AEC Tech News #1973 May, 2007 By: Scott MacKenzie
More review/redlining tools and PDF-to-CAD conversions
To continue my discussion of review/redline software, I will share what I have learned from recent research into some of the programs and what I gleaned from feedback to my previous article on the topic.
As soon as you get comfortable with the concept of using DWF and PDF editing software in your daily workflow, you will see it is very easy to use. There isn't much to learn. If you can type and draw clouds, you are ready to start. Don't worry about the amount of energy it will take to learn new software. Relax, it's the process of your workflow that you need to worry about. You need to decide if this kind of tool can improve your design and coordination process. Get your project team, a projector and a laptop, and you will be ready to roll.
Since my last article I received great responses from readers on non-CAD review and redline applications. I’ve tested some new products and learned a few things, so I'll share what I discovered. Read more>>
By H. Edward Goldberg, AIA
Several companies create products for civil engineering, but the main players are Autodesk, Bentley and Eagle Point. Rather than creating new paradigms, this segment of the industry is beginning to mature by improving its existing products. This month's "AEC in Focus" presents what's new for 2007 from these companies and provides an update on the excellent civil engineering-specific visualization software from RDV Systems. Read more>>
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