April 20, 2015

eLearning - Upcoming Ideate Software, Revit, and AutoCAD Civil 3D Classes

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4.21::Revit 201:
Stairs and Railings in Revit
4.22:Infrastructure 201:
Section Sheets and Code set Styles
4.22::Ideate Software:
Introduction to Ideate Sticky
4.23::Ideate Software: 
Revit Auditing with Ideate Explorer for Revit
4.28::Revit 201:
Site Tools
4.30::Revit 201:
Getting Started with Roof Framing in Revit Structure
5.8::Infrastructure 201:
Data Shortcuts

5.14::
Revit 201:
Revit MEP and Low Voltage Systems
Each class is designed to give you specific, improved results in a particular topic. You can interact with the instructor right from your own office, while eliminating travel time. Because the class schedule rotates, you can easily select your topics of interest and choose the day which best meets your schedule.

Click here for class descriptions, times and registration link. Questions? Contact education@ideateinc.com

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Revit Architecture Beyond the Basics
4.28-4.30::Portland
Revit Architecture Fundamentals
5.5-5.7::Sacramento
Revit Architecture Fundamentals
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Revit MEP - Electrical Fundamentals
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Revit Architecture Fundamentals
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Navisworks Fundamentals
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April 14, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 New Dimension Tool

At Ideate, we always try our best to keep you abreast with the latest in the Autodesk world. So, here is a post dedicated to perhaps one of the biggest feature enhancements of AutoCAD 2016 – the new dimension tool. This will change your workflow forever, and for the better. Read on for a sneak preview of the tool. 
New Dimension Tool - Notice the Dimension Fly Out now
appears on the bottom row of the dimension panel.
As you can see from the above, the dimension fly out has been replaced with one command: dimension. This new tool is streamlined so that you don’t have to pick different commands for adding different types of dimensions. For example, you can add a linear, arc, circular, or angular dimension with one command, without having to quit and invoke the various dimension commands. As you invoke the dimension command, you will see options on your command line to switch the various options. The various dimension commands are now options of one dimension command.  
Dimension Commands
These options are smart because you don’t have to invoke them individually. AutoCAD automatically detects the object, and adds the appropriate annotation. Watch the short clip below and see how I don’t have to quit. All dimensions are added from the same command.


There is a layer control available from within the dimension panel. If you still want to use your dimension shortcuts, they will still work. The dimension fly out now appears in the bottom row of the dimension panel. You can see this in the first image in this post, where the text says "Linear" in the bottom left are.

This feature simplifies your workflow, and still allows for you to select your familiar dimension shortcuts. To check it out for yourself, go ahead and download AutoCAD 2016 trial today.

Gaurav Bagga
Ideate Infrastructure Solutions Application Specialist

Gaurav is a well rounded Application Engineer and Project Manager for Infrastructure Solutions at Ideate based out of San Francisco. He has over 15 years experience in construction industry and has been helping numerous small, medium and ENR 500 firms maximize their CAD investment for the last ten years. Gaurav is an Autodesk Certified Instructor and Autodesk Civil 3D Implementation Certified Expert. He has taught at several conferences, CAD Camps and Autodesk University. He has taught AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Land Desktop and Map 3D to thousands of students and helps Ideate develop the Infrastructure Services curriculum and courses. With his extensive CAD technology background he helps Bay Area engineering and surveying firms analyze and improve their design and drawing production process thereby improving productivity and the bottom line. Follow Gaurav on Twitter: @BeGeez

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April 13, 2015

eLearning - Upcoming Ideate Software, Revit, and AutoCAD Civil 3D Classes

Join the Ideate Tech Experts for eLearning – live online classes that provide your entire organization with easy access to premium education.
4.14::Revit 201:
View Properties - Controlling Visibility
4.16:Infrastructure 201:
Intersection Design Tool
4.21::Revit 201:
Stairs and Railings in Revit Architecture
4.22::Infrastructure 201: 
Section Sheets and Code Set Styles
4.22::Ideate Software:
Introduction to Ideate Sticky
4.23::Ideate Software:
Revit Auditing with Ideate Explorer for Revit
4.28::Revit 201:
Site Tools
Each class is designed to give you specific, improved results in a particular topic. You can interact with the instructor right from your own office, while eliminating travel time. Because the class schedule rotates, you can easily select your topics of interest and choose the day which best meets your schedule.

Click here for class descriptions, times and registration link. Questions? Contact education@ideateinc.com

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