March 6, 2015

What is new in FormIt Web Version 9.0

New Features include
  • Groups
  • Content library linking
  • Improved conversion from FormIt to Revit
  • Smart selection and more

March 3, 2015

Revit Tip - Turn off Coarse Filled Walls in Linked Revit Project

If you have ever taken a Revit model from an Architect and linked into a new Revit project you may find that the walls print shaded when the view is set to coarse mode. In this video I explain how to remove the shade from the walls without bothering the Architect.

February 23, 2015

Our February issue of BIMTech news has launched. check out the articles here. Revit and AutoCAD tips this month.

Archives here

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February 19, 2015

View and Share Any Design File

would you like to view and share your design files without having to login to a website with no downloads and no plugins required? Well Autodesk has launched a website to do just that. 

view 2D and 3D designs in over 50 file formats. I tested the site today with some large Revit models and my browser handled the viewing just fine. Actually my models loaded quicker than when I place them into A360 for viewing.

You have the ability to turn on and off layers / categories, view sheets and 3d views for Revit models. Even explode your model if you wish. Many more features available I suggest you check them out.

https://360.autodesk.com/viewer



January 29, 2015

AutoCAD P&ID Getting Started Video Series

Here is a quick video series I created on how to get started with AutoCAD P&ID. The series is basic and to the point on how P&ID functions.

Areas Shown:
  • create a drawing
  • add equipment
  • connect equipment
  • assign pipe info and tag
  • add valves and off page connectors
  • export and import equipment data using excel

January 28, 2015

BIMTech Newsletter January 2015

Our January issue of BIMTech news has launched. check out the articles here. This month has a great article explaining the difference between A360 Drive and A360 Team. Don't forget to sign up.

Archives here

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January 16, 2015

A360 Collaboration for Revit Video Series

Well by now you have heard that Autodesk launched another cloud service back in December called A360 collaboration for Revit. I am sure you may have watched the overview video from Autodesk. On all the great features and benefits of A360 Collaboration for Revit.

I have created a 5 part video series on the A360 Collaboration for Revit service. The series will take you through the following topics and the links are below.

Video 1 - Overview of A360 Collaboration for Revit
Video 2 - A360 Account Creation
Video 3 - Downlod and Install Collaboration for Revit
Video 4 - Creating A360 Project, Inviting Team Members & Uploading a Revit Model to A360
Video 5 - Linking Revit Model from A360 and Using Communicator

I hope this video series has helped you. Best of Luck with your collaboration efforts

Bill



December 7, 2014

Autodesk A360 Collaboration for Revit

Connect teams with building collaboration cloud service

Autodesk® A360 Collaboration for Revit® connects project teams with centralized access to BIM project data in the cloud. Stay connected in real time using the Communicator chat tool within models. With Revit software and Autodesk A360 integration, Collaboration for Revit enables the entire project team to work on shared building information models.



December 3, 2014

How to load Fabrication CADmep into vanilla AutoCAD

In this video I show you how to open Fabrication CADmep within AutoCAD. CADmep is suppose to open AutoCAD upon launch, however mine keeps freezing up. So I go into AutoCAD first and than launch Fabrication CADmep using the "TakeOff" command. See short video attached.

December 1, 2014

What can Building Information Modeling (BIM) do for your projects?

This is a great introduction to BIM video for those that may or may not have heard of BIM (Building Information Modeling).

See what intelligent models are and how they can improve projects.

October 1, 2014

Revit to Fabrication CADMEP workflow

I have been working with contractors that are utilizing Autodesk Fabrication CADMEP for their fabrication designs. These contractors are receiving Revit files from MEP consultants however they tend to re-create the fabrication drawings manually and not utilize a BIM workflow.

I have been working with them to get the consultants Revit files into Fabrication CADMEP. The two videos attached will show you quickly how content from Revit can be brought into Fabrication CADMEP and populated with the proper content required for construction.

Stay tuned for more posts on Autodesk Fabrication and the exploration of using Revit for Fabrication drawings in the coming weeks.







September 21, 2014

AutoCAD 2015 get back your toolbars and classic workspace

have you installed AutoCAD 2015 and discovered no AutoCAD classic workspace? If you have this is a quick way to get back your toolbars and create a new workspace. No CUI skills required.


July 7, 2014

DPTech June Newsletter Released

Our latest newsletter on Digital Prototyping DPTech has just released it's first monthly issue. Check it out here.



July 4, 2014

BIMTech June Newsletter Released

Our June issue of BIMTech news just launched last week. Check out current and previous months issues here. If you wish to receive the newsletter monthly please sign up.

July 3, 2014

In the Fold announces a new technology preview from Autodesk called Project Skyscraper to bring Revit collaboration to the Cloud check out the post here. I guess you can call this Revit Server in the cloud. Still will raise a few questions like what will the cost be? how much storage do I receive? who owns the model? 

If you wish to sign up for an Open House click here.

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June 25, 2014

Autodesk 2015 Uninstall Utility

One of the features available in the 2015 product line is the Quick Uninstall Utility.
With this tool, you are able to quickly and easily view and uninstall all of your currently installed Autodesk software simply by checking a few boxes.
To find this file on Windows 7, go to your Start Menu.  For Windows 8, select your Window key and type, “Uninstall Tool” in the search menu.
If you can’t find it on the Start Menu, you can find it in the following directory:
C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesAutodesk SharedUninstall ToolR1UninstallTool.exe 

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June 23, 2014

Do you want your old toolbars and classic workspace back? - AutoCAD 2015

As of late I have had many request from user on how they can get back there AutoCAD toolbars and classic workspace within AutoCAD 2015.

After installing AutoCAD 2015 I noticed that the AutoCAD classic workspace is a gone and no toolbars appear. Users are being forced to use the ribbon like it or not. Well not completely.

my tip does not require you to go into the CUI. Simple and easy way to bring back your toolbars, minimize the ribbon and create your own My AutoCAD Classic workspace.

see the video below

enjoy!

Bill


April 7, 2014

Redcage Partners with Nasuni

Redcage Solutions is proud to announce that we have Partnered with Nasuni. Nasuni is the next-generation of cloud-integrated storage for the enterprise. We combine on-premises cloud gateways with cloud storage to deliver an enterprise-class storage solution that never needs to be backed up, scales from TBs to PBs and is available from every office and device.

Nasuni is Storage Infrastructure as a Service (SIaaS) a complete storage solution leveraging the cloud as a primary storage component built-in to a unified storage system. 

With Nasuni, enterprise organizations can expect to:
  • Increase day-to-day productivity of distributed teams.
  • Upload photos and videos from the field using Nasuni Mobile.
  • Limit the capital investment necessary to support new offices and teams.
  • Simplify the challenges of managing infrastructure in remote locations.
  • Reduce the cost and complexity of data storage, backups, and replication.
  • Securely share and control data access with third-party collaboration teams; entirely managed with your own encryption.
If you wish to contact us or to find out more on how we can help solve your storage challenges please visit our Nasuni page.