Category Archive: Tips & Tricks

Read about our learnings from clients and developments in products and software on our blog.

Missing Maps Error Using Arnold

These days, most users are applying their materials through the Revit models, assigning them directly to the families. This is necessary when rendering directly in Revit and is quite useful as well when using software like Enscape or Twinmotion. It...

Revit Rendering in the Cloud

A picture is worth 1,000 words, so let your design speak for itself. For most, a Revit drawing may be hard to visualize with the mind’s eye so take the guesswork out of the equation by translating your work into a 3D-view rendering. Doing...

BIM 360 Trial Offer Activation Best Practices – COVID-19 Special Edition

With the current public health crisis at hand (COVID-19) and the necessity to work from home, Autodesk is offering a free 60 day (extended) trial of the BIM 360 Design/Docs cloud based service. If a company would like to take...

Working from Home in BIM or CAD? Here are Some Options.

As the North American Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry shifts, as much as it is able, to a remote working environment due to the realities of the coronavirus, the need to be productive in Revit, AutoCAD and Civil 3D...

COVID-19 – Keeping You Connected

At MG, the health, safety and well-being of our staff, clients, partners and communities is at the heart of everything we do. In navigating the challenges of COVID-19, and its impact on the technology we have come to rely on,...

Tech Tip: Light Fixtures in Twinmotion

Twinmotion is a fast and easy-to-use visualization tool, allowing you to quickly take an Autodesk Revit model and view it in a real-time game engine. Twinmotion, however, does not currently bring along your lighting fixtures – leaving empty spots on...

Autodesk BIM 360 Docs Integration with Sessions, Enabled Through Bluebeam Studio Prime

What does the integration do? This integration, built by Autodesk, lets users launch Studio Sessions, add PDFs and invite attendees—right from within BIM 360. Reviewers can then join the Studio Sessions via Bluebeam Revu to place markups, as normal. When...

Navigating Revu’s 2018 User Interface

So you’ve been using Revu 2017 or earlier for a while and just upgraded to 2018. After you install it and fire it up, a common response is… YIKES!!! Yes, Bluebeam has reconstructed the user interface from top to bottom....

Digitizing the Construction Site with Bluebeam

Before breaking ground on a construction project there are many months, and possibly years, of planning and conceptualization of the final vision for completion. Models have been designed and planned carefully by the owners, architecture, and engineering teams, and the...

Consider These Points When Planning Your Company’s Drone Flights

As representatives of 3DR technology, initial.aec is often asked for advice - not only on how to use the 3DR SiteScan technology and UAS platform (either from 3DR or DJI), but, advice on how to prepare a safe, well-organized flight...
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