Saving Paper Using Bluebeam for Project Handover

[fa icon="calendar'] January 15, 2021 / by Broderick Whitlock posted in AEC, Bluebeam, construction, digital

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Project handover to some in the construction industry means delivering “tons” of drawings, and other documentation to the project owner upon completion. Bluebeam can reduce the massive amount of paper with the digitization of the O&M manuals. The other benefit to digitizing documentation is the fact that it will make for simpler access for the parties who may need it in the future.

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SOLIDWORKS PDM - What is Cold Storage?

[fa icon="calendar'] January 13, 2021 / by Mike DeKoning posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Cold Storage is a feature in SOLIDWORKS PDM that will automatically move or delete old versions of files. It can be used to reduce the amount of disk space required on an archive server. It’s similar to tape backups that would be used to take data offline to minimize storage requirements in the early days of computing. While adding disk storage is relatively inexpensive these days, managing your file archive is something an administrator should consider. In this post we will discuss some considerations, how to configure cold storage, and how it is used.

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What Are the Advantages to Virtual Learning with TPM?

[fa icon="calendar'] December 30, 2020 / by Robbie Hoyler posted in Manufacturing, Engineering, virtual learning, Architecture, construction

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Maximizing Your Productivity with Customized Tool Sets in Revu

[fa icon="calendar'] December 22, 2020 / by Korey Gaddy posted in AEC

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Maximizing your Productivity with Customized Tool Sets in Revu

If you are using mark-up and measurement tools in Bluebeam Revu for any sort of document review, customization of those tools will greatly benefit your work flow. How many times have you made mark-ups and had to change the color, line style, text style, etc. of those tools? If you conduct a review once a month maybe changing the properties of mark-ups isn’t that detrimental, but if you are conducting reviews on a daily or weekly basis this is definitely for you.  

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Learning Everywhere

[fa icon="calendar'] December 01, 2020 / by Warren McCray posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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Seven Essential Printer Security Steps

[fa icon="calendar'] November 19, 2020 / by TPM Admin posted in Document & Print Solutions

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So, you're requiring employees to enter passwords to use their computers, you're running the latest antivirus software on those computers, you're encrypting email, and you’ve even forbidden the use of personal mobile devices on the network. You're confident you've secured the most vulnerable endpoints of your network to reduce the risk that your company will experience a painful and costly data breach. 

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3 Keys to Success for a Smooth and Consistent QA/QC Process within Bluebeam Studio Sessions

[fa icon="calendar'] November 19, 2020 / by Broderick Whitlock posted in AEC

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 Preparing the document prior to bringing it into your session, will make for a smooth reviewing process. 

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SOLIDWORKS PDM Workflows: Tips & Traps

[fa icon="calendar'] November 17, 2020 / by Mike DeKoning posted in Manufacturing, SOLIDWORKS, Three Minute Thursday

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In over 13 years of working with SOLIDWORKS PDM I have created or modified dozens of workflows. Having spent so much time doing this I have found several tips that can save you time and enhance your workflows. I have also discovered a few traps to avoid. My goal with this article is to help you as a PDM Administrator configure workflows more efficiently.

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Round Trip Workflows for Bluebeam Studio and BIM 360

[fa icon="calendar'] October 28, 2020 / by Matthew Keck posted in AEC

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This 4-minute video shows you round trip workflows for document reviews on documents stored in B360 and accessed from Bluebeam. Streamline your roundtrip workflow from B360 to Bluebeam using the Autodesk Desktop Connector. This works well for individual sessions as well as studio sessions.

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A Look Back at What's New SOLIDWORKS 2018, 2019, 2020

[fa icon="calendar'] October 27, 2020 / by TPM Admin

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With so many great enhancements in each release, it's easy to overlook key capabilities. Join us for a look back at a few of the most impactful highlights from the last three years. In this session, TPM's Technical Solutions Consultant, Warren McCray, highlights "What's New" from 2018, 2019, and 2020. He discusses new products, functionality, features and workflows that enable you to get products from design to manufacturing faster than ever before. 

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