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Popularly known as a consumer-driven computer-aided design, AutoCAD was first released to the public in 1982 as a desktop app running on microcomputers with internal graphics controllers. Essentially, elevating the world of graphic design, it is most commonly used for creating and modifying 2D & 3D designs for professional drafting with de

25 June 2019

The role of an electrical CAD drafter is to create the technical illustrations which are used as visual aids for the creation of complex equipment, including technical details such as procedures and dimensions. These are often used by electrical workers when repairing or installing equipment. Electrical CAD drafters design electronic products

5 April 2019

SketchUp has revolutionized 2D and 3D model creation across the board. Boasting a robust focus on usability and processing power, SketchUp has made its mark on the industry. The tool includes texture, layer, lighting, and animation management abilities. It’s a unique program that is as useful in the planning and preliminary phases as it is w

21 March 2019

Computer Assisted Design is a vital tool in creating designs, 3D models, solving calculations, and many other critical design and planning functions. CAD design companies use these systems for prototyping and conceptual design processes to reduce costs and the number of physical prototypes produced. This process also helps in ensuring that var

15 March 2019

Facility Management in the Construction Industry Throughout the world, the term facility means something that is built, installed or established to serve a purpose, which, in general, is every tangible asset that supports an organization. Examples are real estate property, buildings, infrastru

6 February 2019

There’s little doubt that the construction industry will benefit greatly from BIM technology. There are literally dozens of advantages that accurate, detailed 3D models of building projects bring. The key thing to understand is that BIM is more than just a CAD model. It’s more like a database that stores design, construction, and maintenance information, as well a

14 September 2018

Architects face many challenges in the modern world. Advances in technology have opened up new horizons for architectural design, but on the flipside have created an almost continuous state of flux in which architects are required to learn and implement new techniques regularly. Before we take a look at Building Information Modelling or BIM adoption and some advice o

17 July 2018

Drones are an exciting new technology, whose use continues to expand into new industries, and the construction industry is no exception. Typically, in today’s term, “drone” is used to refer to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and that is what we’ll focus on in this article. For reference, the Federal Aviation Administration refers to these craft as unmanned air

3 April 2018

CNC software has come a long way since the simple punch tape numerical controls used by the early machines of the 1950s. To provide a little context for the recent advances we discuss in this post, we feel a little history is necessary! The various punch tape methods mentioned previously evolved into several different codes used by the different manufacturers. These c

14 November 2017

There are two key drivers for managing BIM processes collaboratively onsite: Firstly, for years contractors have had difficulty in turning designs into cost effective, high quality, build solutions. The reason for this is that a large part of the construction based on traditional construction processes that are time intensive, prone to inconsistency, inaccuracy, and

14 August 2017