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“Worms and radar and drones, OH MY!” Innovative solutions to modernize the US power grid

24 April 2024Digital Transformation, Electrical, InfrastructureCarol Dunn

By migrating power grid lines underground, the potential for service interruptions during storms can be significantly diminished, while simultaneously mitigating…

Tech Tip: Electromechanical Link Setup – Inventor and AutoCAD Electrical

4 April 2024Collaboration, Electrical, MechanicalTodd Schmoock

The Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD Electrical Electromechanical Link option allows you to link the 3D mechanical layout with the schematic…

Tech Tip: Linking .PC3 Files to AutoCAD Electrical Layout Sheets

12 March 2024AutoCAD, ElectricalTodd Schmoock

Many times there is a need to have layouts plotted to full D-size and to smaller formats like B-size. Creating…

Identifying a Secondary Catalog in the AutoCAD Electrical Project File

12 February 2024AutoCAD, ElectricalTodd Schmoock

When working with AutoCAD Electrical, identifying a secondary database starts with having two databases to choose from.

AutoCAD Electrical, Part 4: Producing BoMs and Other Reports

8 January 2024AEC, AutoCAD, ElectricalTodd Schmoock

By combining Location, Installation, Section and Sub-Section codes, along with the out of box option in the reports dialog, many…

AutoCAD Electrical, Part 3: Using Project & Drawing Properties to Update Title Blocks

3 January 2024AEC, AutoCAD, ElectricalTodd Schmoock

One of the major differences between AutoCAD Electrical and standard AutoCAD is the use of projects. Projects allow you to…

AutoCAD Electrical, Part 2: How to Use AutoCAD Smart Blocks

26 December 2023AEC, AutoCAD, ElectricalTodd Schmoock

AutoCAD Electrical has proved to be a time-saving solution for documenting electrical controls . . . companies have found that…

AutoCAD Electrical, Part 1: The ABCs of Choosing AutoCAD Electrical

18 December 2023AEC, AutoCAD, ElectricalTodd Schmoock

AutoCAD Electrical has proved to be a time-saving solution for documenting electrical controls. This series explains how it can save…

Tech Tip: AutoCAD Electrical Project Batch Plotting

22 March 2023AutoCAD, autodesk, Electrical, Fabrication, MEP, Services & SupportTodd Schmoock

There are two options for plotting a project in AutoCAD Electrical; they are located in the Publish/Plot tool in the…

File Types Used in AutoCAD Electrical

16 February 2023AutoCAD, autodesk, Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Fabrication, MEPTodd Schmoock

File types in AutoCAD Electrical toolset, with design features that can boost your productivity by up to 95%.

4 Ways MEP Prefabrication Improves a Project’s Success

14 February 2023Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Fabrication, HVAC, Mechanical, Plumbing, RevitCarol Dunn

with MEP prefabrication, virtual 3D BIM models help maximize construction processes and coordination to improve a project's success

4 Things You Need for a More Efficient Prefab Shop

11 January 2023Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Fabrication, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Offsite, PlumbingCarol Dunn

Improving the operation of your prefab shop is easier with communication and staying informed on competitive procedures, technology and tools

Sustainability: 4 Energy-Saving Earth-Sheltered Houses

21 December 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Electrical, SustainabilityCarol Dunn

earth-sheltered structures require less energy to heat or cool, with temperatures remaining around 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit year round

MEP’s Role in the Move Toward Industrialized Construction

7 December 2022Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Fabrication, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Offsite, PlumbingCarol Dunn

MEP trades play a key role in the industry’s Industrialized Construction journey; they have the data needed for standardizing components.

BIM and Digital Measurement for MEP

13 September 2022Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Mechanical, MEP, Navisworks, Plumbing, RevitCarol Dunn

Even with different workflows, every MEP company can benefit from the BIM construction precision that results from digital measurement.

