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Thick lines in DWF files?

March 8, 2010

Ever get a DWF that has really thick lines? Text is crunched together, snapping to geometry for measurements is difficult…… is the remedy Advertisements

Sending documents from iPhone to Buzzsaw

December 16, 2009

The method detailed below shows how to use your iPhone for scanning documents for upload to Buzzsaw. There’s more than one way to accomplish this. I prefer this method because JotNot Scanner (an iPhone app) has proven to be stable and very useful. Download and install the JotNot App for your iPhone from the App […]

Using Groups as email Distribution Lists in Buzzsaw

October 27, 2009

Groups in Buzzsaw are a great way to manage permissions.  Another good use of groups is for emailing from Buzzsaw.  In this example, we are creating a group named “Email – All” for blasting email messages from Buzzsaw to everyone on the Buzzsaw Site. 1.  From the Groups Tab in the Site Administration Panel, create […]

Update to the previous Compare Function Post

September 28, 2009

When comparing 2 DWF files, what happens when the entire plan has been moved from it’s original location?  Everything will show up in green, meaning everything has changed. Jason Pratt has posted a pretty cool trick to identify changes between 2 DWF Files.

Using the Compare Feature in Buzzsaw and Autodesk Design Review

September 22, 2009

Comparing DWFs can be accomplished in Buzzsaw or by using Autodesk Design Review. 1.  You’ll need and original DWF and another version of the DWF.  In this case, we’re using a site plan.  We have the original and an updated version of it. 2.  In Buzzsaw or Design Review view the original file. 3.  Right […]

Creating Stamps for PDFs using Bluebeam

September 11, 2009

Performing PDF takeoffs on curved objects with Bluebeam

September 11, 2009

Autodesk QTO training scheduled for July 30th (web 10am-12pm PST)

July 28, 2009

Enrollment information here

Buzzsaw 2009.1 brings new features

June 16, 2009

With the recently released Buzzsaw 2009.1 comes a host of new features. A few however, hit home for us at Orange Blade Consultants. Mathematical calculations in custom forms authored in Microsoft Infopath. Until now, we’ve been using a cumbersome workaround. A feature that we haven’t seen in the release notes……..conditional formatting in custom forms from […]

Using Buzzsaw with a virtual machine

January 6, 2009

The lines between Buzzsaw usage on a MAC and a PC are becoming more and more skewed. I’ve found a pretty neat capability when using Buzzsaw on a MAC with a virtual PC running. In my case, I use VMWare Fusion. But I’m almost certain that you can do the same things with Parallels. In […]