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  1. digitalcarbon

    How to navigate in 3d

    vShop Task 03 vShop Task 03.sta
  2. digitalcarbon

    How to navigate in 3d

    How to navigate in 3d perspective & assemble items. vShop Task 01.sta
  3. digitalcarbon

    Concrete surfaces question

    the subdivision tool does the job! WOW! well done. i found out how to set all my edges to sharp by right clicking. so issue #1 above is solved. #2 above...i just used plumb bobs note the section cut on the sheet. also found a mirror feature that allowed me to work on one side only...WOW! what a time saver. Concrete Twisted.vwx
  4. digitalcarbon

    Concrete surfaces question

    so i made my surface with 3d polys snaping to plumb bobs then offset the top surface by 300mm (as shown above) then made a cube primitive subdivision and snapped to all corners etc... IF the subdivision tool had a few inhancements for the purpose of architectural concrete work... 1st would be to set it so all edges are sharp by default...THEN you do rounding later. 2nd would be to lock the top of the subdivision to a top geometry. 3rd break it up w/ control joints BUT the top surface always match so if you adjust one the mate will also move... then you would have your core concrete tool...with no limitations I know that vw shows off the subdivision tool by showing how it can make plastic chairs... the reality is we work more with concrete then making chairs... we should be able to do a whole parking lot or skate park with one big subdivision object or have it broken up at control joints... Concrete via subdivision tool.vwx
  5. digitalcarbon

    a case for browser based CAD

    they also nail it on 'the copies are a snapshot in time'...(which it also true for any pdfs during design)...everyone I am work with is working on outdated information... as soon as i post a set of pdfs on Bluebeam Revu they are outdated... this means that team members are spending time to digest a set of pdfs and then take the time to mark up the pdfs... then at the end of the week i get the mark-ups back then i try to implement into model??? when we have a goto meeting that friday!!! sorry...i cannot stop modeling & wait for people to process static information...the team needs too log in and look over my shoulder to solve problems...
  6. digitalcarbon

    a case for browser based CAD

    wow! these guys are on top of it...
  7. digitalcarbon

    Concrete surfaces question

    ok thanks... guys please bare with me...more on core modeling first...special tools later.
  8. digitalcarbon

    Concrete surfaces question

    the file Concrete Surfaces 2.vwx
  9. digitalcarbon

    Concrete surfaces question

    underside of same
  10. digitalcarbon

    Concrete surfaces question

    the system fell apart...
  11. digitalcarbon

    Concrete surfaces question

    WOW! i will try it...thanks a bunch! that did it...section cut vp below
  12. digitalcarbon

    Concrete surfaces question

    need to make a solid slab 0.2m thick and have it show up in a section VP with a fill. Concrete Surfaces.vwx
  13. digitalcarbon

    a case for browser based CAD

    so the bottom line is...model is changing hourly...sheets take time to make AND circulate... then as soon as the right parties get the pdf they are working off old information... do i hired someone to keep refreshing the sheets every few hours and posting to Bluebeam Revu & deleting the old? if so then any markups the team made on the old needs to be copied to the new...it can be done with a select all... everything needs to be real time & centralized...until then i need to hire a sheet maker/BBR manager..
  14. digitalcarbon

    a case for browser based CAD

    yes i think you are correct...people are learning Skype and learning bbr but it takes about 2 months for enough critical mass of people to cause the others to feel left out so they end up joining eventually... so my job in all this is that i have become a type of "communicator coach" or "collaboration coach" seems like it is a job all by its self...
  15. digitalcarbon

    a case for browser based CAD

    not sure i understand... but in the above example i started to do a virtual build and then i would make a video for all showing any problems or if it worked.. then the people making the 2d drawings would go back and fix their drawings and resubmit...then i would remodel and make another video... this caught a lot of problems and helped to refine the 2d work im not an engineer nor architect. currently i take, or am trying to get, everyones information an build a model so everyone can see it clearly then, ideally in a browser world, the different firms can have their cad guy go in an harvest 2d right from the 3d model having a high confidence that its all going to snap together in the field... maybe their cad guy could work in the centralized model from the start since he/she is more tech savvy than the higher ups..

 

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