9 Steps to Creating Fabrication Content

12 August 2022Digital Transformation, Electrical, Fabrication, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, RevitCarol Dunn

9 steps to creating content for Fabrication ESTmep, CADmep and CAMduct to estimate, detail & fabricate better MEP parts, components,…

Progress Tracking with Autodesk Build

27 July 2022autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, RevitCarol Dunn

Progress Tracking is an Autodesk product currently in beta form that will soon be included in Autodesk Build for every…

CareerStarter Tool Encourages Construction Careers

13 July 2022Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

NCCER's CareerStarter program enables potential trades workers to explore career options, find their best fit and search for training &…

How Construction is Becoming More Sustainable

26 May 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, Sustainability, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Despite the many challenges that face construction companies, there has been widespread adoption of sustainable practices around the world.

How BIM Helps Design Stakeholders with Sustainability

17 May 2022Architecture and Engineering, BIM 360, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Using BIM processes, all design stakeholders can benefit from sustainability in every phase of a project - design to build…

Why More MEP Contractors Are Relying on BIM-Enabled Workflows

26 April 2022Autodesk Construction Cloud, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Large contractors with complex projects are the most sizable group using BIM. But the process will benefit any size company.

3 Ways Autodesk Construction Cloud Benefits MEP Contractors

24 March 2022autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Autodesk Construction Cloud benefits MEP contractors in tracking workflows, accessing centralized plans in the cloud and connecting teams.

How to choose construction apps for your MEP business

3 February 2022All, Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

5 steps for selecting MEP software apps and achieving a smooth tech implementation process through a team effort.

Single Document Management Solution for the MEP Industry

17 January 2022All, Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Cleveland Electric chose cloud-based Autodesk Build for a single document management solution that is useable and adoptable company wide.

10 Best Bridging the Gap Podcasts of 2021

13 January 2022All, Architecture and Engineering, Bridging the Gap, Computational Design, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Links to the top ten picks from 2021 Bridging the Gap podcast episodes, including the most popular downloads and the…

How One MEP Contractor Saved $75,000 Using Autodesk Build

22 December 2021All, Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

How an MEP contractor standardized document and data management with Autodesk Build for better accountability, collaboration and saved $75K.

3 Steps for Improving Construction Quality Processes

20 December 2021All, Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, BIM 360, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, PlumbingCarol Dunn

Three things you can do improve your company’s quality processes: workflows, risk assessment and comparisons.

How BIM Collaborate Pro Benefits the Trades

16 December 2021All, Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

How BIM Collaborate Pro helps the entire construction project team, enabling a more cohesive and collaborative BIM project model.

What Winning Construction Bids Have in Common

14 December 2021All, Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Winning construction bids have five things in common: attention to detail, valid estimates, concerns addressed, differentiation, and insights.

Setting Up a Secondary AutoCAD Electrical Catalog

3 December 2021All, Architecture and Engineering, AutoCAD, autodesk, Construction, Electrical, UncategorizedTodd Schmoock

Two ways to define a secondary catalog in AutoCAD Electrical to search for catalog data and store manufacturer part numbers.

MEP Force 2021 Keynote Recap: Clay Smith

1 September 2021All, Construction, Electrical, Fabrication, MEPCarol Dunn

Despite shortages of people and materials, Clay Smith, COO of eVolve MEP, had some good news for MEP contractors.

MEP Force 2021 Kicks Off with McCarthy’s Insights

30 August 2021All, Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Fabrication, MEPCarol Dunn

MEP firms need to decide what digital transformation will look like and how it will affect their business.

MEP Technology: 6 Ways It Can Improve Your Business

27 August 2021All, Electrical, MEPCarol Dunn

With the pressures on the construction industry to increase production, it’s becoming critical to use software technology to assist with…

Updating an AutoCAD Electrical Project File to a New Environment File

12 May 2021All, AutoCAD, Autodesk Software, ElectricalCarol Dunn

The environment file (wd.env) in AutoCAD Electrical controls where the software retrieves the content needed to create the drawings.

MEP Masterminds: Electrical Industry Study with Josh Bone

4 June 2020All, ElectricalCD

according to his research, the pandemic has impacted construction productivity by nearly 20%.

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