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Zack Creach

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Three Ways to Get Started in BIM Three Ways to Get Started in BIM

Increasingly, projects are being designed in 3D rather than 2D. As a result, we’re beginning to see digital models in all forms from a variety of different firms. We now regularly receive 3D model files from architects and engineers. We also see 3D shop drawings from sheetmetal contractors, electricians, and fire sprinkler contractors. Read more

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Top 10 BIM Blogs

This blog is just one of hundreds devoted to the latest and greatest on BIM and technology in the construction industry. Here's a list of my top 10 favorite blogs for up-to-the-minute news, tips, and happenings in the BIM arena. Read more

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Do You Have a BIM Execution Plan? Do You Have a BIM Execution Plan?

Every successful BIM project starts with a plan. The BIM Execution Plan (BEP) is the standard document that defines the plan for the project, beginning with a kickoff meeting to get it all started. Read more

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Five Steps to Safely Open Revit Models Five Steps to Safely Open Revit Models

As a contractor, we see Autodesk Revit models all the time from design partners, precast detailers, electrical contractors, engineers, and many others. If we get a Revit model (.RVT), we try to use it as much as possible. Read more

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How to View Decimal Units in Autodesk Navisworks How to View Decimal Units in Autodesk Navisworks

As a program originating in the UK, Autodesk Navisworks defaults to meters as its initial unit display. For first-time users based in the US, creating a point-to-point or spot coordinate measurement with meters as the default can be a bit disconcerting. Read more

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