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Bluebeam Bites: 5 Takeaways from Bluebeam XCON 2019

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Bluebeam Extreme Conference (XCON) is an annual event for design and construction professionals transforming the way our world is built. This year’s XCON, August 27-28 in Washington, DC, brought together industry leaders, influencers and innovators to learn about the latest trends in digital construction and how Bluebeam solutions are driving …

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Protect Against Ransomware with Panzura

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If the mere thought of Ransomware scares you, join the club. You lock your doors and windows; you get a guard dog; you don’t walk alone on the street after dark; and still criminals can get to you – through your internet-connected computer. All it takes is one poorly-timed mistake …

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Big BIM Little BIM – an MEP Force Highlight

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The combination of the construction labor shortage and more demanding schedules and budgets for building projects is creating an opportunity – a need actually – for mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades to fill the role of helping determine constructability of buildings and develop constructible models. This was the overarching message …

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I Look at Clouds from Both Sides Now

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In Judy Collins’ 1967 song Both Sides Now, the lyrics relate, “I really don’t know clouds at all.”1 That may be the way a lot of people feel about computing “in the cloud.” With cloud computing, the user’s local server or personal computer is replaced by an on-demand network of …

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Bluebeam Bites: Quantity Links

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Want to use Bluebeam for quantity takeoffs and get more out of it than just the markup list? Quantity link allows you to leverage the power of excel and connect it to any of your Bluebeam documents. Whether you are trying to quantify the total square footage for flooring options …

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5 Opportunities for GIS in Civil Engineering

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Although GIS and CAD have historically been considered separate technologies, with the explosion of data available from a plethora of collection methods, it’s now possible for the two disciplines to converge, creating new design and analysis tools for civil engineers. In the article “Q&A: Opportunities for GIS in civil engineering,” …