BIM database. Thus, the architects will be able to include natural lights, cameras and materials with the use of a non-destructive workflow.

With V-Ray for Revit, the users can render countless imagery and utilize it as part of the design process. The architects can explore various ideas, obtain feedback, and take decisions quickly.

V-Ray for Revit exposes visualization fit for the whole design team. Now each team member gets the ability to communicate more efficiently at every phase of the design process.

Some of the exclusive features:

• Design-Friendly Interface – Rapidly equalize quality and speed with V-Ray for Revit’s render presets. Work in draft mode for initial recapitulations and switch to superior quality for demonstrations.

• Physical Materials – Automatically transform Revit materials to V-Ray’s physically-correct format.

• Diagrammatic Materials – Smoothly generate scenes which appear as diagrammatic or like a scale model with material presets like basswood and foam core.

• Physically Based Lighting – Correct options for IES and HDR image-based lighting, along with support for Revit Sun and Sky.

• One-Click VR Output – VR cameras will be useful for the designers to check scale throughout the design process.

• Aerial Perspective – Include natural atmospheric depth with aerial perspective.

• Section Boxes – Render sections smoothly with complete support for Revit’s native section boxes.

• Denoiser – Automatically eliminates artifacts and noise, cutting render times with GPU-acceleration.

• Material Editor – Import and edit VRmats exported from V-Ray for 3ds Max, Rhino and SketchUp.

• V-Ray Swarm – New web-based distributed rendering facilitates firms to accelerates rendering times with the use of the power of all accessible desktops and render nodes.

Availability: V-Ray 3 for Revit is now compatible with Windows platform as well as Autodesk Revit 2015, 2016, 2017. The users can buy a full workstation license for $695, €500, or £430, and includes a new online licensing option.

V-Ray 3 for Revit is just launched by Chaos Group

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How BIM Was Utilized In £500M M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project In Scotland

The following construction video briefly demonstrate how BIM was utilized to create the replica of Raith Interchange, The £500M M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project in Scotland.

Besides, serving to gaming industry as well as facilitating design, build, maintain and manage construction projects, BIM becomes also very useful for major roadway projects.

Intelligent 3D models of new infrastructure consist of everything from the underground location of utility services to the type of street lighting installed as well as replacing the wattage of a bulb is also done by applying BIM.

BIM was applied to perform clash detection analysis, time-lapse visualizations and many other features which enhance project collaboration and co-ordination process significantly.

In the Raith Interchange project, BIM enhances communication and coordination among design and construction teams and leads to superior and more compliant infrastructure and save considerable time and money. Improved communication with road users and local communities is another major advantage with the use of BIM.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Download The Sample Of Steel Frame Hangar Complete Design Drawings

Get the complete design drawings of CAD dwg,dxf and pdf Steel Frame Hangar. These entire sets of structural design drawings belong to industrial building. One can use them in the projects which will be executed in future.

The front half of the hangar remains at 18.0m single span portal frame while the second half remains at 36.0m double span portal frame containing a mezzanine steel floor. Elevated crane supported from the portal frame columns runs the entire span of the building. The whole building consists of 1,400square meters ( 15,000sq.feet ) of workshop area.

Single and double span roof supported with 40mm thick insulated sandwich panel system having rain water and valley gutters. The substantial horizontal crane loads (throughout stop and go) as well as other horizontal loadings ( i.e. earthquake, wind loads etc ) can be resisted by Portal frames bracing.

Foundation system is formed with single pad footings containing concrete pier column and connecting ground beams to make up differential settlement. All details are given below.

The entire set of drawings contain the following :

• plan views of column layout, foundation, mezzanine slab, crane & roof
• foundation details
• all steel column and beams connection details
• portal frame elevation views
• mezzanine steel decking slab cross section
• side elevation views with vertical bracing details

Link for Download steel frame hanger complete design drawings

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Free Download Autocad Drawing Sheet With Drafting Tools And Blocks

Given below, a sample of autocad drawing sheet that consists of different types of drafting tools and blocks. This sheet can be downloaded at free of cost. Autocad drafting tool can be used to generate drawings from 3D. One can generate and edit technical drawings and annotate designs. Drafters apply them to create floor plans, site plans, sketch technical drawings, build permit drawings, build inspection plans, and landscaping layouts.

