CAD/BIM Tips & Tricks

What do you mean the global origin is wrong?

What do you mean the global origin is wrong?

In the many years I have worked with CAD professionals, one area that seems to be consistently misunderstood is “global origin”. What exactly is it? What happens if you change it? How do you change it? How does it affect reference files? Does Axiom have any products that can help with this?

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Easing The Pain of MicroStation/AutoCAD Translations

Translation is almost always a painful subject for several valid reasons. AutoCAD and MicroStation do a lot of important things differently. Because of those differences, users of the two different CAD packages almost always organize projects and implement CAD standards in different ways. This means that when a project created using MicroStation and its drafting…

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Project Impossible – CAD Manager Looks for Something He Doesn’t Want to Find

Using the V8 version of MicroStation Productivity Toolkit and with the help of Axiom customer support, John completed all of the above tasks and got the project delivered on time and to the customer’s specifications.

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MicroStation File Corruption Adds Time and Extra Costs to Your Projects

When MicroStation tables become corrupt, MicroStation can crash unexpectedly which can cost your company time and money. FileFixer helps keep your projects on track and under budget.

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How to Get the View Attributes Right the First Time in MicroStation Files Translated From AutoCAD

In practically every translation project between AutoCAD and MicroStation, there is always something that messes things up and needs to be changed to keep the customer…

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Stable Datums and Silver Linings for You in a Time of Adversity

So, that dream of being able to work in your pajamas from home has finally come true (even if not in the manner you expected). You can network with your colleagues and get together for virtual conferences to keep the proverbial ball rolling.

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Toyota and the Future City That Will Drive Itself

CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, is a place where groundbreaking electronics are unveiled, and this year Toyota blew everyone away with their latest project: a city.

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Walter Gropius

It’s kind of interesting that the founder of one of the most influential schools of design could not draw and was reliant on the work of his collaborators in order to bring his plans to fruition.

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Frank Gehry

The ability to deliver buildings that are markedly different, but which obviously carry the signature of a single creator is quite an achievement. Frank Gehry was named the most important architect of our age by Vanity Fair for a reason.

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