What is a Good CAD Alternative for AutoCAD?

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

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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, 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

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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

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The new Canon imagePROGRAF TZ 30000 is specifically engineered to be the fastest imagePROGRAF plotter ever. In addition, it’s packed with many new technologies to make your work more accessible than ever. See how the new automation features of the TZ Series outmatch all inkjet CAD plotters that came before it.

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BricsCAD vs AutoCAD. How do they compare?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Sun, Aug 01, 2021 @ 06:45 PM

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AutoCAD® and BricsCAD® are well-known CAD software platforms for DWG viewers and design programs. They share some similarities but are also quite different from one another.

 

If you are considering a new CAD solution or looking to make a change, hopefully, this article will provide some helpful context so you can compare the two.

 

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6 Awesome Advancements of the New Canon iPF PRO Series

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Jul 22, 2021 @ 08:30 AM

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The latest generation of ultra-high-quality large-format printing equipment is here. The Canon PRO-2100, PRO-4100, and PRO-6100 are Canon’s newest iterations and they promise not to disappoint.

 

They are designed for the highest quality of output demands to meet the needs of photographers, artists, and marketing professionals. One thing that makes this new wide-format platform so different is that they have been developed as a Canon-to-Canon, camera-to-printer solution.

 

This enables these printers to produce incredible large-format prints that maintain all of the color, texture, and emotion captured in the original image. Check out all of the advantages offered by the new Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series.

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4 Gadgets That Are Revolutionizing Construction

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Jul 20, 2021 @ 09:45 AM

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The pandemic has necessitated rapid innovation across every sector, and the construction industry is no exception. In fact, in the 2020 JLL’s State of Construction Tech report, senior analyst Henry D’Esposito said,

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What is the Best Canon Wide Format Poster Printer?

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Jun 21, 2021 @ 04:05 PM

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Poster printing used to be a privilege reserved exclusively for high-end commercial print shops. Sure, it's convenient, but it is expensive - especially if you are printing signs, book covers or posters on a regular basis.


But, changes in technology have not only made poster creation and printing posters much easier, it has made it more accessible to everyone.


Today, if you can click a mouse, you can print some amazing posters with Canon wide equipment and software. See how.


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5 Revolutionary BricsCAD Tools That Eliminate Wasted Time

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, May 06, 2021 @ 09:15 AM

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The Problem with Printing on Oce Tyvek Paper Solved

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Mar 25, 2021 @ 11:56 AM

Just look around new construction sites and you will spot plenty of Tyvek material. It is the plastic “wrap” that builders use to provide a moisture barrier on newly constructed homes and buildings.

 

But, Tyvek has other uses besides wrapping new construction projects. It is also used for shipping envelopes (Think FedEx), luggage tags and even as an extremely durable print media. Canon Solutions America provides a version branded as Océ Tyvek Banner, but some users have complained about problems with printing on the Océ Tyvek Paper.

 

Once this issue is investigated, however, it usually turns out to be user error.

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A Solid Resource for Bluebeam Training

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Mar 25, 2021 @ 08:45 AM

Many years ago, someone gave me the awesome advice of, “you have to be willing to give up who you are for who you may become.” It looks like Troy DeGroot is living by that creed with his launch of U Chapter 2 - his company dedicated to Bluebeam training – empowering people to get the most out of Bluebeam Revu.

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Canon announces new imagePROGRAF TZ 30000

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, Mar 17, 2021 @ 07:30 AM

Canon recently announced their latest additions to their imagePROGRAF line of large format printers with new hybrid solutions, the imagePROGRAF TZ-30000 and imagePROGRAF TZ-30000 multifunction printer (MFP) Z36.

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Reasons for Wide Format Plotters for Construction Subcontractors

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Sat, Feb 27, 2021 @ 07:30 AM

When it comes to construction projects, Subcontractors (Subs) are the heart and soul of any job. General Contractors and Architects rely on their Subs (HVAC, plumbing, lighting, electrical, concrete, etc.) to complete the project on time and under budget. So, efficiency and productivity are the keys to subcontractor success.

 

But, it is a changing world and some subcontractors have issues adapting to some of the shifting business dynamics within the construction industry. The entire construction workflow us much more digital. Though this change has dramatically decreased the need to print hard copies of construction drawings, the need still exists. 

 

Plotting needs have certainly changed, but have not gone away completely. In fact, construction-related printing is still very vital, but dynamic. So, every contractor should have access to a wide-format plotter, for a variety of reasons. 

 

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How to Compare Plan Revisions in Blubeam Revu

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Feb 25, 2021 @ 01:07 PM

When it comes to working with construction plan revisions, speed is certainly a factor. Given the current construction labor shortage, the expectation is for more key people to do more work, make less errors, and still finish projects on time.

 

So, when a speed hack is discovered, it doesn’t take long for others to jump on board. This is why Bluebeam Revu software might just be muscle that companies need to supercharge comparing construction plan revisions. 

 

See why Revu can be one of your most powerful weapons in your arsenal when it comes to finding changes in document revisions quickly.

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Influence of Open BIM in the AEC Industry

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Jan 28, 2021 @ 08:45 AM

This article was first published in 2013 and updated in 2021. 

 

Anyone associated to the construction industry is aware that Building Information management (BIM) software solutions are more commonplace than ever - and with good reason. Over the past few years, the AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) market has experienced a massive transformation and BIM has been a huge driver of change. 

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