Kevin Vaughan

Kevin Vaughan
Kevin Vaughan is the Vice President of TAVCO and heads up Sales, Digital Marketing, and E-Commerce channels. With over two decades of experience, he has received various awards for sales performance and channel growth. Published articles focus on AEC technologies including laser scanning, 3D cameras, CAD software, and large format plotters. When he is not geeking out on new technologies, you can find him hanging with his wife and kids, playing guitar, or Scuba diving.
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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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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

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Blueprints are a classic historical icon of the construction industry. For some more seasoned AEC professionals, the thought of reviewing a blueprint brings back nostalgic memories. For other, younger people, a blueprint (or blueline) drawing may be best viewed in a museum, not at a jobsite.

 

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, it is still useful to have a set of paper plans available onsite.

 

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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How to Pick the Best Plotter and Printer

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Nov 01, 2021 @ 09:15 AM

[ Free Consultation ] Are you interested in getting a new plotter printer, but have no idea where to start? Get help from our top tech experts in a free consultation call.
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There is no doubt that digital workflows have made some significant changes to the design and build process in recent years. However, take a look around and you can still find plenty of paper construction drawings out there.

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What is a Good CAD Alternative for AutoCAD?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Aug 31, 2021 @ 09:15 AM

[ Free Consultation ] Are you interested in exploring AutoCAD alternatives, but have no idea where to start? Get help from our top tech experts in a free consultation call.
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AutoCAD - The Industry Standard

When it comes to CAD design software, the first thing that probably comes to mind is AutoCAD, and rightfully so. It was first released in 1982, essentially giving birth to the PC-based CAD (computer-aided design) movement as we know it. Since then, AutoCAD has become a household name in most AEC firms.

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Kip 3100 Plotter vs the new Canon TZ 30000 Printer

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Aug 16, 2021 @ 08:45 AM

[ Free Consultation ] Are you looking to upgrade your plotter technology, but have no idea where to start? Get help from our top tech experts in a free consultation call.
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During the mid-to-late 2000s, many architectural, engineering, and construction offices throughout the country purchased Kip 3100 plotters and MFP units.

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3 Things You can Do to Keep Your Large Format Plotter Healthy

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Sun, Aug 15, 2021 @ 05:45 PM

Nearly everyone is energy conscious today, and that can be a good thing. But sometimes "no good deed goes unpunished." You have probably experienced this with some of your office technology. This is especially true after the impact of COVID 19 forced many workers home and away from the office. 

 

This motivated business leaders to simply close the office space and shut down all the equipment while the staff was away. Unfortunately, this can be a bad and costly move when it comes to a CAD plotter at an architecture firm or construction company. Here's how you can prevent problems from inactive plotter equipment. 

 

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See Why the Canon TZ 30000 is one of the Best CAD Plotters

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Aug 05, 2021 @ 08:45 AM

[ Free Consultation ] Are you interested in exploring new plotter technologies, but have no idea where to start? Get help from our top tech experts in a free consultation call.
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The new Canon imagePROGRAF TZ 30000 is here, and it is specifically engineered to be the fastest imagePROGRAF plotter ever. It’s packed with a multitude of new technologies to make your work easier than ever before. See how the new TZ automations outmatch of all inkjet CAD plotters that came before it.

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