In AutoCAD, a block is described a collection of objects which are integrated into a single named object.

Generally, each block is a separate drawing file and saved in a folder with same drawing files. If it is required to insert one into the existing drawing file, just apply the INSERT command (or enter I in the Command window).

While inserting the drawing as a block first time, it is necessary to click Browse to search for the drawing file. Ensure all the blocks are arranged with easy-to-find folders.

As soon as the block is inserted, the block definition is preserved in your existing drawing. Afterwards, it can be selected from the Name drop-down list devoid of clicking the Browse button.

Free download Autocad drawing sheet with drafting tools and blocks

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Reinforced Concrete Beam Column Multistorey Frame Connections

It is a sample CAD dwg drawing that contains entire set of Reinforced Concrete Beam Column Multistorey Frame Connections. The drawing demonstrates a standard multistoried building frame having 3 diverse foundations types, beam-column connections for middle floor exterior and internal connections, cantilever beam support and top floor beam-column connections.

Top floor column reinforcement is provided differently in detail at the top floor frame level as compared to the other middle storied beam-column joints.

The frame represents a frame with 2 spans ( 3 columns ) and 3 floors, along with cantilevered concrete beams on one side. This fact is applied as a standard detail with each project devoid of the size or height of the building as it consists of all potential joints of any building frame.

This drawing utilizes details out of the reinforced concrete library, accumulated collectively at a 20% discounted price.

• Footing Foundation Column Support
• Reinforced Concrete Column Supported on Mat Spread Foundation
• Eccentric Footing Foundation Column Support Detail
• Reinforced Concrete Beam Column End Support Detail
• Internal Column Beam Frame Support Detail
• Cantilever Concrete Beam Reinforcement Detail with adjucent continuous beam

Reinforced Concrete Beam Column Multistorey Frame Connections

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

AutoCAD 2018 Beginning And Intermediate – An Exclusive E-Book By Munir Hamad

Munir Hamad, the renowned civil engineer, has written an exclusive e-book alias AutoCAD 2018 Beginning and Intermediate.

This book will provide useful guidance to perform 2D drafting efficiently in AutoCAD 2018. By going through this autoCAD e-book, the autoCAD users will be familiar with metric and imperial units to demonstrate the numerous drawing & editing tools ideal for all the 2D concepts. There is companion disc to organize drawing exercises and projects and get colorful presentation of the book’s figures. AutoCAD 2018 Beginning and Intermediate consists of more than 100 exercises or “mini-workshops supported with complete small projects ranging from concept to actual plotting. Explanation of all of the workshops will imitate the development of three projects (architectural and mechanical) from starting to end, applying all the fundamental commands and functions in AutoCAD 2018.

This book will provide huge benefits for the students who will appear for the AutoCAD Certified Professional exam.

The book is available in paperback version and will cost $59.95.

Go through the following link, to purchase the book

AutoCAD 2018 Beginning and Intermediate – An exclusive e-book by Munir Hamad

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Fast Plans – A Handy Construction Program For Engineers

Fast Plans software can rapidly complete an engineering drawing. This construction program offers the following features :-

• Plan design - Fast Plans facilitates the users to instantly prepare the plan of a house. To perform that, the users have to provide each room’s parameters, extern and intern wall’s thickness, windows’ size and so on.

• Opening’s spots: Fast Plans also help the users to identify the exact position for arranging the door and the windows. It consists of libraries, staircases, and bathroom or chimney placement to place them easily.

• Guidance: help menu and assistant will make the working process of Fast Plans simpler. If the users want to proceed with the plan design, this assistant will provide guidance through its menu and functions. Besides, these features, the software can also accomplish different calculations independently.

Fast Plans is compatible with Windows XP 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP


• It is very useful due to its user-friendly interface.
• There is an extensive range of scales provided with the program.

