Comparing Panels Demo – This Time from the Shop Drawing to the Elevation!

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This is big. Huuuuge! I’ve talked before about our ability to easily cross check between the Layout and Shop drawings. Now you can cross check from the other direction – when you are in the shop drawing, you can now check the corresponding panel which exists in the layout. You can clearly see any differences. […]

Ferrule Comparison – How to check for clashes in the starter bars for two adjacent panels (Demo Video)

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  What is the problem? Consider this situation – you’re got a marking plan in front of  you. You want to make sure that the ferrules in corner panels do not clash. How are you going to do that? How would you solve the problem? You’d have to find the corner panels, and then go […]

Bubble Deck Panel Outline – Fire Collar Clash Check (Precast – Bubble Deck)

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We’ve been noticing an increasing problem in that certain items are clashing with BubbleDeck Panel outlines. In order to eliminate these types of errors we’ve instituted a new check in our procedures. Everyone is now required to specifically check for this type of situation. This adds to our check list which is already quite long. […]

Finding Blocks “Colliding” with Shear Lig Points (AutoCAD .net, Precast – Bubble Deck)

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It’s a common problem apparently. There are far too many block references placed a little too close to those pesky shear lig points. It takes discipline, but when you have 5-10 people all working on the same drawing, with different practices, it’s something that’s really easy to miss, but really expensive to discover. So I […]

How Tek1 solves the problem of Ordering Items in Precast Panel Detailing Projects (Precast)

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Counting Items is difficult Ordering parts in precast panel projects is tricky. You need a BOM (Bill of Materials). You need to know what you need and how much. When there are thousands upon thousands of parts – that can be a very tricky endeavour.  Why should you bother counting inventory? It all comes down […]