Bentley RAM Structural Software used by EVstudio

by Jim Houlette, PE May 21, 2019

The structural department prefers to use Bentley RAM structural design software for our finite element design needs.  The total design package includes many different tools that can be used individually or together as shown above when several different materials and framing members are used.  The […]

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How to Create a Sheet Index in Revit 2013

by Bill Myhren, AIA, EI May 21, 2019

Plan sets almost always have a cover sheet with an index that lists all of the sheets that are in the set. Revit has the ability to generate this sheet list (and update it) somewhat automatically, but the process is not completely straight-forward. This article […]

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How to Remove the Grid from View in Bluebeam PDF Revu

by evstudio August 6, 2018

If your review screen in Bluebeam PDF Revu is blighted with evenly spaced reference dots (similar to AutoCAD’s GRID function) and you want them gone then take these easy steps. 1)      Go to Edit >> Preferences 2)      Select “Grid and Snap” 3)      Uncheck the “Show […]

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USP Specifier

by Jim Houlette, PE August 6, 2018

USP has recently added a software called USP Specifier to help you determine the best connector for the situation you have.  You can download the software and watch helpful learning tools on their website. A great tool to better serve your client by selecting the […]

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PlanGrid – Saving Time and Paper Cuts

by Hayley Selden August 6, 2018

    PlanGrid is a construction software and application that allows all users to access, update, and modify building plans in real time. This ability not only saves time, but also works towards eliminating miscommunication between architects, engineers, and contractors. Below is a list of some […]

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Freewheel .DWF Viewer

by Dean Dalvit, AIA, PE August 2, 2018

The latest .DWF viewer is here, and you don’t have to download anything to your computer to view .DWF files anymore! Autodesk Freewheel will allow you to open and view .DWF files in your web browser. You will not have the ability to mark up […]

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Walkthrough with Revit, One of Several Visual Aids Assisting Our Design Process

by Kacy Landsittel July 11, 2018

The days of designing in AutoCAD Architecture seem to be waning in favor of Revit’s robust design platform. The “walkthrough” capability in Revit is a design aid that we continue to explore. The walkthrough process allows the designer to set up a string or path […]

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Improving Revit Productivity with Shortcuts

by EVstudio AEP March 8, 2018

Revit is an excellent BIM program that can improve the efficiency of producing construction documents.  However, as designers and draftsmen, we are always trying to find ways to be even more efficient.  Below are some keyboard shortcuts and tips that have really helped me.  A […]

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Bluebeam PDF Save Location Tip

by evstudio June 10, 2016

If you’ve ever had Bluebeam files saving in seemingly random places, or the resolution is wrong…or you need to print directly to a jpeg this blog is for you! Thanks to my good friend Bill for pointing this tip to me. You have the choice […]

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Proper Phasing in Revit Software

by Kayla Harmon, Associate AIA December 24, 2015

I recently responded to a company chatter post about how to properly phase a project. As an architectural project designer, I have worked on a couple different residential addition projects. When starting one of these projects, it is important to document the existing conditions of […]

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Parametric Conceptual Design Made Easier

by Kayla Harmon, Associate AIA October 22, 2015

Another efficient learning tool for designers to use is a new software called Dynamo. Dynamo, created by AutoDesk, can be purchased as a stand-alone software called Dynamo Studio, or as a free plugin for Revit Architecture. It is a new parametric conceptual design tool that […]

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Mitek Sapphire and its Place in an Engineering Office

by EVstudio AEP October 7, 2013

Sapphire Build and Structure are 3D software tools offered by Mitek for analysis of wooden members including floor joists and roof trusses. It allows you to analyze joists and beams and automatically resizes them as necessary tracking the loading conditions. They also offer a free […]

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