Create Parametric CAD Blocks in BricsCAD

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Aug 15, 2022 @ 08:15 AM
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How to Pick the Best Plotter and Printer

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Jul 05, 2022 @ 09:15 AM

[ Free Consultation ] Are you interested in getting a new plotter printer but don't know where to start? Get help from our top tech experts in a free consultation call.
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Plotters are great tools for creating professional-looking documents. They're often used in business, including architectural, engineering, construction, and manufacturing applications. They aim to make drawings, graphs, charts, and other diagrams that convey information.

 

There is no doubt that digital workflows, especially in AEC,  have significantly changed the design and build process in recent years. However, look around, and you can still find plenty of paper construction drawings.

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How to Use the BricsCAD QUAD Cursor

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Sun, Jun 26, 2022 @ 07:30 PM
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What would be the impact of minimizing the number of keystrokes and clicks that you make in your average daily CAD workflow?

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Using 3D Pictures in Your Bluebeam Revu Workflow

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Fri, Apr 15, 2022 @ 11:02 AM

[ Free Consultation ] Are you interested in using 3D images to enhance your Bluebeam workflow, but have no idea where to start? Get help from our top tech experts in a free consultation call.
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Bluebeam Revu is an incredibly useful application that allows millions of users in the AEC industry to markup, takeoff, organize, and collaborate with PDF files. The markup tools are best-in-class and provide countless ways to improve design intent or submit RFIs.

 

But what if you could improve upon that experience? Try including some links to 3D stereoscopic pictures and never question a measurement again. You can with a Leica BLK3D imager to take pictures and link to your PDF drawing in Bluebeam Revu

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How to Buy a Plotter Wisely

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Fri, Mar 18, 2022 @ 10:14 AM

[ Free Consultation ] Are you interested in upgrading your plotter technology, but have no idea where to start? Click Here to Schedule Your Free Consultation Call

 

Despite all the digital advancements in the AEC industry over the past few years, the concept of a completely paperless office just does not exist. There is still a need for paper plans, maps, and other large images.

 

So, a plotter is still very much a viable piece of equipment for any architectural, engineering, and construction offices. But there are more options now than ever. The choices can be daunting. So, this article will help narrow down the important aspects of how to buy a plotter today.

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Leica BLK3D Camera Overview [ 2022 ]

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Sat, Feb 12, 2022 @ 01:40 PM

[ Free Consultation ] Are you interested in exploring photogrammetry and 3D images in your workflow, but have no idea where to start? Get help from our top tech experts in a free consultation call.
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Capturing and documenting conditions at a worksite just got easier. In fact, getting accurate measurements and dimensions at a jobsite is as easy as taking a picture on your mobile phone. The Leica BLK3D is a state-of-the-art handheld device makes it possible to capture 3D measurements from 2D photographs and will forever change how you capture onsite conditions.

 

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Bluebeam 2019 End of Sale Notice

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, Feb 09, 2022 @ 08:30 AM

In case you have not noticed, there are some upcoming changes happening with Bluebeam Revu software. A whole new series of cloud-based solutions are on the way and a new product release is rumored. The big question is, how does this affect you? There is an impact, especially if you are a user a legacy version - 2019 or earlier. 

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Toner vs Inkjet Plotter Comparison [ 2022 ]

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Jan 11, 2022 @ 02:15 PM

[ Free Consultation ] Are you interested in exploring new CAD plotter options, but have no idea where to start? Get help from our top tech experts in a free consultation call.
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Blueprints are a classic historical icon of the construction industry. For some more seasoned AEC professionals, blueprints bring back nostalgic memories. For other, younger people, a blueprint (or blueline) drawing may be best viewed in a museum, not at a job site.

 

But, the fact remains, printed construction plans are still used regularly (I know this because companies still buy a lot of plotters from us). And, while digital files and applications are wonderful to work with, having a set of paper plans available onsite is still useful.

 

This still leads companies to purchase new plotters or MFPs. And when exploring options, you have probably wondered, “should I get an inkjet or a toner plotter?

 

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TAVCO is Moving | New Year, New Location [ 2022 ]

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Jan 04, 2022 @ 08:45 AM

Happy 2022!

 

In alignment with the new year, we are excited to announce that TAVCO is relocating our primary office to better serve our growing client base – both locally and nationally.

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Top 3 Ink Jet Plotter Problems

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Jan 03, 2022 @ 07:30 AM

No matter which brand of ink jet plotter you have, most all are built on the same type of mechanical platform. Though there are some specific differences, they all share some similar characteristics. 

 

Therefore, ALL wide-format printers are susceptible to the same types of operational issues. So, here are the 4 most common issues, and suggestions solutions for each.

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Benefit From Better Ink - Canon LUCIA EX Details

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Fri, Dec 10, 2021 @ 01:50 PM

For years, LUCIA EX inks have been the staple of the Canon line of imagePROGRAF large-format aqueous printers. These are fantastic units that are made specifically for photography and fine art applications.

 

The image quality from a twelve color printer is unmatched. In fact, these units are often held in the highest regard by many prominent artists in the industry.

 

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Save Time with Automated CAD Tools in BricsCAD

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Nov 30, 2021 @ 08:45 AM

[ Free Consultation ] Are you interested in getting new CAD software? Want to know how to save time with BricsCAD's integrated AI and machine learning tools? Get help from our top tech experts in a free consultation call.
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CAD users have high expectations from their software. After all, time is money, so anything that you can do to save time and be more efficient can have a positive impact on your company. 

 

Therefore, BricsCAD has made such an effort to develop practical tools to help you work faster. Discover the power in the CAD automation tools included in BricsCAD, such as the QUAD Cursor, Blockify, and MOVE Guided. They just might change the way you design forever.

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BricsCAD User Interface | Similar to AutoCAD

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Sun, Nov 21, 2021 @ 06:30 PM

[ Free Consultation ] Are you interested in changing your CAD software? Curious about replacing AutoCAD with BricsCAD? Schedule a call and get help from our top tech experts.
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If you are looking for a CAD program with lot of power, compatibility, and flexible licensing options, look no further than BricsCAD®. You’ll see right away that can use it almost the exact same way as AutoCAD®.

 

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Reduce Your CAD Software Budget with BricsCAD

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Fri, Nov 19, 2021 @ 01:25 PM

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Want to save some money and reclaim your software CAD budget? We covered that in a recent online seminar comparing AutoCAD® to BricsCAD® that covers that topic.

 

It goes over some general aspects about BricsCAD and states how migrating some of your CAD users to BricsCAD can have an incredibly significant impact to your bottom line.

 

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What Does It Cost to Lease a Plotter?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Sep 14, 2021 @ 09:30 PM

In a Post-COVID world, digital workflows have become more commonplace amongst AEC firms and their project partners. Unfortunately, this shift has led many to believe that absolutely all workflows happen on a screen, yet there is still a need for producing and using large paper construction plans.

 

This continuing need means that many small to medium size AEC companies still entertain the idea of upgrading their wide-format tech for various reasons – upgrades, end-of-lease trade-ups, and expansion. Therefore, equipment leasing remains a very viable option for many businesses.

 

But, when it comes to leasing, options can be a bit dynamic and confusing, so make sure you understand all the factors before deciding which option suits you best.

 

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