Let AutoCAD Set Your Object Layers for You!
If you are still changing your current layer when adding text, dimensions, xrefs, or hatch patterns, then you are working too hard! AutoCAD will happily do this for you with just a few minor settings. Join AutoCAD tipster Lynn Allen as she takes you through the steps needed to get AutoCAD to do the work for you, so you can focus on your designs! Watch the video
OPEN BIM Basics
This video from Graphisoft explains the benefits of OPEN BIM using real-life, practical examples. Viewers will learn how OPEN BIM projects are shared among architects, engineers, builders, and clients. They will also see how Rift Architects saved time and money by implementing the OPEN BIM collaboration workflow to design and build a high-end residential complex in Norway. A live, OPEN BIM workflow demonstration is included. Watch the video
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