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Denver-based initial.aec to Unite with MasterGraphics to form a New AEC Innovation Consultancy

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Latest 3DR Site Scan Updates

3DR continuously works to improve their Site Scan application, and we wanted to share the latest with you: Improved Site Scan Field Since the announcement that Site Scan is now integrated with DJI drones last month, beginning with the Phantom...

5 Compelling Reasons to Add Reality Capture to Your Firm’s Design Workflow

As the popularity of reality capture grows among both horizontal and vertical construction industry enterprises, UAVs, laser scanners and most importantly, the photogrammetric and/or point cloud data they generate, continue to lead the pack as the go-to technologies. It’s easy...

In Partnership with D3, initial.aec Expands PNW Office with New Client Manager

  Denver, CO – October 20th, 2017 In Partnership with D3, initial.aec Expands PNW Office with New Client Manager As part of the ongoing partnership between initial.aec and D3 Technologies, both firms would like to announce that Carey Smith has...

Managing Technology Assets Without the Headache

Subscription, maintenance, network servers, deployments, installation, upgrades – do these words give you anxiety?  In part three of our series, we explore the ways initial.aec can assist you with the software and technology tools you use daily to execute your...

How to get a BIM Manager Without Hiring One

“The on-site and on-demand BIM support services initial.aec provides RNL allows our design teams to get past the inevitable technical obstacles in order to focus on  the design task at hand.” Carl Hole, AIA Principal | RNL Design In the...

AutoCAD Rotate and The Magic Options

Some of us have been using AutoCAD for quite a long time, but still miss some of the updates and new options to the existing commands. In this Click Saver, I want to discuss some options for the rotate command...

Creating a Custom Sheet index

While helping a client develop their standards in Revit, they really liked the idea of an automated "Sheet List" on their cover sheet. But, then again, who wouldn't, right? As we started working with it, they noticed that out of...

Customizing the Quick Properties

Quick Properties came out in AutoCAD 2009, but I still find a lot of people that don't use it. From what I have found, most of the reasons that people don't use it can actually be fixed; but, they have...

Using View Templates on the Revit Platform

In this Revit Click Saver, I'll discuss one of the most overlooked tools on the Revit Platform. Can you work in Revit without view templates? Sure, but do you want to? No. Once you learn to use them, you will...
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