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AGACAD Cut opening can help you automatically insert opening.  In a drawing, there are many openings are required to create for ducts, pipes, cable trays and conduits intersect walls, floors, roofs, ceilings, beams or columns etc.  How can we quickly extract the information of all those opening after we have used AGACAD Cut opening to insert the openings.

The following step will show you how to make it visible in the tag.

1. In opening editor, click shared parameter and create a new shared parameter file.

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2. In opening editor, find the parameter you want to display in the tag (in this case, use “diameter” as example) in the family type and edit the parameter.

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3. Export the shared parameter.

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4. Go the label editor, in the Edit Label dialog box, add new parameter and select the shared parament you want to display.

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5. Find the parameter you just added and add it into the label.

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Finally, based on your drawing requirement, you can now extract the information of opening like diameter, opening type and level offset and display it using the tagging shown as below capture.

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Want to learn more about AGACAD? Visit our product page: 
http://www.forida.com.hk/index.php/products/agacad

AGACAD Cut Opening is under the pre-approved BIM software list of The Construction Innovation and Technology Fund (CITF), check out about more information:
http://www.forida.com.hk/index.php/solutions/bim-fundings

Cupix is a web-base creator for 3D models from photos taken with 360 degree camera. Cupix can be used to build virtual tours and floor plans for Real Estate, Museums, Hotels, Restaurants, Galleries, Construction Sites, Renovation Works and more. An intuitive tool to share a 3D tour and monitor your project progress.

Why Cupix?

  • Fast and easy: Cloud solution, just need 360 degree camera
  • Compare and Track Construction Site Progress
  • Compare Construction Site/ As built with BIM model (Revit, Navisworks, SketchUp, IFC)
  • Featuring tools to compare a better 3D tour, such as push pin, insert photo, video & hyperlink
  • Support 3D tour publish to Google Map

Although the primary use of Cupix is capture a 3D space in reality, i.e. making use of panorama photo taken by 360 degree camera.

Actually Cupix also accept panorama photo produced by 3D design software or BIM software, that means we can produce a 3D tour for design stage.

Here let us demonstrate a workflow of a Cupix 3D tour creation from Revit and 3ds Max.

  1. Revit Enscape  Cupix

Revit natively does not support panorama export, Through Enscape, we can render panorama photo from Revit model.

Enscape is a real-time rendering plug-in Revit (and for SketchUp, Rhino, ArchiCAD and Vectorworks as well) and support VR output.

 

A Quick Steps:

  1. Open Revit and start Enscape
  2. Locate spots to take panorama in Enscape
  3. Render enough photos and save them
  4. Upload to cupix

Now, we go back to Cupix and

Upload the panorama photos to create a 3D tour (same for any 360 photo)

 

  1. Create new 3D tour in Cupix workspace
  2. Set tour name and no. of sections in the tour
  3. Select panorama photos for each section
  4. Confirm the setting and upload the tour
  5. An email will be sent to you when your tour is ready

 

       2. 3ds Max Cupix

Here is a workflow demonstration of 3Ds Max to Cupix

Like working on Revit, we need first render the panorama photo from 3ds Max and this time we use the Autodesk rendering solution – Arnold (free use for 3ds Max subscriber)

 

Steps:

  1. Open 3DsMax
  2. Set camera type to Arnold, select VR camera and set camera name, select stock lenses
  3. Locate camera and set mode, look around and verify camera position
  4. Open rendering environment setting, set up Physical Camera Exposure control and Exposure value
  5. Open Render setup, set the renderer and select camera to be rendered and set up the output size
  6. Finished rendering, save file for the panorama output

By using Arnold and 3Ds Max, it can easily to create 3D tours in Cupix without taking any photos from the site. You can also create the preview tours at design stages.

 

Want to learn more about Cupix? Visit our product page: 

http://www.forida.com.hk/index.php/products/cupix

Check out about The Construction Innovation and Technology Fund (CITF)?

http://www.forida.com.hk/index.php/solutions/bim-fundings

 

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In the AEC industry, bids are required to win jobs. Lots of time is spent preparing them, and many of them are rejected. How many more jobs could you win if you had a faster and more accurate way to get bids out the door?

In this How-To blog, we will look at Revu’s built-in measurement tools allows estimators to expedite their takeoff process, even seamlessly export that information to excel!

So how can we easily link cell on Excel to measurement data on documents in Bluebeam Revu?

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In this new How-To series of Blogpost, we will be introducing some of the many interesting and useful features from Bluebeam Revu. Not only will we provide you with a step by step instruction, you can also follow along our video guides to practice these tools for yourself!

To start off, we will be looking at a very powerful Takeoff tools which was first introduced in Bluebeam Revu 2017: Dynamic Fill.

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Design review is a critical process within the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry. To ensure the outcome of your BIM projects can come to fruition, your team will have to go through extensive design review procedure which require high level of collaboration, precision and coordination. A successful design review process can save time, costs and help prevent error down the road.

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