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March 22, 2023

Tech Tip: AutoCAD Electrical Project Batch Plotting

There are two options for plotting a project in AutoCAD Electrical, and they are located in the Publish/Plot tool in the Project Manager palette. Clicking the drop down on the ...

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March 9, 2023

The Hardest Jobs to Fill in Construction

Countless studies show demand for construction work remains high in the marketplace. A article stated there is a lot of pent up demand in the industry, resulting in a ...

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February 23, 2023

How Plant 3D Streamlines Piping Design

Designing in 3D can differentiate your company from your competitors. From the very beginning of a project, using 3D models in the piping design process helps companies identify conflicts, adapt ...

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February 22, 2023

3 Steps for Improving Construction Employee Engagement

There was a time when cash flow was one of the biggest challenges to companies in the construction industry. Then communication and information technology were added on the heap. In ...

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February 16, 2023

File Types Used in AutoCAD Electrical

The AutoCAD Electrical toolset includes electrical design features that help you create, modify and document electrical controls systems. With the Electrical toolset, you can access a library of over 65,000 intelligent electrical ...

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February 8, 2023

Are You on a Quest for a BIM Manager?

BIM process adoption has moved beyond the half-way point in the AEC industry. In November 2021, Autodesk reported the statistics from a Dodge Data & Analytics SmartMarket Report that indicated ...

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January 11, 2023

4 Things You Need for a More Efficient Prefab Shop

If you’re in the mechanical, electrical or plumbing (MEP) space and want to improve the operation of your prefabrication shop, you may need more than a full workforce or the ...

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December 22, 2022

How to Look Smarter by Leveraging Your Data

The term “data intelligence” includes the analytical means and methods companies use to collect information they need to improve their business. Data intelligence helps companies answer questions and develop insights ...

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December 7, 2022

MEP’s Role in the Move Toward Industrialized Construction

Adoption of industrialized construction (IC) is increasing in the construction industry. That can partly be attributed to demand and the pressure it is exerting on companies to perform faster. So, ...

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November 29, 2022

15 BIM Tips: Avoiding Model Corruption & Optimizing File Sizes

Even some of the most experienced Revit users make mistakes in modeling and model management that can lead to detrimental and sometimes even disastrous results. In the November Applied Software, ...

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November 21, 2022

System Requirements for Autodesk Revit 2023

Autodesk updated its system requirements and recommendations for Revit 2023 in October 2022. Following is a listing of that information. Revit® 2023Minimum: Entry Level Configuration Operating System 64-bit Microsoft® Windows® ...

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November 2, 2022

Two Big Challenges MEP Contractors Face

Despite the latest trends in construction technology designed to make companies function better, there are still things that can work against an MEP contractor being profitable. Every company will eventually ...

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