Go through the following link to download the software - Fast Plans

Fast Plans – A handy construction program for engineers
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Monday, November 14, 2016

RIB Software & Autodesk Join Hands To Offer Incorporated 5D BIM Solution

Like many others in the industry, Autodesk and RIB Software (RIB) join hands to offer a software solution in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry for minimizing project risk as well as enhancing profitability and production.

In this regard, they launched a new 5D solution that can improve 3D design modeling and 4D construction modeling and scheduling with another basic element: cost analysis.

Benefits of the 5D Solution: 5D Solution offers all the design competencies from Autodesk’s Revit software and integrate them with schedule and cost information into a single environment.

It can conceivably accelerate project success as it is accessible simultaneously, making it especially appealing to project teams that ultimately care about the two most important things in a construction project: scheduling and costs.

With RIB, the construction professionals can visualize all the phases of a project in one 5D environment in an extremely integrated offering.

A 5D model can be presented facilitating all the project stakeholders to undertake more rational business decisions. It can significantly minimize any risk associated with the project as well as enhance productivity for the construction industry.

The common agreement will comprise of iTWO 5D BIM research, development and support, which are combined with Revit BIM technology. The new solution will provide authentic simulations for cost and time into the design method by iTWO users that simply integrates Revit model workflows.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

BricsCAD V17 Is Launched To Enhance The Functionalities For BIM, Sheet Metal Design, CAD & 3D Modeling

BricsCAD V17 is just launched with some advanced features. Currently this latest CAD software supports Windows platform and available in English language.

BricsCAD V17 is a complete, DWG-native 2/3D CAD program that can manage professional 2D drafting, 3D modeling with push-pull functionality, sheet metal design, and BIM (Building Information Modeling). This CAD program integrates all these focus areas in a .dwg file format.

BricsCAD V17 offers intuitive “push-pull” modeling capability to facilitate the users to model fluidly that can be performed in SketchUp. BricsCAD V17 is supported with Direct Modeling (explicit modeling) workflow. BricsCAD V17 is available in Classic edition, BIM edition, and Sheet Metal Design edition. There also exists the Communicator edition.

Given below, some improved features of BricsCAD V17

BIM: BricsCAD BIM edition contains new full IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) support (certification), superior direct modeling, and automatic cataloging of model elements. IFC 2×3 coordinated view V2 is supported. A single DWG file can contain one site and several buildings. Live sectioning is supported and the program can automatically create 2D sections demonstrating all building materials. It is combined with Chapoo to facilitate the mirroring of the BIM geometry and data on your desktop through a related version in the cloud.

There are many new features in the BIM edition of BricsCAD V17. A new Structure Panel helps you see the organizational structure of the BIM model. Section views—cuts through the BIM geometry model—now allow the ability to specific section depth and limit how much information is shown in the section. Associative dimensions respond to changes in the model space (with the BIM geometry model) to the generated drawings from the BIM model.

Now it is possible to produce rooms in a new and different method. Just click a point within the room area and the surrounding walls describe the room, or you can choose a 3D solid and it turns out to be the volume for the room.

Sheet Metal Design: For the Sheet Metal Design edition, BricsCAD V17 includes parametric form features that function like virtual forming tools to rectify a sheet metal blank. It contains a library with the most commonly applied form features like bridges, louvers, and embossed features.

Sheet Metal for BricsCAD V17 allows the users to import or generate, rework, clarify, and export sheet model parts by applying 3D direct modeling (e.g., explicit modeling as opposed to parametric, history-based modeling). With direct modeling feature, the users don’t have to restart the models from beginning after a CAD modeling failure.

Other significant enhancements comprise of Flange Bends, a new command that will help the users to bend a present flange along a line with a specified bend radius. While importing geometry from other CAD tools, BricsCAD V17 Sheet Metal Design edition identifies bends which are generated improperly and resolves them automatically. Loft bends also obtain a feature validation function, convincing users that the bend can function properly.

