Author: Chris Lindo

Bluebeam Revu 2017 Tips: Managing and Loading Profiles

  Profiles are a powerful way to manage how your user interface looks and its layout, what tool sets are visible for the user, and what tool bars are displayed within Revu. Profiles can be used and managed at the user level, a group or department, or for a particular task such as review processes and takeoffs. Profiles can be hosted in a variety of methods, either in a single location where everyone has access to them and can load them when needed, or they can be hosted to the local workstations, installed during the program installation. Here are...

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What’s New in Bluebeam Revu 2017

Bluebeam Revu 2017 is finally here. Along with some improvements to the program, Bluebeam has added some great features within Revu 2017 for its users. Users looking to use Bluebeam Revu’s powerful measurement tools will see a lot of new enhancements as well as two new tools that offer efficient tools to aid in existing takeoff workflows. Dynamic Fill Dynamic Fill is brand new to Revu. In Revu 2017, Dynamic Fill adds a new way in defining regions and color fills on a drawing, especially oddly shaped areas and rooms. Once a selection is made using the Dynamic Fill tool,...

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The Virtual and Augmented Reality of Autodesk University

In the last year, augmented and virtual reality has been growing in the AEC industry. Tying these technologies with existing BIM, modeling, and visualization tools have been at the edge in design and construction. Before, these technologies were just a parlor trick; something to show people how cool and interesting another product is or a virtual model. Today, these technologies are more than just a simple parlor trick and Autodesk University helped highlight that. Using an Xbox Kinect and computer, there was a booth managed by Autodesk that showed how a simple topography map can be placed on top...

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Removing Content From Point Clouds

Point Clouds are a great way to visualize a facility, space, or a particular object. You have the ability to orbit, pan, zoom, and other various methods of navigating a point cloud model in ReCap. But there comes a time where you need to remove objects from the point cloud. Take for example, if you were trying to understand the square footage of an open area that contained equipment that you needed to remove. You can remove the objects quickly and gain the ability to take accurate measurements of that area. Another reason is to see a space in...

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Registering Point Clouds using Autodesk ReCap

Point Cloud data files can be created using a variety of methods. The data files can also come in a variety of different file formats depending on how you captured the data and what device or software you were using. Autodesk ReCap has the ability to import these data files together to create a cohesive point cloud model. Once the data files are imported, the user can use ReCap to further refine the model by piecing together the data files. This process is called registration. By registering the data files together, the user is creating a more cohesive, accurate,...

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