Join Us for the Build Expo USA 2019 Show - Construction Show in Austin, TX

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Dec 27, 2018 @ 11:44 AM


Join TAVCO for the upcoming Build Expo in Austin, TX, the #1 rated show for General Contractors.

  • Build Expo USA
  • January 9-10 2019
  • Palmer Events Center
  • 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX


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Quickly Search Construction Plans with Bluebeam Revu

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Sun, Nov 25, 2018 @ 06:23 PM

Construction documents are full of data, today more than ever. Often contractors or other project partners need to quickly search a set of plans to identify specific, important information.

Unfortunately, manually reviewing a set of printed plans is laborious, tedious, and invites mistakes. Luckily, there is a faster and more accurate way - the Search Tool in Blubeam Revu. For those who use it, Bluebeam's Search Tool is a game-changer for working with construction plans.

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Navigating Multipage PDF Floor Plans with Bluebeam Revu

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Oct 01, 2018 @ 08:12 AM

The PDF file format is now an industry standard for large-size floor plans. The reasons for this are pretty obvious. PDFs are commonly used, they are familiar, they can include embedded meta data, and they can be protected by robust security properties. These dynamics have made PDF files universally used throughout the construction industry. But, when it comes to dealing with a multipage set of plans, organizing the pages to quickly get to the specific information you need, can be challenging at times. No worries, Bluebeam Revu software is a perfect cure for your multipage PDF blues.

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Bluebeam XCON 2018 in Austin, TX

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 @ 09:25 AM

Blubeam’s annual Extreme Conference, now called XCON 2018, was recently hosted in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, TX, and it was a resounding success. This event is presented every year to bring together Bluebeam users and partners alike to take part in educational sessions to better utilize the software, and discover what to expect in the future. Needless to say, XCON absolutely did not disappoint - in fact, it was awesome!

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Austin Art & Frame - Giclee Printing Services

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 @ 08:15 AM

Lots of people would love to display fine art in their home, but artwork can be really expensive. Luckily, another alternative is to get a high-quality reproduction of a painting called a giclee. Throughout Austin and Central Texas, artists and buyers alike continue to rely on the top-notch giclee printing services of Austin Art & Frame. See how they do it and learn about their business in our exclusive TAVCO Partner Profile.

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Compare Plan Revisions with Blubeam Revu

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 @ 01:07 PM

When it comes to dealing with construction plan revisions, speed is certainly a factor. Given the current construction labor shortage, more key people are expected to do more work, make less errors, and still finish projects on time. So, whenever 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 the best kept secret for companies that utilize it for the purpose of comparing documents. See why Revu could be one of your most powerful weapons in your arsenal when it comes to finding changes in document revisions quickly.


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5 Smart Tricks to Make your Workshop Look Inspiring

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 @ 10:12 AM


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Powerful Print Tracking Software with Canon TX Series Plotters

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, May 29, 2018 @ 09:20 AM

No matter what the industry or vertical market, companies across the country are looking for ways to improve their financial health by cutting costs. So, it should come as no surprise that printing costs are a prime suspect. The good news is there are ways to easily track, report, and bill for all of your printing with software application, such as Argos, by Sepialine. And now, Canon wide-format fans even more to smile about.

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What's New in Bluebeam Revu 2018 Webinar (Video)

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, May 14, 2018 @ 07:10 AM

The following recorded webinar takes you through an overview of new features in Bluebeam Revu 2018 software. This presentation starts with the the layout of the new interface. A lot has changed, but you’ll see just how intuitive the software is, even for inexperienced users. Learn about the new panels layout, see how profiles have changed, and much more.

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Bluebeam Revu 2018 New Features Webinar

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 @ 08:19 AM

When it comes to large format digital document workflow, Bluebeam Revu is the software used by leading AEC companies across the globe. Today, designing, engineering, bidding and building are more challenging than ever. So Bluebeam Revu is evolving too, to keep you a step ahead of tighter budgets and shorter time lines. The new 2018 version has officially launched and there is a lot of new things to see.

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2018 Central Texas Infrastructure Design + Construction Symposium

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 @ 08:48 AM

Join us for the Austin Contractors and Engineer’s Association’s (ACEA) annual signature event, the 2018 Symposium. This gathering connects industry experts with engineers and contractors to discuss the pressing issues affecting Austin infrastructure. Join over 600 central Texans for a day of education, impact and networking.

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High-Quality Signage is Still a Big Part of Real Estate

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 @ 08:17 AM

While it may seem tempting to shrug off yard signage in the digital age where social media reigns supreme, high-quality signage is indeed still a big part of real estate. Just as importantly, you don't want to take the budget route by trying to design make your own signs or placing a placard in your window. No matter how talented you are in crafts, it is really worth it to invest in high-quality signs. Think of it as your "Go Big to Sell Home" strategy!

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Canon Celebrates 10,000 Océ ColorWaves and Gives TAVCO Props

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Thu, Feb 08, 2018 @ 08:38 AM

Canon Solutions America continues to experience incredible success with their innovative ColorWave Series as they surpass the 10,000th unit sold. This wide-format system redefined the market with a unique process called CrystalPoint Technology that blends the best of both toner and inkjet printers into one unified printing method. The dynamic nature of this machine allows it to print on an incredibly wide range of different media and produce images that are instantly dry. The Océ ColorWave 500 and ColorWave 700 systems have been tremendously successful for our company as well. So, it was a wonderfully pleasant surprise to see that Canon included TAVCO and one of our top clients, TBG Partners, in their recent press release. Check it out.

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Top Plotter Tips & Tricks from TAVCO Service Techs

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Mon, Feb 05, 2018 @ 10:50 AM

Maintaining a fleet of hundreds of wide-format systems is quite a task. Our service team stays busy keeping up with preventive maintenance contracts as well as occasional emergency calls. But, the truth is, many machine failures can be prevented by diligent end-user care. To help keep your Océ or Canon plotter running smoothly, the TAVCO Service Team compiled a list of the most common errors along with the top plotter tips and tricks to keep your equipment working smoothly.

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First Impressions of the Canon TX 3000 Plotters

Posted by Kevin Vaughan on Wed, Jan 24, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

Even though the new Canon TX plotters have only been released for a few months, many initial orders were placed and a flood of new TX 3000 and TX 4000 printers have quickly been installed in the field. Likewise, some very encouraging feedback has come back from both other dealers and users alike regarding their performance of these new Canon machines.

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