BricsCAD V17 is launched to enhance the functionalities for BIM, Sheet Metal Design, CAD & 3D Modeling
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

ProgeCAD Is A Good Substitute To Expensive AutoCAD

progeCAD is a powerful CAD program. It can substitute the expensive AutoCAD. The program can easily read and write files on the DWG type and handle menus, fonts as well as blocks and LISP and VBA and contains the similar functionalities of AUTOCAD.

progeCAD software is an integrated engineering application that is compatible with DWG and DXF files. It consists of over 11,000 geometric shape ready to be used with progeCAD 2015 the most updated version.

progeCAD can manage various engineering drawings, professional three-dimensional electrical and civil and architectural design of structural, industrial as well as design of bridges, streets and cities, houses.

The program supports Windows bit 32 and bit 64 version.

The program offers the following exclusive features :-

1. Complete control of images along with polygonal and printing section.
2. Import bitmaps and controllers with over 10,000 units
3. Coordination with AutoCAD
4. Built - in print square pattern AutoCAD tool
5. Print 3D projects
6. Import and export DWF files
7. Edit Options
8. Rendering 3D photorealistic images
9. Upload external files VBA

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Series Of Elevation Design In AutoCAD

The elevation of a geographic location belongs to its height over or underneath a fixed reference point, generally a reference geoid, a mathematical model of the Earth’s sea level similar to equipotential gravitational surface.Elevation, or geometric height, is primarily applied while referring to points on the Earth’s surface, whereas altitude or geopotential height is applied for points over the surface, like an aircraft in flight or a spacecraft in orbit, and depth is applied for points underneath the surface.

Link for download - Elevation Drawings in AutoCAD

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Series of elevation design in AutoCAD
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Saturday, November 5, 2016

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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Friday, October 28, 2016

Some Great Lists Of Free Autocad Plugins In 2016

VerticesBlk v.1.4: This Autocad plugin is specifically developed to allow the users to enter blocks at each line or polyline vertex (also 3D; and optionally in arc midpoints). This useful plugin can simplify your Autocad work.

To download the plugin, click on the following link

PlotDWGarr v.1.3: This AuoCAD plugin can be used to outline a rectangular array of drawings out of the DWG model space as well as produce a set of layouts. If you have a DWG drawing that includes various frames (with individual drawings) developed like an array in the model space, it is possible to apply the following utility that 'batch plots' these sub-drawings, or separate them efficiently into individual layouts to be batch-plotted with the use of the PUBLISH command.

Link for download

TURBO toggle v.1.4: TURBO toggle Autocad plugin is applied to divert AutoCAD to a rapid mode by adjusting all the related variables. The TURBO toggle switches AutoCAD 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 or 2007 to a rapid mode with various applicable system variables. The next TURBO command diverts AutoCAD back to its original position (settings).

Link for download

BLKREDEF v.New: BLKREDEF can be used to facilitate the users to delimitate a drawing block with an updated version out of a DWG file. This AutoCAD extension can optimize your AutoCad workflow significantly.

Link for download

LayoutSw v.1.0: LayoutSw is a great Autocad plugin that can easily divert the LTSCALE automatically on the modification of each layout / model space. The plugin will help the users to make the Autocad work process simpler.

Link for download

LayLay v.1.0: LayLay is an Autocad plugin that is applied to turn the selected layers on or off while providing Model and Paperspace DWG layouts. For any single modification among the modelspace and a layout in your DWG drawing, LAYLAY is switched off automatically on the designated layers.

Link for download

Terrain for AutoCAD v.1.1: Terrain for AutoCAD stands for a terrain modeling plug-in for AutoCAD. With this plug-in, the AutoCAD users will be able to generate a terrain mesh out of a set of unordered points, lines, polylines and splines.

The terrain mesh is formed as a Delaunay Triangulation that is considered as most useful to produce a terrain mesh out of unorganized point data. Terrain for AutoCAD can also import a set of points out of a text file with point coordinate data together with point numbers and point descriptions.

Link for download

Some great lists of free autocad plugins in 2016

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